Advanced Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver


minimum OWD

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.

Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

Advanced Open Water Diver

Course Content

You will love the Advanced Open Water Diver course, because you are able to choose from 15 different adventure dives together with your diving instructor to complete your course. You have a lot of possibilities, like digital underwater photography, night diving, peak performance buoyancy and even more.

What 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.


The ADVANCED Open Water Diver course can be completed in a minimum of 3 days. If you should be short of time we recommend you to participate the PADI eLearning programme. Whit this you acquire the theory with PADI learning texts and videos on your Computer or Tablet and can start to dive right away when you arrive. Please schedule a minimum of 3 – 5 days for your ADVANCED Open Water Diver course in any case, because we cannot start a course with single persons every day.