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 Staff at Down Under Dive Shop will help 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 hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
Master Bouyancy Control and Hovering
Understanding the Compass and Underwater navigation
Search Patterns and Liftbag Use
Fun and Safe Praftices while Boat Diving
Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
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The Fun Part: Your Choice
One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.
To take this course, you must be:
A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
Day 1: Orientation at Down Under, Knowledge Reviews Peak Performance Buoyancy, U/W Navigation, Search and Recovery, Deep Diving, and Boat Diving.
Beach Dives 1, 2, and 3
Day 2: Boat Dives 4 and 5
Start the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning®. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for the seven of the most popular Adventure Dives (though you and your instructor can still choose any of the Adventure Dives.) Start Now!
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What You Learn
The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include
Practical aspects of deep diving
Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
More ways to use your underwater compass
How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose
Get College Credit
You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.
Down Under Dive Shop offers student discounts on items purchased for the course.
The Learning Materials You Need
PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving.You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
Curious about night diving? Flip to the night diving chapter. Once you’ve previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your first night diving adventure. Having trouble with underwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Navgation Adventure Dive with your PADI Instructor.
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Your Next Adventure
The PADI Rescue Diver Course is your next Core Course, but after you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll probably want to take the whole course and learn more:
altitude diving, AWARE-fish identification, boat diving, deep diving, diver propulsion vehicle use, drift diving, dry suit diving, equipment repair speacilist, Compressor Tech, multilevel and computer diving, national geographic diver, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, sidemount diver,Tec 40, Tec 50, Tec Diver, Trimix Diver, underwater nature study, underwater navigation, underwater photography, underwater videography, wreck diving