Advanced Open Water Diver

How many dives do you need for advanced open water?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course consists of 5 different adventure dives. You are required to do a knowledge review for each dive, which your instructor will go over with you before getting in the water. The course can be done over 2 or 3 days, with up to 3 dives being completed in one day.


You should do your advanced training because it opens up more diving possibilities, enhances your skills, and is the next step on the learning ladder if you want to go on to become a dive professional.


Once you graduate to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you can dive deeper. You’ll be certified to 30m/100ft, giving you access to a wider variety of dive sites and marine life. There are many sea creatures that you can't see at shallower depths, and wrecks are often found deeper than the 18m/60ft maximum your Open Water Certification allows you to go.


If you want to go pro, you can then go on further to complete your Rescue, Dive Master and Instructor certifications