Looking for more exciting adventure after Open Water course? PADI’s Advanced Open Water Diver (AOW) programme fine tunes your dive skills and allows you to explore into greater depth underwater adventures to some of the world top diving site. You did the hard work during your Open Water Course now its time to apply these skills to a specific type of diving.
This exciting program includes a total of five adventure dives from the following list (Underwater Navigation and Deep Adventure Dives are mandatory):
Peak Performance Buoyancy
After successfully completing the course, you’ll receive the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. This allows you to participate in more advanced diving activities with a maximum recommended depth limit of 30metres/100 feet.
If you’re 15 or older, and a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent, then you’re ready for the Advanced Open Water Diver programme. Or, if you’re a PADI Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent and between the ages of 12-14, there’s the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver program.
The training consists of five open water dives, which is generally completed over two days in a destination of your preference (various locations for your selection, such as Bali, Bintan, Batam, Pulau Hantu, Pulau Tioman, Pulau Leh etc). Diving groups are small and all sessions are conducted by experienced PADI Instructors.
Other than Pulau Hantu, which requires no overseas travel, we work very closely with our resort partner to facilitate your trip to the respective destinations. For your reference, Pulau Tioman will take a full weekend to complete the course while destinations such as Bali will take around 4D3N.
(eLearning– Whether you’re on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course online with PADI eLearning. Pls check with us for more details!)
Venue: Orchid Country Club / Warren Country Club
All PADI course materials
Open water scuba Dives
Equipment rental for pool & open water
(BCD, regulator, cylinder and basic scuba gear)
Manual & log book
2-way land transfer (subject to destination)
Accomodation (subject to destination)
Breakfasts (subject to destination)
Air fare (if any)
Taxes & surcharges
Travel insurance (recommended)
Marine park fee (if any)
Gratitude (tips) for boat crew and/or guide
Extra activities (to be discussed)
It’s been some time since my last dive, can I take the AOW course?
If you feel unconfident, we recommend you take the Scuba Refresher session with us, a 1 pool session to review diving basic skills.
I’ve just completed my open water diver certification, should I wait some time before I take AOW?
There is absolutely no need to wait. Once you’re open water certified you can take the advanced open water course anytime you like.
Is there as much studying as OW course for the AOW course?
Not at all, there is very limited studying and preparations. The advanced open water course is a practical training where we primarily focus on achieving specific objectives and completing the essential skills.
Can I take the Nitrox specialty while taking AOW?
Yes, you can combine the Nitrox specialty with the advanced open water course and we offer a discount discount should you decide to sign up both courses together! Enquire to find out more!