Advanced Open Water Diver
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences:
Advanced Open Water Diver
that's what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is like! And you do not have to be "advanced" to attend - it's designed for you to do it immediately after the PADI Open Water Diver.
The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase confidence and improve your diving skills to make you feel much more comfortable in the water.
PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER
Exploration, Excitement, Experience
Here is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course! You do not have to be "advanced" to register - it is designed to advance your way of diving, so you can start it immediately after obtaining the PADI Open Water Diver license.
Through various Adventure Dives, the course helps you develop self-confidence and expand your skills. Experience different specialty dives as you gain experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. As you discover new ways to have fun, you'll record your dives and develop different skills.
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive could be credited as the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.
If you are at least 12 years old and you are PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, you are ready to go one step further and enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Younger divers can only participate in certain Adventure Dives - ask your PADI Instructor for information.
If you already have the PADI Adventure Diver license, to achieve the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you only need to complete two other Adventure Dives.
With your instructor, you will organize your learning by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dive. Two dives are required - the Deep and the Underwater Navigation - and you will choose the remaining three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you will learn how to plan dives to manage the physiological effects and problems of deeper dives.
The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your navigational skills with the compass and, thanks to the use of kicking cycles, visual references and time, helps you navigate better.
The other knowledge and skills you will get depend on your interests and the adventures you live - photography, attitude control, fish identification, wreck exploration and many more
In addition to your basic equipment you will need specialized equipment depending on the chosen Adventure Dive. Your PADI Instructor will show you the equipment you will need, and may recommend more.