Advanced Open Water
Dolphin Scuba's Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications.
Complete any three adventure dives and you earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification.
When you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and 3 other Adventure Dives for a total of five, you earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Why Advanced Open Water Diver?
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. Also you will be licenced to dive to 30m (or 21m for Jnr Advanced Open Water).
What do I need to start?
You need to have a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization). The minimum age is 15 year of age (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver).
What will I do?
The Advanced Open Water Diver is made up of five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three other Adventure dives. The most popular elective dives in The Perth region are Search and Recovery, Night, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck. Or you can chose from the following: Boat Diver, Drift Diver, Multilevel/Computer Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, AWARE Fish Identification.
How long will it take?
The course can be completed in as little as 2 days or one weekend, or the dives can be spread out over a number of weeks. At Dolphin Scuba we are happy to set a schedule that fits in with your availability.
What does the course include?
The course price of $375 includes: Your Adventures in Diving Manual, Dive planning slate, 3 Shore Dives (optional Night Dive), 2 Boat Dives, air fills, certification fees.
What do I need to provide?
You need to supply your own scuba gear. Alternatively you can rent full scuba gear for the 5 dives of the course at a total cost of $100 (including Torch, back up Torch and Glow stick). At minimum you need to have your own mask, snorkel, fins and boots.
Where can I go from here?
PADI Advanced Open Water Divers can enroll in PADI Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver. PADI Adventure Dives can also credit towards the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver certifications.