PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

What is it?

Whether you’ve just completed your PADI Open Water Diver course or have many logged dives, PADI’s Advanced Open Water Diving program gives you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to the next level. You will fine tune your dive skills, meet new dive buddies and gain confidence as you explore the many special dive activities this program offers.

The course is structured to give you the flexibility to tailor the course to your particular areas of interest as you choose to complete the dives that interest you. As an Advanced Open Water Diver you will be qualified to dive to 30 metres (21 metres for Junior Advanced Open Water Divers).

Who can take part?

To enrol on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course you must have the PADI Open Water Diver qualification or equivalent qualification from another organisation. Divers between the ages of 12 and 14 will receive the Junior Advanced Open Water Diver qualification.

What does the course involve?

To obtain the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver qualification you will complete five adventure dives. The underwater navigation and deep adventure dives are compulsory. You then select three further dives from a list including dry suit, multilevel, night, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater naturalist, digital underwater photography and wreck.

You review the relevant chapters of the Adventures in Diving Manual for the dives that you have selected and complete the knowledge review prior to completing the dives. If you select the drysuit dive, a drysuit orientation will be conducted in the pool prior to open water training at no extra cost.


How long will it take?

The dives are normally conducted over two Sundays at Capernwray. Options for completing the course dive by dive are also available. If completing a drysuit adventure dive you will also complete a pool training session. There will be some home study.

How do I book a course?

We have courses running regularly throughout the year. Take a look at the course calendar for the next course dates. To book your place on the next course all we need is a £75 deposit. You will also need to get the course materials prior to commencing the course. You can either call in the shop to pay your deposit and collect the course materials, download the course booking forma and send it to us or simply ring us quoting your credit card number and we can post out the course materials to you (postage charged at cost).


Course Prices

Advanced Open Water Diver Course                               £225

Adventures in Diving Ultimate Crewpack                        £67.50


The course fees include provision of any equipment required, all tuition fees and certification fees to PADI. Entry fees and transport to dive sites are not included.