Advanced Open Water Diver

Minimum Age: 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)


Equipment: All dive equipment Included


Duration: 2 Days (5 Dives)


As a certified PADI Advanced Open Water diver, you can plot your own course through an almost endless selection of underwater adventures. Take photos of walls and deep canyons. Stretch your imagination to cobalt water, surrounding sheer cliffs of vivid-colored sponges, huge sea fans and vast schools of fish in every shape and size.


The Adventures in Diving program, offers both the PADI Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete any 3 adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and 3 Adventure Dives for a total of 5, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.


Why Advanced Open Water Diver?

After your 5 dives, you’ll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment.


What do I need to start?

PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)


What will I do?

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the mandatory Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:

  • AWARE Fish Identification

  • Boat Dive 

  • Digital Underwater Photography

  • Drift Dive 

  • Enriched Air Diver

  • Multilevel & Computer Diver

  • Night Dive 

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Search & Recovery Dive

  • Underwater Naturalist

  • Underwater Navigation

  • Underwater Videography

  • Wreck Dive 


How long will it take?

• One Classroom Session

• Minimum Open Water Training: five dives usually done over two days


What will I need?

The following are all provided as part of your course:

• Adventures in Diving Manual

• Adventures in Diving DVD

• Dive Equipment


Where can I go from here?

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can enrol in PADI Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course. PADI Adventure Dives can also credit towards the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver certifications.