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.

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long 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 you!

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 covered over two days:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) about each Adventure Dives chosen

  • 5 Open Water Dives


  • Age 12 years or over

  • Open Water Diver (Junior also possible)

Further details:

  • 5 boat adventure dives in Atauro – all-inclusive 1 night stay at our lodge