Course information

The Advanced Open Water course is designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You can try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving, it’s all about experimentation of different types of diving and broadening your knowledge and skill sets.

For the Advanced there are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of diving to deeper depths. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you to navigate using kick ­cycles, visual landmarks and time, building on your skills from the Open Water Course.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have ­ buoyancy control, search and recovery, exploring wrecks and many more.

Once you complete your Advanced you will be qualified to dive to a maximum depth of 30m. Think of how many dive sites that would open up for you!

Course Pre-Requisites

PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)

Be medically fit to dive, please carefully read the medical declaration below

Pre­study course manual and fill in the Knowledge Review sections before course start

12 years (12 to 14 year olds will be certified as Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

2 days on a weekend or mid­week at Andark Lake and Vobster Quay

What's Included

  • 2 Days of tuition which include 5 dives
  • Padi Adventures in Diving Manual and slate ( worth RRP £45.00 included)
  • PADI Certification that lasts a lifetime
  • Kit Hire included (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD, regulator and gauge, Dive computer, air)

Course price

Price: £315.00

What's not included?

Transport to dive sites (Vobster on second day of training)

Entry Fee’s to inland dive site: First day at Andark Lake, entry fee of £10 per day and second day at Vobster, entry fee £18 per day.

Basic equipment for open water dives: mask, snorkel, fins and boots (hood and gloves from October to May)

There is a great selection of equipment to purchase at preferential rates for all Andark Students. View our range here. Including special student prices for dive computers, compasses, SMB’s and more.

Specialty upgrades

For one extra dive during the PADI Advanced Open Water Course you can upgrade elective dives Peak Performance Buoyancy or Dry Suit to the full specialty course at a reduced rate.

What it will cost and what you’ll need?

Upgrade fee Peak Performance Buoyancy : £100

Upgrade fee for Drysuit Course: £100

Course dates

Day 1 - 2019Day 2 - 2019
Saturday 12th JanuarySunday 13th January
Saturday 26th January Sunday 27th January
Saturday 9th February Sunday 10th February
Saturday 9th MarchSunday 10th March
Saturday 23rd MarchSunday 24th March
Saturday 6th AprilSunday 7th April
Saturday 13th AprilSunday 14th April
Thursday 18th AprilFriday 19th April
Saturday 4th MaySunday 5th May
Saturday 18th MaySunday 19th May
Saturday 1st JuneSunday 2nd June
Saturday 15th JuneSunday 16th June
Saturday 29th JuneSunday 30th June
Saturday 13th JulySunday 14th July
Saturday 27th JulySunday 28th July
Saturday 10th AugustSunday 11th August
Thursday 15th AugustFriday 16th August
Saturday 24th AugustSunday 25th August
Thursday 5th SeptemberFriday 6th September
Saturday 28th SeptemberSunday 29th September
Saturday 12th OctoberSunday 13th October
Saturday 26th OctoberSunday 27th October
Thursday 31st OctoberFriday 1st November
Saturday 9th NovemberSunday 10th November
Saturday 23rd NovemberSunday 24th November
Saturday 7th DecemberSunday 8th December

How to book

Simply click on the button above and pay online today or phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.

Booking Form

Medical Form

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.