PADI Advanced Open Water

The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. We usually teach the Advanced Open Water course on Atauro Island, diving on the pristine reef that the island offer. However, you can choose to do the course in Dili.

Overview

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 PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.

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, drifting in a current and many more.

Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.


Prerequisites

  • Age 12 years or over
  • PADI Open Water Diver (Junior also possible)

$500 – All Inclusive package

  • Every pick up / drop off
  • 2 days of training, including knowledge reviews and diving
  • 5 Adventure Dives in Open Water
  • Full set equipment
  • Boat transfers to/from Atauro Island, one night accommodation, all meals, snacks and soft drinks
  • PADI certification and online manual
  • Maximum 4 students per instructor