Ocean Encounters

From: $425

PADI Advanced Open Water Course (Excl. e-Learning)

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your diving skills.
At Ocean Encounters, together with your PADI Instructor, you will practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing. For every specialty dive you chose to complete, you will earn a credit towards that PADI specialty certification. 
Options include Enriched Air Nitrox Diver, Coral Restoration, Fish Identification, Drift Diver and so many more. Essentially, the PADI Advanced Open Water Course is a foundational course that lays the ground work for you to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver which is the highest recreational diving certification available.

How to Become an Advanced Open Water Diver

Learn about underwater navigation, deep diving and three types of specialty diving that interest you. After some skill practice with your instructor, you’ll make five open water dives. There’s no exam because this course is truly about having fun and gaining experience.

Consult with our PADI Instructors, at Ocean Encounters, and start charting your PADI Advanced Open Water course today!

*Course cost excludes PADI e-Learning


Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning includes interactive lessons on 13 popular specialty dives: boat, digital underwater imaging, drift, fish ID, night, buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater naturalist and wreck diving.

At Ocean Encounters, you will study deep, navigation an peak performance buoyancy plus two specialties of your choosing.

  • eLearning time commitment: 6-8 hours

At the Ocean Encounters Dive Shop with your Instructor

The course includes five dives: a deep dive below 18m/60f, a navigation dive, and three specialty dives. Gain experience, build confidence and discover your diving abilities.

Dive Equipment Included