Samudra Adventures

Advanced Open Water Course

Those who would like to expand their scuba-diving knowledge and increase their depth limits, though should pursue the Advanced Open Water course.

Your Open Water Diver card will be recognised at dive centres worldwide and show that you have learned to dive safely and independently to a depth of 18m with a buddy. Throughout the course, you’ll learn the theory of scuba diving, extend your knowledge of dive equipment and improve your diving skills. The course is made up of 5 or 6 theory sessions, 5 dive skill sessions in confined water to practice skills and 4 open water dives in the Red Sea from the boat or shore depending on the resort.
You will also be asked to complete water skills including a 10-minute float and a 200m swim. All of this will be at your pace with a professional and experienced instructor.

Learning Points

Advanced Open Water Diver course not about being “advanced”, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so once comfortable after your Open Water Certification, you can dive right in to your Advanced Open Water course. The course has a long list of scuba specialty dives to try which helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills. Boat diving, drift diving, wreck diving, side mount diving and over a dozen of other specialty dives to choose from. There is no classroom sessions for these dives and you try out these under the supervision of your Instructor.

Course Structure

There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives to complete the Advanced Open Water Course. 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. You can be an Adventure Diver till you complete the two required dives, and each of your adventure dive credits towards the required dives of the corresponding Specialty Diver course.