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Advanced Open Water Course

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Advanced Open Water Course

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Level: Intermediate

Duration : 2-3 days


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  • Day 1: Adventure Dive Planning and Navigation
  • Day 2: Deep Diving and Elective Dives
  • Day 3: More Elective Dives and Exploration
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Elevate your diving prowess with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, designed for those who wish to expand their skills and explore specialized diving activities. Ideal for individuals who have completed the Open Water Diver certification, this course allows you to dive deeper and with greater confidence. Engage in five adventure dives, including Deep and Navigation dives, along with three elective dives such as Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night Diving, or Drift Diving. There's no exam – just a lot of exciting diving as you build capabilities and experience.

What will I learn in the Advanced Open Water Course?

In the Advanced Open Water Course, you will engage in five adventure dives focusing on different diving activities and specialties. You'll expand your diving knowledge and hone your skills as you experience deep diving, underwater navigation, and three additional dives from a variety of options such as Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night Diving, or Drift Diving. The course is designed to enhance your diving confidence and prepare you for a wide range of diving conditions.

How does the Advanced Open Water Course differ from the Open Water Course?

The Advanced Open Water Course builds upon the skills you learned in the Open Water Course. It offers a structured program to gain additional experience and skills under the guidance of a PADI Instructor. This course emphasizes practical application rather than classroom theory and does not include an exam. It is perfect for divers who want to explore more specialized activities and settings in diving.


PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent

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