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Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it, it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.

Course Price: US $450



  • Age 12 years or over

  • PADI Open Water Diver or PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver

  • Last logged dive within 6 months (Scuba Review required otherwise)

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a list of Adventure Dives. Two of them are required, though: Deep and Underwater Navigation. The other three, for a total of five dives, are up to your preference plus suitability/availability of options in your training location. You have the option of having the course conducted in Dili (shore dives) or Atauro Island (boat dives, and will incur additional costs of return island transfers and accommodation).

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – buoyancy control, fish identification, night diving, drifting in currents and many more. Our team will be glad to discuss and recommend an array of options.


The course is conducted over 3D2N and includes:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study) about each Adventure Dives chosen

  • 5 Open Water Dives

  • Full dive equipment rental

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"The ocean touches you every day. With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you are connected to the ocean."

Sylvia Earle

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