Advanced Open Water course



The PADI Advanced Open Water or SDI Advanced Adventure Diver course is the next step in your diving education after the Open Water course.

These courses are about adventure and increasing your confidence in the water. When you’re done, you’ll be qualified to dive to 30 metres, and you’ll have a host of new dive skills under your belt.

The Advanced course is a must for Cape Town divers – with it you’ll be able to explore our many wrecks and deep reefs, and – if you choose to do a photography dive – you’ll be equipped to photograph what you see! Night diving in False Bay is a magnificent experience, and fish identification is a pleasure given the array of marine species under the ocean on our doorstep.

SDI Advanced Adventure Diver Course

The SDI Advanced Adventure Diver course gives you an introduction to five Specialties, including deep and navigation. You can pick three dives from this list to do in addition to a deep dive and a navigation dive:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Boat
  • Computer Nitrox
  • Drift
  • Marine Ecosystems Awareness
  • Night/Limited Visibility
  • Research
  • Search and Recovery
  • Shore and Beach Diving
  • Underwater Photography
  • Underwater Videography
  • Wreck

PADI Advanced Course

Choose three adventure dives from this list to do in addition to a deep dive and a navigation dive, and you’re on your way!

  • AWARE Fish Identification Dive
  • Boat Dive
  • Deep Dive
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Drift Dive
  • Enriched Air Dive
  • Multilevel and Computer Dive
  • National Geographic Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive
  • Search and Recovery Dive
  • Underwater Naturalist Dive
  • Underwater Navigation Dive
  • Wreck Dive

For each dive you choose, there’s a short chapter to read in the manual, and a chapter to watch on the PADI Advanced Open Water DVD.

SDI Advanced Course

To do an SDI Advanced course you need 25 logged dives and four Specialties. It’ll put you well on your way to Master Scuba Diver!

Includes: Padi certification, gear rental, learning materials, all dives, and use of dive-specific equipment such as cameras, Nitrox analysers, torches, etc.