PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start 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.

PADI (Junior) 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.

What the Course Entails

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: 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.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Pre-requisites

Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver at least 12 years of age is eligible to take the Advanced Open Water Course.

Course Flow

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

How Can I Get Started?

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 Centre and Resort to enrol 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.

What is the next adventure?

Advanced Open Water Divers of at least 15 years of age can be included in Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver . If you are between 10 and 14 there is the option for you to complete the PADI Junior Rescue Diver.

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Hilton Fayrouz Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Sharm El Sheikh

The Hilton Fayrouz is situated in the heart of Naama Bay and is within easy reach from all the shops, malls, cafes, bars and restaurants Naama Bay has to offer.

  • Hilton’s flagship resort in Naama bay
  • Beachfront promenade location
  • BB, HB & FB board basis
  • Relaxed laid back atmosphere
  • Choice of restaurants and bars
  • 4 outdoor pools including a kids pool

Solo Divers

Hilton Fayrouz Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Sharm El Sheikh

The Hilton Fayrouz is situated in the heart of Naama Bay and is within easy reach from all the shops, malls, cafes, bars and restaurants Naama Bay has to offer.

  • Hilton’s flagship resort in Naama bay
  • Beachfront promenade location
  • BB, HB & FB board basis
  • Relaxed laid back atmosphere
  • Choice of restaurants and bars
  • 4 outdoor pools including a kids pool

Solo Divers

Hilton Dreams Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Sharm El Sheikh

The Hilton Sharm Dream is set back from the gently shelving bay amidst beautiful grounds and swimming lagoons, making the perfect place for relaxation just 20 minutes from the airport.

  • Great resort just outside Naama Bay
  • Choice of 4 restaurants
  • 314 with balcony or terrace
  • All inclusive resort
  • Quiet setting away from the nightlife
  • Emperor Divers close by

Solo Divers

Hilton Dreams Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Sharm El Sheikh

The Hilton Sharm Dream is set back from the gently shelving bay amidst beautiful grounds and swimming lagoons, making the perfect place for relaxation just 20 minutes from the airport.

  • Great resort just outside Naama Bay
  • Choice of 4 restaurants
  • 314 with balcony or terrace
  • All inclusive resort
  • Quiet setting away from the nightlife
  • Emperor Divers close by

Solo Divers

Falcon Naama Star

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Sharm El Sheikh

At the Falcon Naama Star Hotel we offer a great value for money. The hotel has 180 elegantly furnished rooms fully equipped. The Hotel Beach- "Viva Beach " is only 10 minutes away from Naama Bay.

  • Families, couples & groups
  • In the heart of Naama Bay
  • Variety of board basis to sort all
  • Sauna & beauty services
  • Two refreshing pools
  • Diving with Emperor Divers

Solo Divers

Falcon Naama Star

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Sharm El Sheikh

At the Falcon Naama Star Hotel we offer a great value for money. The hotel has 180 elegantly furnished rooms fully equipped. The Hotel Beach- "Viva Beach " is only 10 minutes away from Naama Bay.

  • Families, couples & groups
  • In the heart of Naama Bay
  • Variety of board basis to sort all
  • Sauna & beauty services
  • Two refreshing pools
  • Diving with Emperor Divers

Solo Divers

Hilton Hurghada Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

The Hilton Resort is located at the vibrant touristic Hurghada’s promenade being the perfect place for all, families, couples, singles and divers where comfort and luxury go hand in hand.

  • All inclusive resort
  • Divers Lodge on-site
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Private sandy beach
  • Great for families and couples
  • Spa & wellness centre

Solo Divers

Hilton Hurghada Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

The Hilton Resort is located at the vibrant touristic Hurghada’s promenade being the perfect place for all, families, couples, singles and divers where comfort and luxury go hand in hand.

  • All inclusive resort
  • Divers Lodge on-site
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Private sandy beach
  • Great for families and couples
  • Spa & wellness centre

Solo Divers

The Three Corners Sunny Beach

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

Located between Hurghada and El Gouna. The four star Sunny Beach Resort enchants guests with relaxed atmosphere, attentive hospitality, and a glorious seaside setting.

Solo Divers

Sunrise Romance Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

The Sunrise Romance Resort offers guests a luxurious holiday beyond expectations. The resort boosts a peaceful sanctuary for tranquil escapes with sweeping uninterrupted views to the dazzling Red Sea.

  • All inclusive Resort
  • Water fun & adventures
  • Private sandy beach
  • Served by Divers Lodge
  • Romantic getaway
  • Spa & wellness centre