PADI Advanced Open Water

Want to take your diving further?? Looking for some new underwater experiences and challenges? This course offers exactly that in a fun, diving based course.

Why PADI Advanced Open Water?

The Advanced Open Water Course offers the opportunity to expand on previously learnt skills with five fun, themed dives. Most importantly, you will build up your confidence and experience under the supervision of one of our highly qualified instructional team.

Upcoming Courses (back to top)

The above list is limited to the next 5 courses. Please visit the upcoming courses page for more. There may be additional courses to those listed here please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How do I book myself on a course?

To book yourself on a course please select one of the courses above, send us a message, and we will get back to you to discuss further details.

Course Comments...

Below are comments from previous customers who have taken this course. If you have taken this course with us within the past six months please feel free to post your comments.

"Great weekend of the 11/12 Nov at the NDAC with Rob and his team from Cardiff Scuba.
Having completed Open Water abroad, I felt it right to continue my diving education in the UK to appreciate the differences.

I am glad we chose Cardiff Scuba. With a wealth of experience and expert instruction, Rob, Simon and Mike definitely challenged us, brushing up old skills and teaching new ones. I am definately better for it.

Excellent rapport, constructive feedback and bags of patience, I would recommend to anyone.

Looking forward to continuing my progression with Cardiff Scuba. See you again soon guys."

From Rhyan Roberts, course taken November 2017

"With Cardiff Scuba, I felt I got everything and gained a lot of experience.

The staff's knowledge is second to none. Helped me a lot through my dives and making me wanting to progress further and expand my skills.

Can't wait to dive again soon and do future courses with them."

From Joshua Cook, course taken September 2017

"Brilliant weekend at NDAC Chepstow this weekend. Couldn't ask for better instruction or a better team.

After a long 5 year break I came back to Cardiff scuba because of the 1st class instruction I received on my open water course and progressing onto the advanced open water course after a dive abroad was a no brainer.

A fantistic weekend with a lot ... and I mean a lot of learning which I will be definitely taking with me onto all the other courses I will be partaking in.

Thanks to the team at Cardiff scuba and I promise I will work on my tremendously bad kicking ability under the water. "

From Jordan Williams , course taken September 2017

"After completing the PADI open water course, it was a no brainer to return to carry out the Advanced Openwater course with Rob & Cardiff Scuba team.

It is a two day add on, to your open water course which takes place down the National Diving Centre, Chepstow. As was with the Openwater course, the Advanced was again brilliant craic but very serious when needed.

Rob and Simon really push your skills on this course and offer very constructive criticism to improve your skills.

Another happy customer. Thanks lads! See you soon!! "

From Stuart Ball, course taken May 2017

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Further information on PADI Advanced Open Water (back to top)

What do I need to start?

An Advanced Open Water Crewpack (included in course cost) An Advanced Open Water DVD (lent to you for duration of course)

What will I do?

You will be required to succesfully complete 5 open water dives. These must include both a Deep Dive and a Navigation Dive. The other three are by agreement with the group - but there is a wide range of dives to choose from.

How long will it take?

The course will involve one evening theory session (approx. 3 hours), and one whole weekend of diving (to include 5 dives)

What previous experience do I need?

Anyone wishing to enrol on the course must be at least a PADI Open Water Diver (or an equivalent level from another certifying agency)

What do the fees include?

All course manuals All equipment required for course (except exposure suit) All airfills for course All insurance costs while on course All professional tuition Certfication registration with PADI

What don't fees include?

Entrance Fee to dive sites Any boat fess (if applicable) Hire of appropriate exposure suit (£25.00)

What's next?

Upon completion, you are now free to explore sites and participate in dives that you were not previously able to. In addition, the dives completed as part of this course can also be credited towards the corresponding speciality course. Furthermore, you now begin to think about taking the first step in expanding your diving knowledge beyond a purely recreational level with the PADI Rescue Diver Course.