As a PADI Open Water diver you have started on your exploration journey to seeing that 71% of the earth that only divers can see, but the journey does not stop there. There is always something to learn.
The Advanced Open Water course allows you to continue to expand your diving skills as well as gain additional knowledge and use new equipment, YES it extends your depth range BUT depth is a number it’s not the be all and end all and along the way you will also complete a navigation dive. Most people believe that a compass is for those divers that dive in less than ideal visibility but it is a piece of equipment for ALL divers, imagine getting in the water which has lots of visibility but you get dropped off and separated from the reef – if you had taken at least one bearing on the surface before descent, you would be able to make your way safely to the reef and go diving. It is much better than getting back on the boat and missing the dive.
Then there are three other dives which will give you more skills or experiences… use those dives to have a go at something maybe a Full-Face Mask dive (needs a pool dive first for orientation).
If you are the holder of a speciality it can be used as a credit towards your Advanced open water dives, maybe you did the Drysuit speciality with us… that counts so only four dives in total. Maybe join the Equipment Speciality course on 19th October, you never know when you need to resolve an equipment issue and it’s a great course and suitable for everyone from Scuba Diver.
Maybe you have a long-term goal, pop in and have a chat we can map out a route to your long-term goal.
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