ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
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.
Advanced certification allow you to dive up to 30 meters.
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, Search & Recovery,…
You may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.
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, dive light for night dive, lift bag for S&R. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear.
All theory sessions will be conducted through PADI eLearning. We don’t do classroom teaching at the moment, if you are Vietnamese and prefer to learn in Vietnamese, please contact us.
The eLearning is sold separately by PADI, our course price is not including the eLearning.
Sign up for 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 Advanced Open Water Diver manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.
Please click the button below to purchase the eLearning.
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 – contact us for more details.
If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Please note that when diving in Con Dao, we highly recommend divers to be covered via insurance for diving, and emergency evacuation due to the remoteness of the island and limited medical facilities. If this is not already covered by your travel insurance policy, we recommend DAN (Divers Alert Network) for their cover.
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All those wishing to partake in PADI Courses must complete the PADI medical form before diving. Click here to view the form.
If the answer is YES to ANY of the questions, please print out the form and see a doctor BEFORE travelling to Con Dao. You must obtain medical certification that it is safe for you to dive. We cannot do this on the island. If your answers are all NO’s, that’s fine – we can complete the medical form when you get here.
Divers should not ascend to a high altitude within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours after doing multiple dives (whenever possible, wait 24 hours).
For more information and pricing on multiple dive trip packages and private speedboat trips please contact us.
We offer discounts for multiple dives, group bookings and our students. Contact us for more details on discounts and pricing.
*all prices include 10% tax and all marine park fees.
PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSEFor Open Water certified divers
Open Water Training (2-3 Days)
Con Dao Dive Center
The Den Coffee, intersection of Tran Phu and Pham Hung street, Con Dao
Tel – Whatsapp:
Dive Center: +84 97 594 76 85
Thông (Tiếng Việt / English): +84 972 997 801
Working Time: 07:30am to 10:00pm
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