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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences!  That's what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don't have to be “advanced” to take it – it's designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. This course will get you diving more with the comfort of professional divers by your side.


The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to advanced scuba activities and new ways to have fun diving.

You'll hone your skills by completing five Adventure Dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • An introduction to three more Adventure Dives - Wreck and Night as well as Search & Recovery or Drysuit. (add Drysuit Diver with an extra dive and get two certifications in one weekend!)


To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you choose, but include:

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives chosen

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on the fifth adventure dive you choose, you will get to try a Drysuit and/or other specialty gear. You will need a dive light and a tank marker light for the night dive, a small slate and Scuba Tool/Knife. We can help you in choosing the right gear for your chosen adventure.

The Learning Materials You Need

Advanced Open Water eLearning
and Advanced Data Carrier Slate

You'll use these as a guide to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

We can help you with all your learning materials and equipment. .

For these and all your learning materials and equiment, contact us at the Atantis Aquatics store.

Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty dive in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the full Specialty Course and learn more in depth aspects of this type of diving: Taste the adventure / Continue the Fun

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with your Atlantis Aquatics crew member.

Course Tuition:  $485.00. Includes eLearning