After your Open Water Certification, you have the opportunity to explore dive spots around the world, travelling with dive buddies to new adventures. There is also more you can do, by improving your scuba skills, doing another PADI dive course that will help build your confidence.


You need to be at least 12 years old, a certified entry-level diver and fit for diving to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. Any certified entry-level diver who is at least 12 years old may enroll in the PADI eLearning Advanced Open Water Diver online program.


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course not about being “advanced”, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so once comfortable after your Open Water Certification, you can dive right in to your Advanced Open Water course. The course has a long list of scuba specialty dives to try which helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills. Boat diving, drift diving, wreck diving, sidemount diving and over a dozen of other specialty dives to choose from. There is no classroom sessions for these dives and you try out these under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives to complete the Advanced Open Water Course.
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.

Prior to certification as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you must successfully complete at least five Adventure Dives. Two of these are mandatory; the Deep Adventure Dive and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive. The other three dives that you complete can be chosen from a wide range of Adventure Dives and the decision as to which dives you complete will be based on what is available at your dive location and what your PADI Instructor is able to offer.

You can be an Adventure Diver till you complete the two required dives, and each of your adventure dive credits towards the required dives of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

Please click on the button below to enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water  E-Learning Course. 


PADI scuba courses


Do you have a particular interest in one or more aspects of diving and want to learn more?

On our dive trips, your Planet Scuba India Instructor will be pleased to teach you any of the PADI Specialties appropriate to the trip. Ask your Instructor for more details.

Specialty courses we offer:

  • AWARE – Fish Identification
  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Drift Diver
  • Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • Wreck Diver

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