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Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) is a Professional Scuba Association International (PSAI) advanced-level certification course. 

Where other agencies may only require an extra weekend of diving for an Open Water Diver to become an “Advanced” Open Water Diver. PSAI believes that the term Advanced Open Water Diver should truly reflect a knowledgeable and well trained diver, who has gone beyond the least common denominator and taken the time to acquire the skills and knowledge from various fields in the open water sport diving arena. The PSAI Advanced Open Water certification will be testament that you have had such quality training and the ability to dive with standard scuba in calm, clear waters that do not exceed 27 meters (90 feet) of depth. 

Required PSAI Specialties for the Advanced Open Water Diver Program:

• Basic Underwater Navigation
• Deep Sport Diver
• Advanced Buoyancy Control & Technique (PSAI ABC Program)

At least two PSAI Specialties can be chosen in the following list, depending on the logistics and the student’s personal preference, at the discretion of the PSAI Instructor: Advanced Underwater Navigation, Boat Diving, Nitrox Diving, Night Diving, Computer Diving, Dry Suit Diving, Search and Recovery, Shore/Beach Diving, Sport Wreck Diving – non-penetration, Twin Set Diving.

Prerequisites: PSAI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent Entry-level Scuba Diving certification, a minimum of five open water dives logged during or after initial training. 

Includes: PSAI specialty manuals and certification; any necessary equipment and any gases collect from us. It excludes any site entry etc. 

Cost: £POA based on diving at a local inland dive site, on a 'one to one' basis. Discounts are available for two or more students.