As a PADI Advanced Open Water diver you can expand your knowledge and skills allowing you to explore more exciting locations. Once you are ready for the challenge of advanced diving, this course will teach you the necessary theoretical and practical information to open the door to a wider world of adventure.
During the Advanced Open Water course you complete a total of five dives which will cover different aspects of more skilled diving. Unlike the Open Water course, you will spend little time in the pool or classroom, instead the emphasis is on more practical skill development in open water. The theory section of the course begins by working through the modules for five dives which are contained within your Adventures in Diving crew pack, this is generally done at home. Of the five dives, Navigation and Deep are mandatory and the remaining three can alternated between Night, Drift, Boat, Wreck, Search and Recovery, Dry Suit or Photography. You can choose to take the full course in Dublin or a section of the programme may be finished off at an alternative location. Once all five dives have been completed and you have filled in the Knowledge Review section of the modules, you will be awarded the full PADI Advanced Open Water Certificate.
The PADI Advanced Openwater Course is open to anyone who is already an Open Water diver or who holds an equivalent qualification. You must be in good health and reasonably fit plus you will need to have recent experience of diving in Irish conditions. If you have not dived in Irish conditions before, its' a good idea to complete an orientation dive just so you can get happy with the type of equipment and temperatures we generally encounter here.
As part of the course fee you will receive the complete Adventures in Diving Crew Pack which contains all the materials etc which you will need to complete your training. We also include all the diving equipment required for the sea dives. At Oceandivers we believe that providing the best equipment to all students not only improves the safety of our programmes but also improves your comfort and enjoyment in the water. All items are regularly maintained and we replace all equipment every twelve months. All you will need to bring are swim suit and towel, we provide the rest.
For current prices of all the Advanced Open Water Course options check out our Prices Page
We run the Advanced Open Water Course all year round with regular start dates approximately every 4 weeks. Follow the Link to our Calendar Page to see our full schedule for the year.