How many dives do you need for Advanced Open Water?

five adventure dives
In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, you will complete a total of five adventure dives including a required deep dive (below 60 feet) and navigation dive (compass use).

How long is PADI Advanced Open Water course?

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.

What’s the difference between open water and Advanced Open Water?

Advanced Open Water Diver is one step up from entry level certification as a beginner autonomous scuba diver. A major difference between Autonomous diver equivalent Open Water Diver (OWD) certification and AOWD is that the depth limit is increased from 18 to 30 metres (60 to 100 ft).

How deep can you go with PADI Advanced Open Water?

The PADI Advanced open water depth is set to 30 meters or 100 ft vs 18 meters or 60 feet for the maximum PADI open water depth.

What comes after Advanced Open Water?

Well, the Advanced Open Water is the next step towards becoming a dive professional. Open water and Advanced Open Water are both focused on improving yourself as a diver. Once you’ve completed those courses, you can go on to do your Rescue Diver Course, Dive Master, and finally instructor.

What can you do with Advanced Open Water?

Advanced Open Water Course – Adventure Diving

  • Develop New Skills as an Advanced Open Water Diver.
  • Diving to 30 Metres.
  • Considerations when Diving Deeper.
  • Developing Underwater Navigation Skills.
  • Advanced Open Water Course – Buoyancy Control.
  • Take Only Photos & Leave Only Bubbles.
  • Increase Confidence & Advanced Diver Skills.

How deep can an open water diver go?

60 feet
A properly outfitted diver in training can generally descend to 60 feet if they are old enough. Divers with Open Water and Advanced Open Water certifications from PADI can descend to 100 feet and as far as 130 feet. There are amazing things to see under the water at various depths.

What happens if you cough while scuba diving?

The water causes some irritation of the lungs (salt water is worse than fresh water) so you may cough for several minutes after you surface. In addition, most divers would be quite anxious in this circumstance (especially if someone suggests you may be suffering CO poisoning) and this can result in additional symptoms.

What is the number one rule of scuba diving?

Always breathe continuously. Never hold your breath. As I mentioned earlier, this is arguably the “number one rule” of scuba because breath holding while scuba diving can lead to serious injury, even death.