PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
- Product code: AOWD
INCLUDING ALL GEAR HIRE, LEARNING MATERIALS AND PADI FEES
Who should take this course?
(Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to
step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers
may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI
If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
What will you learn?
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
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.
How can you start learning now?
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 Advanced Open Water Diver manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.
You can also choose to read the Advanced Open Water Diver manual and watch the Advanced Open Water Diver video (a book and DVD package). Stop by our PADI Dive Center to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.
What equipment will you use?
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 Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Side-mount Adventure Dive. 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.
Visit our floating dive center to learn more about the gear you will need to start your adventures in the Advanced Open Water Diver course.