PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course 



Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.  
They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water

Diver course is all about. And no,

you don’t have to be "advanced” to take it –

it’s designed so you can go straight into it

after the padi open water diver course.

Start the Advanced Course right now. 

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course helps you 

increase your confidence and build your scuba skills

so you can become more comfortable in the water.

This is a great way to get more dives under your belt

while continuing to learn under the supervision of a

PADI instructor. 

This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops

new capabilities by introducing you to new activities

and new ways to have fun scuba diving. You’ll hone

your skills by completing five adventure dives that

introduce you to:


The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water

Diver course is that you and your instructor choose

from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your

course. You can try your hand at digital underwater

photographywreck divingnight divingdiving

with underwater scooterspeak performance buoyancy

and much more.

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open

Water Diver course vary with your interest and the

adventures you have, but include

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual
  • landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer and
  • electronic Recreational Dive
  • PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
  • And much, much more, depending on the
  • Adventure Dives you choose


The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your

underwater compass. Depending on which three

adventure dives you pick, you may also try out

underwater photography equipment, DPVs

(underwater scooters), a dive light, lift bags

a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.  Check

our specialities course's for what is available 

here at Blue Harbor Scuba. 


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide 

information on more than 16 types of Specialty diving.

You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your

diving skills and prepare for new experiences and

adventures. Curious about night diving? flip to the

night diving chapter. Once you’ve previewedthe skills,

your instructor will guide you on your first night diving

adventure.  Having trouble with underwater navigation?

Review the underwater navigation section then sign up

for the Navigation Adventure Dive with us here at 

Blue Harbor Scuba.



To take this course, you must be:

  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • or certification from another organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced OW)