Get more comfortable in the water by completing five adventure dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. If you’re looking to build your confidence and gain more experience, this is the natural next.
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.
They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. 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 helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.
The SDI Advanced Diver Development Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers”. Under the old way of training a student could take an Advanced Course right after an Open Water course and only have a total of nine (9) dives all under the direct training of an instructor. The SDI – Advanced Diver Development program requires a new OW student to take four (4) SDI specialties or equivalent, along with having a total of twenty (25) logged dives. SDI feels a diver will truly be “Advanced” after this is accomplished.
This mid-level Continuing Education Programme is designed to enable IANTD Open Water (Nitrox) Divers to extend their proficiency in the water and to gain more supervised practical experience. This Programme qualifies a diver to dive to a maximum depth of 100 fsw (30 msw).