PADI Advanced Open Water Diver


This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

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Develop your diving experience, by taking part in the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. This course consists of two compulsory dives, Deep and Navigation and three elective dives; usually Wreck Diver, Peak Performance, Search and Recovery or Dry Suit. Expand your interests and enjoy diving more, so your adventures just get better and better….
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning is designed to improve your underwater knowledge and skills. You can enrol immediately after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification regardless of your skill level. The course helps you build confidence in navigation, fine-tune buoyancy skills and introduces you to different diving activities such as wreck diving, night diving or underwater imaging. After completing your Knowledge Reviews, you’ll make five Adventure Dives: a deep dive (beyond 18m), a navigation dive, and three additional Adventure Dives of your choice to earn your certification.

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 the dives of the course. your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

What will you learn?
You will complete the knowledge review portion of the course at home before the course starts
During the course, you will spend some time in the classroom checking your knowledge and understanding with your instructor and preparing you for the Open Water dives
Most of the course is focused on the adventure dives where you will get to learn new skills and experience different aspects of diving

How long will it take?
The course generally lasts 2 full days

What will you get from it?
As a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you will be qualified to dive to 30m with the world’s most recognised Diver training agency
Through the course, you will have the opportunity to expand your diving experience, learn new skills and refine your existing ones

Age Requirements
You must be 12 years old to enrol on this course at Stoney Cove

Course Prerequisites
You must be able to swim and be medically fit to dive
You must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent qualification from another agency)

All equipment hire is included in the price, however, you will get much more enjoyment from the course if you get your own mask and snorkel
It is recommended that you have your own compass and cutting device or dive tool.

There are no hidden extras with your course at the Diveschool @ Stoney Cove. Entry fees, air fills, kit hire, course materials and PADI certification fees are all included.

PADI eLearning

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