The ocean has so much to offer, and the way we feel while diving can’t be replaced by any other feeling; it’s simply just amazing. If you always feel like the curiosity never fully leaves your body after diving, maybe it is time for the next step in your diving education: PADI Advanced Open water. Here are seven reasons as to why you should start your PADI Advanced Open Water course on your next holiday in Bali:
- Customise your own course, a great way to see what interests you most!
The PADI Advanced Open Water course consists of five adventure dives. To complete the course, there are two mandatory adventure dives: Deep Dive & Underwater Navigation Dive. This leaves you with an option to customise your course after your own personal interests for the remaining three subjects. There is a great variety of adventure dives to choose from including Wreck diving (which can be done at the beautiful US Liberty Wreck in Tulamben), Night Diving, Drift diving (which would be great to do in Nusa Penida for example), Underwater photography and improving your buoyancy skills by choosing Peak Performance Buoyancy. The choice is yours!
- Advance your diving, improving skills and knowledge!
It’s time to step up the game and start focusing on how to advance your diving. As you already learnt how to dive during your PADI Open Water course, it is now time to focus on how you can improve your skills and gain more knowledge.
- Think like a diver, being more involved in planning your dives
During the course, you will start thinking like a diver: You will look more into dive planning & execution, and you will work closely with your instructor on how to make the best decisions.
- Dive deeper, who knows what is down there!
It is mandatory to do the Deep Adventure Dive. This specific adventure dive takes you to a maximum of 30 metres, which can be super useful as some dive sites drop deeper than 18 metres. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper dives.
- Learn to navigate, always good to know where you are!
Second mandatory adventure dive is the Underwater Navigation Dive. During this dive, you will refine your compass navigation skills, and you will also practise how to navigate using kick cycles, time and landmarks.
- Try out different Specialties on those topics you want to learn more about
The course is set up in a way that lets you try out different PADI Specialties, as the adventure dives you choose in your course are the first dives from the same specialty! So, if you are interested in doing a specialty, but not quite sure which one to pick, the PADI Advanced Open Water course is a great start to learn a little more about a subject and find out where your interests lie. Maybe you want to become a master in buoyancy, or you are a wreck enthusiast or an underwater photographer, you will find out!
- Credit towards PADI Specialty Diver courses
As described above each Adventure Dive credits towards the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course. The Adventure Dives lay the foundation of knowledge and skills for the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course, and by actually doing the full speciality, these skills and knowledge get mastered. After completing five PADI Specialty Diver courses, it is time to aim for the black belt of recreational diving: PADI Master Scuba Diver.
The PADI Advanced Course can be completed in Bali in only two days. For example, with our Wreck & Reef or our Wreck & Critters Packages.