By completing five PADI Adventure Dives – of the specialty of your choice (except the compulsory Navigation Dive and Deep Dive) and the theory, and you will become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
There are many benefits to becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver — including the ability to dive to thirty metres instead of eighteen metres as a certified PADI Open Water Diver — perfect when you are in a group of advanced divers and you want to see what is lurking at slightly deeper depths.
The course comprises five adventure dives and can be completed in as little as two days as long as you complete the relevant dives. One of your five adventure dive must be the navigation dive and another the deep dive – just to experience the feeling of diving deep with an instructor so that you are ready for it when you are with a buddy.
You can choose three more dives from a huge selection of adventure dives such as digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving and many more.
Who should take PADI Freediver Course
The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great way for developing solid freediving skills by learning the basic freediving principles, focusing on breath hold techniques in a pool or confined water site.
To enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver course you must be 12 years old or older. You need to have adequate swimming skills and be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required.
If you are younger than 12 years old, 8 year olds and older can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course.
What will you learn?
The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main phases:
Knowledge development and confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea, plus proper buddy procedures. Goal – static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres / 80 feet.