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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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Certification Course

This course can be taken after completing the Open Water Diver certification. That’s what the 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. 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.

Our Course Includes:

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  • Adventures in diving manual
  • Surface marker buoy
  • All required equipment for the duration of the course
  • Cylinder rental
  • Light lunch (with sea dives)
  • Transport (if required)
  • 4x Theory Sessions (if required)
  • 1x Project Aware briefing
  • 5x sea dives
  • Boat charter fee
  • PADI registration
  • MPA (Marine Protected Area) permit (if required)

Prerequisites:

  • Proof of Open Water Diver qualification.
  • Proof of last logged dive (up-to-date logbook).
  • Minimum age of 12 years old.
  • A medical statement by a licensed physician, dated within the last 12 months, stating that you are medically fit to scuba dive.
  • Recent ID photo (required for training record).
  • Full payment required before commencement of course.

Aim of the Course:

In many areas, both locally and internationally, you need to be qualified as an Advanced Diver to be able to take part in some of the most spectacular and enjoyable dives, for instance:
- Night Diving
- Wreck Diving
- Deep Diving

Open Water Training Sea Dives:

Students are required to complete 5 specialty dives, which include:

  1. Underwater Navigation
  2. Deep Dive
  3. Night Dive
  4. Wreck Dive
  5. Enriched Air Nitrox
  6. Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • We focus on personalized attention.

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Development

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vel

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The Team

We have a young, dynamic team that is excited to help you start your scuba adventure. We are a family orientated business creating lasting memories together.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ#1

What is the age limits?

In most regions, the minimum age is 10 years old, however in some areas, local law may require a higher minimum age limit. Young participants need the approval and support of their parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit. To dive, you must be in good overall health, particularly your respiratory and circulatory systems. Mentally, you need a mature attitude, good judgement and the self-discipline to follow diving guidelines.
FAQ#26

What about my ears?

Your ears will not be a problem, assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and sinuses. The discomfort is the normal effect of water pressure pressing on your eardrums. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to adjust to pressure changes in our surroundings – you just need to learn how. If you have no difficulties adjusting to air pressure when flying, you'll most likely experience no problems learning to adjust to water pressure while diving.
FAQ#24

I'm not a great swimmer?

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water, but you do not have to be a great or even good swimmer. Your PADI Instructor will assess this.
FAQ#2

Is diving risky?

Diving does present some inherent risks. You can reduce your chances of having problems while diving by following basic safety rules and learning simple skills. Your dive professional takes precautions, uses experience and exercises good judgement to help keep you as safe as possible. People dive safely every day. However, any time people are in the water and are breathing compressed gas underwater, there is the potential for problems to occur.

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