- Duration: 2-3 days
- Course Price: $950.000 COP
- Prerequisites: Age 12 (Age 10 for some Adventure Dives)
PADI Open Water Diver (or other qualifying certification)
Take your diving to the next level through the Adventures in Diving program, consisting of the PADI Adventure Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete any three adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three elective Adventure Dives – five dives in total – you can earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Why PADI Advanced Open Water Diver?
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course will give you the tools to become a well-rounded diver and to vastly extend your range of dive sites. You will extend your depth limits, get an introduction to the basics of underwater navigation and generally improve your dive skills under the supervision of an experienced PADI instructor. It is also a great opportunity for you to try something new underwater, such as Digital Underwater Photography, Night Diving or any other activity that might interest you.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization). PADI Jr Open Water Divers may participate in some Adventure dives up to the Jr Adventure Diver certification. Children aged 12 to 14 can earn their Jr Advanced Open Water certification, with a maximum depth limit of 21 meters/70 feet.
What will I do?
This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive, and your choice of three of the following:
- Aware Fish ID
- Drift Diver
- Multilevel and Computer Diver
- Night Diver
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Search and Recovery Diver
- Underwater Naturalist
There is a corresponding Knowledge Review for each Adventure dive that you will complete and then review with your instructor. We strongly recommend the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive, as it is the dive where you see the most immediate improvement in your comfort and control underwater, even if you are an experienced diver.
* If you are interested in Underwater Photography, we can help you get the most out of your camera with the Digital Underwater Photographer adventure dive.
How long will it take?
The full PADI Advanced Open Water course can typically be completed in two days, with the possibility of a third day if you would prefer more flexibility on your vacation. If time is an issue, you can complete the PADI Adventure Diver certification in a single day. You can also complete single Adventure Dives that will give you credit towards your PADI Advanced Open Water certification.
What do I earn at the end?
You will receive your PADI Advanced Open Water certification card, which expands your range of diving opportunities all around the world. With your extended depth range of 30 meters/100 feet, and exposure to different underwater challenges you will be able to explore many of the site otherwise off-limits to PADI Open Water Divers.
Where can I go from here?
PADI Advanced Open Water Divers can enroll in any PADI Specialty Course including the the PADI Deep Diver Specialty and PADI Wreck Diver Specialty, and/or continue on to PADI Rescue Diver. Jr Advanced Open Water Divers may participate in some Specialty courses, and PADI Jr Rescue Diver is also an option for children from age 12. Any of the PADI Adventure Dives included on your course can also credit towards the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver certifications. Our experienced instructors have a range of different areas of expertise, see our PADI Specialty Course options or contact us for additional information.