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Advanced Open Water Course

September 29, 2018 @ 09:00 - September 30, 2018 @ 14:30 BST

Advanced Open Water Course

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver course. It’s titled Advanced Open Water Course because it advances your diving knowledge & skills which prepares you to dive up to 30m worldwide.


That’s what the Advanced Open Water Course is all about. The course is designed to advance your diving, you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under our supervision, your PADI Instructors. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.


You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.


Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure.  Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.

Getting Started

Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package). Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.

Price of Advanced Open Water Course advertised is based on Adventure Dives that are shore based.  Additional costs may be added for adventure dives that require boat charters or Enriched Air Nitrox materials.


£279 is the total cost you pay.  This includes everything required (excluding boat fees) paid locally, if taking adventure dives that require boat charter.

A non-refundable deposit of £90 is required to set you up with study materials.



September 29, 2018 @ 09:00 BST
September 30, 2018 @ 14:30 BST
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Diving Adventures Scotland
07543 067074
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BP Finnart
Garelochhead, Scotland G84 0EY
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