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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Adventure Diver

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver allows you under supervision of a PADI professional to gain experience in new dive environment and during new dive activities, to improve your scuba skills and to increase your confidence under water.

Together with your PADI instructor you choose all together five adventure dives, while the deep and underwater navigation adventure dive is mandatory. The content of the adventure dives are similar to the first open water dive of the correspondent PADI Specialty Diver courses. If you should participate in one of these PADI Specialty Diver courses after you finalized your PADI Advance Open Water Diver course, you may receive credit for that and there is no need to do the first open water dive again. The same applies if you are certified in one or another PADI Specialty Diver course before starting your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

he maximum allowed depth for certified PADI Advance Open Water Divers is 30 meters/100 feet. For PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Divers (12 to 14 years) there is the limitation to a maximum deep of 21 meters/70 feet and they must dive with an adult.

Content of the course:

  • 5 adventure dives, including deep and underwater navigation
  • Answer the knowledge reviews for the 5 adventure dives

Requirements for the course:
  • Minimum 12 years old
  • Certified as PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Adventures in Diving Manual or Multimedia (or the relevant Specialty manuals for all five adventure dives)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Multipurpose Data Carrier
  • Logbook

The above listed content and requirements for the course are the most important ones, some additional content and requirements may be applicable.

The PADI Adventure Diver is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver programs. To become certified a PADI Scuba Divers must complete 3 adventure dives in open water including answer the knowledge review for the 3 dives successfully. The minimum age for the PADI Adventure Diver course is 10 years.

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