Advanced Open Water Diver
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.
You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.
The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.
Prerequisites & Requirements :
12 years or older
Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
SDI Advanced Open Water Diver
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.
Who this course is for:
Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diving knowledge and skill set
Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to advance their dive training
Any SDI Advanced Adventure diver or equivalent who would like to receive more experience in the specialties they participated in during their SDI Advanced Adventure diver program
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
*Note: Junior divers (10-15) can only take specialties approved for their age
What’s in it for you?
An opportunity to experience several SDI, TDI, or ERDI specialties at the sport level
Continued diver education, skills, and knowledge
Ability to enroll in/complete selected specialties
After successful completion, ability to enroll in the SDI Rescue Diver Course
IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver
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 (30 msw).
Must be a qualified IANTD Open Water / Recreational Rebreather Diver or any Entry Level Diver equivalent.
Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 12 years of age for Junior Diver qualification, or a minimum or 18 years of age without guardian approval.
What this program must include?
Confined Water Sessions;
Open Water Sessions.