Advanced Open Water Diver

Get your certification as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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Advanced Open Water Diver

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It's titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.


The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.


To enroll in PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course you must be at least 13 years old or older and have already taken PADI Open Water Diver Certification. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.

What are you going to learn?

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.

You will 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 using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

- Deep Diving

- Underwater Navigation

- Night Diving

- Buoyancy control

- Photography

- Cavern Diving (in Yucatán)

- Enriched Air Diving

Are you ready? Get in!

Enroll in the course

and get your certification

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Enroll in the course and get your certificate

The equipment you are going to use

We lend you the scuba equipment you will use including a dive mask, tube, scuba fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), diving instruments and scuba tanks


As soon as you conclude your certification you wil be able to rent the scuba equipment with special price in Diving Mahahual.  Visit our Dive Shop

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