The course with the three E’s, Experience, Explore and Excitement.
Experience the many wonders of the underwater world, Explore the areas that are unfamiliar to you and feel the Excitement when you discover something new.
It’s your choice! You and your PADI Instructor will choose from 15 or more different Adventure Dives to complete your course. Hone your skills and try Underwater Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery and many others.
Who should take this course?
First, no you do not have to be an advanced diver to participate in this course. The PADI Advanced Open Water course is about the three E’s, offering certified divers the chance to improve their skills and knowledge while having fun. Under supervision from a PADI Pro, it is a great way to try out new gear and use different techniques during the five Adventure Dives of your choice. PADI Junior Open Water Divers may not be able to participate in all the PADI Adventure Dives – speak to your DiveSMART Instructor.
What will you learn?
You get to choose five Adventure Dives that interest you most. It allows you to increase the number of logged dives while continuing to learn and master new activities. You will develope new capabilities and dive skills whilst having fun.
Depending on which activities you choose, you will learn
Skills of using a compass both underwater and on the surface
Learn about measuring distance underwater using kick cycles and time
The physiological effects of diving deeper with a scuba unit
Planning deeper dives, safety stops and gas management
Learn more about computers, RDP’s and the electronic Recreational Dive Planner (eRDPML™)
What scuba gear will you use?
Basic scuba diving equipment and beyond
Compass, computer and timing devices
Underwater slates and pencil
There are many accessories which you may require, depending on the Adventure Dive of your choice. Your PADI Instructor will guide you to what is required and acquaint you with new materials and help plan your journey.
What learning materials do you require?
Contact DiveSMART so we can work out the most beneficial Adventure Dives for you, and arrange a schedule to suit your needs.
You have two options available to complete the knowledge section:
Option 1: Classroom study
Advanced Manual for your classroom instruction, here at DiveSMART with your PADI Instructor.
Option 2: PADI eLearning
The Advanced Open Water Diver online – this is PADI’s eLearning option to start your study immediately. It allows you to study at home at your own pace, using the interactive program for this course. You have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete the required sections, as bespoken by your PADI Instructor. The online system gives you access to a range of Adventure Dives, including the required Deep Diver and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive. Boat Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Underwater Naturalist and Night Diver are among some of the Adventure Dives to choose from.
For more information check out the PADI Adventure Dives available.
Participants must be10 years of age, or older
PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver certified or equivalent from another training agency
Participants under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian consent
Complete a diver medical questionnaire declaring you are in good physical health
Don’t forget, get credit!! Each Adventure Dive may credit towards 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.
Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, with five specialties you can join this highly-rated scuba diver level.
12-14 years old certified PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Divers have a maximum depth of 21 metres/70 feet and must be accompanied by a certified adult
All deep dives have a maximum of 30 metres/100 feet
Click on the link to study the theoretical backgrounds before arriving in Gozo – anytime, anywhere!