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.
*Optional, but recommended - 'Eco-Diver'*
You can become an eco-diver by also attending one of our Project AWARE courses and earning yourself an extra certification! You will also need to complete the Peak Performance Buoyancy adventure dive of the course.
By going eco you can learn how to improve your skills and simple day-to-day things to help protect our oceans. For an extra £50 you can become a Project AWARE Diver - that's a saving of £35 when you book onto our next Project AWARE course at the same time as booking your Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Just select to eco-diver option and proceed to the check out!For more information on the Project AWARE course click here
*Deep Diver and Underwater Navigation are mandatory. If you chose the eco-diver option, you will also complete the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive.
*We recommend the following:
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Enriched Air Diver
Digital Underwater Imaging
Search & Recovery
We don't have specific dates for this course, we will organise dates to suit you. Dives will be from Vobster Quay, a shore location or off the boat (extra charges are applicable, see below for more details).
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.
PLEASE NOTE: If you decide the do the DRYSUIT section of this course you will need your own Drysuit.
It is a requirement that you have your own mask, snorkel and neoprene boots for health & safety reasons.
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.
When completing this course you maybe asked to attend either Vobster Quay, a local shore location or a Boat dive (these are seperate entry fees and you must make your own way to site).
Boat dives are £60 per diver and will be from Poole Quay from 1730 on a Monday or Thursday.
Vobster Quay is £23 entry and will be on a Sunday.
Shore locations will be local
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.