Advanced Open Water Scuba Course

2 days

Advanced Open Water Scuba Course



An Advanced Open Water Certification is an enhanced scuba diving qualification that builds upon the foundational skills acquired in the Open Water Certification. This advanced level, offered by agencies like PADI and SSI, allows divers to broaden their diving experience and develop specialized skills. The certification typically includes a combination of required and elective dives, covering areas such as deep diving, underwater navigation, and three additional adventure dives of the diver's choice. It is designed to enhance confidence, competence, and overall proficiency in various diving conditions, enabling certified divers to explore a wider range of underwater environments.

The Advanced Open Water certification requires participants to complete a combination of eLearning modules, open water dives, one deep dive sessions and your choice of elective dives.

Here are a few of the many options: Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Dive Against Debris, Dry Suit, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, and Wreck Diver.

Learn how to:
  • Explore below 18m/60ft
  • Improve your buoyancy
  • Use a compass

Please note that the Underwater Institute offers courses and certifications from both PADI and SSI certification bodies. You can obtain certifications from either, and if you have a preference, feel free to inquire.

About The Host

Discover the wonders beneath the waves with UNDERWATER INSTITUTE by Maldives Passions, a leading dive school situated on the Horsburgh Atoll. Bridging the gap between enthusiasts and the breathtaking underwater sites, our dive operation on Horsburgh Atoll may be recent, but the well-established MALDIVES PASSIONS DIVE SCHOOL on the picturesque local island of Maafushi, South Male' Atoll has been seamlessly connecting divers to the ocean's beauty for many years. Whether here or on Maafushi, we proudly offer a comprehensive range of internationally recognized certifications as a member of both SSI and PADI, ensuring a world-class diving experience for all.