The 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 of your choosing (it’s like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI® specialty certifications.
Here are a few of the many options: Deep, Dive Against Debris, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist and Underwater Navigation.
The PADI Advanced Open Water course is 5 adventure dives and 1 extra free fun dive. There are 2 of them mandatory: Underwater Navigation and Deep Dive.
We highly recommend you to do as well Peak Performance Buoyancy as it is a very important skill for us. We will help you to choose the remaining 2 adventure dives according to your personal interests and preferences. There are no quizzes or exams.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Learning
Each dive has a chapter dedicated to it in the advanced manual. In order to prepare for each dive, you will study by your own the chapter plus complete the knowledge review at the end.
You can study here in El Nido independently with your manual. Once you have signed for your course, you get your own PADI AOW manual -that you will keep-. Prior diving, your instructor will do the knowledge reviews with you and give you a briefing on each chapter.
For the two remaining adventure dives, you may choose from a number of options based on your personal interests and preferences. We recommend that you try exciting options such as Night Dive, Search & Recovery, Fish Identification, Underwater Naturalist or Drift Dive.
Who should take this course?
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.
If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.
PADI Advanced Open Water Course
- 5 Adventure Dives over 2 Days
- Classroom or Self Paced
- 2:1 Instructor to Student ratio