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Advanced Open Water


Age: 12 +
Course duration: 5 Lake dives over two days
Price: £365

The PADI Advanced Open Water course is the next step in diver education following the PADI Open Water Course, this course is designed to give you more confidence in your diving and new skills. The course involves completing 5 dives, each in a different discipline. Deep and Navigation are mandatory dives and then there are 3 selective dives that can be chosen from the list below.

  • Aware – Fish Identification
  • Boat Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)
  • Drift Diving
  • Dry Suit Diving
  • Multilevel Diving
  • Night Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search & Recovery
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Underwater Photography
  • Wreck Diving

Part 1 (Open Water Referral)

  • Meet water skills assessment requirements.
  • Complete Confined Water (pool) Dives 1-5.
  • Complete five knowledge development segments, including quizzes and the final exam.

This option allows you to complete all your Academic and Confined Water training with us, and then finish your qualifying Open Water Dives with us or on holiday with another PADI dive centre


PADI E-Learning, this option allows you to conduct all your knowledge development segments, including quizzes and final exams online. Once you have booked and paid for your course you will be sent a link to access all your online materials.

If you are aged 10 – 14 you will qualify as a PADI Junior Advanced Open Water diver, age 14 and above will be Qualified as a PADI Advanced Open Water diver.

Sign up today using our online course booking form below.



The PADI Open Water Certification is the most widely recognised and respected scuba qualification in the world. During this course, you will learn all the skills you require to dive independently of a PADI dive professional to a maximum depth of 18 meters confidently and safely.
Your course will be taught by an experienced PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer who has been diving for more than 26 years.

Over the 5 pool sessions, you will be taught and master the following 40 skills

  • Dive Equipment Assembly
  • Put on dive equipment using the proper technique
  • Buddy Check
  • Giant Stride Entry
  • Inflate/Deflate BCD at the Surface
  • Buoyancy Check at the Surface
  • No Mask Breathing Surface
  • Snorkelling
  • 5 Point Descent Over Sensitive Bottom
  • Regulator Clearing Two Methods
  • Regulator Removal & Recovery
  • Partially Flooded Mask
  • Alternate Air Source Stationary for 30 Seconds
  • Swim Maintaining Buoyancy
  • Air Check
  • Skin Dive
  • Snorkel to Regulator Exchange
  • Fully Flooded Mask
  • Mask Removal & Replacement
  • Air Depletion & Signal

  • Mask Removal & Replacement for 1 Minute
  • Exit Using the Ladder
  • Cramp Release at the Surface (with a buddy)
  • Neutrally Buoyant (Fin Pivot LPI – Optional)
  • Cramp Release Underwater (with a buddy)
  • Hover for 30 seconds
  • Alternate Air Source Swim for 1 Minute (with a buddy)
  • CESA – Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent
  • Tired Diver Tow 25 Meters
  • Scuba Unit Removal & Replacement at the Surface
  • Hover Orally Inflate for 1 Minute
  • Free Flowing Regulator for 30 Seconds
  • No Mask Swim
  • Emergency Weight Belt Drop
  • Weight Belt Removal and Replacement Underwater
  • Scuba Unit Removal and Replacement Underwater
  • PADI Mini Dive
  • PADI 5 Point Ascent
  • Orally Inflate the BCD at the Surface
  • Equipment Disassembly

After completing your water skills assessment, Confined Water (pool) Dives 1-5: five knowledge development segments, quizzes, and final exams. Your PADI Open Water referral will be signed off and you ready to do your 4 qualifying dives with us or on Holiday at a PADI Dive Centre of your choice.

Additional Information

What will you need to bring?
• Swimsuit
• Towel

Who will be teaching?
Gregory Martin Dickson
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
PADI NO. 625386
CERT. DATE. 23-Oct-2002
Teaching Status: Authorised to Teach
RENEWAL DATE 31-Dec-2022

How many students will be in the water?
Instructor ratio: 4:1
With a certified assistant:14:1

What equipment will be used?
Mask, fins, either a 7, 10 or 12ltr scuba cylinder, buoyancy control device with low-pressure inflator, regulator, and submersible pressure gauge.

Does my instructor have a DBS check?
To view DBS check, click here

Is my instructor insured?
To view insurance, click here

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Course Form Required

Once you have booked your course you will be asked to complete the required course forms and submit them online.

Please see an example of the forms requiring completion here

By law all students must have completed these forms prior to the start of the lesson and will NOT be permitted to participate in this program without first completing and submitting the online forms.


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