That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build your confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You 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.
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit towards the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a speciality diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.
Who should take this course?
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.
If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
What will you learn?
You’ll 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.
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 to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.
The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.
FIND OUT WHAT INTERESTS YOU
Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world in new and different ways. PADI Speciality Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your exploration. You can take courses close to home through your local PADI dive shop or while on a scuba vacation. See what’s available from this list of great courses:
Altitude Diver , AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation , AWARE – Fish Identification, Boat Diver , Cavern Diver, Deep Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider , Enriched Air Diver, Equipment Specialist, Ice Diver, Multilevel Diver, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE Specialist, Public Safety Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Sidemount Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Videographer, Wreck Diver