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Exploration, Excitement and Experiences

They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about open water diving and developing the skills you learnt on your entry level scuba course. There are no more pool skills and no exams to take, simply fun open water dives learning new skills and increasing your confidence and experience through five additional instructor-led open water dives.

What you will learn

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives. To qualify as an Advanced Open Water Diver you will complete Adventure Dives in;

  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deep Diving (18-30 metres)
  • 3 more Adventure Dives of your choice!


The fun part

One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from a variety of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at wreck diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy dives and many more. Recent additions to the Advanced Open Water course also include Digital Underwater Imaging using photography and videography to record memories of your dives, the Delayed Surface Marker Buoy dive and the Self-Reliant Diver Adventure dive.

Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may also credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course. If you’re aiming for the Master Scuba Diver rating this can really help you in that journey!


To take the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Aged 12 or above
  • Junior divers aged 10 & 11 can earn the Junior Adventure Diver rating

PADI Master Scuba Diver

The Master Scuba Diver rating is known as the ‘black belt of scuba diving’. To reach the highest recreational rating in the PADI system you will complete your Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver courses, along with five
PADI speciality courses of your choice. The knowledge and experience gained from these courses, along with at least 50 logged dives, earns you the Master Scuba Diver rating. For those divers looking to achieve this, we offer a special package price saving you lots of money instead of booking each course individually.


Want to Join The dive Club?

How to join

Our dive club membership runs annually and is renewed every January.

To sign up for the dive club all you need to do is submit a Club Membership form along with your club membership fee of £45.

Updates are sent out through email, and you will have access to our members-only Facebook group which is ideal for arranging dives with other club members.