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PADI Advanced Open Water Course

The Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete any three adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Why Advanced Open Water Diver?

Dont be put off the word ‘Advanced’. This course is designed especially for new divers seeking more experience, and it concentrates more on practical training and specialist skill development to suit your interests.

After your five dives, you’ll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment. You will also be qualified to a maximum depth of 30m.


What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

What will I do?

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, and four of the following:

  • Boat Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photography (DUP)
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB)
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • AWARE Fish Identification
  • Wreck Diver

Scheduled Advanced Courses usually include Deep, Navigation, PPB, Boat and Search and Recovery.

However, we can arrange a personalised course for you with a minimum of 2 on a course or for exclusive 1-to-1 courses.

Prior to the course you will receive a manual with knowledge on all the adventure dives included. It is important you read the 5 relevant sections for the adventure dives you wish to do, and complete the corresponding knowledge reviews before the start of the course.

The course consists of 5 ocean dives preceeded by a thorough briefing of each dive before hand….no long classroom sessions, just hands on practical skill development!

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 15
  • Minimum Open Water Training: five dives over two days


Day 1 Sea Training at or from St Brides Haven Beach SA62 3AJ
Day 2 Sea Training at or from Martins Haven Beach SA62 3BJ


Day 1 – 3 Sea Dives
Day 2 – 2 Sea Dives

How much will it cost?

Advanced Open Water Course (with 5 Shore Dives & certification) £299 pp

Advanced Open Water Course (with 3 Shore Dives & 2 Boat Dives) £350 pp

Bespoke 1-to-1 Courses 50% extra

Includes Training Manual, kit hire & PADI Certification.

Where can I go from here?

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can enroll in PADI Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course.

PADI Adventure Dives can also credit towards the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver certifications. Stop by West Wales Dive Company for more information on the PADI Adventures In Diving program.