open water diver
READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?
Take those skills that you have learned in your Open Water Diver course and apply those to new and challenging environments!
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver is the perfect way to enjoy some of
the most spectacular dive sites in Isla Mujeres, learn new skills, and get to the next level of scuba diving under the supervision of an experienced PADI instructor
You can enroll immediately after your Open Water Course, regardless of your skill level.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is about building your confidence and expanding your scuba diving skills in Navigation, fine-tune your buoyancy skills, and introduce you to many other exciting activities such as wreck diving, night diving, and deep diving to name a few.
Under the supervision of your PADI instructor, you will try 5 adventure dives, learning new specialities, all the while trying out the amazing but diverse dives that Isla Mujeres has to offer.
This course is completed in 2 to 3 days.
Here are 2 possible example schedule options (please contact us for further scheduling options):
completed in 2 days
completed in 3 days
If you have not dived recently we can tie a Refresher in with the initial dives (Day 1),
please contact us for further details.
The first dives should be done at the reef if no diving has been done recently or you are a less experienced diver so that we can evaluate your capacity and prepare you for the more advanced dives of the course.
open water dive sites
The Adventure dives will take place depending in 5 of the best dive sites of Isla Mujeres.
After completing your eLearning, you will make 5 Adventure dives
There are two required dives
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving and is generally done at one of our amazing shipwrecks
The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks, and time and is completed in the Manchones National Park
OPTIONAL ADVENTURE DIVES:
These depend upon the weather, availability, and logistics.
We generally recommend
AWARE Fish ID Adventure Dive will help you with the basic fish identification for the most common families and species. Once you can determine what family a fish belongs to, you can more easily look up the local name or be able to describe in enough detail for a knowledgeable guide to help. Understanding what you see on a dive will bring you more in connection with your environment and encourage the preservation of this incredible privilege.
Drift Adventure Dive will teach you the diving techniques and procedures for drift diving including the use of floats, lines, and reels. You will be introduced to different entries and exits as well as practicing with buoyancy control, navigation, and communication.
The Night Adventure Dive will mean you enter the water as the sun goes down and as you experience the night dive portion of this dive we will teach entering, exiting, and navigating in the dark. Communication techniques and light handling skills will be covered while experiencing the different behavior of plants and animals at night.
Peak Performance Buoyancy will help you refine your diving skills by determining the exact amount of weight you need. How to adjust your trim to be perfectly balanced and how to be streamlined. You will learn to hover in various positions and become more conscious of your extra body shape (tanks, fins). This dive is important to help reduce your air consumption, conserve energy and most of all, good buoyancy skills help you protect the environment by eliminating any accidental contact with the delicate marine environment.
The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, enriched air diver, exploring wrecks, and many more.
However, we can discuss the options with the instructor if these do not suit your taste.
Each adventure dive of your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit to the first dive of the corresponding PADI Speciality Diver course.
Upon receipt of your deposit a code will be assigned for your eLearning.
The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, and Wreck Adventure Dives.
You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.
Tipp: You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Advanced open water Diver course.
The eLearning may be completed while on the island but you will need to complete each required section before certification. You still have the benefit of being able to study in the place of your choosing, be it in your hotel room, beach, or beside our swimming pool
All required equipment is included in the course. Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a Sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as a dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.
(Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old and want to
take the next step should enroll in a PADI Adventure Diver course.
Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.
If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
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This is serious fun! One of the most challenging but also one of the most rewarding courses you will do.