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Advanced Open Water Course

30,000 (inc GST)

This course includes one deep dive to increase your depth limit to 30 m, and a navigation dive to improve your skills. You chose 3 more dives : Drift, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat, Fish ID, Search & Recovery, or Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck… Become an Advanced diver to access all Pondy or Chennai dive sites, including the mythical Aravind Wall!



The Next Step for Open Water Scuba Divers

Temple's Advanced Open Water Diver Course can be taken after successfully completing the Open Water Diver Course.This course takes scuba diving up a notch as it advances your knowledge and skills as a scuba diver. Advanced Open Water Diver Course is designed in a manner to improve your knowledge of the underwater world and to better your skills as a confident scuba diver. The Advanced Open Water Diver course includes one deep dive to 30 meters (100ft) and one navigation dive to improve your navigating skills on the surface as well as underwater.

The course is a total of 5 dives and the rest of the 3 dives are a choice amongst Drift Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat Dive, Wreck Dive, Night Dive, Fish ID, Search and Recovery or Digital Underwater Photography. Temple's Advanced Open Water Diver course provides you with 5 valuable diving experiences at some of Pondicherry’s best scuba diving sites. Students are required to complete 5 dives - 3 of which you can choose for yourself from our wide variety of options.

The course can be completed in two days. Our Advanced Open Water course has two required dives which are Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation.


Deep Adventure Dive: The fun part about the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you get to dive deeper into the blue. As an advanced scuba diver you can now descend to 30 meters (100ft) and learn all about the challenges of deep sea diving and the physiological effects it has on your body.


Underwater Navigation: Every good scuba diver is required to understand how navigation works on the surface and underwater. You will learn how to use your compass, visual landmarks, kick-cycles and time to understand all about navigation underwater.


You still have 3 more dives to complete your Advanced Open Water Diver Course and here you can choose from our multiple options of adventure dives.


*These adventure dives can credit as your first dive if you ever choose to do any of them as a speciality course in the future.


Boat Diver: This adventure dive opens you to the advantages of diving from a boat. Not only will you learn boat diving techniques but also the terminology, how to enter and exit the boat with your equipment, safety procedures and boat etiquette.


Drift Diver: Drift diving can be a very relaxing dive as it teaches you how to enjoy drifting with the flow  and how to use the currents of the sea to move along. There is a lot to learn from this dive, some of which is buoyancy practice, staying close to your buddy and understanding what causes ocean currents.


Digital Underwater Photography: Learn how it is different to photograph underwater compared to land photography. You will learn about composition and natural light and how it can affect your photo-in-making.


Fish Identification: Knowing what fish you are looking at can often make you appreciate scuba diving even more. Learn how to identify fish by their structures and characteristics.


Night Diver: Curious about what happens in the blue world once the sun sets? Then this dive is for you! See the difference in the same dive spot but at night and learn about the oceans’ nocturnal life.


Peak Performance Buoyancy: One of the most useful skills to have underwater! Improving your buoyancy skills definitely makes you a better scuba diver - not just on a personal level but also on an environmental one as you reduce the chances of disturbing marine life.


Search and Recovery: A lot has been lost at sea and this adventure dive is a useful one for those who want to learn to retrieve any lost items. You will learn effective swimming patterns and also how to use a lift bag for heavier items.


Underwater Naturalist: Learning about the marine ecosystem is very beneficial as you will always see something new in even the most familiarised dive sites; every dive just became an even more interesting dive!

Wreck Diving: A beginning step to wreck diving explorations! Learn how to properly  map and survey a wreck and understand safety procedures for navigating wrecks.


  • Students must be 12 years or older.
  • Hold an Open Water certificate or equivalent.
  • Complete the scuba diving Medical Questionnaire and seek medical clearance (if required).
  • Students must carry their own swimsuits, towels, caps, personal items.

What’s Included:

  • Free gear rental
  • Advanced Open Water eLearning
  • Advanced Open Water Diver International Certification Card upon the completion of the course
  • Breakfast and snacks on the boat

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