Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI – Advanced Open Water Diver

The course Advanced Open Water Diver helps you to develop your scuba diving techniques so that you feel more at ease in the water. It is a pleasant way to acquire more experience in dives while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor.


Exploration, Adrenaline, Senses

This is what the PADI AOWD (Advanced Open Water Diver) course is all about. You don’t have to be “Advanced” to take this course – it was designed to advance your diving so that you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certificate.

The course will help you build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different types of Dive. You try various specialties while gaining experience under the guidance of your PADI Instructor. You log dives in your personal records and develop skills as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Who is this course for

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

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, all you need to complete is two more Adventure Dives to obtain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

SCUBA Gears used

You learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperatures or cold water. Your PADI Instructor will explain the material you need and may suggest additional educational materials, such as the required logbook.

What you will learn

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from an extensive list of Adventure Dives. There are two essential dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you decide the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you’ll learn how to prepare dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive polishes your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and expertise you get diversify with your interest and the experiences you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish classification, exploring wrecks and much more.

You may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Confined Water Dives

To learn basic SCUBA Diving Skills & Tricks!

Open Water Dives

To put in practice your newly acquired skills and explore!

Knowledge Development

Independent study or in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving.

Take Advantage

You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course..

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