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. If you only have time for 3 dives you can complete the PADI Adventure Diver Course, later adding 2 more dives to upgrade to the full PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.
Of the 5 dives in the full PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, one will be the Underwater Navigation dive and another the Deep dive (between 18 – 30 metres). You and your instructor will choose the other 3 from 15 different Adventure Dives. You might try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving or peak performance buoyancy.
What’s more each dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.
Why should I gain certification as a PADI Advanced Open Water?
After your five dives and theory lessons, you’ll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you’ll better understand the underwater environment and the gear and equipment required for safe diving practices. For most people after completing their Open Water Certification, this is the natural progression on the road to furthering their diving career.
12 to 14 years for the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water
15 years + for the PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course
PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent
Detailed Course Structure:
This certification requires that you complete 5 Adventure Dives in total including the Deep Diver and Underwater Navigator Diver plus any 3 of the following:
- Altitude Diver
- AWARE-Fish Identification
- Boat Diver
- Deep Diver
- Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver
- Drift Diver
- Dry Suit Diver
- Enriched Air Diver
- Multilevel Diver
- Night Diver
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Search and Recovery
- Underwater Naturalist
- Underwater Navigater
- Underwater Photographer
- Underwater Videographer
- Wreck Diver
You and your instructor will chose the most appropriate Adventure Dives for your chosen dive location and personal interests.
The Adventure Dives will take place at a suitable open water training site (either in Singapore, Malaysia or even further overseas!). The options available will be discussed with your PADI Instructor upon commencement of the course.
What is included in the program?
- All course materials
- Air cylinders
- Advanced Open Water medical statement, safe diving practices and liability release forms
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Card