Advanced Open Water


Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Are you ready to become a better diver and gain tons of knowledge, comfort, and confidence underwater?
On this course, you will unlock deeper dives, a better understanding of the marine environment and yourself in the water. You will be adding amazing adventures to your dive log like deep, buoyancy, wreck, night, nitrox, navigation, fish ID, and many more. Advanced open water diver course includes less theory and more action. We are going to teach you tons of new things like the effects of gas narcosis and how to plan and execute deep dives down to 100ft (30m) safely.

Advanced Open Water Courses Prices in USD Duration Get this course
PADI Advanced Open Water from Tulum $534 2-3 days Book Now
PADI Open Water 4-5 Checkout Dives + 2 Dives in Dos Ojos from Tulum $684 4 days Book Now
PADI Open Water + PADI Advanced Open Water Package from Tulum $998 7 days Book Now
PADI Advanced Open Water from Playa $504 2-3 days Book Now
PADI Open Water + PADI Advanced Open Water Package from Playa $958 7 days Book Now
PADI Advanced Open Water from Cancun $524 2-3 days Book Now
PADI Open Water + Advanced Open Water Package from Cancun $998 7 days Book Now

Advanced open water course

You will learn how to navigate and communicate during a night dive, how to recognize different types of fish families and corals, and how to master your buoyancy through different kicking and breathing techniques to get really close to your favorite animals in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. What are you waiting for? Koox! (Let’s go!)

Advanced Open Water Certification – Steps

It takes around 2 days or 5 dives to be completed. There are 2 modules: theory and open water dives.


1. Dive theory:

Your adventure begins with the E-learning materials that you can read anywhere on your phone or computer. We will help you choose the 5 chapters that you need to read before diving with us (the e-learning materials are already included in the price of the course).
The theory covers different aspects of diving like Deep (compulsory), Navigation (compulsory), Peak Performance Buoyancy, Fish ID, Night diving, Wreck Diving, Underwater naturalist, and many more. Please mind that depending on the dive location, some of the dives won’t be available.
There are no theory exams for this course, you will go through the Elearning material and discuss it with your instructor, then you will apply these concepts underwater.


2. Open water dives:

During these 5 adventures dives, you will progress on your dive planning and execution and you will get a taste of new things that you can do underwater.

There are more than 25 adventure dives to choose from and every dive you do for your Advanced Open Water counts towards the respective specialty, so if you really like diving on Nitrox, for instance, you can get that specialty easily after the course or even during the course!

Documentation and requirements for taking this course

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You must be Open Water Diver / Junior Open Water Diver and at least 12 years old
You must be “fit to dive” and fill a Medical statement (PADI medical statement PDF). If you are unsure about your fitness to dive please see your physician in order to start the course.

What scuba diving equipment do I need for the course?

Our courses are all-inclusive, this means that on top of the theory materials and the certification fees covered, we also include a full set of top quality brand and well-maintained scuba diving equipment. Here is the diving equipment list in case you wish to bring your own:

  • Mask and snorkel
  • Dive computer
  • Boots and fins
  • BCD (buoyancy control device)
  • Regulator set
  • Wetsuit
  • Compass
  • Dive Lights
  • GoPro camera
  • Surface Marker Buoy

Photo credit: Tom St George & Koox Adventures