Advanced Open Water

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).




PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you.

It’s your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.

  • eLearning time commitment: 6-8 hours

Note: When purchasing PADI eLearning, it only includes the theoretical part of the course, in order to finish and obtain the PADI Open Water Diver certification, you need to hire the services of your diving center to carry out the practices.

Padi eLearning



After finishing your online study with PADI eLearning, you will do the practices with your Padi instructor from your nearest dive center who will teach you everything related to your PADI specialty course.



The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course will give you the necessary tools to become an experienced diver, being able to expand the variety of dive sites. You’ll also increase your depth limit, have a basic introduction to underwater navigation and generally improve your diving skills under the supervision of an experienced PADI Instructor. It is also a great opportunity to try something new underwater, such as Underwater Photography, Wreck diving or any other activity that might interest you.

Here are some of the many options:

Deep Diver

Digital Underwater Photography 

Fish Identification

Night Diver 

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Search and Recovery 

Underwater Naturalist 

Underwater Navigation 

Wreck Diver 

The duration of this course is a minimum of 3 days and includes confined water diving, open water diving, deep diving, current diving, night diving. At the end of this course, you will obtain an international certification that will allow you to do recreational diving anywhere in the world below 18 meters.


Day 1: Meet your instructor, two confined water dives ( navigation and buoyancy dive)


Day 2: Two open water dives ( deep and drift dive)


Day 3: One open water dive (Night dive)

You will learn to:

Explore below 18 m / 60 ft

Improve buoyancy

Underwater navigation

You will learn to use a compass

Manage common issues

Benefits of doing the course

Greater diving experience

Navigation practice

You will do different types of dives

Prerequisites and minimum age


Course Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver, or entry level certification.


The minimum age to start the Advanced Open Water Diver course is 12 years old.


Divers 15 years and older earn an Advanced Open Water Diver certification


Divers between the ages of 12 and 14 get one of the Junior Advanced Open Water


Diving certification. Divers 10-11 years old can obtain the Junior Adventure


Diver certification. At age 12 they can complete the deep dive and earn the Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Divers certified as Junior Advanced Open Water Divers automatically become Advanced Open Water Divers at age 15. Any replacement certification card or eCard purchased the day after the 15th birthday will automatically display an Advanced Open Water Diver card (not a Jr. Advanced Open Water Diver card).




Practice + eLearning



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