Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They're what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don't have to be “advanced” to take it – it's designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.
The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.
You'll fine tune your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at Digital Underwater Imaging, Altitude Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery and much more.
To take this course, you must be:
The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:
You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also be introduced to underwater imaging equipment , a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.
PADI's Advanced Open Water Diver Manual provides information on more than 10 types of specialty diving.You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact Midland Dive Association.
After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the corresponding Specialty Course.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Midland Dive Association Team members.