About the Course: The PADI® Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You’ll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives (not certifications) of your choosing (it’s like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI® specialty certifications.
PADI eLearning®: eLearning includes interactive lessons on 13 popular specialty dives: altitude, boat, digital underwater imaging, drift, dry suit, fish ID, night, buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater naturalist and wreck diving. It’s mandatory that you’ll study deep and navigation diving plus three specialties of your choosing.
eLearning Time Commitment: 6-8 hrs
Here are a few of the many options: Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Dive Against Debris, Dry Suit, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, and Wreck Diver.
With Your Instructor: The course includes five dives: a deep dive below 60 feet, a navigation dive, and three specialty dives. Gain experience, build confidence and discover your diving abilities.
Total Time Commitment: 2-3 days
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification).
Minimum Age: 12
Depth: The maximum depth depends on your age, but maximum depth is up to 100 feet.