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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Explore more

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Explore more

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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As a PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll want to add to the adventure, excitement and experiences. Improve your skills and diver knowledge through exploring wrecks, navigating to dive sites, enhancing your buoyancy skills and using computers on deeper dives. By completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, more dives will available to you the next time you jump in.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course focuses on your diving skills. After some self study from the Advanced Open Water Diver manual or electronic equivalent you will complete five training dives, usually over a weekend. Two ‘core’ dives will develop your skills in Underwater Navigation and Deep Diving, with the remaining three of your choice from 15 possible adventure dives.

This is your chance to plan your path with your instructor, and can be tailored to suit your personal interests. Options available include:

Some Adventure Dive options may be more ideally suited to being completed on one of our trips. Completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course with NHDC could open up some amazing opportunities.

Price

Basic Course: £329

Standard Course: £429

Deluxe Course: from £631.50 (up to £1571.10)

Executive Option: additional £100 on Basic, Standard or Deluxe Course fees.

Elite Option: from an additional £400 on Basic, Standard or Deluxe Course fees (up to a maximum additional charge of £650).

Pre-requisites

Min Age: 12 years old

Medically Fit: Complete this Medical Statement and have GP countersign if required.

Ability: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver certified (or equivalent from another agency)

Reserve your place

Contact Us to Reserve your Place

info@nhdc.co.uk

Knowledge Development 

As part of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, you’ll complete some Knowledge Development in your own time. This will be reviewed during a classroom session before your first dive in open water, or during surface intervals if time is not on your side.

The theory side can be completed at you own pace and with electronic and physical manuals to choose from, you can select the format that’s right for you.

 

Open Water Dives

Over the course of a weekend, you’ll complete five open water dives. These can be completed using Enriched Air NITROX instead of air, allowing for longer bottom times (if completing the standard course).

You will complete two core dives – the deep and navigation adventure dives. The remaining three dives can be chosen from a wide selection so the course can be tailored to suit your specific interests.

On successful completion of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll be able to dive a whole new range of exciting sites.

We’ll provide everything you need. We pride ourselves on ensuring there are no hidden costs.

You’ll be diving to greater depths, and with the chance to use Enriched Air NITROX during the Standard and Deluxe course options, dive planning and ‘thinking like a diver’ will become ever more important.

For that reason, all of our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course students are offered 10% discount on Suunto Dive Computers if completing the Deluxe Course.

Knowledge Development can be completed at your own pace but will be reviewed with the NHDC team at our Dive Centre before your first open water session.

Open Water dives are completed over a weekend. So you truly get to experience diving to greater depths, the diving will take place at Stoney Cove with weekend courses arranged on a regular basis.

New Horizons aims to be flexible with arranging courses to suit your schedule so if the scheduled dates are not convenient please give us a call to discuss suitable alternatives.

Some Adventure Dive options may benefit from being completed while on one of our trips; ask the NHDC team for full details. Discounts may apply.

On all of our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course options you will receive…

  • Coaching and on-going support from an experienced, passionate and professional PADI Instructor
  • Five open water dives, usually over 1 weekend, lasting a minimum of 150 minutes underwater.
  • FREE rental of all required equipment (including, but not limited to: cylinders & Nitrox or air fills, BCD, regulators, dive computers, drysuit & undersuit, specialist equipment [e.g. compasses, delayed surface marker buoys])
  • Course materials
  • PADI Certification

Our dives are usually completed in UK water, therefore we recommend you use a drysuit and undersuit for greater comfort. If you have no previous drysuit experience, we will arrange a pool based orientation session for an additional £40 before your first dive so you are fully prepared and confident to jump in.

Please note, our course fees covers equipment rental, PADI Certification fees etc, but do not cover entry fees to open water dive sites. These vary according to location; please ask for further details.

 

Basic Course

All of the above

 

Standard Course

All of the above, plus the Enriched Air NITROX specialty, plus a 6th dive over the open water weekend using NITROX.

 

Deluxe Course

All of the above, Enriched Air NTRIOX specialty, a 6th dive over the open water weekend using NITROX plus 10% discount on a Suunto Dive Computer of your choice.

Knowledge Development 

Completed in your own time, this can be started at any time and completed at your own pace. Choose from using a physical manual or electronic versions compatible with desktops & laptops (eLearning) or tablet devices & smart phones (Touch).

Electronic versions can be issued via email whereas physical course manuals can be collected from the NHDC Dive Centre.

An initial £100 deposit will ensure course materials can be issued, allowing you to start as soon as you want!

What ever option you choose, the NHDC team will be on hand to help you through and answer any questions as you progress. We will then meet you before your first open water dive to review things and allow you to ask any questions you may have.

 

Basic Course

Complete the Advanced Open Water Diver course using the materials of your choice and standard schedule.

 

Standard Course

Complete the Advanced Open Water Diver course using the materials or your choice and standard schedule. Join us for an extended classroom session and complete the Enriched Air NITROX Specialty too, enabling you to extend your bottom time on the Advanced Open Water dives through using Enriched Air NITROX. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an additional dive using nitrox. With greater experience in planning more adventurous dives, you’ll be recognised world wide as having some exceptional diving skills.

 

Deluxe Course

Complete the Advanced Open Water Diver course using the materials or your choice and standard schedule. Join us for an extended classroom session and complete the Enriched Air NITROX Specialty, enabling you to extend your bottom time on the Advanced Open Water dives through using Enriched Air NITROX. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an additional dive using nitrox. With these exceptional skills, you’ll need the equipment to help – you’ll gain 10% discount off any Suunto Dive Computer as you progress through the course.

 

Executive Option

Our standard schedules are designed to offer flexibility, however, if these aren’t convenient, or if you feel you’d benefit from the more personal touch, we can tailor our schedules to a more bespoke timetable.

This executive option allows a 1:1 program, giving you the chance to work with a member of the NHDC team to become a master of scuba diving.

 

Elite Option

Complete the Basic, Standard or Deluxe Course option then join us over the course of 12 months to complete the five corresponding specialties.

Each of the Adventure Dives completed during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course can be counted as the first dive of each corresponding PADI Specialty. For example, if you choose to complete the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure dive during the course, you will only need to complete one more training dive to have earned yourself the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Certification. Simple!

Price varies according to the number of dives to be completed to gain each Specialty. Please get in touch for further information.

 

Trip Options

If you have an interest in adventures a visit to an inland site can’t quite offer, you can join us on a trip and complete the dives there instead. Talk to the NHDC team for full details.

 

Payment Plans

A single £100 deposit will allow us to issue the relevant course materials.

Further installment payments can be made with the final balance paid before the open water weekend (or trip if taking that option). Talk to us about installment payment options.

Let us know you want to join us! Simply send us a Course Booking Form and completed Medical Statement. Once we’ve received your deposit we’ll issue your course materials, so you can get started straight away!

Get in touch for our bank account details or to make payment over the phone.

Your place will be confirmed on receipt of the Course Medical Statement (Countersigned by a GP if required). Please note, we will not be able to start any in water activities without one!