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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Give yourself a promotion! Enable yourself to go to more faraway locations while also being able to explore more closer to home! The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program allows divers to expand their underwater bubble of awareness and increase their personal skills. This gives you the ability to see more, dive deeper, and go to the best dive sites!

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)
  • An introduction to three more Adventure Dives


The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from many 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.

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
  • Improved propulsion and buoyancy skills


To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 12 years or older (ages 12-14 can earn the Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification)
  • Complete the required paperwork

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. Rental equipment is available, but most divers begin to acquire their own equipment in addition to their mask, fins and snorkel to really take advantage of what this course is meant to be.

The Learning Materials You Need

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

PADI also offers this course via their eLearning platform if you would like to continue learning this way!

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact us anytime!


Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

Advanced Open Water Diver Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork



The cost of the course is $415 and includes the eLearning or book option plus the 5 open water dives. Rental gear, overnight accommodations, scuba park entrance fees, travel and meals are not included. If you want a a headstart on the eLearning, you can purchase it here.

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: Specialties

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Blue Planet Team members.

    Start Date Course Type Location End Date Places Available   Price    
02 Dec 2023 Advanced Open Water Diver Lake Phoenix 03 Dec 2023 7 US$ 415.00

Knowledge Development
Sat 02 Dec 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Phoenix
Adventures Dives
Sun 03 Dec 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Phoenix

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