PADI Adventures in Diving
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver
Minimum age: 10-12, depending on Adventure Dive
(For divers under the age of 15, please see our note about youth training.)
Time commitment: ~3 hours per Adventure Dive
Price: ~$50 per Adventure Dive + materials & incidentals
PADI Adventure Diver
The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. Its a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence. Have you always wanted to try underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here's your chance because you can sample types of diving of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.
The PADI Adventure Diver certification is awarded when you have completed any three Adventure Dives.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. That's what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you dont have to be advanced to take it its 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, and add experiences that weren't available to you at the PADI Open Water Diver level.
This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification is awarded when you have completed five Adventure Dives, two of which must be the Deep Dive and the Underwater Navigation Dive.
This course builds on what youve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving. Youll hone your skills by completing adventure dives that introduce you to:
- Altitude Dive
- AWARE Fish Identification
- Boat Dive
- Deep diving (between 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
- Digital Underwater Photography
- Diver Propulsion Vehicle
- Drift Dive
- Dry Suit Dive
- Enriched Air Dive
- Multilevel & Computer Dive
- Night Dive
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Search & Recovery Dive
- Underwater Naturalist
- Underwater Navigation
- Underwater Photography
- Underwater Videography
- Wreck Dive
Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver!
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Please let us know if you have any specific ideas on where you'd like to do the open water portion of the training (a nearby lake or ocean), as this may affect the price. Please also describe your previous scuba dive training and experience as we try to tailor our classes to the student and this information helps us serve you better.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for one lower-level college recreation/physical education credit. See the list of PADI programmes available for ACE credit, then contact your college or university to enquire as to whether it can apply towards your college education.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is also eligible for 4 high school credits for grade 10, 11 & 12 students by the British Columbia Ministry of Education (External Credentials Program for Industrial and Occupational Courses) programme. More information is available on PADI's website.
Once you've finished the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course with Simple Scuba, the next step in diving is to become a PADI Rescue Diver!
If you're not ready for Rescue Diver, you might consider taking some specialty courses. Once youve tried the first dive of a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, youll probably want to take the whole course and learn more!
Consider Altitude Diver, AWARE Fish Identification, Boat Diver, Deep Diver, Digital Underwater Photography, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Multilevel & Computer Diver, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery Diver, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photography, Underwater Videography, and Wreck Diver specialties.
As a lot of diving happens in somewhat remote locations, we also highly recommend first aid training, especially a course in emergency oxygen administration and dive-specific injury treatment.