PADI Advanced Open Water

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about.

And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water.

This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving. Subsurface runs Advanced Open Water courses on demand usually over 2-3 days.

Core Dives
  • Deep – Dive to a maximum of 30 metres and find out what nitrogen narcosis is – will you experience it?
  • Navigation – Fine-tune and improve navigation skills with compass use and natural navigation tips.
Elective Dives
  • Wreck – Dive one of two wrecks in the area.
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy – Perfect your hover, ideal skill for photographers, underwater observers, and wreck enthusiasts.
  • Naturalist – identify different plant and aquatic species.
  • Search and Recovery – learn search patterns and techniques to aid in the recovery of that lost mask overboard!
  • Night – natural curiosity and a different perspective, things DO look different at night.
  • Photography – learn about care and preparation, also tips on lighting, positioning, backscatter, and composure.
  • Boat – bow, stern, aft, and port, boat diving is very different to shore diving. This elective gives you a heads up on the nautical way of diving.


What you’ll Learn
  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive Planner TM (eRDPTM)

And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose.

Course Pre Requisites

PADI Open Water Dive Certification or equivalent.



You will need to complete the Dive Medical form.

Click HERE to print the PADI Medical Form for diving.

If you answer yes to any of the medical questions you must complete a Dive Medical check with your Doctor and obtain written medical clearance before the start of the course.