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PADI Advanced Open Water Course

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Adult Student Divers Ages 15+
Junior Student Divers Ages 10-14

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.


When you took your Open Water Diver Course, everything was focused on getting you breathing underwater and how to be a safe diver. The PADI Advanced Open Water course puts the emphasis on different types of diving and all the fun things you can do while diving. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving skills, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your Low Key Watersports PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your Low Key Watersports instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

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