Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water course with Sea Spirit Diving Resort in Sicily, Italy is all about. Improve your diving skills and discover the countless possibilities when it comes to different dive specialties. You learned how to dive during your Open Water Diver Course…but now it’s time to take it to the next level.

The PADI Advanced Open Water (AOW) Course gives you the chance to improve your dive skills and learn more about different aspects of diving under the supervision of a PADI Dive Instructor. On top of all the benefits, it will also give you a certification valid to a depth of 30 meters.

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The course includes 5 dives, and during each you will focus on a specific aspect of diving. There are 16 different specialties you can choose from in the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. There are 2 dives mandatory dives that must be completed be an Advanced Open Water Diver: the Deep dive (between 18 and 30 meters) and underwater navigation. These two dives will teach you how to plan a dive to 30 meters, the practical aspects of deep diving, and underwater compass skills so you will have a better idea how to navigate during a dive and orientate yourself under water. The other 3 dives you will choose together with your dive instructor. You could try: wreck diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, and many more.

This course involves self-study and completion of knowledge reviews from the ‘Adventures in Diving Manual’ or E-learning for the dives you have chosen. Before each dive, your Instructor will cover the theory from the book in the briefing.


– You have to be a PADI Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)

– Minimum age is 15 years old (12 years olds for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course)

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course at Sea Spirit Diving Resort can be done in two or three days.