PADI Advanced Open Water Course
The Advanced Open Water course allows you to dive into exploration and excitement today! Your next adventure is the PADI Advanced Open water certification! And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver Course.
The Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Increase your confidence and build your scuba skills. Become more comfortable in the water. Get more bottom time while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. Have fun scuba diving while learning new skills. This course builds on what you’ve learned in your open water course. Learn, dive and grow as a scuba diver.
You will complete five ocean dives; two of which will give you a portion of:
And a sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice
What You’ll Learn
The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water vary 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 and electronic Recreational Dive Planner (ERDPML)
- And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose
You may be able to Get College CreditThe British Columbia Ministry of Education (External Credentials Program for Industrial and Occupational Courses) has approved these courses for school credit: PADI Open Water Diver course (2 credits), PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (4 credits) and PADI Rescue Diver (4 credits). Grade 10, 11 and 12 students simply present their PADI certification cards to the school administration to apply for credit. for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.
How To Start Today
Sign up for the Advanced Open Water course and start reading your Adventures in Diving Manual.
You must be a PADI Junior Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old to enroll in this course.
Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.
If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification