PADI Advanced Open Water Course
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences
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 learning your PADI Open Water Diver certiﬁcation. The course helps build conﬁdence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.
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.
You'll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of ﬁve dives.
- Minimum Age: 12 (Younger divers may only do certain Adventure Dives- check with us what is available)
- Pre-requisite certiﬁcation: Open Water Diver
- Good Physical Health (see the PADI medical statement here) answering yes to any of these questions does not automatically mean you cannot dive, please ask us if you are unsure
What can you do once certiﬁed?
- Maximum Depth: 30m
- Go diving at the Marine Reseve Arinaga here in Gran Canaria!
What will I learn?
There are two dives that are mandatory for the Advanced Open Water Course. The Deep dive and the Navigation dive. Your instructor will help you choose from the rest of the adventure dives available to pick a further 3 dives.
During the Navigation dive you will learn how to use a compass both above and below the surface, what kick cycles are and all about using our surroundings to navigate.
During the Deep dive you will learn how to plan dives to deal with possible physiological effects and challenges associated with deep diving.
How to get started?
You can start immediately by signing up for the Advanced Open Water Diver Elearning. This allows you to study at your own pace before your scuba diving course.
Once you have signed up for Advanced Open Water Elearning you should contact your instructor at Puerto Rico Diving, so you can establish which sections you should complete aside from the Deep dive and navigation dive chapters.