PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

What the Course Entails

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Pre-requisites

Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver at least 12 years of age is eligible to take the Advanced Open Water Course.

Course Flow

If you’re already an Adventure Diver , you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

How Can I Get Started?

Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor. You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI Dive Centre and Resort to enrol in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.

What is the next adventure?

Advanced Open Water Divers of at least 15 years of age can be included in Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver . If you are between 10 and 14 there is the option for you to complete the PADI Junior Rescue Diver.

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino

Bonaire, Bonaire

The Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino is ideally located along the west coast of Bonaire with fantastic diving. This bustling resort is great for families, couples and divers alike!

  • 126 oceanfront and garden rooms
  • Located close to restaurants and bars
  • Pool/Spa/Baby Sitting/Casino/Gym
  • Dive centre on-site
  • Room only basis
  • Great for divers and families

Solo Divers

San Andrea Hotel

Gozo, Gozo

The charming and intimate San Andrea Hotel is located on Xlendi’s promenade overlooking the Mediterranean sea, making it a perfect getaway on an island blessed by idyllic and beautiful scenery!

  • Great views of Xlendi Bay
  • 28 sea and mountain view rooms
  • Only 3 minutes walk from Moby Dives
  • Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Great learn to dive hotel
  • Bar/Room Service/Roof Terrace

Solo Divers

Kempinski Resort & Spa

Gozo, Gozo

The luxurious Kempinski San Lawrenz Resort & Spa is an exclusive resort surrounded by lush green gardens on the island of Gozo. This idyllic hotel is perfect for families and couples alike!

  • 5* International resort
  • 122 rooms (standard/deluxe/suites)
  • Top class spa facilities
  • Quiet location in north Gozo
  • Pool/Bar/Kids Club/Baby Sitting
  • Great for families and non divers

Solo Divers

Ulysses Apart Hotel

Gozo, Gozo

Ulysses Apart Hotel is the newest extension of the Moby Dives complex. Ulysses Aparthotel is a family-run 3 Star Plus Hotel situated in Xlendi Bay, 5 minutes away from the beach front.

  • Moby Dives on ground floor
  • Wheelchair access
  • Perfect for school groups and clubs
  • Bar / Restaurant
  • Ideal for dive and stay packages.
  • Purpose built scuba training pool

Solo Divers

Ports Of Call Resort

Turks & Caicos, Provo

The Ports of Call Resort formerly known as Comfort Suites Hotel offers affordable, standard hotel accommodation on the Providenciales Island just 15 minutes from the international airport.

  • 98 Spacious Junior Suites
  • BB basis included
  • 2 minutes walk from Grace Bay
  • Casino and Golf club local to hotel
  • Local to shopping centre
  • Good for nightlife

Solo Divers

Point Grace

Turks & Caicos, Provo

This is an extraordinary Caribbean retreat, located at the Point of the pristine twelve mile beach of Grace Bay just 15 minutes from Providenciales international airport.

  • 30 cottages and different sized suites
  • Grace Bay privileged location
  • Award winning a’la carte restaurant
  • Served by Dive Provo
  • Great for families & couples
  • Beachfront location

Solo Divers

Exotic Dive & Beach Resort

Philippines, The Visayas

Exotic Dive & Beach Resort is the perfect hotel with a variety of rooms, a magnificent beachfront location, out of this world thresher shark diving experiences and a unique man-made house reef.

  • Beachfront located divers resort
  • 29 rooms with choice of types
  • Choice of BB, HB or FB basis
  • Daily thresher shark diving
  • Dive centre on-site
  • Diving at Gato Island

Solo Divers

Club Paradise

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

Club Paradise is set on the beautiful Dimakya Island amidst sparkling turquoise waters filled with delights such as dugongs, green turtles and the Japanese freighter Kyokuzan Maru wreck.

  • Private island resort
  • Explore the island on foot
  • Great house reef diving
  • Dive with dugongs
  • Choice of BB or HB basis
  • Dive centre on-site

Solo Divers

El Rio Y Mar

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

The beautiful and intimate resort, El Rio Y Mar is located on a picture perfect white sandy beach surrounded by crystal clear blue waters filled with an abundance of marine life! Perfection!

  • Romantic resort location for couples
  • Just 15 cabana style bungalows
  • A’la carte restaurant menu
  • Choice of BB and HB basis
  • Very quiet location on private beach
  • First Class Service/Spa/Infinity Pool

Solo Divers

Melia Nassau Beach

Bahamas, New Providence

The Melia Nassau Beach Resort is an enormous, bustling and modern hotel located on the breath-taking Cable Beach just a stone’s throw away from the shops, restaurants and Nassaus nightlife!

  • Beachfront location
  • Casino & nightlife
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Selection of pools
  • Shark feed diving
  • Kids club