You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice.
One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from several types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, diving on a wreck, peak performance buoyancy and much more.
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.
To enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, you must be
A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, 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 electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose
You use all the basic scuba gear including an underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives we choose, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.
PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual provides you with information on more than 16 types of specialty diving.You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures. For an additional fee you can sign up to the e-learning course - please call us for details.
After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the whole specialty course and learn more: Boat diving, deep diving, drift diving, dry suit diving, multilevel and computer diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater nature study, underwater navigation, underwater photography, underwater videography and wreck diving.