PADI Advanced Open Water Course
The PADI Advanced Open Water course is the next certification level from the Open Water course and consists of 5 different dives. It is a very popular course in Cyprus due to the diving available and at Cyprus Diving Adventures we ensure the very best dive experiences possible. Dives are to a maximum depth of 30m and this is built up over the 5 dives depending on previous experience.
This is also a great course to refresh your diving skills, learn more from an experienced Instructor and further improve as a diver. The course is more about quality dive time and we even complete the last 2 dives on the world famous Zenobia wreck.
If you haven't dived for a while and need a part or full refresher then you can complete this prior to the main dives of the course. This is an ideal way to get back in the water and to dive under the continual guidance of an experienced Instructor, this will make you a better diver and further refine your diving skills. Contact us about our refresher and Advanced Open Water course options which includes an extra dive.
You’ll plan your dives 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 learn vary with your interest and the adventure dives you choose. These include photography, buoyancy control, computer diving, exploring wrecks and many more. Whichever you choose and with the guidance of your Instructor you will complete the course with a more in depth diving knowledge, much improved control and refined buoyancy skills.
For the theory part of the course there is a short section to read and complete on each Adventure Dive you choose and a few knowledge review questions to complete. There is also a very important section to read in the introduction about Thinking Like A Diver, this starts to raise your awareness of what you are responsible for as a more experienced diver in terms of dive ability, knowledge and safety. To complete the theory and knowledge development sections you can choose from 2 options with either the paperback Advanced Open Water Diver manual or the online eLearning version. Either option is included in the course price,
The choice of either completing the 5 dive sections in the manual or via online eLearning is yours and both can be completed either before you arrive in Cyprus or when you get here as the theory does not take long to complete. The online link can simply be emailed directly to you or the manual can be collected, dropped off to your holiday location or posted to your home in just a few days.
With the online eLearning version of the course theory we highly recommend having the link emailed to you directly from ourselves. If you sign up via the PADI website it will cost you more as PADI retain some of the fee you pay.
Apart from that the Advanced Open Water course is all diving ! There is a range of dives to choose from to suit all tastes and experience levels.
Cyprus is an ideal location to satisfy all types of dives available from the course. You will visit at least 3 to 4 different dive sites on the course and can choose from a range of shore or boat dives.
Discounts are available for families and groups from 2 people and above. Please see our PADI Courses page for further information.