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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with DV Diving

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 hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water 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 various types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery and much more.

 

What You Learn

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


Prerequisites

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)

 

When and Where

Once you have booked the Advanced Open Water Diver Course with DV Diving we will contact you to find the best method of getting your knowledge development materials (PADI's Ultimate Crewpack) to you, whether you pick up the pack in store, require it be posted to you or if you decide to go with PADI eLearning instead. 

Some of your adventure dives require an additional swimming pool session for equipmentation orientation. These adventure dives include Drysuit and Full Face Mask and would be held during our weekly pool session on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in the Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Lesiure Complex.

The Advanced Open Water dives are completed based on your availibility and are of course weather dependent. For the Open Water dives we meet at the DV Diving centre in Carrowdore, gather any equipment needed and head in various directions to a suitable site. See our dive sites for more information.

 

The Cost

 We offer a variety of packages for our Advanced Open Water DIver Course:

  • Bronze Package - £350 (Full Course)

Includes: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (including Ulitmate Crewpack) and Equipment Hire

  • Silver Package - £460 (Full Course + Special Equipment)

Includes: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (including Ulitmate Crewpack), Equipment Hire, Suunto SK-8 Compass and MGE Standard Reel.

  • Gold Package - £540 (Full Course + Special Equipment + PADI Drysuit or EAN Speciality)

Includes: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (including Ulitmate Crewpack), Equipment Hire, Suunto SK-8 Compass, MGE Standard Reel and extra components to complete either Drysuit Diver Speciality or Enriched Air Diver Speciality.

Package Extras:

Due to an additional pool session or out of office hours there is additional charges for the following speciality dives

  • Due to an additional pool session or out of office hours there is additional charges for the following speciality dives
    • Drysuit Pool Orientation - Additional £25
    • Full Face Mask Pool Orientation - Additional £25
    • Night Dive  - Additional £25
  • E Learning (online theory) available via PADI E Learning at additional cost of £122.72. If you choose to use PADI E Learning, DV Diving will give you £23 credit towards your Advanced Open Water Course.
  • Discount available for group bookings of 4 or more (Please contact us for discounted price)

 


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 photography equipment , reels, elayed surface marker buoys, a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear such as drysuit.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on the various 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 DV DIVING.


Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the Specialty Course and learn more : Taste the fun and adventure

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DV DIVING Team members or contact us here.