Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. Padi Advanced Open Water Diver course focuses on refining skills gained during Open Water Diver training, allowing the diver to explore a broader variety of diving to a maximum of 30 metres (100 ft) deep.