Who can do it?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

What will you learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
         •Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand
           the basic principles of scuba diving
         •Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills (5dives)
         •Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore (4 dives: 2 to 12m and 2 to 18m)!

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.
Check with with us about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.

Next:

Breathing underwater for the first time is something you’ll never forget, so don’t wait.

OPEN WATER
DIVER
ADVANCE OPEN
WATER DIVER
 
Take it further and deeper

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 earning 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.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

Who should take this course?

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.
If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

What will you learn?

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.

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.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.
Contact us to learn more about the gear you will need to start your adventures in the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Next Step

Gain experience and earn your next certification.

ADVENTURE DIVES

 
With 3 Adventure dives you can become an adventure diver, with 5 adventure dives (deep and navigation mandatory) you will become and advanced open water diver.

Exemple of adventure dives are:
     •Deep
     •Wreck
     •Night
     •Navigation
     •Peak performance buoyancy
     •Naturalist
     •Drift
     •Fish ID
     • Multilevel and computer


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