Build upon the basic scuba diving knowledge you learned in your PADI Open Water Diver Course. Upon completing this course, you will receive your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification and be able to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters/100 feet. During this course, you’ll receive an introduction to deep diving, learn about more advanced underwater navigation techniques, and get to try out a few more specialized underwater activities. The Advanced Open Water Course consists of the following:
- Knowledge Development: Through a combination of reading, short exercises, quizzes, and instructor-led training, you’ll learn more specialized skills and techniques related to each of the Adventure Dives you select.
- Five Adventure Dives: All students are required to complete one Deep Dive and one Underwater Navigation Dive. In addition to these two dives, you’ll get to go on three Adventure Dives of your choice from the options listed below. You can credit these Adventure Dives toward the related PADI specialty course.
- Digital Underwater Photography
- Diver Propulsion Vehicle
- Dry Suit
- Enriched Air
- Fish Identification
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Public Safety
- Search and Recovery
- Underwater Naturalist
- Underwater Videography
To enroll in this course, students must already have their PADI Open Water Diver Certification, be in good physical health, and be at least 15 years old to receive their Advanced Open Water Diver Certification or 12-15 years old to receive their Junior Advanced Open Water Diver Certification.