PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Diving at night, on a wreck, using enriched air nitrox, or the thrill of diving from a boat; all of these great adventure dives are available in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course offers you the chance to experience different styles of diving, all under the watchful eye of your PADI instructor, with the goal of helping you build your confidence under the water. You will do five adventure dives (six dives on the extended course) with each adventure dive giving you a taste of a unique style of diving, and once completed you’ll have earned your ‘Advanced Open Water Diver’ qualification!
Included within the course is the ‘PADI Adventures in Diving’ manual, which contains all of the useful information for each dive you choose to do, and includes a small knowledge review which helps you better understand and retain the information.
To start this specialty you´ll need to
- be at least 14 years old
- hold the PADI Open Water Diver qualification, or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation
- have dived within the last six months and feel confident in your assembly and use of SCUBA equipment, along with reasonable buoyancy control
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty
The duration of our adventure under the water is controlled by several factors, but dive time (specifically ‘no stop limits’) and the supply of gas we carry with us are the two most important. Increasing our gas supply is easy, just increase the volume of gas you carry (see the PADI Tec Basics course), but increasing our ´no stop time´ requires the use of a breathing gas that has reduced nitrogen and increased oxygen. The PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty provides you with the knowledge and training to understand how and when to use oxygen enriched air (EANx) with mixes from 22-40% oxygen.
We offer two different styles of this course; ‘Computer’ or ‘RDP Assisted (tables)’, so which one is right for you? The majority of today’s recreational diving are done with dive computers, so the ‘Computer’ specialty is the preferred choice, extending the style of diving you already do with air (21% O2) to now include up to 40% oxygen. If you’re considering to progress on to technical diving then the ‘RDP Assisted (tables)’ specialty is a more suitable course, introducing concepts that you’ll later find in your technical diver training.
Both courses take just half a day to complete and are offered as ‘dry’, which means that no actual diving is required. We can offer diving with Enriched Air Nitrox, please just let us know when you book the course so we can arrange this.