PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Completed your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver?

Are You Ready to start experiencing more scuba diving adventures with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course?

OPTIONAL THEORY CLASS

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

To begin scuba diving adventures in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, please collect the manuals at least 2 weeks prior to the actual dive trip. There are two compulsory chapters – Adventures in Deep Diving & Adventures in Underwater Navigation, that you are required to finish reading. The remaining chapters, please check with our instructor what are the chapters to complete. The other 3 Adventures in Diving will be dependent on the location you are diving.

You are required either to complete the Knowledge Reviews at the end of each chapters or you can do them online as well.

E-Learning

POOL TRAINING

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Since 2014, there has been a change in the new PADI Open Water Diver syllabus. For divers certified before 2014 June, it is recommended that you request for a scuba refresher and learn new skills such as weights trimming, deployment of Surface Marker Buoy and fine tune your buoyancy prior to the actual dive trip.

Most divers have found this optional training beneficial for them and they have more fun while completing the 5 Adventures in Diving program.

The optional pool session is conducted on ANY Tuesday evening, 6.30pm to 10.00pm.

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5 OCEAN DIVES

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Combining what you have learned in from the independent reading and confined water training, scuba divers attending the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver will now show their instructors how they can best apply their theory knowledge and skills to actual diving.

Orpheus Dive offers only the best resort and liveaboard diving packages. Divers have an option to choose from any of our packages based on their personal comfort needs.

Dive Calendar
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Advanced Your Scuba Skills

If you have ever thought about continuing your diving adventure with PADI, this video gives you an idea of what you can expect. Fish identification, boat diving, altitude diving, drift diving, sidemount diving, search and recovery, wreck diving, plus about 12 more. You do five different dives all under the expert guidance of your PADI Instructor. No formal classroom session, just a lot of diving.

 

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Course

COURSE STRUCTURE

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Download a PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf).

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

We offer superior holiday packages for your scuba diving adventures

Our packages are carefully designed to give you maximum comfort without compromising on fun

Are You Ready To Start Diving Now?

Find out how about the difference packages we have to offer our divers.

  • Basic Course Fees Only

  • Availability
  • PADI Materials
  • Theory
  • Room Type
  • Discounts Available
  • Meals
  • Carbonated & Alcohol Drinks
  • Air Ticket & All Airport Related Charges
  • Airport Transfers
  • Marine Park / Porter Fees
  • Massages
  • Tips
  • Bali

  • $990

    per pax

  • All Year Round
  • yes
  • Optional - 3 hours
  • Twin Ensuite AC
  • 3 to go Promo
    Less $ 90.00
    per diver
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Diving Days
  • Not Included in Package
  • Recommended
  • Phuket

  • $990

    per pax

  • Nov to Apr
  • yes
  • Optional - 3 hours
  • Twin Ensuite AC
  • 3 to go Promo
    Less $ 90.00
    per diver
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Diving Days
  • Not Included in Package
  • Recommended
  • Local Hantu

  • $690

    per pax

  • All Year Round
  • yes
  • Optional - 3 hours
  • Twin Ensuite AC
  • 4 to go Promo
    Less $ 90.00
    per diver
  • NA
  • NA
  • NA
  • Recommended
  • Liveaboard Tioman

  • $1290

    per pax

  • May to Oct
  • yes
  • Optional - 3 hours
  • Twin Ensuite AC
  • All meals onboard
  • NA
  • NA
  • Not Included in Package
  • Recommended

2016 Diving Schedule

Find out where we are diving for the year 2016

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Commonly Asked Questions

With so many options available in the diving community, you probably have a number of questions

The minimum age is 10 years old. Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification when they turn 15.

All student divers complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of these apply to you, your doctor must, as a safety precaution, assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms you’re fit to dive.

Download the scuba medical questionnaire.

Before completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic water skills to be sure you’re comfortable in the water, including:

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel) without stopping. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with significant physical disabilities can dive. Talk to our PADI Instructor for more information.

