PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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This course is the next step after you have completed the PADI® Open Water Diver certification. The course called the PADI® Advanced Open Water Diver because you will advance your scuba diving knowledge and skills.


After completing the PADI® Advanced Open Water Diver Course you'll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment. The course is designed to advance your diving skills so you can start as soon as you have completed PADI® Open Water Diver certification.

Each Adventure Dive may also count towards the first dive of the PADI® Speciality Diver course and if you've already completed a speciality diver course you may have earned credit for an Adventure diver.

Once you have completed our PADI® Advanced Open Water Diver course you'll be certified to dive anywhere in the world to a depth of 30m.


Our PADI® Advanced Open Water Diver course consists of the following 5 Adventure dives:

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Naturalist
  • Navigation
  • Deeper Diving
  • Boat/Wreck Diver

The course is run over 2 days and before the dives you will complete the required study and knowledge reviews

Why Learn With Ocean Quest?

Ocean Quest is the premier PADI® Scuba Diving Instructional and retail centre in South Wales. Based in Cardiff, Swansea, and Porthcawl our instructors have dived and taught others to dive all over the world. Ocean Quest are an award wining school, including the prestigious PADI® International Key Man Centre of the year award, that has been established since 1998. Dive in now! Our prices are fully inclusive, including:

  • PADI Enrollment, Registration & Certification
  • Fully Qualified Professional Instruction
  • Comprehensive educational materials
  • All Scuba Diving equipment hire
  • Cylinder tanks and air fills
  • Comprehensive Professional Centre Insurance

Course Information


from £245

Course Requirements

You must …

  • Be 15 or more years old (12 for the Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Have completed you PADI Open Water Diver certification
  • Have completed the medical questionaire

Certification Provider

How to Book

Booking is simple, however spaces are limited on each course so we suggest you book quickly to avoid disappointment:


  • Cardiff – 02920 291055
  • Swansea – 01792 606500
  • Porthcawl – 01656 783310

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