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!
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
- 2 Days of tuition which include 5 dives
- Padi Adventures in Diving Manual and slate ( worth RRP £43.25 included)
- PADI Certification that lasts a lifetime
- Kit Hire included (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD, regulator and gauge, Dive computer, air)
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)
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
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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.