Tour details & Booking

Duration: 2 Days

Price: R6000/pp

Price: $432/pp

Price: £342/pp

Price: €384/pp



No exams, no pool sessions, no lectures ... just 5 awesome dives in Cape Town!! The PADI Advanced Open Water diving course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. When you enrol on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course your required adventure dives are the 1) Underwater Navigation dive and 2) Deep adventure dive. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. The other three adventure dives can be chosen from the following list which are suitable for Cape Town waters: Digital Underwater Photographer, Peak Performance Buoyancy (highly recommended), Boat Diver, Wreck Diver, Search & Recovery, Multilevel Diver, AWARE-Fish Identification. Each Adventure Dive may credit towards the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course.

Course Details

Before Start Date - you will receive an online eLearning PADI Advanced Open Water Touch manual to complete your theory at home in your own time. All 5 knowledge reviews (chapters) is completed beforehand. This manual is yours to keep and to refer back to refresh your scuba diving knowledge at any time. Day 1 - Complete required paperwork and review the knowledge reviews with your instructor. After trying on your scuba equipment to ensure it fits comfortably you will head off to the open water where you will be conducting 3 x ocean dives. Day 2 - You will head off to the open water again where you will be completing the last 2 x dives. Back at the shop each day around 15h30 (varies with each course).


2 days

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

12 years old. Have a PADI Open Water certification (or a qualifying certification from another organization). Be in good physical health. Have logged dives within the last 12 months (Pool Refresher or ReActivate program available). Complete the necessary paperwork and acknowledge our Terms & Conditions.

Group size

Maximum of 4 students per instructor.

Course Times

08h30 (Meet at the shop)


Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a PADI Advanced Open Water Certification (recognised worldwide). Dive to a maximum depth of 30m. Receive credit from each adventure dive completed towards a Specialty Course.


Tuition by an internationally certified PADI instructor. Digital eLearning pack (Advanced Open Water Diver Touch - includes knowledge). eCard accessible via the PADI App. Full equipment use. 5 x Adventure Dives. MPA (Marine Protected Areas) permit.


Gratuities. Hotel Transfer. DAN Insurance Cover (Available as an optional add on)


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Additional details

Number of seats
DAN Insurance Cover

This is a 5-Day temporary insurance Package for divers (Includes: R300 000 Dive Cover - Evacuation Assistance - International Dive Cover - Depth Limit 40 meters)

ReActivate Programme

Haven’t been scuba diving in a while? The ReActivate scuba refresher programme from PADI is the perfect way to brush up on your knowledge and skills from your open water course before jumping back into the water.

OX Pool Refresher

If you are looking to refresh your in water scuba skills, then the OX Refresher is perfect for you, especially if it has not been too long since you where last scuba diving.

OceanX T-Shirt

Add a Ocean Experiences T-Shirt to your order and choose from our selection in-store.

OceanX Cap

Add a Ocean Experiences Cap to your order and choose from our selection in-store.

2 Shore Dive

On our shore entry dives we visit many fascinating scuba diving locations in Cape Town as well as Simons Town. Dives range from diving through enchanting Kelp Forests, scuba diving with Spotted Seven Gill Cow Sharks, exploring Wrecks as well as exploring colourful reefs.

2 Rib Boat Dive

The only company running boat dive charter trips out of the Cape Town V&A Waterfront on 1 tank dive trips on a 8.5m RIB Boat. Dives range from scuba diving with Cape Fur Seals in Cape Town, Ship Wrecks, Coral Reefs, enchanting Kelp Forests as well as scuba diving around Robben Island.

Booking Summary - PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Number of seats: ONE   R6000   $432 |   €384 |   £342 |

Total R6000

“Had an awesome time doing my advanced open-water course in Cape Town with an awesome instructor doing my advanced open-water. PADI high-five to them! :)”


“Great vibe with a professional setup and quality dive gear! Kirsten was good fun and super knowledgeable. Great experience all round.”

Iain C

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