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LogoPADI Open Water Advanced Course

It is a commonly known fact that as an open water diver you are certified to a maximum depth of 18m, most dive operators around the world will plan the first dives of the day to a depth greater than 18m.   As a responsible diver you should take the steps to ensure your own safety, the PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE is the right way to improve your diving skills and knowledge.

Looking for the ultimate adventure? You found it! PADI's Advanced Open Water Diver program fine tunes your dive skills and allows you to explore some of diving's top adventures. It's your dive - go for it!

The Advanced Open Water Diver program has something for everyone. This exciting program includes a total of five adventure dives (must include deep and navigation dive): If you're 15 or older, and a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent, then you're ready for the Advanced Open Water Diver program. Or, if you're a PADI Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent and between the ages of 12-14, there's the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver program.

After successfully completing the course, you'll receive the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. This allows you to participate in more advanced diving activities with a maximum recommended depth limit of 30 metres/100 feet, in addition to the qualifications listed for PADI Open Water Divers.

What does this program offer you? New experiences, new skills, lots of diving and thrilling adventures! So take your diving to new limits!

 Cost : US$ 250   


HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?

The Advanced Open Water course is split into two sections Theory and practical. The theory consists of self-study from our manual ADVENTURES IN DIVING, it is split into the categories for Core and Elective dives.

Core dives are dives that have to be completed by every student and include the DEEP, AND NAVIGATION dives.

Elective dives are the three dives that interest you the most and can be chosen from a wide range including, WRECK, MULTI-LEVEL, NATURALIST, PHOTOGRAPHY, SEARCH & RECOVERY and many more associated with all aspects of diving, your Instructor will have extensive experience in these fields.

Each dive requires the successful completion of certain skills relating to that particular dive. For example the navigation core dive requires the candidate to perform a series of navigational exercises using either a wrist or console mounted compass, these exercises include navigating a square pattern, straight line and reciprocal courses. Other factors to consider include natural navigation using seabed contours and distance estimations by the amount of fin strokes used.

Without doubt the PADI Advanced Open Water course is where you learn the skills to make the rest of your diving career as safe and enjoyable as possible.

 

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