ADVANCED OPEN WATER
So you’ve completed your Open Water course and are ready for another challenge! The Advanced Open Water course is all about having fun and is designed so that it can be completed straight after your Open Water course. The Advanced Open Water course is designed to increase your confidence and build on your existing skills allowing you to get some more dives under your belt whilst under the supervision of your instructor.
This course builds on what you’ve learned and helps develop new capabilities by introducing you to new underwater activities and more ways to have fun.
You will complete five adventure dives (split over 3 days) which will introduce you to:
- Underwater navigation
- Deeper water (Between 18 and 30 metres)
- 3 more dives of your choice
- Qualified PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
- 15 Years old (12 for Junior rating)
WHAT YOU LEARN
The skills and knowledge you will get in the Advanced Open Water course vary with your interests but will include:
- Practical aspects of deep diving
- Physiological effects of deep diving
- Further compass practice
- Natural navigation using kick-cycles, visual references and time
- Better use of your dive computer or eRDPML
- Much more depending on the further 3 dives you choose
THE FUN PART
People love the Advanced Open Water course as it allows them to try out different types of diving from the 15 types of Adventure Dives. You could try Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving, Underwater Scooters, Multi Level Dives and many more.
THE SCUBA GEAR YOU USE
You will use all the same equipment you used on your Open Water course and depending on which adventure dives you pick you may use underwater cameras, dive computers, dive lights, dry suits, lift bags, floats or other speciality gear.
THE LEARNING MATERIALS YOU NEED
You will need the Advanced Open Water crewpak which contains a manual and dvd and contains information on all of the adventure dives you could pick from. You will use these as a guidebook to improve your knowledge and skills whilst preparing for new adventures and experiences.
YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE
- Rescue diver
- Various specialities