PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

What will you learn?


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.

*Deep Diver and Underwater Navigation are mandatory - these are done in a controlled environment at Vobster Quay in Frome. 

*We recommend the following for your other dives:
Wreck Diver 
Peak Performance Buoyancy 
Night Diver 
Boat Diver
DSMB Diver
Enriched Air Diver

*Others available:
Drift Diver
Digital Underwater Imaging
Fish ID
Search & Recovery 

 What scuba gear will you use?

All equipment and cylinder fills are included in the price of your Advanced Open Water course where needed. However, at this stage in your diving, being an Advanced Diver is a time where you should start considering purchasing your own diving equipment. Pop into our dive centre for help & advise on choosing the right equipment for you and your style of diving.

It is a requirement that you have your own mask, snorkel and neoprene boots for health & safety reasons. If you wish to do the Dry Suit adventure dive we have some new Fourth Element Hydra suits available to use, but these are subject to availability.

By selecting the eLearning option you will receive your theory within 48 working hours and are required to pay the remaining balance of the course when you book into your practical sessions.
We have monthly Advanced sessions for this course available. You will need to attend Vobster Quay in Frome to complete the 2 mandatory sections (entry fees apply on site). You can then complete the other dives either at Vobster or off the boat or local shore (dependent on weather & sea conditions).

The cost of this course covers a day at Vobster for the 2 mandatory dives, and another day to cover the remaining 3 dives. If you run over these 2 allocated days you will be required to pay an extra training days fee. If you wish to do a training dive off the boat it will be an additional £60. Entry fees also apply at Vobster Quay.

Once you have purchased your course you will be given a password to allow you to book onto your training dives via our schedule page -


The site is dependent on what section you chose to do to complete your Advanced Open Water course. It is also dependent on weather, wind and tides - it may get cancelled last minute due to bad weather.

Our Course Terms & Conditions can be read here, by purchasing this product you agree to all Terms & Conditions.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course


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