Advanced Open Water Plus


Some divers prefer the Advanced open water program. In addition to nine dives, more in-depth diver theory is introduced and the Emergency First Response course is also included.


Naturally the course requires more time to complete, and this is reflected, although not significantly so in the marginally higher price. The divers depth limit is also increased from eighteen to thirty meters.


The scheduling for Advanced Open Water is usually two separate weekends in Cornwall or an alternative dive site, with classroom work spread between weekends and evenings.


Prices do not include travel, accommodation, food, boat costs, site entrance fees, parking fees or any other personal expenses that may be incurred during or after training.


Please note that for either the Advanced or Advanced Open Water courses you will need a dive watch, knife and torch.


Course Overview

The Advanced Open Water rating denotes successful completion of all the following:


  • The two Core Dives - Navigation and Deep

  • Seven total elective dives

  • A sanctioned CPR and first aid course within the past three years (the completion of the Emergency First Response (EFR) course is highly recommended.

  • The Advanced Open Water diving theory in the following fields:

    • Diving Physics

    • Diving Physiology

    • Scuba Equipment

    • Diving Skills and Environment

    • Recreational Dive Planner