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 £43.25 included)
  • PADI Certification that lasts a lifetime
  • Kit Hire included (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD, regulator and gauge, Dive computer, air)

Course price

Price: £309.00

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 1Day 2
Saturday 8th April 2017Sunday 9th April 2017
Saturday 15th April 2017Sunday 16th April 2017
Saturday 22nd April 2017Sunday 23rd April 2017
Saturday 29th April 2017Sunday 30th April 2017
Saturday 6th May 2017Sunday 7th May 2017
Saturday 13th May 2017Sunday 14th May 2017
Saturday 20th May 2017Sunday 21st May 2017
Saturday 27th May 2017 Sunday 28th May 2017
Saturday 3rd June 2017Sunday 4th June 2017
Saturday 10th June 2017Sunday 11th June 2017
Saturday 17th June 2017Sunday 18th June 2017
Saturday 24th June 2017Sunday 25th June 2017
Saturday 1st July 2017Sunday 2nd July 2017
Saturday 8th July 2017Sunday 9th July 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017Sunday 16th July 2017
Saturday 22nd July 2017Sunday 23rd July 2017
Saturday 29th July 2017Sunday 30th July 2017
Saturday 5th August 2017Sunday 6th August 2017
Saturday 12th August 2017Sunday 13th August 2017
Saturday 19th August 2017Sunday 20th August 2017
Saturday 26th August 2017Sunday 27th August 2017
Saturday 2nd September 2017Sunday 3rd September 2017
Saturday 9th September 2017Sunday 10th September 2017
Saturday 16th September 2017Sunday 17th September 2017
Saturday 23rd September 2017Sunday 24th September 2017

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.