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 (February, March and November 2018)

Complete your Advanced Openwater Course and Drysuit Diver  Specialty together and receive a discounted total price for the two of €570! (This represents savings of €60).

How does this offer work? Complete your Drysuit Specialty Course on Friday, thus allowing you to undertake their entire Advanced Openwater course on Saturday and Sunday in one of our warm, toasty drysuits. 

Complete 6 training dives with us over three days and receive two PADI Certifications - all in the comfort and warmth of our drysuits! 

Visit our Drysuit Specialty page for course dates.

How do I Book my Advanced Openwater Course?

Simply contact us with deposit details of €100 and we will post out your Crewpack so you can get started today!

PADI Advanced Openwater Course Schedule 2018


Month  Dates   Course no.


 23rd & 24th

 AOW 01/18


 23rd & 24th   

 AOW 02/18


 13th, 14th & 15th

 AOW 03/18


 11th, 12th & 13th

 AOW 04/18


 8th, 9th, & 10th 

 AOW 05/18


 20th, 21st & 22nd 

 AOW 06/18


 24th, 25th & 26th

 AOW 07/18


 21st, 22nd & 23rd

 AOW 08/18


 to be confirmed

 AOW 09/18


 3rd and 4th

 AOW 10/18



2 Day Advanced Course available in February, March and November 2018.

In the Winter months of February, March and November 2018 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 the course with the Deep and Wreck dives on Sunday. 

2018 Price €420

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

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