Exploration, Excitement, Experiences!

IS what the SDI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the SDI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • A sampler of three more Adventure Dives 

The Fun Part

One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that after you have completed it, you and your instructor can choose from the many types of Adventure Dives available to continue your diving advaneture. You could enrol in; Digital underwater photography, wreck diving,  Diving with underwater scooters, Advanced Buoyancy and many more.


  • A SDI Open Water Diver  (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
Start the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online

SDI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of SDI eLearning. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for the seven of the most popular Adventure Dives (though you and your instructor still focus on the course Adventure Dives.)

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What You Will Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass, and how to deploy your SMBs. Does not include air/gasses.

The Learning Materials You Need
SDI’s Adventures in Diving Manual provide information on more than 15 types of specialty diving.You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

Your Next Adventure
After you’ve completed the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll probably want to take more courses and learn:-Altitude diving, Marine Ecosystems Awareness diver, Boat diving, Deep diving, Diver propulsion vehicle use, Drift diving, Dry suit diving, Multilevel and Computer diving, Night diving, Advanced buoyancy, Search and recovery, Underwater navigation, Underwater photography, Wreck diving.

Curious about night diving? Flip to the night diving chapter. Once you’ve previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your first night diving adventure. Having trouble with underwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Navgation Adventure Dive with your SDI Instructor.

Price: $799 * does not include air/gasses.


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