Advanced diver...What does that mean?
Learning to Scuba Dive is an amazing experience, opening the door into a new world of adventure, it can be life changing, its definitely challenging and its always interesting and fun. But what happens after the course is finished and you have your certification?
Well the thing to do is GO DIVING! There are so many places that offer superb diving for the newly qualified diver. All PADI dive centres will have a list of dive sites that you can visit, all of which are suitable for your level of training and experience, with amazing reefs and colourful wildlife. That's the key to getting the most out of your certification, doing dives that are suitable for you level of training and experience. You can enjoy the dives knowing that you are in the comfort zone of your training without pushing the limits and getting into difficulties.
So what happens when you want to do more than your training allows, see more reefs, go a bit deeper, maybe dive in the dark at night or explore a ship wreck?
The PADI Advanced Open Water course is the next step to developing your diving skills, enabling you to safely progress into more adventurous areas. You will learn about deeper diving techniques, more advanced navigation skills and look into other areas of diving that will expand your diving ability and enable you to do more advanced dives. This means you can venture out to even more dive sites, go further afield and really start to explore the underwater world. By doing the Advanced course you know that you will be approaching any new diving skills, techniques and unfamiliar equipment under professional instruction and using the best training materials. It can be dangerous to undertake dives that you are not qualified to do, as the risks can sometimes be hidden and not obvious to the untrained diver.
Firstly its a good idea to make sure that the basics are all where they should be. Buoyancy control, dive planning and equipment preparation should all be to a good standard already but if not now's the chance to polish those skills! Then you can look at the 5 dives that you will need to do to complete the course and advance your skills.
At Scuba Murcia we run the course over 2 days, with a minimum of 5 dives. The dives include the Deep dive, extending your depth range to 30 meters and the Navigation dive to help you find your way under the water in various situations. There are then 3 more dives that you can choose to do depending on your interests and abilities. We usually recommend the Peak Performance buoyancy dive so you can get your weighting, trim and kit configuration right from the start, making all the other dives more enjoyable. You can then choose from a list of choices to build the rest of the course. Maybe a night dive to explore the mysterious goings on in the sea when its dark and the required techniques, or you can choose to do a boat dive which enables you to get access to more further away dive sites, a wreck dive, a drift dive, use your camera on a photography dive and more. For a full list of options have a look at our Advanced open Water page on our web site HERE.
The PADI Advanced Open Water course is the natural next step enabling you to do more with you diving, giving you access to more dive sites, a bigger variety of marine life, ship wrecks and also different conditions.
Advance your skills and dive more!
Contact us for more information about the course, and how you can sign up today.