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Dive in a little Deeper - How to get Advanced Scuba Diver Certified!

Updated: Jul 8, 2022

Aced your Open Water Course? Have you comfortably dived in the ocean/quarries or lakes? Are you wondering ‘What’s next?’… then the Advanced Open Water (AOW) Scuba Diver course may be for you!

The AOW is the next steppingstone on the PADI Scuba Diving Ladder and is a prerequisite for diving deeper than 60ft with any PADI Dive Centre. We all know that with Scuba Diving we must dive only within our trained limits. The Advanced Open Water Course, extends those limits, allowing us to dive to a maximum depth of 100ft/30 meters.

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification).

Total time commitment: 2-3 days.

Minimum age: 12 years or older.

Depth: Age dependant, but the maximum depth is up to 30 meters/100 feet

What are the benefits of completing the AOW Course?

  • Dive more confidently, and become a more confident and independent diver.

  • Dive for longer, learn how to manage your buoyancy and air consumption

  • Dive deeper, explore deeper ocean critters and corals

  • Dive a wreck, explore an amazing new dive site

  • Dive smarter, become a more knowledgable diver!

The AOW course not only is incredibly informative, but it is also extremely fun! The course has two required dives: Deep Diver & Navigation Diver. Then, you get to choose your last 3 adventure dives to complete your course. Pick from:

  1. Drift Diver

  2. Boat Diver

  3. Night Diver

  4. Wreck Diver

  5. Multilevel Diver

  6. Fish Identification

  7. Enriched Air Nitrox

  8. Search & Recovery

  9. Dive Against Debris

  10. Underwater Naturalist

  11. Diver Propulsion Vehicle

  12. Emergency Oxygen Provider

  13. Peak Performance Buoyancy