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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver

Expand your skills - discover new things

With the PADI Advanced Open Water course, as an already licensed PADI Open Water Diver (or another organization) you can improve your skills underwater and make new interesting adventure dives such as wreck diving or underwater photography. As a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you will learn more about pressure and diving up to 30 meters deep as well as navigating underwater.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course takes 2 to 3 days and includes 5 dives. Of the 5 dives, 2 are adventure dives and 3 are free to choose.

The previous dives are:


  •     Deep dive (maximum 30 meters)

  •     navigation dive

You can choose from:

  •     Wreck diving (surcharge for boat fees)

  •     Perfect buoyancy

  •     night diving

  •     Unterwasserphotografie

  •     Search & Recovery

  •     and many more exciting adventure dives

The PADI Advanced Open Water course consists of 5 dives:

Navigation dive:
With the Navigation Dive you learn how to orientate yourself under water. There are basically two options. On the one hand, you learn how to use a compass under water and how to measure distances. But visual references also help you navigate underwater. We are very lucky that we usually have very good visibility, which will make navigating a little easier for you. This is a really interesting dive as you can guide your instructor through the dive site. ;-)

Deep dive: As a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you can dive to a depth of up to 30 meters. This is probably the main reason why many choose the AOWD course. In this dive, we will show you the effects of underwater pressure on your body as well as what you have to pay attention to when planning a deep dive using interesting experiments.

Dives 3, 4 and 5: After the 2 mandatory adventure dives you can choose from a variety of adventure dives. We generally recommend buoyancy diving and a night dive. We are happy to advise you personally with us in the diving school to select the perfect dives for you. You also have the opportunity to dive the world-famous Zenobia wreck on your PADI Advanced Open Water course. This wreck is one of the top 5 wrecks in the world. There we can do 2 dives (deep dive and wreck dive).

As a certified Advanced Open Water Diver, you can dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters.

More information about the PADI Advanced Open Water Course

We offer our courses in German, English and French. We attach great importance to making you feel comfortable. Because we know it's a big step. Therefore, we always keep our groups as small as possible so that we can take enough time for each one.

How do I get to you?
We include transportation from your hotel in the Pernera, Protaras and Agia Napa region. We will come to pick you up directly at the reception or apartment and of course bring you back again.

What do I learn in theory and is there an exam?
The theory is rather small in the Advanced Open Water course. But here too we have to discuss a few things. Most of all, you will learn more about the pressure and physical properties of water. However, there are no written exams for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Do I need my own equipment?
No of course not. So you don't need to buy or bring any equipment. However, if you already have your own equipment, you can benefit from a 10% discount on your course. With us, however, your equipment is included in the course price.

How deep can I dive as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver?
After your training as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you can dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 30 meters.


Do we dive from the boat or from the shore?
We are very lucky here in Cyprus that we have dive sites right on the shore. The most famous dive site is the Green Bay in Protaras which is only a few minutes away from us. Here we have a natural pool without waves and currents with standing water depth. We can do our exercises perfectly and slowly dive down from the shore. So we don't jump from a boat into the deep blue and then let us sink straight down. So you can get used to breathing under water very slowly.


Why do I actually need a diving license?
Basically you can dive without a license. This is a so-called trial dive which you can do as often as you like. However, trial diving has some limitations and disadvantages. Basically, trial diving is there to give you the opportunity to try diving without having to start a course directly. When you try out diving, you always have a theoretical introduction, have to complete certain exercises and go diving with a diving instructor or DSD leader. This also means that trial diving is a greater effort for the diving school and therefore trial diving is often more expensive than diving. Another big disadvantage; You can go to a maximum depth of 12 meters and often as a trial diver you don't go to the really great dive sites. Therefore, training as a PADI Open Water Diver is definitely worth it. So you can go diving independently with a diveguide or other divers who have a diving education.

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