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The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is tailored for individuals who have successfully completed the PADI Open Water Diver certification and wish to extend their diving skills and knowledge. This course is designed to enhance your diving skills, increase your depth range to 30m and broaden your understanding of the underwater world. Through a combination of eLearning and practical diving experiences, divers are prepared to explore more challenging dive sites with confidence.


Course Structure

The Advanced Open Water Diver course offers a structured yet flexible training approach, allowing divers to explore areas of interest in more depth alongside a Deep and Navigation dive.



This segment involves studying various aspects of advanced diving by completing 5 knowlege reviews that focus on the theoretical aspects required to dive safely and responsibly as an Advanced Open Water dive. In addition to Deep and Navigation you will select a further 3 adventure dives. These need to be agreed with us in advance to check that thay can be completed at the dive sites we will be using on the day of course. 


Adventure Dives

The five Adventure Dives focus on different skills and experiences. The Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation Dive are mandatory, providing essential skills for more advanced diving. Divers then choose three additional Adventure Dives  according to your interests and goals and the course option selected.



Upon successful completion of the five Adventure Dives and associated knowledge reviews, divers earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. This certification recognises your enhanced skills and ability to dive to a maximum depth of 30 metres, opening up new diving opportunities worldwide.


Course Options:

  • Basic Advanced Open Water Course  – This level is your basic Advanced course, which covers everything required to complete the course. At this level your deep dive will be done at Capernwray Quarry. Your five dives will be done over two days.
  • Flexible Advanced Open Water Course  – At this level, you’ll have the chance to do a DSMB speciality and the option to do a boat dive. This is a great way to enhance your skills and see some of the wrecks and sea life the North Sea has to offer. With this option you get an additional dive and your dives are done over 3 days.  
  • Tailormade Advanced Open Water Course – At this level, your course can be tailor made to fit around your requirements and your schedule.  

Advanced Open Water

PriceFrom £295.00
  • Course Requirements

    • Be at least 12 years of age.
    • Be a qualified PADI Open Water diver, or equivalent from an approved training body.
    • Be able to swim and in good physical health.
    • Accompanied to dive sites by a parent or guardian if under the age of 16.
    • Complete a Medical Statement. (Click here to download) If you need to answer ‘yes’ to any question medical clearance will be needed from your GP prior to diving.
    • Agree to our terms and conditions.  (Click here)
  • What's included?

    • Full access to PADI eLearning resources.
    • Full kit hire excluding a mask and snorkel (available in store or to hire for additional fee) for the duration of your course.
    • Maximum of 4 students in a group.
    • One pool and classroom session to prepare you for your dives.
    • 5 open water dives, done over 2 days or 6 dives done over 3 days depending on the course option you select. 
  • What's next?

    The next step is the PADI Rescue Diver Course. This is aimed at anyone who wants to take the next step in their diving journey and is interested in learning underwater survival and rescue skills. (Click here for more information)

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