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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The next step in diving to gain some skills!


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver are qualified to:

  • Dive with a qualified buddy to a maximum depth of 30 metres / 98 feet (21 metres / 68 feet for Junior Advanced Open Waters)
  • Use the specialities learnt.
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment.
  • Continue you dive training with a speciality dive (Adventure Dive), in the PADI Adventures in Diving program or in PADI Speciality courses
  • Plan, conduct and log open water no stop (no decompression) dives.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps 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: 

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • An introduction to three more Adventure Dives of your choice

To enrol in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver: 

  • You must be at least 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Be qualified as a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
  • Complete a Galaxsea Diver’s Application and Medical Form. 

What You Learn: 

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is a practical course which we adapt to suit you. The course does include a Deep Dive and Navigation Dive but then the remaining 3 specialties are your choice. 

You will experience: 

  • Practical and physiological aspects of deep diving
  • Navigation skills with more ways to use your underwater compass.
  • Navigation using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • Preventing a variety of problems underwater
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you get to choose from 15 types of Adventure dives. 

So Just go ahead, enhance your diving skills, gain more diving experience and have fun! 

The Scuba Gear:

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also be introduced to underwater photography equipment, a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other speciality gear. 

However, if not already purchased we recommend you to invest in your own mask, snorkel, and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly.
You may also want to wear a scuba wetsuit to enhance the comfort and relaxation of course and diving in general.

Already have your own equipment? GREAT! feel free to bring it along. Anything you don't have, or might need, we have here at Galaxsea. 

Learning Materials: 

On booking you will receive the PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD to provide information on more than 15 types of speciality diving. You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!