PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI Advanced Openwater Diver Course in Ireland

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Galway

Who is a PADI Advanced Openwater Diver?

After completing your PADI Openwater Divercourse you can broaden your experience by completing the PADI Advanced Openwater Diver course. This internationally recognised scuba diving qualification enhances your scuba diving skills and opens up many new diving adventures, while qualifying you to dive to 30 metres with a dive buddy.


PADI Advanced Openwater Course Format

At Scubadive West we complete the PADI Advanced Openwater Diver course in one weekend, starting on Friday afternoon and finishing by Sunday evening. During the winter months (November - March) our course is completed over two days; starting on Saturday morning, completing 3 dives that day (one to be a Night Dive) and finishing on Sunday.

Our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is structured as follows:

Two Core PADI Adventure Dives: Deep Dive & Underwater Navigation

Then choose three more dives from the following list: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Dive, Drysuit Dive, Search and Recovery Dive, Digital Underwater Photography.


Winter Savings on PADI Advanced Openwater & Drysuit Specialty

Complete both your Advanced Openwater Course and Drysuit Specialty with us and receive a discounted total price for the two of €539! This represents savings of €50. How does this offer work? Interested divers will need to complete their Drysuit Specialty as the first course, thus allowing them undertake their entire Advanced Openwater course in one of our warm, toasty drysuits. The first dive of your Drysuit Specialty will count as one of the five required dives for your Advanced Openwater course. This means you will undertake four dives on your Advanced Openwater weekend; two dives on the Saturday and two dives on the Sunday.

Visit our Drysuit Specialty page for course dates.

How do I Book my Advanced Openwater Course?

Simply contact us with deposit details of €89 and we will post out your Crewpack so you can get started today!

PADI Advanced Openwater Course Schedule 2017


Month  Dates   Course no.


 25th & 26th

 AOW 01/17


 date tbc    

 AOW 02/17


 7th, 8th & 9th

 AOW 03/17


 26th, 27th & 28th

 AOW 04/17


 23rd, 24th, & 25th 

 AOW 05/17


 7th, 8th & 9th 

 AOW 06/17 


 25th, 26th & 27th

 AOW 07/17


 15th, 16th & 17th

 AOW 08/17


 20th 21st & 22nd

 AOW 09/17


 18th & 19th

 AOW 10/17



2 Day Advanced Course available in February, March and November 2017.

In the Winter months of February, March and November 2017 we offer the PADI Advanced Course over 2 days, starting on Saturday morning at 9.30am, completing three dives (one to be a night dive) on Saturday - finishing the course with the Deep and Wreck dives on Sunday .

3 Day Course, available from April - October.

From April to October, our Advanced Course runs over 3 days, starting the course on Friday at 1.30pm and finishing on Sunday evening. 

2017 Price €399

Please note that Scubadive West reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course based on weather and bookings.

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