Advanced Open Water Diver (PADI) / Advanced Adventure Diver (SDI)

Once you have qualified as an Open Water diver you will have the skills necessary to dive safely, however, you may now want to explore special diving interests and gain experience.

In Open Water, you learned the basics of how to scuba dive. The Advanced Adventure/Open Water programme enhances your skills and allows you to continue your diving education and learn various underwater tasks that will broaden your capabilities as a diver. It’s an opportunity to gain more experience and sample different scuba specialities under the supervision of an experienced instructor.


Qualifying as an SDI Advanced Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you can dive to 30m, which gives you access to a much wider variety of dive sites and marine life. Many larger sea creatures are not seen at shallower depths, and wrecks are generally deeper than the 18m maximum depth of your Open Water certification.

During the programme you will complete 5 adventure dives, Deep and Underwater Navigation are mandatory dives, but with your qualified Instructor, you will pre-select three more adventure dives, tailored to your diving interests and suitability for the dive site and conditions.


Upon completion of your course, you will be certified to dive to 30 meters, limited to 21 meters for Junior Divers aged between 12 – 14 years old.

Initial theory will be undertaken online at the student’s convenience, with review and consolidation in the classroom when you attend for the course. Upon successful completion of the programme, your adventure dives can be credited to the relevant speciality programme should you wish to carry on and continue your dive experience further.

Special offer bundled packages

As a special bundled package, ScubaQuest offers the Advanced adventure diver / Advanced open water diver course in conjunction with either or both the Drysuit speciality course and the Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx) course, which are extremely beneficial for the deeper diving you are certified to do on successful completion of this course.

Undertaking the drysuit speciality requires one extra dive. The EANx course is theory only.

Initial theory will be undertaken on-line at the student's convenience, with review and consolidation in the classroom when you attend the course(s).

See further down for the pricing options »


We are providing this certification through either Scuba Diving International (SDI) or PADI. Both agency certifications are equally valid and recognised worldwide. Please enquire at the centre if you require your training to be through a specific agency.

Scuba Diving International (SDI)



The Advanced Open Water / Advanced Adventure Diver course is completed in one weekend with a minimum of 5 dives.

Day 1Day 2
A theory session in the ScubaQuest Dive Centre covering 3 dive experiences and knowledge reviews.
You will complete 3 dives.
Theory session in the ScubaQuest Dive Centre covering the remaining 2 dive experiences and knowledge reviews.
You will then complete your deep and one other dive experience.


Speciality Courses are organised to fit with customer demand. Availability on specific dates will be discussed on enquiry when every effort will be made to schedule the required course into the planned forward program.


  • Theory sections of the course take place at the ScubaQuest dive centre based at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC).
  • Qualifying dives are held at the National Diving & Activity Centre lake.

Please note: The Open Water Dive sessions at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) will be weather, water temperature and underwater visibility dependent.

ScubaQuest Dive Centre
National Diving & Activity Centre
A48, Tidenham
NP16 7LQ

Map & Directions to ScubaQuest

Course Options

ScubaQuest offer both traditional hard copy, classroom based theory and agency online learning packages.



Special Offer Bundled Packages

ScubaQuest offer the option of combining additional courses with bundled pricing. These include Drysuit & Nitrox (EANx) certifications, individually or combined.

The course costs include all educational materials, equipment, tuition and certification.

Please Note: For open water dives at The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) there is a daily entry charge to the site, payable on the day by all students. This is NOT included in the course fee.  Please check the NDAC website for details.

Course Requirements & Notes

  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • SDI/PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water Diver, or agency equivalent.
  • All documentation must be completed, reviewed and signed prior to any in-water training.

Book this Course

To book on this course, please contact us using the form below, or phone us on 01291 798 118

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