PADI Advanced Open Water Course

PADI Advanced Open Water course offers enhanced skills, diverse dives, certification, confidence, knowledge, camaraderie, and adventure.

Theory - PADI eLearning

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to expand your diving knowledge and skills beyond the basic Open Water Diver level. It includes a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical diving experiences. The specific content covered in the course may vary slightly depending on the diving environment and the preferences of the instructor, but some common elements include:

Deep Diving: This module covers the knowledge and skills required to safely plan and conduct dives at depths between 18 and 30 meters (60-100 feet). You'll learn about the effects of increased pressure, how to manage air consumption, and safety procedures for deep diving.

Underwater Navigation: This module focuses on improving your navigational skills underwater, using compasses and natural navigation techniques. You'll learn how to navigate a planned route and return to the starting point accurately.

Night Diving: Night dives offer a unique experience as marine life behaves differently in the dark. You'll learn about specialized equipment, communication techniques, and safety considerations for night diving.

Peak Performance Buoyancy: This module helps you improve your buoyancy control, which is essential for conserving energy, protecting the marine environment, and maintaining comfort during dives.

Wreck Diving: This is called the "cape of storms" for a reason.


During the PADI Advanced Course, you will be introduced to advanced diving equipment, including a backplate and wing configuration, a long hose regulator, a deployable surface marker buoy, and a dive light. These new additions to your gear will significantly enhance your diving experience and skills, making the pool sessions incredibly beneficial for your learning process.


Once the techniques of how to stow and use the advanced diving equipment are introduced and practiced in the pool sessions, the PADI Advanced Course progresses to the next stage, which involves six ocean dives. During these ocean dives, divers who are enrolled in the program are required to execute their roles as part of a diving team. Here's a breakdown of how this typically works:

Application of Skills: During the ocean dives, divers put into practice what they learned in the pool sessions. This includes using the backplate and wing configuration, the long hose regulator, the deployable surface marker buoy, and the dive light in real diving scenarios.

Diving in a Team: Scuba diving is often a team sport, and in the Advanced Course, students learn the importance of effective teamwork underwater. They are usually grouped into dive teams, each with a specific role and responsibility.

Communication and Coordination: Clear communication is crucial in a diving team. Divers learn how to effectively communicate with hand signals, ensuring everyone is aware of the plan, their roles, and any potential issues that may arise during the dive.

Problem-Solving and Adaptation: The ocean dives provide an opportunity for divers to encounter real-world situations and challenges. They learn how to adapt to different underwater conditions, manage potential problems, and work together to ensure a safe and enjoyable diving experience.

Experience Different Dive Sites: The six ocean dives often take place in various locations with diverse underwater landscapes, marine life, and conditions. This exposure helps divers become more versatile and confident in their diving abilities.

Course Schedule

9:00AM - 2:00PM on all days

Day 1 - Pool and ocean dive
Day 2 - Ocean dive
Day 3 - Ocean dive
Day 4 - Pool and ocean dive
Day 5 - Ocean dive
Day 6 - Ocean dive