PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

padi advanced open water

The advanced Open water course is naturally the next step on from your Open Water qualification. You will be met with the same enthusiasm as you were in the Open water course and as always our friendly staff and club members are on hand to offer any additional advice to that given by PADI.

The Advances Open Water Course (AOW) gives you a further insight into the world of diving by training you on more robust skills and techniques whilst diving, as well as a better sense of confidence as you learn new aspects of the sport.

It is at advanced level that you are introduced to ‘Specialities’ – smaller qualifications which focus on one particular skill or aspect of diving and consist of a whole range of choice. As a part of the AOW course, you will be able to select which of these you want to start learning. You will also be taught under water navigation using a compass as well as deeper diving skills which allow you a depth limit of 30 Meters.

Compulsory dives

  1. Deep Dive – Between 18 meters and 30 meters Maximum
  2. Navigation Dive

Optional Dives

  1. Dry Suit
  2. Wreck
  3. Underwater Videographer
  4. Underwater Digital Photography
  5. Underwater Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  6. Peak Performance Buoyancy
  7. Fish Identification
  8. Project Aware
  9. Multilevel Diver
  10. Search and Recovery
  11. Enriched Air Nitrox

Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

The Learning Materials You will need

PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving. You will see them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures. The Waterfront Dive Team is there for you to teach you, share their knowledge and develop your diving skills. We can help you have more fun, dive longer, dive deeper, dive safer, improve your knowledge and make you a better all-round diver.


padi advanced open water course

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