PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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PADI Advanced Open water, you don't have to be "advanced" to take it. The course is designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The course helps you increase your confidence and build skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt and continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor.

The course builds on what you've learned by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun whilst scuba diving. Adventures in Diving program offers both the PADI Adventure Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. Complete any three adventure dives and you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification.

If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. 

Why Advanced Open Water Diver?

As you are more experienced, you will feel more comfortable and confident in the water and simply enjoy diving. Ready to go a little deeper? The certification allows you to safely dive to a maximum of 30 meters. 

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for the PADI Junior Adventure Diver and PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Medically fit for the course (please check diver medical prior to booking)

What is included?

  • Online theory (Knowledge Development)
  • 5 open water training dives
  • Full equipment rental
  • Certification

What will I do?

PADI Advanced Open Water course includes 5 Adventure Dives: the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive, and three of the following: 
  • AWARE Fish Identification
  • Boat Diver*
  • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy
  • Dive Against Debris
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Night Diver*
  • Nitrox Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Rescue Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Photographer**
  • Wreck Diver

*Please note that the night diver and boat diver options are subject to supplement and minimum numbers

**camera not supplied

    How long will it take?

    The course normally takes 2 or 3 days depending on your comfort levels.

    You haven't dived recently? Then we recommend the PADI Reactivate prior to the open water dives.

    Please note the cost of the course does not include any boat fees or ferry fees to Gozo. 

    Nitrox Diver Upgrade

    The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI's most popular specialty diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives and get back the water sooner and that's why so many divers choose this as their very first specialty. This course can be fully integrated into your Advanced Open water Course, meaning more time in the water and less time in the classroom PADI Nitrox Diver Course Info

    Deep Diver Upgrade

    Deep diving also means different things to different scuba divers. For some it is any dive deeper than 18 metres and for others it is any dive deeper than what they've done in the past. Whatever the definition, deep dives require planning and discipline in order to enjoy a safe deep dive. This course will safety allow you to dive down to 40m. PADI Deep Diver Course Info 

    Wreck Diver Upgrade

    Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even cars nearly irresistible because they're intriguing to explore and exciting avenues of discovery, and usually full of aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible, and safe wreck diving. PADI Wreck Diver Course Info


    If you are planning your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in advance, you will need to pay a €100 deposit, which secures your place on the course, and allows us to issue your eLearning (please note that we will also need your date of birth before this can be issued). If this is what you want to do click the PAY DEPOSIT button now.



    If you are going diving with us at NDS and are due to get in the water soon, then you can click the BUY IT NOW button on the right of this page to pay for your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in full.


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