We now have a new website. If you haven't been automatically redirected, please click below...

Go to DIVE Northampton

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete any three adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

- Why Advanced Open Water Diver?

After your five dives, you'll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment.

- What do I need to start?

PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)

Minimum age: 15 (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

- What will I do?

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:

  • Altitude Diver

  • Boat Diver

  • Drift Diver

  • Deep Diver

  • Dry Suit Diver

  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

  • Multilevel Diver

  • Night Diver

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Search and Recovery Diver

  • Underwater Naturalist

  • Underwater Videographer

  • Underwater Photographer

  • Underwater Navigator

  • AWARE Fish Identification

  • Wreck Diver

- Where can I go from here?

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can enrol in PADI Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course.

PADI Adventure Dives can also credit towards the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver certifications. Contact Andy at andy@divenorthampton.co.uk to enrol or for more information on the PADI Adventures In Diving programme.


- How long will it take?

Recommended Course Hours: 15

Minimum Open Water Training: five dives over two days

- What will I need?

Adventures in Diving Crew-Pak
Adventures in Diving Video
Log Book