PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

£350 / 3 Days / 5 Dives

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences


That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, 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 PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba 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 instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

What Will I Learn?


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.


The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.


What’s Included?


The course fee includes everything you need to become a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver: course materials, kit hire, instruction and certification fee.

Red Duck will provide all the scuba equipment you’ll be using including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges and a tank. When you are diving in the sea, an 8mm semi-dry suit will be provided to maximise your enjoyment and comfort.


Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your Red Duck PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.


You will need to bring your swimming costume/shorts, a towel and warm clothes for after. Red Duck will provide you with a hot drink and a snack post sea dives.


Upon successful completion of your PADI Open Water Diver course, you will receive your certification card – internationally recognised and allows you to dive worldwide to 30m.


How Do I Book?


Book your adventure today by calling Red Duck Diving on 07927 400 723 or email us. There are two ways of studying the written section of the course:


Either: Sign up for PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your Red Duck PADI Instructor.


Or: You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video. When you enroll in the course, we will send  your materials and you can start learning. Your Red Duck PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.


You need complete a medical statement form and PADI liability release form. Red Duck will send these electronically to you when you enroll upon your course. If you answer yes on the medical statement, you will need to see a doctor to ensure you are fit to dive.


What’s Next?


If you enjoyed an Adventure dive during your PADI Advanced Open Water course, take it to the next level and complete a specialty in that subject.  


Want to extend your depth limit to 40m? Take the Deep Diver Specialty course (receive credit for the deep dive you did during your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver).


Sign up within a month of certification to receive a discount on your PADI Specialty or PADI Rescue Diver course when you complete the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course with Red Duck Diving.