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PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors.

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 Much Will It Cost?

Club Membership is £30 per annum.

The Advanced Open Water Course will cost club members approximately £150. Travel and dive site entry fees are extra.

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. 

PADI Continuing Education.

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:


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. 

Download Multi-Deco for:

iPhone HERE >>

iPad HERE >>

Android HERE >>


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.


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 >>

PREREQUISITESOpen Water or similar qualification from a recognised issuing body.

The Advanced Open Water dives are typically run at Vobster Quay.


The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is available through the InDepth Dive Club. To enrol on a course you will need to Join the club. Click HERE to Join.


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