PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver means you are advancing your skills of scuba diving – and without a doubt Cape Town is the place to do it. By diving the two oceans around the Cape Peninsula you have the unique opportunity to see amazing wrecks, get a glimpse of the ancient Seven Gill Cow sharks, explore underwater night life and much more!
You can start with the Advanced Open Water course as soon as you have finished your PADI Open Water course and will build further on the skills you have already learned. The best part of taking the PADI Advanced course is that it concentrates on learning new techniques and enriches your knowledge in a fun and practical way. This means no sitting still doing skills, but exploring new exiting ways of diving under the supervision of your instructor.
During the Advanced Open Water course you will get introduced to five different diving specialty dives, of which a Underwater Navigation and Deep dive are compulsory. In addition, you can choose from of a wide range of other Adventures dives for the remaining three dives, for example Wreck Diving, Underwater Photography, Night Diving, Search & Recovery and many more.
The PADI Advanced Open Water course can be taken straight after your Open Water certification, so you don’t need to be “advanced” to do it. It will help build more confidence in the water and expand your diving skills. During the course you will try out five different Adventure dives, of which Underwater Navigation and a Deep Dive. You will develop new scuba skills and find more ways to have fun under water.
Knowledge development can be done online, by self-study or in a classroom setting. By studying the five relevant chapters in your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual or Touch, you will expand on the knowledge you already gained during previous courses.
After every Adventure Dive chapter you will complete the Knowledge Reviews and discuss these with you instructor before doing the Adventure Dive.
To become an Advanced Open Water Diver you need to complete five different Adventure dives. Over the duration of this course we will complete three dives from shore and two dives launching from a boat.
The Adventure dives Deep (between 18-30 metres) and Underwater Navigation are compulsory to complete the course. The other thee Adventure dives can be chosen from a long list of specialty dives and in consultation with you instructor, you will chose which adventures you like to go on.
There are many different Adventure dives to choose from and the first of every Adventure dive is credited toward that specific Specialty course. These Specialty courses are designed to build in-depth knowledge and skills in your favourite type of diving. You can for example think of Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Night Diver, Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver, Underwater Photography and much more.
Why dive with us?
- Guaranteed small group courses of max. 4 students
- Diving in Cape Town is a bucket list experience
- Opportunity to learn more about and try out Underwater Photography
- Passionate dive professionals with a heart for the ocean and marine life
What Diver’s Say
Monique was my house mate during varsity and she was always off scuba diving. As volunteer for Sea Rescue I’m always around the ocean, but now it was time for me to get under the ocean. Ever since doing my scuba courses with Monique, we often go dive together and I just love every minute spent underwater.
My Advanced course was so much fun. As a group we made it a weekend away in Simonstown and did our 5 dives over the weekend. Luckily we even got to do a night dive, but my favourite dive was definitely the wreck dive. Suck a cool experience!