Courses and Training

Advanced Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You’ll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing (it’s like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI® specialty certifications.

Here are a few of the many options: Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Dive Against Debris, Dry Suit, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, and Wreck Diver.

eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive operator will charge training fees.

Take This Course If You Want to

  • • Gain more diving experience
  • • Practice navigation
  • • Sample different types of diving

Learn How to

  • • Explore below 18m/60ft
  • • Improve your buoyancy
  • • Use a compass

Other Details

  • Minimum age: 12 years or older
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Total time commitment: 2-3 days
  • • eLearning time commitment: 6-8 hours
  • • Depth: The maximum depth depends on your age, but maximum depth is up to 30 metres/100 feet

Learn about underwater navigation, deep diving and three types of specialty diving that interest you. After some skill practice with your instructor, you’ll make five open water dives. There’s no exam because this course is truly about having fun and gaining experience.

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