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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences!

  • Wreck Adventure Dive

    Wreck Adventure Dive

    Wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find them irresistible because they're intriguing […]
  • AWARE Fish Identification Adventure…

    AWARE Fish Identification…

    Have you ever been scuba diving and asked "What was that?" You'll find that you enjoy your dives even more […]
  • Search & Recovery Adventure Dive

    Search & Recovery Adventure…

    It happens: People drop things. The challenge of the search and then the excitement of  recovering a […]
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure…

    Peak Performance Buoyancy…

    Learn to glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. Interact […]

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with PRO SCUBA CENTER

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 60-100 feet)
  • Three more Adventure Dives of your choice

The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery and much more.


To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer or electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also be introduced to underwater photography equipment , a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Advanced Open Water Manual provides information on more than 15 types of specialty diving. You'll use it as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the Specialty Course and learn more : Taste the fun and adventure

For more information about this or other PADI courses contact PRO SCUBA CENTER.