Advanced Open Water Course – Gain experience!

Whether you’re newly qualified or have hundreds of dives logged, the Advanced course and Specialty Diving courses give you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to new levels of excitement. What makes your pulse race? What ignites your imagination? Advanced Diver training offers something for everyone. This in-water, performance based course includes two “core” dives: a deep and underwater navigation dive, and three different “elective” dives that may include: wreck diving, underwater photography, computer diving, night diving, drift, waves & current diving, etc.


What’s involved?
We all know that the place you learn new skills in is in the water. After covering the material with your instructor, you are ready for the fun part of this course – the diving. The course is run in a relaxed manner with the Instructor who offers help, encouragement and expert advice to guide you through the various tasks that will develop a greater awareness of the environment and other excellent skill building exercises.

What do I need to start?
You must be an Open Water Diver.


Piratas provides all equipment, boat trips, etc., for the duration of the course.


Am I fit to dive?
Read this medical questionnaire, if you can answer yes to any of the questions, you may require medical clearance to enroll on a diving course. Email us if you want more information


How long will it take?
Generally this course is completed over two to three days.


Typical Diary of the Advanced Course
Day 1: 9:00am-10:30am: Your Instructor will offer you details on all the available dive ‘Adventures’ that you could choose for your Advanced Course in addition to the 2 core dives Navigation & Deep. Once we have chosen your 3 other dive options then we’ll start talking about each area individually & in depth so you get a good understanding of what you are about to do. Also you will do the knowledge reviews on your manual, before you head out.

1pm-17:00pm: You’ll go out in the afternoon on the boat & do 2 dives- your Navigation dive & 1 Adventure dive.
Homework: Read and fill out knowledge reviews on Deep diving and 1 adventure diving.
Day 2: 8:00am-9:00am: Knowledge review check up and a talk throu with your instructor.

9:30am-13:30: Trip to Balicasag, deep dive to 30m to see what lurks in the depths! And 1 adventure dive.

18:00pm-20:00pm A night dive! See the creatures change from day time to night time. Crabs, sleeping turtles, plankton, octopus and cuttle fish! Then its back to shore for your Advanced Open Water certification that enables you to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters, the equivalent height/ depth of a 10 storey building!


Now what?
After successfully completing this course, you may want to continue your dive education and get better knowledge with Specialties or do the Rescue Course.

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