Want to know the difference between PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

1 Jul. 2022
Want to know the difference between PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Want to know the difference between PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver?

So, you have heard your instructor mention the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) course and you would like to know more? Plus, what are the differences between PADI Open water and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

Open Water Diver: Learning to Dive

What happens in the course?

You will learn the fundamental skills needed for scuba diving. During the course, you read the student manual, watch informative videos, take quizzes, and demonstrate mastery of basic scuba diving skills during practice sessions in confined water before moving on to open water dives.

Parts of the course:

The PADI Open course consists of three main portions: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Then complete the confined and open water dives under the direct supervision and guidance of a PADI Professional.

Why should you sign up for the PADI Open Water course?

The underwater world undeniably holds some of life’s most incredible experiences and the Open Water Diver course is your lifetime ticket to get there. Teaching you to become a fully certified diver, which is recognised worldwide. Meaning you will be able to dive with another certified diver and you won’t need to be accompanied by a professional.

Advanced Open Water Diver: Go on Scuba Diving Adventures

What happens in the course?

During the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you will complete five different Adventure Dives. An Adventure Dive concentrates on a particular activity or skill and is the first dive of a Specialty Diver course. See more about PADI Specialty Diver courses with The Waterhoppers, when diving in Greece here: https://www.waterhoppers.com/programmes/padi-courses/speciality-courses

While you’re doing your Advanced Open Water dives, you’ll be accompanied by a PADI Professional. They are there to answer questions and help you fine-tune your technique and learn new skills.

The dives in the Advanced Open Water course are very different from those in your Open Water course. The Adventure Dives are similar to a regular dive, except you focus on a particular diving specialty. The Deep Adventure Dive of the course involves going a little deeper between 18-30 meters (60-100 feet). With the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive, you practise navigation and compass skill while diving.

Parts of the course:

During the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, students have very little classroom time and no written exams. Instead, the focus is on honing your practical scuba skills.

Of the five training dives you complete, the Deep Adventure Dive and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive are both mandatory. But, for the other three dives, you get to choose ones that most interests you. Including Night diving which is great around the Island of Rhodes.

Why do your Advanced Open Water Diver course with The Waterhopper?

You’ll develop your skills and confidence, and gain more experience diving while under the supervision of an instructor. It’s an opportunity to try a sampling of different specialties to see what interests you the most, and there’s something for everyone.

Three popular choices include:

  • Digital Underwater Imaging: learn how to capture and edit amazing photos and videos.
  • Night: A whole new experience, letting you see the underwater world in a completely different light.
  • Wreck: connect with history while diving, we have some amazing wreck around the island of Rhodes.


Open Water Diver vs. Advanced Open Water Diver

In summary, Open Water Diver is an entry into the world of scuba; it teaches you the essential knowledge and practical skills to become a diver and start exploring the underwater world.

You don’t need to be an advanced diver or have advanced skills to take the Advanced Open Water Course. The idea is that you advance your skills during the course, under the guidance of your instructor.

In fact, many divers take the Advanced Open Water course immediately after completing their open water diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver is a great way to continue your scuba journey; you’ll discover new interests and develop your abilities to get even more out of your time beneath the surface.

So, why not get started on your PADI AOWD today? For more info and to get your space, contact Marion on WhatsApp on +30 694 309 5700

Inspiration for the above can be found here: https://blog.padi.com/whats-the-difference-between-padi-open-water-diver-and-advanced-open-water/




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