Advanced Open Water Diver Course
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:
- Underwater navigation
- Deep diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
- An introduction to three more Adventure Dives of your choice
The Fun Part: Your Choice
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:
- A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
- 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
- Download PADI Continuing Education Form
The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:
- Practical aspects of deep diving
- Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
- More ways to use your underwater compass
- How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
- How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
- And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose
The Scuba Gear You Use
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.
The Learning Materials You Need
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.
What is Involved?
- Self Study: Using the convenient e-Learning program or classroom
- Multiple Open-Water Training Dives: Covering topics ranging from natural and compass navigation to planning and making deeper dives.
- In addition to a fundamental skills review and assessment, and the core navigation and deep dives, your instructor may provide you with the opportunity to sample one or more additional specialty diving activities,
- Night/low visibility
- Search and recovery
- Underwater imaging
- Wreck diving
- Underwater naturalist
- Dry suit diving
What Equipment Will You Need for your Advanced Open Water Dive Class?
- Mask, Snorkel, fins and boots
- Appropriate exposure protection (wetsuit)
- Dive computer (rentals available)
- Underwater compass
- Dive knife or cutting tool
- Underwater lights (Primary, Back up and tank marker)
- BCD, Regulator, Tanks and Weights (rentals available)
Other great items to pick up to make your diving experience safer and keep you more prepared would be audible and visual surface signals. Like the 72 Inch See Me Signal Tube and the Dive Alert Plus.
Take the next step in your diving adventure and sign up for an Advanced Open Water Scuba Class today.
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