Each diver must have a personal set of the learning materials to use during the course and for reference after the course. There are several options available, depending on your learning style and technology preference, including:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Online (web-based at additional cost payable to PADI)
  • PADI Open Water Diver Touch™ (combines manual and video in tablet-based learning)
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual, and watching the Open Water Diver Video on DVD either on your own or with your instructor

You’ll also need a logbook and a dive-planning device such as a dive computer, RDP table or eRDPMLTM.

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your PADI Instructor will assess this by having you:

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with more significant physical challenges participate in diving.

Sunburn, seasickness and dehydration, all of which are preventable, are the most common problems divers face. Injuries caused by marine life, such as scrapes and stings, do occur, but these can be avoided by wearing an exposure suit, staying off the bottom and watching where you put your hands and feet.

Aside from pregnancy, no. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not usually a concern.

With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. New scuba divers usually stay at shallower depths – less than about 18 metres/60 feet. Although the maximum depth limit is 40m, some of the most popular diving is actually shallower than 12 metres/40 feet, where the water is warmer and the colors are brighter.

Your dive kit includes a gauge that displays how much air you have. You’ll learn to check it regularly, so it is unlikely that you will run out of air while scuba diving. However, if you run out of air, your buddy has an extra regulator (breathing apparatus) that will allow you to share a single air supply while you swim to the surface. There are also other solutions that you will learn about in your scuba diving training.

People find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in. During your scuba diving training, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor will work with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver with the confidence to dive regularly.

You should have absolutely no problem. Obviously don’t dive without any kind of visual help underwater. Your buddy and the fish will not thank you for crashing into the reef, even if you have seen the boat to get on in the first place.

Getting a prescription lens for a mask is easy to do nowadays and this issue should carry a couple of ads in the back for manufacturers of these masks. They can be pricey and if you got 2 it would be really good. There’s no accounting for who will drop a tank on your kit on the first day of a liveaboard.

Many divers do dive wearing contact lenses and have absolutely no difficulty. There is no issue with the mask pulling them off your eyes as you descend as you should be taught how to correct a mask squeeze, by blowing a bit of air into it with your nose, as you get deeper.

The only thing to watch out for with contacts is that they can leave micro grazes on your eyes. This has been linked to an infection by a bug called acanthamoeba. This little nasty can make your eye flare up red, and even lead to blindness if left untreated.

So get a prescription mask, and if you ever do dive with contacts, see an eye doc if you get any redness within 2 or 3 days of a dive.

  1. Small ratio. Our class consist mainly of one instructor to a max of 4 or 5 students.
  2. We DO NOT cramp our divers into some small vans or big buses filled with 40 people
  3. We believe in providing more comfortable dive resorts compared to what other dive centres are offering
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Of course! Although it is mandatory to dive with a buddy, you do not need to sign up for the course with a friend, you may do the course alone as long as you are comfortable and eager to learn to dive. Our instructors will take good care of you both underwater and on land.

If you need to have more flexibility or you prefer to have a one to one instructional setting, please let us know.

No, we provide all the equipment necessary for your course. However, you may purchase your own personal gear from our shop at a discounted price before your trip (e.g. mask, mouthpiece) if you feel it is necessary.

Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.
As one of the more established dive centres in Singapore, we take pride in all our safety protocols. If you would like to find out more about it, please follow our website.
There are many related issues about scuba diving. But not able to equalize properly does not really mean you cannot scuba dive. We have written an article about this.
Of course you can. But before that, do read up what seasickness and scuba diving is all about.
Yes, you can. Select your choice of destination in our diving calendar. What you will be paying for would be the fees for the trip plus a certification cost / instructor fees of SGD$ 200.00 in addition.

Theory lessons are conducted at Orpheus Dive (16 Zion Road) and pool sessions are conducted at Outram Secondary School (3 York Hill).

Find out why PADI is the Number One Scuba Diving Agency in Asia and the preferred choice worldwide.

Just select a weekend that you are available for the trip, one monday for theory, one Tuesday AND Wednesday for your pool and drop us an email.
Yes, of course. As long as your friend is able to produce his/her certification card, they can join you on your Open Water Weekend as a Leisure Diver.

We conduct weekly PADI Recreational Scuba Diving certifications and courses for all levels of divers that do not require any minimum number of students to commence class. Thus, we are flexible with class dates. Do drop us an email or drop by the shop and we will find a time to suit your schedule.

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