Advanced Open Water

Advanced Open Water - Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about.

Advanced Open Water – You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start it straight after your PADI Open Water Diver certification if you want to, or wait until you have a few dives under your belt – the choice is yours.

The course is run over 2 days and helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.  You try out different kinds of diving gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.  You log your dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.


What will you learn?

You’ll plan and execute 5 dives (over 2 days) on the course and you choose these by talking through the options with your instructor and 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.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

How can you start learning now?

Just call or email us now!
You can do your academic learning in 2 ways

As soon as you call us (and book the course!) we’ll send you the Adventures in Diving manual and you can start to read through the material relating to the 5 dives you’ve chosen. Or you may prefer to do the academics online.  You can do this through Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can get started immediately! 

The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives.

You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program.  You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.


What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment (which we will supply), you’ll need a compass and dive knife of your own (the nearest dive shop to us is Underwater Explorers). 

You may also use other specialised gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose – for example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or an underwater camera for Digital Underwater Photography Adventure Dive.  

Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as an underwater torch for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.

Midweek Courses

Prices with manual

Weekend Courses

Prices with manual

Private Courses

(just you and your instructor)

Online learning 

If you wish to use to do eLearning instead of a having the paper manual please add £25 to each of the above prices.

Course Dates

Please see our online calendar for course dates. 

Private Courses are run to dates agreed between you and Dive Beyond.

All our Advanced Open Water courses include all the required manuals and materials, certification costs and certification card, full equipment (for the duration of the course), air fills, all pool fees and boat fees – oh and we might even throw in the odd tea or coffee! 

In other words there are no ‘hidden’ extra’s and nothing else to pay for.  However you will need your OWN compass and dive knife.

Call us on 07786 234 110