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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Overview

Build confidence and expand your scuba skills.

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. 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.

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from the list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives for this PADI Advanced certification – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.

To enrol in a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course you must hold a PADI Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification) and be at least 12 years old.

To complete the academic studies through the eLearning product, we estimate 8 hours of independent study.

The duration of the three course options ranges between 2 and 3 days. A full day is 8 hours on average. 

All required equipment for your course is supplied by ABC Diving including dive computer. 

The total, fully inclusive cost of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course starts at €380.00 with our ‘budget’ option. Our ‘Standard’ option is €420.00 and our ‘Bespoke’ option is €990.00. 


how the booking Process works

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1. Complete the form

Click ‘Request to book’ button and complete the booking request form. Only 1 form per group is required.

2. Booking approval

Within 3 working hours, your booking request will either be approved or an alternate date suggested.

3. Pack your towel!

Once the booking is approved, a payment request is sent to you. Upon payment, your booking is confirmed. 

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It is over a year since I dived, can I start this course straight away?

To get the most out of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, complete a refresher dive with us first. This way you can concentrate on learning without any distractions caused by the amount of time since your last dive. 

Can I start the Advanced Course immediately after obtaining my Open Water Diver certification?

Yes, you can start the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course right after completing your Open Water Diver certification. The advanced course is an excellent way to build on the skills you’ve learned and gain more diving experience.

Is there a written exam for the Advanced Open Water Diver Course?

No, there is no written exam. However, at the end of each eLearning section, there is a short multiple-choice knowledge review to ensure your understanding of the theory. The emphasis is on practical application and hands-on experience during the adventure dives.

How deep will I go?

Any depth beyond 18 metres/60 feet is classed as ‘deep’. Therefore, the deep dive can be any depth between 18 metres and 30 metres/100 feet. We strive for student divers to get the most out of training with us. For that reason, we aim to reach 30 metres with Advanced Open Water students so long as student diver comfort and safety permits.

How will the certification benefit me as a diver?

The Advanced Open Water Diver certification expands your diving skills and allows you to explore a broader range of underwater environments. It’s a stepping stone towards becoming a more competent and confident diver, opening doors to new dive opportunities and specialties.

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