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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Explore five exciting specialty areas of diving, and find out where your true underwater passion lies. You will learn about underwater navigation, deep diving and three further types of speciality diving that interest you.


You'll make five open water dives and there's no exam because this course is truly about having fun and gaining experience.


About the Course

The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You'll practice navigation, try deep diving and make three further speciality dives agreed with your instructor. 

For every speciality dive you complete, you can earn credit toward the corresponding PADI speciality certifications.

Take This Course If You Want to
  • Gain more diving experience

  • Practice navigation

  • Sample different types of diving

Learn How to
  • Explore below 18m

  • Improve your buoyancy

  • Use a compass

How to Become an Advanced Open Water Diver



PADI eLearning

Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning includes interactive lessons on 13 popular speciality dives.

You'll study Deep and Navigation diving, alongside Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck and Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, and the all important "Thinking Like a Diver" chapter.


  • eLearning time commitment: 6 - 8 hours




With Your Instructor

With your PADI Instructor you will complete five open water dives: a deep dive below 18m, a navigation dive and the speciality dives you have studied from section 1. Gain experience, build confidence and discover your diving abilities.

  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification) and medically fit for diving.

  • Time commitment: 2 days.

  • Minimum age: 10 years or older.

  • Depth: The maximum depth depends on your age, but the maximum depth is up to 30 metres.

Earn your PADI Advanced Open Water for Free when you buy 5 specialties.

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More info

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).


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