The Padi Advanced Open Water course is the second step after you have earned the basic OW qualification.
To earn your Advanced Certification you will undergo academic study and 5 boat dives.
This course can be taken anytime after your Open Water.
We are professional dive educators. Auston has been teaching for over 25 years and Terry, our lead Instructor, has over 2,000 registered students with Padi.
Academic Study - This will take you around 5 hours or so, completed using our eLearning classroom. You will also have access to the Padi Advanced Open Water Manual on-line in the future. Your fee for this is payable to Padi, You sign up through us and we give a reduced price from our regular rate.
Study Review - With our Instructor. A chance to discuss anything you are unsure of and cover the standards for the dives you will be doing.
Open Water Dives - 5 ocean dives from our boat over 3 days. We usually start around 8.15am and finish by 2pm. Dive time is limited by your air consumption. The average student dives for around 35 to 45 mins on each dive. You spend a small part of each dive demonstrating your mastery of the new skills you will learn on this course.
Every dive is linked together during this course. The dive planning you complete for the early dives will be much more detailed as a dive and air plan when we get to the deep diving stage. Likewise, Navigation will usually be completed on dive 2, that gives you a chance to practice Navigation on the last 3 dives.
The Deep dive we will plan together for NDL, AIR and redundant air supply. Usually this will be the last dive of the course.
Dive Tables - We teach our courses using a dive computer. At the end of 3 days you will have a extensive working knowledge of dive computers.
Timing- The course moves at your pace. The purpose is to build upon the skills you bring from Open Water, improve those skills and introduce you to different types of diving.
Standards - This is an "experience" course. The intention is to improve your dive skills and make you a better and safer diver. We have plenty of time to work on and improve any of your problem areas.
A "Deep (100 ft 30 m)" is compulsory as is the Navigation dive. The other 3 dives you can choose from:
Once we have made contact and discussed your dive experience we can look at your choices and make a recommendation as to the best dives for you.