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The PADI Adventures in Diving program offers the Adventure Diver certification and the Advanced Open Water Diver certification. If you complete any three Adventure dives from our list of SCUBA Diving Courses below, you can earn your PADI Adventure certification.

If you complete your Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives and three additional Dives for a total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver Certification as well! We can teach you SCUBA diving with full guidance along the way!

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Why should I gain this certification as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver?

After your Open Water Course and your Five Dives and theory lessons, you'll be more experienced, feel more comfortable and at home in the water and simply start enjoying diving more because you will have a better understanding of the underwater environment and the equipment required for safe diving practices, and start having a lot more fun.

What do I need to start this Advanced Course at Essex Scuba Diving?

The Course Pre-requirements are that you should have a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent qualifying certification from another organization), and that you should be a minimum age of 15 years (although 12 years as a PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver).

What dives will I do while on my Advanced course?

This certification requires that you complete in total five Adventure Dives, including the Deep and Underwater Navigation dives plus choose three of the following: Dry Suit Diving, DPV (Dive Propulsion Vehicle), Multilevel Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Videographer, Underwater Photography, Project AWARE Fish Identification, Wreck Diver. All Diving courses are taught in Essex.

How long will the Advanced SCUBA diving course take?

It varies from person to person as we like to teach at a pace comfortable for each individual student, however we recommended the dive theory and knowledge developments take approximately 15 hours to complete. The minimum Open Water SCUBA Diver Training part of the course is five dives over two days. These dives are conducted at our local UK diving locations, and also on our Diving Holidays.

What will I need to complete the Advanced Diver SCUBA Certificate from PADI?

Course materials consist of the Adventures in Diving Crew-Pak which contains a comprehensive manual, Adventures in Diving DVD which is an excellent and very relaxed way of learning. A Log Book (your logbook from your Open Water course will be fine) will also be required so you can keep recording your diving history, and will be personally stamped by your Instructor after each dive, you will also have to sign your PADI Instructor's Logbook too!

These course materials are supplied to you direct and are included in your course costs.

Where can I go from here once I have completed this Advanced SCUBA Diving Course?

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers of at least 15 years of age can continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course (minimum age 12 for PADI Junior Rescue Course). Here at Essex Scuba Diving in Colchester our aim is to get you to be a confident and safety conscious diver from the start.

If you are interested in any of our Diving Courses in Essex including, Open Water, Advanced Diving, Rescue Diver Course, or even Divemaster. Then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We also have a host of Diving Specialities from Dry Suit, Nitrox, Deep, Boat, Underwater Photography. If any of these are of interest to you then please contact us. We have people travel from Colchester, Braintree, Chelmsford, Tiptree, Maldon, Clacton, Ipswich to learn to dive with us, why not be one of them?


Contact us by E-Mail here for more information on these courses or if you wish to discuss or clarify queries with regards to the lesson plan and course details.

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