Exploring, Emotion, Experiences
That is the summary of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. You don’t have to be “advanced” to do it. It has been designed to move forward in your diving, therefore you could start immediately once you have obtained the certification PADI Open Water Diver. The course will help you to build trust and expand your skills through various diving adventure diving sessions. Try different specialties while you get more experience under the supervision of your PADI instructor. Register sessions and develop skills at the same time that you find out about different ways of having fun while diving.
Obtain credit! Each adventure diving sessions can be used as credit for the first session of the PADI Specialty Diver course. If you have already done this course, ask your instructor if you have obtained credit for your adventure diving session.
Who should do this course?
The PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers that are over 12 years old are ready to take the next step and register into the Advanced Open Water Diver course. The young divers can only participate in some adventure diving session. Ask your PADI instructor.
If you are Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two of adventure diving sessions in order to obtain the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
You will plan the learning program with your instructor choosing from a large list of adventure diving sessions. There are two mandatory sessions – depth and underwater navigation- and you will choose the other three in order to do a total of 5 diving sessions.
During the Deep diving session, you will learn to plan your diving session in order to deal with physiological aspects and the challenges of diving so deeply. The adventure underwater navigation session refines your navigation skills with a compass and will help you to navigate better using flutter cycles, visual references and time.
Other knowledge and skills that you will obtain could vary from your interest and adventure you may have –photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, wreckage discovery, night diving and many more.
Apart from using the basic diving equipment, you will also need a compass and a diving knife or diving tool. You will also use specific equipment depending on the adventure diving session you choose. For example, you will obviously need a dry suit for the adventure diving session with dry suit or a Sidemount configuration during adventure diving session with Sidemount. Your PADI instructor will explain the equipment you will need and any other that you may require, like the diving lantern when you dive at night or a lifting bag for the diving of search and recovering.
Register online for the Advanced Open Water Diver –the PADI eLearning option – to start immediately. The online system allows you to learn seven of the most popular Adventure diving sessions – including the mandatory diving sessions of Deep Diving and Underwater navigation as well adventure diving sessions from a boat, night adventure diving sessions, buoyancy control and underwater wreckage. You study at your own pace through an interactive program and easy to use. You will also have access to the only version of Adventures in diving and you could complete the other sections of the adventure sessions as shown as your PADI instructor.
You can also choose to learn the guide of Adventures in Diving and watch the video Adventures in Diving (a book and DVD pack). Get in touch with us to register for the course, pick up the material and start learning. Your PADI instructor will meet up with you in order to plan the review session as well as the adventure diving sessions.