The PADI Advanced Open “AOWD” Water Diver course is where you conquer new skills, see different aquatic creatures, explore into diverse territories and experience new dive adventures. AOWD course have no exams, no pool, just simple reading, review and experience 5 adventure dives to complete the course. it will also increase your allowable limit to 30 meter / 100 feet.

The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of our Instructor(s). You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Because Open Water Diver is not enough in some places to dive on sunken wrecks, deep reefs or penetrate a shipwreck, this course is a MUST to take and gain new skills, new experience and new dive taste.

  • Be at least 12 years old. 
  • Be PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from other diving agency.
  • Last dive not more than 9 months ago (otherwise a Refresher course is required)
  • Medically fit to dive, for safety, all PADI Advanced Open water course participants must complete a brief medical prior to commencing the dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of them apply to you, as a safety precaution, a physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 months. Click here to view the form.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course consist of two steps which can be completed in 3 days

Course Steps

What WhereWhenTime
TheoryClassroom sessionPDC ClassroomSunday, Monday or TuesdayMorning or Afternoon
Approximately 3 hours
Adventure DivesPractical Sea DivesSealine BeachFriday & SaturdayMorning
Approximately 5 hours

For more details of each part, please read the Outline

COURSE STRUCTURE AND SCHEDULE

The Advanced Open Water course consist of 2 steps.

THEORY LESSON
You’ll plan your learning topics with our instructor(s) by choosing from a list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – you and your instructor will choose the other three, for a total of five dives.

No exam is required

Session(s) timing: 1 day (3 hours)

Any day (Sunday , Monday or  Tuesday)

Morning : 10:00 or Afternoon: 17:00

ADVENTURE DIVES (SEA)
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, Underwater scooter, exploring wrecks and many more.

Sessions timing2 days (5-6 hours each)

Friday: Morning      (3 dives)

Saturday: Morning  (2 dives)

Location: Sealine Beach, GMC Reef & The Barge

THEORY & KNOWLEDGE

When you enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, the manual given consists 17 interesting adventure dives topic (we are only going to do 5 of them).

The manual allow you to preview into the different underwater adventures you may participate in. After the course you can use the manual as tips and guides to your other dive adventures.

Within the 17 topics in your PADI Advanced Open Water Manual, we will be completing 5 topics, each ends with a knowledge review and they are to be completed as independent study.

Topics
Two compulsory topics – adventures dives

Deep Dive

Determining your personal depth limit, Deep diving equipment consideration, Ascend and descend techniques for deep diving, Low and out of air management, Safety stops, Nitrogen Narcosis prevention , Characteristics and prevention of decompression illness. For more details about this specialty, CLICK HERE

Underwater Navigation Dive

Benefits of underwater navigation mastery, Distance estimation, Natural navigation, Compass navigation techniques. For more details about this specialty, CLICK HERE

Three topics – adventure dives from the following list

Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive

Weight usage estimation, Buoyancy check, Streamlining technique. For more details about this specialty, CLICK HERE

Digital Underwater Photography Dive

Water entry with Digital underwater camera system, Guidelines to achieve good underwater photos, Compensate light effect underwater, Taking photo with environmental consideration. For more details about this specialty, CLICK HERE

Wreck Dive

Avoiding wreck hazards, Planning and equipment consideration, Wreck penetration and hazards, Wreck evaluation and navigation. Fr more details about this specialty, CLICK HERE

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Dive – DPV (Underwater Scooter)

Advantages of using DPV, Common features of DPV. For more details about this specialty, CLICK HERE

Search and Recovery Dive

Planning search and recovery dive, Concerns of lifting an object, Techniques of using lift bag. For more details about this specialty, CLICK HERE

ADVENTURE DIVES (SEA)

By the end of the Deep Adventure dives, you will get to do


Day One – Dive 1 : Dive Underwater Navigation– Depth: <18m

Dive briefing and planning discussion

Dive equipment setup with dive buddy

Water entry (Giant Strike)

Maintain a neutral buoyancy during the dive

Distance/Time estimation Swim ( distance of 30 meter )

Demonstrate correct positioning and handling of a compass

Navigate a straight line using neutral navigation techniques

Navigate a straight line and its reciprocal underwater using a compass

Navigate a square pattern underwater using a compass

Ascend – Safety Stop ( 5m 3min)

Exit the water to dive boat, sequentially remove weight then fins

 

Day One – Dive 2 : Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive – Depth: <18m

Dive briefing and planning discussion

Dive equipment setup with dive buddy

Water entry (Giant Strike)

Buoyancy check – Lead weight estimation

Controlled slow descend adjust for neutral buoyancy using the BCD

Hovering practice

Fine tune with breath control

Buoyancy practice

Maneuver close to bottom – No touching

Practice Finning techniques

Controlled ascend – Safety Stop ( 5m 3min)

Exit the water to dive boat, sequentially remove weight then fins

 

Day One – Dive 3

Adventure Dive from one of the selected topics.

Digital Underwater Photography Dive

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Dive – DPV (Underwater Scooter)

Search and Recovery Dive


Day Two – Dive 4 : Deep Dive – Depth: <30m

Dive briefing and planning discussion

Dive equipment setup with dive buddy

Water entry

Descend using a reference ( line or sloping bottom)

Timed task on bottom

Depth gauge comparison at depth

Tour (time/air pressure permitting)

Ascend at a rate not to exceed 18 meters per minute – Safety Stop ( 5m 3min) before surfacing

Exit the water to dive boat, sequentially remove weight then fins.

