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Advanced Open Water Diver

Starts at $695 [Any Date]


  • Advanced Open Water Manual (unless done by elearning)
  • Gear hire
  • Instructor
  • PADI Dive Card
  • Application Fee
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee after dives and
  • Awesome unforgettable experience!
    Includes 20-30 photos and videos of your course taken by your instructor above and below the water. All photos delivered in original/non-edited form via dropbox within 72hrs after completion of your course.
    Your course will include just yourself/your group (no other students) great for 1v1 attention, for both days of diving (2 days)
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Product Description

PADI Advanced Open Water

If you have successfully acquired a certification for the basic open water scuba diving, you should consider taking your training to the next level which is the PADI advanced open water course. Many people say that doing the advanced course, really gives a taste of diving in different depths and environments. Go new places, try new things. The course is 5 ocean dives electives with your instructor which will include:

  • Deep diving
  • Navigation
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Night Diving
  • Underwater Naturalist / Fish Identification


Optional (per availability/schedule)


  • Underwater Photographer
  • Boat Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Drysuit Diving
  • UPV – Underwater Propulsion Vehicle


The way the PADI advanced course is layed out, is that you get exposure to the first dive of each of these specialties. Just by doing 1 of these though, does not make you trained as a “deep diver” or “Drift Diver” specialist. In order to do those, the specific requirements for each of the specialties need to be completed. Advanced does however give you a taste of each of these, so you have some exposure and start to become familiar with your chosen electives. Advanced diving, definitely opens up the diving world to all different kind of things, including getting certified to go to 30 meters vs 18 meters restriction at regular open water. Many advanced diver candidates love the night diving section and getting more experience in controlling their buoyancy better and knowing how to use the compass better, which are all things covered in the Advanced Open Water course.

Advanced scuba diver course is designed to develop further skills such as underwater search, safety, navigation, and recovery. You will also be taught some basic rescue techniques, and will be able to experience night diving, and diving on wrecks.

This course does require some PADI advanced open water manual pre study / reading which is provided by your Expedition Dive Instructor.

Unlike the basic open water course where you need to review and have knowledge review answers for the written exam, the advanced open water course does not have a written test, other than reviewing and answering your Knowledge reviews in your manual. This training is mostly practical because you will undergo a lot of open water dives with a dive instructor. Each dive during the advanced course will teach you different types of scuba diving skills and techniques. Some of the skills you’ll learn from this course are improving your navigation, and more techniques involving deep dive.

So what are you waiting for?  Get your PADI Advanced today, with Expedition Dive!

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Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

Underwater navigation
Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

  1. A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  2. 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  3. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for the seven of the most popular Adventure Dives (though you and your instructor can still choose any of the Adventure Dives.

PADI Course Paths

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