2 days

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOW) course is designed to improve your underwater knowledge and skills. Upon completion of your OW course you can begin the AOW course.

During this course you’ll make five Adventure Dives and together with your instructor, you’ll plan your learning path 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.

You can choose the other knowledge and skills you will improve depending on your interests. The list of adventure dives on offer is long, from mastering buoyancy control, to exploring wrecks (We have one within 5 minutes of the shop), to drift diving and both fish identification and coral conservation (a personal favourite). The choice is yours and our entire team is available to give you the skills you need to dive the way you want.

Don’t have enough time or not old enough yet for AOW course? Maybe check out the Adventure Diver Course instead.

  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver certification
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