From £350

As a Certified Diver you will already have discovered that diving is great fun, exciting and adventurous. You will also know that there is much more enjoyment to be had from experiencing new diving activities & diving in new locations.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver courses allow you to incorporate exciting new dives such as wreck, deep and photography with learning new skills, enhancing your knowledge and confidence, whilst giving you a taste of PADI Specialty courses.

Course Prerequisites

Knowledge Development


Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace using the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual & DVD.


You will complete 5 chapters of the manual, including knowledge reviews for the corresponding adventure dives that you will be making, 2 of which will include the Deep & Underwater Navigation adventure dives. Your self study is then backed up with a review session with your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.

Don't worry if you have any questions during your study as your instructor will be on hand to respond quickly to emails and messages should you require any assistance.

Open Water Dives

For certification as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you must complete 5 of the following adventure dives, including both the deep and underwater navigation adventure dives.

  • Boat

  • Deep (Minimum Age 12)

  • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (Minimum Age 12)

  • Digital Underwater Imaging

  • Dive Against Debris (Minimum Age 12)

  • Drift (Minimum Age 12)

  • Dry Suit (Requires Confined Water Orientation)

  • Enriched Air (Minimum Age 12)

  • Fish Identification

  • Night (Minimum Age 12)

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Search & Recovery (Minimum Age 12)

  • Self Reliant (Minimum Age 18)

  • Sidemount (Minimum Age 15)

  • Underwater Naturalist

  • Underwater Navigation

  • Wreck (Minimum Age 12)

Price Includes​

  • PADI Adventures In Diving Course Materials

  • PADI Certification Fee

  • Theory Review Session

  • 5 Open Water Dives 

  • Equipment Hire & Air Fills

  • £10 Project AWARE Donation

Continue The Adventure...

Your completed Adventure dives may be credited towards the first dive of the related PADI Specialty program.

You have the option of moving onto the PADI Rescue Diver Course, where you will learn to assist other divers and prevent and manage likely problems.

If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.


PADI Advanced Open Diver - Schedule

Frequently asked questions

I've Only Just Certified As A PADI Open Water Diver, Isn't This Course For Divers With Experience?

You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so 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.

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