The PADI Advanced Open Water course is a two-day, five dive programme designed to increase your diving experience and knowledge under supervision. You will be having fun and continuing to build your confidence in a controlled and safe yet more challenging environment.
On this course you’re introduced to the knowledge development and practical application to participate in more adventurous diving.
There is a PADI study pack included in the course but it isn’t anyway near as much work as the Open Water Course. It’s an interesting read in preparation to go diving. There’s no need for a classroom on this course – let’s focus on getting wet and exploring new adventures in diving.
The full course is completed in one great weekend at Chepstow NDAC, or on one of the many great dive club holidays abroad.
The Advanced Course is FANTASTIC FUN!
What You Will Learn
You’ll conduct two core dives – Deep & Navigation), followed by three other dives from an extensive range. Choose from Peak Buoyancy, Wreck, Multi-level & Computer, Night, Search & Recovery, Naturalist, Boat, Drift, Fish Identification and Digital Underwater Photography.
At Blue Ocean Diving we strongly recommend that students focus on learning skills which will improve your diving rather than peripheral subjects. You can get to those later when you’re more comfortable in the water.
With this in mind, on day one of the program students complete the Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive – learning skills which improve weighting, streamlining and trim to reduce physical effort and air consumption, making it all just feel easy.
The Underwater Navigation Dive – builds confidence in compass work, distance estimation and natural referencing to improve dive planning and orientation.
These dives are conducted on the first Saturday Afternoon at Chepstow each month to allow newly qualified open water graduates to get straight back in the water and extend skills & experience at intermediate depths of 12 to 16 metres.
An evening out in Chepstow for a good meal and a few gentle drinks makes this a great weekend trip away.
Sunday morning usually has a great group of divers in the quarry at Chepstow NDAC, gaining experience on their first Deep dive to between 26 to 30 metres.
This is followed by planning and completing a Multi-level Computer Dive. In this dive you’ll learn the benefit of a stepped ascending dive profile to gain longer dive times.
Later in the day you’ll conduct a Wreck Dive – learning the safe diving techniques you’ll need when you join us on one of our many trips along the South Coast Wrecks!
An alternative (or additional) option to this plan is to do a Night Dive, which opens up a new world of underwater adventures. Great fun if you’re scared of the dark!
Gaining the Adventure Diver qualification if three of these dives are completed, or the full Advanced Open Water qualification after doing five dives, this enables you to explore new depths and have more excitement in the ocean.
What You Need to Know
There are several pre-requisites before you can book onto the Open Water Advanced Course which are as follow:
- You must be at least 12-years-old
- You must hold an Open Water Diver certification
- You need to have your own personal boots, fins, mask, snorkel and wetsuit gloves.
Everything else is supplied as part of the Advanced Course fees.
- If you want to take the additional option of the Night Adventure dive you will need your own primary torch and back-up light.
Combine Courses and Save £££s
Book your Open Water Advanced Course with your Drysuit Specialty and save £100 off the total price.
Not started your scuba adventures yet? Book your first course – PADI’s Open Water certification and your Advanced course at the same time to save even more. Check out our Open Water Combo Deals here.
How to Book
Book online at the top of the page now.
Alternatively, pop into the Dive Centre, call us on 01622 212022 or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All online bookings are provisional and subject to availability.
Payment is to be made by cash or card.
We will contact you by telephone within 48 hours to confirm your booking and process your payment.