Blue Magic Scuba

Advanced Open Water Diver

This course can be taken immediately after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification, or any time.

You don't need to be an Advanced Diver to take this course, it will advance your diving knowledge & skills with five distinct lessons / dives.


Advanced Open Water Diver: 5 Open Water Dives, 2 days US$350

Get more comfortable in the water by completing five adventure dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. If you’re looking to build your confidence and gain more experience, this is the natural next step.


Exploration, Excitement, and Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving. These scuba lessons are fun.


You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

We always recommend the Peak Performance Buoyancy Control Adventure dive in order to perfect your buoyancy and learn better air consumption control. The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, drift diving, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

You may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

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Beyond using basic scuba equipment, we will provide a compass and a dive computer as needed. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. Blue Magic will provide these items during your course. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need.