PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is the next step in your diving adventure, and 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. This course helps you increase your confidence and build your skills so you can become more competent and comfortable in the water. It's a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor.

 

Why become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver?

The PADI Advanced Open Water course qualifies you to dive to a maximum depth of 30 metres, opening up a whole new level of dive sites for you to explore. This is particularly useful for diving in Malta, where we have a large number of wrecks and spectacular dive sites in the 18-30m range which are otherwise inaccessible to Open Water divers.

The course improves your dive skills in a number of key areas, such as dive planning and gas management, underwater navigation, and buoyancy control, giving you the tools and knowledge to take your diving further.

 

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 Advanced Open Water Diver)

 

Our course fee includes everything you need:

  • 5 open water adventure dives to practice your new skills and explore
  • Online training materials (PADI eLearning)
  • Full Scuba Equipment rental and gas fills
  • Certification costs
  • Transportation to dive sites

 

Before any in-water activities, you will complete a pre-dive medical. Please read the Medical Form carefully to verify whether you will need a doctor's approval of fitness to dive before getting into the water. 

We also offer a free hotel pick up/drop off service if you are staying in the St Pauls Bay, Bugibba, Qawra or Xemxija areas. 

 

    What will I do?

    The PADI Advanced Open Water course consists of five dives, normally spread over two days. Each dive has a specific focus, teaching you important skills. A Deep dive emphasises proper dive planning and gas management skills for deeper diving. A Navigation dive goes through various navigation methods you can use to keep your bearings when underwater. A Peak Performance Buoyancy dive focuses on optimising your buoyancy control, trim, and propulsion techniques.

    You can then choose your remaining two dives based on your own personal interests, from the following options:

    • 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. As we keep all our group sizes small, our course schedules and start dates are flexible to suit your needs. Email us to discuss your schedule. 

      If you haven't dived recently, or you're feeling a little rusty, you may wish to consider refreshing your skills with the PADI Reactivate prior to the open water dives.


      Course upgrades

      There are a number of PADI specialty courses which can be completed in conjunction with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course:

      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 longer no decompression limits. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives, and shorter surface intervals. 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 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 qualify you to dive down to 40 metres, which is the maximum limit for recreational scuba diving. To complete this upgrade you will need an additional 3 open water dives 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, aeroplanes and even cars nearly irresistible because they're intriguing to explore 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. To complete this upgrade you will need an additional 3 open water dives PADI Wreck Diver Course Info


      Book to secure your space:

      As we keep all our group sizes small, our course schedules and start dates are flexible to suit your needs. Email us to discuss your schedule requirements. Once we've agreed on the course dates, then you just need to pay a €150 deposit which covers your eLearning and secures your space (you may also pay in full if you prefer to have everything squared up before you arrive). We will then send you your eLearning code and you can get started on your theory in your own time. Click the button below to pay your deposit.


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      Tourists visiting Malta from the 1st June are eligible for the Free €100 Vouchers dispersed by the Maltese Government!

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