PADI Advanced Open Water

Want to take your diving further?? Looking for some new underwater experiences and challenges? This course offers exactly that in a fun, diving based course.

Why PADI Advanced Open Water?

The Advanced Open Water Course offers the opportunity to expand on previously learnt skills with five fun, themed dives. Most importantly, you will build up your confidence and experience under the supervision of one of our highly qualified instructional team.

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How do I book myself on a course?

To book yourself on a course please select one of the courses above, send us a message, and we will get back to you to discuss further details.

Course Comments...

Below are comments from previous customers who have taken this course. If you have taken this course with us within the past six months please feel free to post your comments.

"My 15 year old son has just completed his PADI Advanced Open Water course with Cardiff Scuba following on from his Open Water 2 years ago.

As a non diving Mum I was wary of him wanting to learn to dive however from the first meeting with Rob at the "Try a dive" pool session all my anxieties disappeared. Rob and all the instructors that have been involved in the two courses have been meticulous with their teaching and the actual diving whether at the pool or at the NDAC.

The ratio of instructors to students is excellent. The course is delivered in a relaxed and fun way by all the team whilst the emphasis is on safety.

Thank you Rob and team - Oscar will be back for more diving at Cardiff Scuba!!"

From Siân Harrison, course taken July 2019

"Completed Advanced Open Water with Cardiff Scuba this weekend.

Course was well structured, which meant that each dive of the course was adding skill to the previous dive. Plus it was great fun!

Safety was such an obvious priority. Student to Instructor/Divemaster ratio was great - two - Instructor and Divemaster - to each student.

Many thanks to Rob, Brennig, Andrew and James for a great weekend.


From Ian Hanson, course taken July 2019

"Recently completed my Advanced Open Water course with Cardiff Scuba. Simon was instructing and was very well supported by the team.

The whole team made me feel very much at ease during the course.

Looking forward to using my new skills in the coming months and who knows, maybe another course next year."

From Gary Smith, course taken May 2019

"A massive thank you to Instructor Simon Kirkham-Jones, ably assisted by the support team of Lauren and James for guiding me to complete the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

The training and advice was given in a clear and relatable way not only on course topics but all manner of useful dive information was simply- Priceless.

I look forward to arranging further courses from Cardiff Scuba and extend my knowledge and experience in this fascinating activity.

From Paul Bricknell, course taken May 2019

"I'd like to thank Simon and Cardiff Scuba for the training I received on the PADI Advanced Openwater course.

I look forward to using the skills I've learned. Wicked few days! Can't wait to book the next course. Thanks guys. "

From David Mc Guire, course taken February 2019

"I did the advanced open water course. Rob is a fab (good looking) instructor.

His knowledge is impeccable and he is extremely passionate about delivering the best training possible.

He goes through everything clearly and made me comfortable before the dive and always safe in the water. The course is an excellent addition to the open water course and really helps builds your knowledge and skills. "

From James Troughton , course taken December 2018

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Further information on PADI Advanced Open Water (back to top)

What do I need to start?

An Advanced Open Water Crewpack (included in course cost) An Advanced Open Water DVD (lent to you for duration of course)

What will I do?

You will be required to succesfully complete 5 open water dives. These must include both a Deep Dive and a Navigation Dive. The other three are by agreement with the group - but there is a wide range of dives to choose from.

How long will it take?

The course will involve one evening theory session (approx. 3 hours), and one whole weekend of diving (to include 5 dives)

What previous experience do I need?

Anyone wishing to enrol on the course must be at least a PADI Open Water Diver (or an equivalent level from another certifying agency)

What do the fees include?

All course manuals All equipment required for course (except exposure suit) All airfills for course All insurance costs while on course All professional tuition Certfication registration with PADI

What don't fees include?

Entrance Fee to dive sites Any boat fess (if applicable) Hire of appropriate exposure suit (£25.00)

What's next?

Upon completion, you are now free to explore sites and participate in dives that you were not previously able to. In addition, the dives completed as part of this course can also be credited towards the corresponding speciality course. Furthermore, you now begin to think about taking the first step in expanding your diving knowledge beyond a purely recreational level with the PADI Rescue Diver Course.