PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver is a chance for you to 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.
Your course will include self-study knowledge development in your own time. The PADI Adventures in Diving manual has more than just the five dives you will complete including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives. You can learn about Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck diving too. You study at your own pace before you complete your dives.
Confined Water Dives
To ensure that you are ready for the course we will assess your dive knowledge and in-water skills. This skills evaluation will be completed at our 5.5m Olympic diving pool before your open water dives. Your Instructor will review familiarity with dive equipment such as being able to easily access and understand instrument readings (SPG, dive computer), hand signals and underwater communication underwater. The skills reviewed will include a minimum of buoyancy control, low air/out of air drills and mask clearing. It is also an opportunity for you to cover any skills which may have become rusty since your last dive.
Open Water Dives
The course is a great way to expand your diving horizons, with a choice of 5 adventure dives that allows you to tailor the course to your own interests. These dives are designed to develop your abilities by introducing you to a number of exciting different diving experiences. The aim of the program is to have loads of fun underwater while learning new skills which will be used during many of your future 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.
As an added bonus, each of the Adventure dives completed during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program can be counted as the first dive of each corresponding PADI Specialty. For example, if you choose to complete the PADI Dry Suit Adventure dive during the course, you will only need to complete one more training dive to have earned yourself the PADI Dry Suit Specialty Certification. It’s that easy…. Click the links above to give you more information about each of the PADI Specialty Diver programs. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.