PADI Continuing Education 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 Continuing Education 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.

Upcoming Courses (back to top)

The above list is limited to the next 5 courses. Please visit the upcoming courses page for more. There may be additional courses to those listed here please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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.

"After completing the PADI open water course, it was a no brainer to return to carry out the Advanced Openwater course with Rob & Cardiff Scuba team.

It is a two day add on, to your open water course which takes place down the National Diving Centre, Chepstow. As was with the Openwater course, the Advanced was again brilliant craic but very serious when needed.

Rob and Simon really push your skills on this course and offer very constructive criticism to improve your skills.

Another happy customer. Thanks lads! See you soon!! "

From Stuart Ball, course taken May 2017


Done my Open Water followed by AOW with Cardiff Scuba. What an excellent training experience and in a friendly, totally relaxed environment.

The courses really brought home to me how little I actually knew! I now feel properly trained and very confident that I can dive at this level.

Big shout out to Simon who has the patience of a saint and to Rob for getting me the course at extremely short notice.

Looking forward to more in new year "

From Rick Spence, course taken November 2016

"I would like to say a big thank you to Rob, Jack, Mike and the rest of the team for helping me to complete my Advanced Open Water Diver.
The theory was really informative and any queries were discussed so we could understand it better.
The navigation with the compass took at bit of getting used to. I definitely think they need to develop a sat nav for underwater!!
The dives were all really good and it was nice to see areas where we couldn't go to before.
I look forward to trying out all the new skills I have learnt and taking my training further.
Thank you all for a really enjoyable weekend of diving and I look forward to many more."

From Lisa Richardson, course taken October 2016

"I've just completed my Advanced Open Water course, and what a fantastic course it was.

I did the Open Water in June, and Rob, Simon, Jack, Eloise, Mike and a host of others have ensured that I have been able to progress steadily up to this point of being an Advanced Openwater diver!

The course extended my knowledge, honed my skills and gave me the opportunity to see some of NDACs deeper attractions.

I can't recommend the guys (and girls) at Cardiff scuba enough. The training is second to none.

It is complete, relaxed and thorough at the same time as being really good fun. Especially the banter. Not long now until the Nitrox course! See you soon ;-) "

From Neil Richardson, course taken October 2016

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Further information on PADI Continuing Education 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.