PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

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Become an Advanced Open Water Diver

Expand Your Horizons

Your Open Water Diver certification introduced you to a new realm of exploration and made you keenly aware that you’ve only just scratched the surface of the underwater world. Continue your scuba journey with The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Experience new adventures with a PADI Instructor by your side. Fine-tune your buoyancy skills, build confidence in your navigation abilities, and try new activities like wreck diving, night diving or underwater videography. An Advanced Open Water Diver certification also opens the door to dive sites deeper than 18m/60ft.



The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You’ll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing (it’s like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI® specialty certifications.

Here are a few of the many options: Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Dive Against Debris, Dry Suit, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, and Wreck Diver.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section for a complete list of specialty dive options.

Important Note

  • Enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online for immediate computer-based access to the manual and video, integrated into seamless, guided online learning.

Pricing and Reservations

Advanced Open Water Course


Course Price Includes

  • Elearning
  • Transport to & from dive sites
  • All equipment for the duration of the course
  • Boat dive
  • 5 Adventure dives
  • Refreshments
  • Registration fees

Adventure Dives

The course consists of 5 adventure dives, two of which have to be:

  • Deep dive
  • Underwater Navigation
  • The remaining 3 are your choice but are dependent on what can be offered in our local environment. Night dive, Underwater photography, drift diving, wreck diving and much more.


To take this course, you must be:

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

Start the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online

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.)

Register for eLearning from PADI

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