PADI Advanced OWD

PADI Advanced OWD

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.
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Diving in Portofino @ Bruno Borelli

There are two required dives – Deep Dive 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.

Beside the mandatory Deep and Navigation Adventure Dives, we recommend Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck for the remaining three Adventure Dives.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives. Check with us.

The Advanced Open Water Diver PADI course takes a minimum of 2 or 3 days, it includes:

  • Knowledge Development
    You self-study the relevant chapters in the digital version of the Advanced Open Water Diver and complete the knowledge reviews.

  • Open Water Dives
    3 shore training dives
    2 boat adventure dives

You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the innovative interactive system PADI eLearning®.

Our experience shows that the digital version of the manual is preferable because it allow the student:

  • to start to study at home at his own pace;
  • to optimize the time with the instructor;
  • to dedicate more time to in-water practice;
  • freeing up valuable pleasure time during the stay.

Rates per person. All-inclusive.

Instruction, shore and boat dives, equipment rental, digital training material and certification fee

PADI Advanced OWD


  • one-to-one training €650
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Our PADI courses are generally held upon request on dates to be agreed with the student. You can also participate in scheduled events listed in our course calendar.

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