Have you been diving with your club your level 1 for some time and feel the need to stand on your own two feet (so to speak J)? Well, why don’t you become an open water diver? With the PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER, you’ll learn how to manage your diving from A to Z.
You plan your dive, decide on your route, your air, as well as your ascent with possible inclusion of deco stops. Without forgetting assisting or rescuing your buddy in case of a problem. And being able to dive to a depth of 40 m if supervised!
Are you still unsure? Let us tell you five good reasons to go for it!
In order to dive with more freedom the level 2 “open water diver up to a depth of 20 m” course is ideal for divers who want to have a good time with friends or would like to dive even deeper.
Its PADI equivalent (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is called the Advanced Open Water Diver and gives you the same prerogatives to choose tailored specialities.
Thanks to these courses, you’ll quickly discover the host of advantages when diving in open water.
BECOME AN OPEN WATER DIVER TO BE… FREE!
Up to here with dive teams made up of five divers who move about so much you get hit by a fin every five minutes? Fed up of only being able to see sand or particles because of people finning on the seabed just in front of you?
Becoming an open water diver can potentially ensure you avoid difficult situations when another diver often forces a session to end when you’ve still got 130 bars left in your bottle!
If you’re a PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER, you can go out with your friends, at your own pace!
And when you go on supervised sessions the aim is to access deep wrecks or be guided to a new spot home to thousands of amazing creatures?
And as you’re no longer thrown in with beginners or more experienced divers, you’ll get greater diving pleasure throughout the year and fully appreciate the seascapes and fauna you encounter.
BECOME AN OPEN WATER DIVER … FOR THE PRICE!
On average, being an open water diver costs between €5 and €10 less per session than supervised diving. If you’ve got your own diving gear (regulator, BDC and suit), you’ll save between €5 and €10 again per session!
By diving on a regular basis, doing the PADI ADVANCED course will have paid for itself. The cost of the courses varies from €300 to €600 depending on the centres, locations, the number of dives and the federation.
It doesn’t take long to work out!
TAKE THE PADI ADVANCED DIVER COURSE FOR SAFER DIVING!
During the course, you develop your physiological and anatomical knowledge as well as learning more about decompression, air consumption, using dive computers and avoiding the main risks (barotraumas, decompression accidents, etc.).
You also learn how to explore a wreck and dive in very cold water. Your buddy will soon be fed up of you checking him before, during, and after (!) each dive;-)
All scenarios are tackled including the situation where you have to make it possible to be seen in the water, if need be, with a delayed surface marker buoy.
Once the training’s finished, you’ll have acquired knowledge, know-how and technical skills: a trio that will improve prevention and consequently your safety when diving.
MOVE UP TO DIVER LEVEL 2 TO… MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR DIVING!
By obtaining the diving level 2, you’ll be able to dive to a depth of 40 metres! That will allow you to dive in 90 % of sites featured in club programmes throughout the world!
Beyond 20 m, you’ll still be supervised by a dive group guide.
With the level 2 aka the PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER, you can dive around the world without any problems thanks to your internationally recognised ability. You’ll be able to discover wrecks wrapped in mystery and other treasures. You glide along seafalls or around abrupt shoals, with the secret wish of encountering “something big”. And then, one day, you experience a feeling of narcosis: a strange and variable feeling, pleasant or terrifying that you’ll never forget…
FOLLOW A TRAINING COURSE TO… DIVE BETTER AND FOR LONGER!
By following a level 2 diving course, you’ll improve your technical ability.
Your skills such as mastering the lung ballast technique and better use of your BDC, will help you maintain stages in an easy-going manner, without pushing yourself too much and allow you to observe underwater life AND respect the environment.
Thanks to a variety of exercises performed during your PADI course (or other type of course) you’ll be more comfortable in the water, more fluid and manage your ascents and equilibrium better. You’ll have visual and sensory landmarks, to help you handle your buoyancy much better.
All of these areas of improvement combined will reduce your air consumption, improve your personal management and gradually enable you to set off exploring for longer eventually exceeding an hour … with a 12 litre bottle!
So, are you ready to taste the pleasure of no longer being supervised?
Don’t hesitate to tell us what diving unsupervised represents for you!