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The 5 Advantages of Doing an Advanced PADI Course
The Advanced Open Water Course is the next step for those divers who have already completed the PADI Open Water Course. If you enjoyed your open water diver course and want to dive more, completing the advanced course will definitely whet your appetite for future underwater adventures. It is a statistically proven fact that completing the PADI Advanced Open Water course indicates the diving activity is more likely to become a lifelong passion rather than just a "tick the box" activity.
There are five key reasons why completing the Advanced Open Water Course is beneficial for divers.
- Build on the skills acquired in the Open Water Diver Course.
The course is designed to further build on the skills you learned in the Open Water Diver course and many divers who are aware of this, opt to complete the Advanced course immediately after completing the Open Water course. The advanced course gives you five more dives under the supervision of an instructor. This will increase your confidence and skills.
- Develop New Skills.
During your Advanced course you will complete five dives, including two compulsory dives: Underwater Navigation dive and the Deep Dive (down to 30m) plus a further three dives which are designed around what best will help you in the local area, such as Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat Diving, Search and Recovery, and Fish Identification. During these dives, you’ll learn skills, tips and tricks that will help you on every dive you do in the future.
- Build Confidence Underwater
Completing five additional dives under the supervision of a PADI Instructor will increase your confidence and self-efficacy underwater and make you feel even more confident in your abilities. Just as you felt an overwhelming sense of achievement and a major boost to your self-esteem when you completed your PADI Open Water Diver Course, you can expect to experience an even more profound feeling of achievement when you complete your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.
- Improve Your Air Consumption
Many new scuba divers will find that after their Open Water course they are using their air faster than more experienced divers. The Advanced dives, particularly the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive go a long way toward solving this problem. You will help you to develop a more regular and relaxed breathing style, which will increase your air efficiency meaning longer dives and more time underwater.
- More Diving Opportunities.
Your PADI Advanced Open Water certification is literally your passport to a world of diving adventures. You will no longer be limited to areas that are suitable for Open Water Divers. You will be able to explore new areas with deeper dive sites and different conditions. You will be able to go on more adventurous diving trips like South West Rocks.
These are merely some of the reasons why it is beneficial for scuba divers to carry out their Advanced Open Water Course, it is a great way to check out what else scuba diving has to offer. Most importantly it will build your skills and confidence so you will be much more likely to continue with diving and get a lifetime of enjoyment from exploring the underwater world.
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