Advanced Open Water:
Do you own PADI Open Water Diver certification or Basic CMAS / NAUI / IANTD / BSAC Certification? Do you want to polish your diving skills and own it completely? So there we have an advanced open water course just for you. Like you, we love diving and we know the importance of expertise to experience adrenaline charged diving experiences.
We teach you the techniques and tools for the specialized dives. We know you are those guys who want to learn it all and you thrive on great enthusiasm for the wonders of underwater world. So then, don’t hesitate to explore a whole new level of diving by introducing you to exhilarating diving forms like night diving and deep diving.
You can’t just do with a license but you want to master it. Then this is it. Pack your bags and come join us for this exciting course and discover the myriad of colorful fish and very pretty coral formations.
- Open Water Dives
- The Core Dives (deep and navigation dives)
- 3 elective dives
Advanced Open Water Certificate:
This certification is for the expertise you earn with our intensive training sessions. Now you are well set to go for all those intense specialized dives including night diving, cave diving, wreck diving, etc. Why limit your dive to just daylight hours or shallow waters, Go further and discover it all.
What will you learn in Padi Advanced open water course?
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 – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.
What Scuba gear will you use?
You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.
What happens in the course ?
The course is comprised of five different Adventure Dives. An Adventure Dive concentrates on a particular activity or skill within the realm of scuba – it is the first dive of a Specialty Diver course. While you’re doing your dives, you’ll be accompanied by a PADI Professional. They are there to answer questions and help you fine-tune your technique and learn new skills.
The dives in the Advanced open water Diver course are very different from those in your Open water dive course. The Adventure Dives are similar to a regular dive, except that you focus on a particular diving specialty. The Deep Adventure Dive of the course involves diving deeper, between 18-30 metres / 60-130 feet. During the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive you practise navigation skills underwater while diving.
What are the parts of this course?
Of the five training dives you complete, the Deep Adventure Dive and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive are both mandatory. As for the other three dives, you get to choose what interests you the most. Students in the AOW Diver course have very little classroom time and no written exams.
How old does one need to be to dive?
Anyone over 10 years of age. Having said that, we grant an exception for a few 8 and 9 year olds provided they meet a certain criteria as laid down by our professional divers.
Is there any maximum age limit?
While you must be at least 10 years of age to be a certified diver, you can never be too old to attempt it.
Is it a difficult sport to learn?
No, it isn’t. If you’re comfortable in the water and can swim it will be a walk in the park. However, if you aren’t any of those two things, our instructors will make sure you comfortable to a level where you can enjoy it as well.
Is it dangerous?
No, it isn’t. Whenever injuries do occur though, it is only because careful attention wasn’t paid during training or the instructor wasn’t certified.
Why do my ears hurt when I dive down?
This usually happens when the water pressure on your eardrums aren’t equal. While training with us you will learn techniques to correct this phenomenon which may help you when you are on your next flight too.
I wear contacts, will that be a problem?
Not at all. Make sure your face mask is fastened correctly so that water doesn’t fill up in them and you will be fine.
What should a diver never do before diving?
Never drink and dive, never eat a big meal before you dive and never lie about any medical condition you may have to your dive instructor before you dive.
What does PADI stand for?
Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
Know more at http://www.padi.com.
What does the acronym SCUBA stand for?
Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
Can health conditions prevent me from diving?
While anyone who is reasonably fit and in good health can scuba dive, there are some who cannot. For example pregnant women should not dive, while people with a history of lung disease or injury must consult their physician before diving.
What do I need to carry with me when I come?
A bathing suit, towel, toiletries, T-shirts, shorts, and sunscreen lotion.
Is it necessary to be a good swimmer for this course?
Yes, it is essential to be eligible for this course.
Am I allowed to dive with breasts implants or while I’m on my monthly cycle?
Yes, it is okay. While diving abroad however or in other local waters, it may be wise to check with the concerned party before you dive in.
Can I scuba dive while pregnant?
No, it is not.
How long do I need to wait before I can sit on a flight after diving?
A minimum of 18 and 12 hours of rest is required by experts and beginners respectively before they can board their flights.
Can I arrange for a pick-up at my hotel?
Yes, though at an additional cost.
Can group bookings avail discounts?
Yes, they can.
Should we tip the staff or is it included in the package?
That is left completely up to your discretion. Gratuity is never frowned upon though.
How many people can the boat accommodate?
Minimum 3 & maximum of 20
How deep will I be scuba diving?
Approximately 12 meters.
Why take this course?
You’ll gain more experience diving while under the supervision of an instructor. It’s an opportunity to try a sampling of different specialties to see what interests you the most.