Advanced Open Water Diver

20,000 PHP

The next step in your SCUBA journey after taking your Open Water course, is Advanced Open Water. With your instructor you will be working on the vital skills that make an accomplished diver, such as buoyancy control, trim, air consumption rates and more. You will also descend deeper on this course, and get certified up to 30 meters deep.


Critter republic dive center
Sierra resort, Dauin, Philippines
(+63) 9959123460

  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent*

*Note: Junior divers (10-15) can only take specialties approved for their age

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. To avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. (all students over the age of 45 will need the doctors sign-off, on the attached form). 

If you are booking a last minute course, we can also have our own doctor come to the dive center for your check (1500 PHP fee)

About this course

If you’ve taken your Open Water Scuba Diver course and are now ready to expand your knowledge, then the Advanced Open Water Diver course is for you! This course will give you an overview of five different SDI specialties.

Two of the required specialties are the Deep Diver and Navigation Diver specialties which are the foundation of continuing diver education. 

What to expect on a typical day of training

The Advanced Open Water course takes at least 2 days. A typical course looks something like this: 1st day in classroom and diving, 2nd day all in the ocean.

However courses can be modified and tailored for each student to make learning easier and more fun. 

9:00-12:00: dive theory, in-water training
12:00-1:00: lunch
1:00-5:00: dive theory, in-water training
Aways remember in your planning that you are not allowed to fly for a minimum 18 hours from your last dive. It is recommended to have 1 day to rest before flying back.

Package this course with more for discounts!