 

Day Two – Dive 5 : Wreck Dive – Depth: <30m

Dive briefing and planning discussion

Dive equipment setup with dive buddy

Water entry (Giant Strike)

Descend

Swim on the outside of a wreck identifying and avoiding potential hazards

Navigating the wreck

Maintain neutral buoyancy and body position to avoid the bottom

Return to ascent point

Ascend – Safety Stop ( 5m 3min)

Exit the water to dive boat, sequentially remove weight then fins

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OPEN WATER AND ADVANCED OPEN WATER?

Open Water Diver certificate allows you to dive up to a maximum depth of 18 metesr / 60 ft for Adult and 12 meters / 40 ft for Junior while in Advanced Open Water Diver Certificate, you are allowed to dive up to a maximum depth of 30 meters / 100 ft. Moreover, During your Advanced Open Water Course you will learn new skills, gain more experience and get introduction to broad specialties that scuba diving can offer.

I AM NON DIVER, CAN I START IMMEDIATELY WITH ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE?

No. You have enroll and complete PADI Open Water Diver Course first to enable you to enroll for PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and continue your scuba diving education

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ENROLL FOR ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE?

The minimum age is 12 years old, Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15 years old. Children under the age of 15 require parent or guardian permission to register for the Open Water Diver course.

DO I HAVE TO DO A TEST AFTER THE THEORY LIKE IN OPEN WATER COURSE?

No required test or quiz for this course, however you will still be required to answer the knowledge review questioner for each studied topics and attend a one time classroom session with our instructor(s) before the practical dives.

WHAT SET OF EQUIPMENT/GEAR I NEED TO HAVE BEFORE THE PRACTICAL DIVES?

We will provide you with the required equipment for the course practical such as regulator set, BCD “Jacket” , Air Cylinders and weights. However you’ll need to have soft gear which can be either purchased or rented from our dive center such as wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins and boots. For hygienic purposes many choose to purchase their own personal gear specially they are becoming certified divers and will intend to use these gear regularly. Our instructor(s) will guide you while choosing your gear from a large variety of brands or options we have in Poseidon Dive Center that suit you.

HOW DEEP CAN I DIVE WITH ADVANCED OPEN WATER CERTIFICATE?

The maximum depth for Open Water Diver is 30 meters / 100ft

WHAT IF I WISH TO HAVE A NIGHT DIVE OR A BOAT DIVE AS PART OF THE ADVENTURE DIVES IN THE COURSE?

You can for sure with extra fee due to the logistics and boat usages.

DOES THE CERTIFICATE EXPIRES OR HAS TO BE RENEWED?

No, the Advanced Open Water Diver Certificate does not have expiry date nor need to be renewed, however you will need to keep diving very often to build up experience in diving and not to forget what you have learnt during your course.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER I GET CERTIFIED?

After getting your certificate, you can always join Poseidon Dive Center dive club and have many privileges by becoming a member such as free dives for more information about our dive club CLICK HERE or simply book and join our usual weekends dives for fun under our supervision and guidance by PDC’s crew,

Or you can continue your Scuba diving education by enrolling directly for PADI Rescue Diver or choose one or more of large verity of diving specialties that PADI and our dive center offers such as Enriched Air Diver “Nitrox Dover”, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Night Diver etc.

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

If you have any other question. Please feel free to call us at (974) 6608 4040, or email us at info@pdcqatar.com and we will get back to you ASAP.

Standard course QAR 2,000 With theory classroom knowledge method Book Online
eLearning option practical course QAR 1,600 For eLearning registration CLICK HERE Book Online
VIP course QAR 3,000 Different sessions dates that suits you Book Online
Private course QAR 5,000 Totally private course (one to one) Book Online

 Includes

PADI diving Crewpak (Advanced Open Water Diver Course manual and DVD) for non eLearning courses
Diving gear will be used during the entire course (BCD, Regulator set, weight belt and weights and air cylinders)
Required equipment, gears as per the adventure dives requirements (i.e. underwater scooter, lifting bag, compass etc.)
Certification fee and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certificate Card & Wall Certificate.
Covered by our professional diving insurance
Soft drinks during the Adventures (sea) Dives days
Underwater photography during the course

Excludes 

Basic gear (wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins and boots) can be rented for extra fees.
Transportation To and from the dive site (can be arranged for extra fees).
Towel and breakfast
Fish feeding experience  (Optional at extra fee)

ELEARNING OPTION

PADI’s eLearning scuba program the most convenient way to start immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system, without attending classroom sessions and knowledge review discussion.

This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.

PADI eLearning lets you:

PADI’s eLearning scuba program the most convenient way to start immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system, without attending classroom sessions and knowledge review discussion. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.

How does it work:

After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

What else is required to complete the course?
Prior to certification as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you’ll visit Poseidon Dive Center Qatar to complete your training.

You’ll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete the five adventure dives with one of our Instructors.

By completing knowledge development online, you will receive an official acknowledgement from PADI by email confirming the completion of your theory portion, which means you’re ready to register for the remaining portion of the course “the Adventure Dives”.

PADI eLearning fee is payable directly to PADI currently GPB 128.55 through their website registration and this is not included in the Poseidon Dive Center’s course price for the eLearning option

To register for PADI eLearning and link your course with PDC CLICK HERE

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