Advanced Open Water Diver
After the initial PADI Open Water Diver Course, you can further explore the vast underwater world, by taking up the PADI Advanced Open Diver Course.
To be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Diver, you have to complete a total of 5 dives:
2 x Core Adventure Dives
- Underwater Navigation Dive
- Deep Dive
3 x Additional Adventure Dives (select 3 from the various options below)
- Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive
- Night Dive
- Search and Recovery Dive
- Underwater Naturalist Dive
- Underwater Photography Dive
- Wreck Dive
- AWARE – Fish Identification
- Boat Dive
- Drift Dive
- Multilevel and Computer Dive
However, as safety for the divers is our first priority, selection depends on weather and environmental conditions at the dive site.
All Open Water Dives to be held either at Pulau Aur or Pulau Tioman.
Equipment required other than Basic Scuba units (BCD, Reg, fins, mask and snorkel)
Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)
The SMB is required at certain dive sites, with you deploying the SMB before surfacing. The purpose of the SMB is to alert all marine crafts via the surface that there are divers below. SMBs are visible at distance even when you drifted far from your dive boat. Normally, the SMB is deployed during your Safety Stop.
Dive Torches are not only used during Night Dives, but can be used during your Deep Dives as well if the colour absorption is too much or also during Wreck Dives to see the interior of the wreck more closely.
It is good to own the required equipments and bring along every dive, you never know when you will need it.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification is valid for life and allows the diver to dive up to a depth of 40m.