This course can be taken directly after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It's titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.
The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your PADI Instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.
PADI Junior Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in a Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.
To enroll in a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (or Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course):
- You must be 12 years old or older.
- You need to have obtained your PADI Open Water Diver qualification (or similar from another agency)
- You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives (5 total adventure dives).
- There are two required dives - Deep and Underwater Navigation
- There are three elective dives - Altitude, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck, Search & Recovery and many more.
The Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving (up to a maximum of 30meters)
The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick - cycles, visual landmarks and time.
The Elective Adventure Dives has a variety of skills and knowledge depending upon your own interest in the diving world from exploring wrecks to identifying fish.
Some Elective Adventure Dives To Choose From (Specialty Dives):
- Equipment Specialist
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Navigation Adventure Diver (mandatory)
- Deep Diver (mandatory)
- Distinctive Shark Conservation
- Wreck Diver
- Underwater Naturalist
- Full Face Mask
- Sidemount Diver
- Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)
- O2 Provider
- Dry Suit Diver
- Public Liability Diver
- Independent Diver
- Project Aware Conservationist
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 would need to use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your Phoenix 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.
As soon as you sign up (added the course to your cart and payment cleared) with Phoenix Divers to do your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, you will receive an email with the e-learning information you need to start with PADI's home - study materials.
The web-based system lets you learn about the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Wreck Adventure Dives and more.
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.
Your Phoenix Divers PADI Instructor will contact you about scheduling time for in-water training.
- This course requires 2 - 3 days of practical assessment
- Normally over weekends but possible for during the week training
Your Phoenix Divers - PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course includes:
- Gear rental & air fills for entire Course
- E-touch Open Water Diver Manual
- Confined Water Pool Sessions
- Open Water Sessions
- First - rate Certification & E-Card
* Excludes R170 entrance fee at Miracle Waters.