Project Description


Exploration, excitement and experiences is what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about and you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it.

The course is designed to advance your diving, so you can start the course right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

Must be at least 12 years old

Hold Open Water Diver Certification or Junior Open Water Diver Certification

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

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.

Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.


All materials for completion of the theory in a classroom environment. Direct supervision, instruction and assistance from a teaching status PADI Dive Instructor.

Or use the highly recommended PADI online training program.

OPEN WATER TRAINING DIVES (Five training dives, completed over 2 or 3 days)

Direct supervision and instruction from a teaching status PADI Dive Instructor.

Full set of rental dive equipment, tanks and weights. Includes specialist dive equipment such as compass, slates, drop tanks etc

Water, tea/coffee, soft drinks, snacks and between dive meal (Brunch/Lunch).

Transfer from Twin Rock Beach Resort to boat departure point and return each day.

Upon completion of the course your all important Certification Card and Completed Training Record/Log Book

Theory, Classroom Based – 1 Day

Theory, Online Program – At your own pace

Open Water Training – 2 or 3 Days

We understand that people may have busy schedules or want to spread the cost of the course over a few weeks or months.

As our aim is to help as many people as possible to become advanced divers who will in turn become advocates we created the Flexi Advanced Open Water Diver Course. This is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with all the same training standards and procedures. But we have created a tailored plan to help you spread the cost or spread it over a longer period if your timetable is busy.

We have separated the course into three distinct modules. This allows you to pay for each module as and when you are able. Don’t worry, the total payment plan price is the same as completing the course in one go. No hidden extras or additions. There is no credit charges as you just pay as you Go.

For example:

Make payment 1 – Complete the Theory section (Online or Classroom)

Make payment 2 – First two training dives completed on one day

Make payment 3 – Second training dive day – 3 dives

Upon completion of your final dive you will be certified and receive your prestigious PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification card.

To take advantage of this offer, please contact us for a break down of each sections costs and to schedule your course.

The course is open to PADI Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

After completion of the course you will be certified to a maximum depth of 30 metres.

Advanced - Option A

  • Classroom Theory

Advanced - Option B

  • Online Theory

Advanced - Flexi

  • Spread the cost
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