advanced open water

Course description

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course consists of five open-water training dives. In each dive, the instructor elaborates on the dive topic, after which the students participate in a structured training dive that includes specific objectives and related tasks.

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course will give you experience in five separate specialty diving areas – Underwater Navigation, Deep Diving, Wreck Diving, Search and Recovery and Peak Performance Buoyancy. The experience you gain during the Advanced Open Water course puts you on the right track towards professional-level training.

The course is conducted over two days and includes five open water dives.


Prerequisite CertificationPADI Open Water Diver or qualifying certification
Minimum Age 12 years old*
Medical ConsiderationsMust complete medical form. Some conditions require a doctor’s approval before diving.
*18 years old for students enrolled in our Go-Pro / Career Programs

Course Materials
Required Materials

  • Logbook
  • Advanced Open Water Manual or e-Learner completion form

Recommended Materials

  • Adventures in Diving DVD

Course Preparation – Independent Study

In the Advanced Open Water manual, complete the Knowledge Reviews for the following dives:

  • Deep Diving
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Wreck Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery

or complete the optional Advanced Open Water e-Learning. It will save you time since you won’t need to go over completed knowledge reviews with your instructor.


Advanced Open Water Diver Course