Ready to take your scuba diving skills to the next level? The Advanced Open Water Diver course is the perfect way to explore new depths and expand your diving horizons. In this course, you'll build on the foundational skills you learned in your Open Water Diver course and take on new challenges like deep diving, navigation, and wreck diving.
So, whether you're looking to explore new depths, perfect your skills, or just have some fun, the Advanced Open Water Diver course is the perfect way to take your scuba diving adventures to the next level. Are you ready to dive in?
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
You learn to refine your scuba diving skills through 5 fun dives that are guided by your instructor to help you understand your environment better. Prep beforehand for the dives you choose and engage in a discussion with your instructor. Most importantly, remebeber to have fun!!
Complete your theory and choose your Advanced Open Water Dives
eLearning is a convenient and flexible way to learn scuba diving theory at your own pace, on your own schedule.
Advanced Open Water Diver 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.
You'll study deep and navigation diving plus three specialties of your choosing.
eLearning time commitment: 6-8 hours
Pre-requisites and other information:
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver
Total time commitment: 2-3 days
Minimum age: 12 years or older
Depth: The maximum depth depends on your age, but maximum depth is up to 30 metres
Prep and Diving
The course includes 5 dives: a deep dive below 18 metres, a navigation dive, and 3 more specialty dives of your choice:
Boat Dive - Drift Dive - Night Dive - Wreck Dive - Fish ID Dive - Peak Performance Buoyancy - Search & Recovery Dive - Underwater Naturalist
The best part? There is no exam like your Open Water Course since this course is truly about having fun and gaining experience.
Still not sure about pursuing your Advanced Open Water course? Reach out to us and get your queries answered
Frequently Asked Questions about the Advanced Open Water Course
How deep can I dive after the Advanced Open Water Course?
After completing the Advanced Open Water Course, recreational divers can dive up to a maximum depth limit of 40 meters (130 feet). However, safe diving practices should always be followed, and divers should only explore depths that they are comfortable with. Physical fitness, experience, and dive site conditions also play a role in determining the maximum safe depth for a dive.
Who can enroll?
Since this is not an entry-level course, one must be a certified Open Water Diver Course Diver or a Junior Open Water Diver. Anyone who is at least 10 years old, in good health, and comfortable in the water can enroll in the course. The course is designed to refine a diver's skills and allow them to dive deeper and enhance their knowledge of the diving environment
Which medical conditions can disqualify someone from scuba diving?
Some of the most common medical conditions that can impede diving include asthma, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It's important for potential divers to complete a medical questionnaire and obtain clearance from a physician before participating in any scuba diving activities if some of the following medical preconditions exists:
Asthma - Heart disease - Lung disease - Diabetes - High blood pressure - Epilepsy - Recurring ear problems - Migraine headaches - Sickle cell disease - or if you are pregnant
Can I not dive if I have the above medical conditions?
In case you have some of the mentioned medical conditions, you may obtain medical clearence from your physician stating that it is safe for you to go diving and we will sign you up for some fabulous diving!
Can I dive if I am on my period?
It is absolutely possible to go diving if you are on your period, there are many ways you can manage with various menstrual products while diving. Read this article to answer all concerns and questions you may have about diving on your period. There's a whole army of women that go diving, hear what they have to say and join the forces!
What is the minimum and maximum age to learn scuba diving?
Anyone who is 10 years and older, reasonably fit, comfortable in the water, and has a positive attitude and a willingness to learn can sign up for scuba diving.
Also, age is not a limiting factor for scuba diving as long as the individual is in good physical and mental health. However, some medical conditions associated with lung functions may prevent individuals of any age from diving, either temporarily or permanently. Scuba diving is a sport that can be enjoyed at any age, and many people continue diving well into their 70s and 80s.
Can non-swimmers go scuba diving?
YES! Non-swimmers who want to experience real-life powers like breathing underwater can enroll in a DSD program, where an experienced and qualified dive professional will accompany you
However, to be able to become a certified recreational diver, one must have basic swimming skills, and need not be an expert swimmer since basic swimming is a pre-requisite for the Open Water Diver Course.
How long does it take to become a certified scuba diver?
Becoming a certified Open Water Diver typically takes around 3 to 4 days, although the exact duration of the course depends on how quickly you develop your diving skills, comfort level, and confidence.
The training is skill-based, and your instructor will focus on helping you become a confident and comfortable diver rather than completing the course within a specific time frame. Your progress in developing your diving skills will determine the duration of the course.
Is Scuba Diving safe/dangerous?
Scuba diving is super safe and tons of fun! Just listen to your instructor and follow the safety procedures, and you'll be good to go. Our courses and diving experiences always include safety briefings, and our instructors and divemasters are experienced professionals with international qualifications. They're trained in dive supervision, diver rescue, and Emergency First Response (EFR), so you're in good hands. Also, sufficient training is provided to you so you feel confident to take on your underwater adventure.
Just remember to stay cool, listen up, and have a blast!
What happens if I see a shark while scuba diving?
You'll know you've had a great day of diving if you encounter a shark.
Contrary to their aggressive and man-eating image portrayed by films, sharks are actually pretty cool creatures! As long as we maintain a safe distance while observing, and certain diving etiquettes, an encounter with a shark or sharks is completely safe.
What should I do if I feel panicked underwater?
If you feel panicked underwater, you should signal to your buddy or instructor, breathe slowly and deeply, and make a safe ascent to the surface.
The training provided to you before you submerge yourself is the key to minimising the chances of a panic situation arising, whether you're doing a course or a one-time diving experience (DSD).
How long is a scuba diving certificate valid?
Once you've earned a scuba diving certification, it'll last you a lifetime and has global recognition.
To keep your skills and knowledge up to date, it's recommended that you continue diving regularly and take refresher courses if you haven't been diving in a while.
Is it difficult to learn Scuba Diving?
It's easier than you think! While scuba diving may seem like an intimidating activity, with the right training and guidance that is provided to you via the study material and our amazing instructors, it's a breeze to learn. Learning to scuba dive is all about taking it one step at a time, building your skills and confidence in the water, and having a blast along the way.
Plus, once you've got the hang of it, you'll be exploring a whole new world full of colorful fish, fascinating marine life, and underwater adventures that will leave you smiling from ear to ear! So don't be afraid to give it a try – you might just discover your new favorite hobby!