The Advanced Open Water Diver course can increase your self-confidence and builds new diving skills, so you can feel more comfortable in the water.  This is a great way to continue to dive and learn under the supervision of a PADI instructor. The course is based on what you have learned previously and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new areas of diving activities.

What will you do?

The course consists of five dives, in the nature of specializations. Two dives are mandatory:

  • DEEP DIVE – you will learn the techniques and procedures necessary to dive safely to a depth of 30m.
  • UNDERWATER NAVIGATION (navigation dive) – a combination of orientation using natural determinants, and navigation with compass, very useful techniques especially if you wish to lead dives.

Other choices, based on local diving conditions in Bali, are:

  • DRIFT DIVE – especially useful during your stay on the island (at the best dive sites currents occur) you should be able to understand them avail of it.
  • NIGHT DIVING – Diving at night has a completely different character than the daily diving. It has a taste of mystery and anxiety. Allows you to explore the nightlife of the dive site. Often, night dives are much more attractive than those in the light of day. At night, we see only what our torches allow us for, the area of ​​vision narrows and we see a lot more details, nocturnal world is beautiful. – Embark with us on the Liberty Wreck at Tulamben. Night diving here is an unforgettable experience!!!
  • PERFECT BUOYANCY – maintaining proper buoyancy is the basis for safe diving. Surely we could do better than what you have mastered during your OWD course. Excellent buoyancy forever!!!

Do you want to start taking pictures underwater? Excellent buoyancy is the foundation of your career as an underwater photographer.

  • UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY – start your adventure with the camera underwater now. You say that it’s easy, just press the shutter button. Start shooting and see how much you will have to learn. The waters around Bali, are one of the places with the highest biodiversity in the world. You will find plenty subjects to shoot at 😉
  • WRECK DIVING- wrecks, the phrase which electrifies all divers. History often hides the mysteries that surrounds them and that even more fascinates us…. Wrecks of sunken ships are the most common but there are also airplanes, cars and other types of objects resting on the seabed. Its state of preservation and sheer size often very a lot. In Bali we have 4 wrecks, available for a recreational diver, and 2 for technical diver. Wrecks can be potentially dangerous, so you should know the necessary techniques and limitations for this type of dives.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum 15 years old (students between 12 and 15 may complete the Junior Advance Course) which is same as the standard one, but the maximum allowable depth is reduced to 21 m. ( Once the diver reaches the age of 15 the degree may be swapped for the ordinary Advanced Open Water diver license.)
  • PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent other organization