About PADI Advanced Open Water Diving

This is a three-day course that will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be qualified to scuba in more challenging dive sites around the world. You will receive a license from PADI and be able to dive to a depth of 30m with a dive buddy upon fulfilling all the course requirements.

The course begins with a self-study of e-Learning materials, which you can access at home, to comprehend the vital theories of diving before proceeding to the actual diving lessons. After that, our PADI-certified instructors will help you build your confidence and develop your scuba skills through five adventure dives- three of which are compulsory dives while the other two descents can be based on your personal interests and preferences. Don’t worry about the scuba diving equipment because it’s included in the package.


Interested participants should be:

  • at least 12 years old or older
  • in good health
  • knows how to swim
  • certified entry-level diver

How to start the e-Learning part?

After posting your payment, wait for the email from PADI containing the redeem code which you can use to get started immediately. Please check your inbox as the email will be sent within 24 hours. Simply follow the link and create an account on the PADI website and log-in to acquire the Open Water Manual or Open Water Touch app which contains sections of reading materials, videos, and interactive presentations. After going through all the online review materials, you will answer a final exam and a table exam to determine if you’re ready for the next phase of the course.

You can also register for the e-Learning segment by clicking here.

In-water scuba lessons

After reading the e-Learning materials, you can proceed to the thrilling highlight of the course, the adventure dives! Just get in touch with us to schedule the date and time of your dives according to your personal preference.

The meeting point is at the Nemo Diving Center on the day of the dive to fill out some forms and try on your scuba equipment. When you’re done, you will be accompanied by our PADI-certified instructors to the beach of Dukes Hotel in Dubai for your five adventure dives. There will be three compulsory dives to practice Deep Dive, Navigation, and Peak Performance Buoyancy. The last remaining couple of dives will be up to you, you can select from a number of available options.

What to bring with you

  • Comfortable swimming attire and footwear
  • Extra set of clothes   
  • Towel

Things you should know

  • You must read the first 2 chapters of the e-Learning course before starting the dive sessions.
  • It usually takes 2 or 3 days to finish the course but it also depends on your performance - we want to be sure that you're confident enough when under water.
  • The diving sessions don't have to be 3 consecutive days, you can take the succeeding session/s on a later date as long as it is within 6 months of the first one. Just let us know and we would be happy to arrange the sessions at a time that is convenient for you.
  • Payment can be sent by clicking on the "Book Now" button on this page or we can send you a payment link. A third option will be a wire transfer.
  • You can always contact us if you have questions or need any help.


Course Duration: 3 days (3 sessions)
Session Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Starting times: 9AM, 12PM, or 3PM (daily)

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e-Learning course: 370AED

Important: You must pass the e-Learning segment before the end of the course.

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