The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is an excellent way to gain more confidence and experience in scuba diving while exploring different aspects of this exciting activity. It's a popular choice for divers looking to broaden their horizons and embark on more diverse and challenging underwater adventures. This course is the next level of scuba diving certification after completing the PADI Open Water Diver course. It's designed to build upon the knowledge and skills acquired during the Open Water Diver course, allowing you to gain more experience and explore different aspects of scuba diving. Here's an overview of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course:
Prerequisites: To enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, you must have completed the PADI Open Water Diver certification or an equivalent certification from another recognized scuba diving organization. You should also be in good health and have basic swimming skills.
KnowledgeDevelopment: You'll expand your understanding of scuba diving by studying five specialty areas of diving. These specialties can vary depending on your interests. The two mandatory specialties include deep diving and underwater navigation. For the remaining choices we have the following specialty options (but not limited to): night diving, wreck diving, drift diving, underwater photography, underwater videography, peak performance buoyancy, fish identification.
ExplorationandAdventure: The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is not just about gaining additional skills; it's also an opportunity for adventure and exploration. You'll have the chance to dive deeper, dive at night, navigate underwater, and explore unique underwater environments like shipwrecks.
OpenWaterDives: To complete the course, you'll conduct a total of five open water dives. These dives will correspond to the specialty areas you studied in the knowledge development section. For example, if you chose drift as one of your specialties, you'll do a drift dive during the course.
Duration: The course typically spans over 2-3 days, during which you'll complete the required knowledge development and open water dives. The exact schedule can vary depending on your availability and the specific specialties you choose.
Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, you'll earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. This certification expands your diving qualifications and allows you to participate in deeper, more advanced and challenging dive experiences.