Last Updated on September 15, 2021 by Dan
What does it take to become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver? For starters, you need to be at least 18 years old and have the skills of an open water diver. This blog post will discuss what steps are involved in this certification process so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver is right for you!
If you are looking for downloadable practise knowledge review questions for the Advanced Open Water course, they are available here:
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver is a diver who can dive to 40 meters. With this certification, you will be able to get more out of your diving experience because you’ll have the skills and confidence needed for new experiences like underwater navigation or deep dives.
After completing your open water diver training you are qualified to dive in all types of conditions and depths up to 18 meters deep without supervision from an instructor.
The PADI Advanced Open Water course is the next step in becoming a dive professional. On this level, you can explore more of what diving has to offer, including some new skills and equipment that will expand your abilities as an open water diver. From getting certified for deeper dives up to 18 meters deep without supervision, to adding Nitrox or Trimix gas mixtures into your arsenal of breathing gas options; the possibilities are endless with these additional certifications!
PADI Advanced Open Water Course Outline:
The PADI Advanced Open Water course is the next step for most divers who are looking to broaden their diving skills and experience. The course includes a variety of adventures such as deep dives, boat diver, underwater naturalist and other adventure dives that require more skill level than an introductory dive would demand.
Participants will also learn how to plan your own Adventure Dive itinerary while learning about risk management in recreational scuba diving and expedition planning techniques.
In addition, 15 elective adventure dives can be chosen from either shore or boat options which include Deep Dives, Underwater Naturalistship (only available on courses at certain locations) Boat Diver and many others!
We have prepared 64 practise knowledge review questions for the Advanced Open Water course which are available here: