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Certifications - Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration. Excitement. 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 Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills, so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
- Underwater navigation
- Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 meters/60-100 feet)
- A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:
- A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
- 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
- Start the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning. The Advanced Open Water Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for seven of the most popular Adventure Dives (though you and your instructor can still choose any of the Adventure Dives). Start Now!

The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you'll love this Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and more.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water course may count as credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:
- Practical aspects of deep diving
- Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving
- More ways to use your underwater compass
- How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
- How to better use your dive computer and electric Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
- And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose...