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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

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. 

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 your 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:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving  (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

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 photography, wreck diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

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

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, a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need

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 Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

Alternatively, 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.  Contact Patriot Scuba for information on signing up for Advanced Open Water Diver!

Course details

  • Duration: as little as 2 days
  • Price $540 - all inclusive except Mask, fins, snorkel!
  • Course contents: Knowlege development 5 Specialty Dives (Open Water)  
  • Equipment required: Standard Scuba Kit
  • Recommended Text: PADI Adventures in Diving manual, Encylcopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Medical Statement (pdf)
  • Student Transcript Request

What's Next?

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  Course Type   Price    
Advanced Open Water Diver US$ 540.00

Knowledge Development 1
Sat 21 Aug 2021
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Knowledge Development 2
Sat 21 Aug 2021
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Knowledge Development 3
Sat 21 Aug 2021
12:00 AM
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Specialty 2
Sat 21 Aug 2021
09:00 AM
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Specialty 3
Sat 21 Aug 2021
12:00 PM
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Specialty 1
Sat 21 Aug 2021
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Orientation
Sat 21 Aug 2021
06:30 PM
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Knowledge Development 4
Sun 22 Aug 2021
12:00 AM
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Knowledge Development 5
Sun 22 Aug 2021
12:00 AM
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Navigation
Sun 22 Aug 2021
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
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Deep
Sun 22 Aug 2021
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03 hours 00 minutes
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Advanced Open Water Diver -

Orientation
Fri 31 Dec 2021
06:30 PM
60 minutes
Occoquan
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 01 Jan 2022
12:00 AM
Home
Knowledge Development 2
Sun 02 Jan 2022
12:00 AM
Home
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 03 Jan 2022
12:00 AM
Home
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 04 Jan 2022
12:00 AM
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Knowledge Development 5
Wed 05 Jan 2022
12:00 AM
Home
Navigation
Sun 09 Jan 2022
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Lake Phoenix
Deep
Sun 09 Jan 2022
12:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Lake Phoenix
Specialty 1
Sun 09 Jan 2022
03:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Rappahannock
Specialty 2
Mon 10 Jan 2022
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Rappahannock
Specialty 3
Mon 10 Jan 2022
12:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Rappahannock

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