Open Water Diver
The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You'll practice navigation and buoyancy, progress your depth and make three speciality dives of your choosing, picking what is, essentially, dive 1 from 3 of the specialities.
For every speciality dive you complete, you can earn credit towards PADI speciality certifications.
How Long Will It Take?
The Advanced Open Water Diver Course is usually run over two days with 5 dives dives in total.
With two dives on one of the days and three on the other.
Advanced Open Water Course
The Advanced Open Water Diver Course takes you deeper into diving...
And progresses your depth from a maximum of 18 metres as an Open Water Diver to a maximum of 30 metres as an Advanced Open Water Diver!
The Advanced Open Water Diver course allows you to sample 5 different aspects of diving, two of which are compulsory, Deep and Navigation. The other three you can choose for yourself.
Here are a few of the many options: Digital Underwater Photography, Dive Against Debris, Dry Suit, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation and Wreck Diver.
You can see a comprehensive list of specialities available at InDepth HERE.
To view video with closed captions click HERE.
During your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course you will:
1. PLAN BETTER
At InDepth Dive Club you will learn how to plan your dives better, taking a fresh look at the recreational dive planner (PADI Tables) you will learn to plan your dives and your gas, based on your SAC Rate (Surface Air Consumption) to allow you to better understand and mitigate the risks associated with deeper diving and task management underwater.
You will also look at some of the dive planning apps, namely Multi-Deco, and how these can be used to better plan your dives.
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2. GO DEEPER
It's all about depth progression... once you understand how to plan your dives better, your instructor will take you deeper. You will dive to a maximum depth of 30 metres and, most likely, do so on multiple dives throughout the course.
A fundamental part of the Advanced Open Water Diver course is underwater navigation. You will gain a better understanding of how to use an underwater compass to successfully navigate and find your way back to your starting / exit point.
4. GAIN EXPERIENCE
The final aspect of the PADI Advanced Open Water course is to gain experience by completing dive 1 of three of the specialities available. You get to pick which three you want to do. What takes your fancy? Wreck diving? Underwater Photography? Explore your options HERE >>
PREREQUISITES: Open Water or similar qualification from a recognised issuing body.
The Advanced Open Water dives are typically run at Vobster Quay.
“IT'S NOT THE DEPTHS WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES.”
— Edmund Hillary