ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.
Why PADI Advanced Open Water?
“Adventures in diving” is your first step beyond Open Water diver certification and is a vehicle to a wide range of activities and inter-related skills that create adventure, fun and recreation.
As an Advanced diver, you can dive up to 30m with a buddy and experience what few other people on this planet ever will!
What do I need to start?
Open Water Diver (or proof of equivalent rating from another recreational diver training organization with at least 4 Open Water dives).
12 yrs old ~ Jnr Adv Open Water.
15 yrs + ~ Adv Open Water diver.
What will I do?
An Adventure Diver is a person who has completed 3 Adventure dives. This can count towards your Advanced Open Water rating.
Once you’ve obtained 5 Adventure dives, of which Deep and Navigation must be 2, you qualify for Advanced Open Water diver.
To become a Specialist Diver you need to complete 2 – 3 of the same Adventure dives. (depending on which Specialty you choose)
How long will it take?
Depends entirely on the student. Once the course has started, it must be completed within a year. It can be done in as little as a weekend!
How deep are the dives?
Your deep dive is between 22 – 30m. Multilevel is > 25m. For 12 – 14 year olds, the maximum depth is 21m.
How many dives must I do?
5 in total. Deep & Navigation must be completed and a further 3 dives must be done, depending on the location
What will I need?
When doing the qualifying dives you will have to have your own wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel, boots and weight belt. We will supply you with Cylinder, BCD and Regulator.
At our one-stop venue with a covered, heated pool, dive shop and lecture facilities you are guaranteed the highest standards and the best training through our professional PADI Instructors.
Where can I go from here?
PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you emergency prevention, intervention and management. This course is one of the most challenging and rewarding courses you can complete as a diver.
You will improve your skills and confidence as a diver in order to prepare you to move to Master Scuba Diver and/or Dive Master.
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