PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

As an Open Water certified diver, you’ve taken the first step into the underwater realm. However, your journey has just begun – a world of adventures awaits those willing to know more. Imagine descending deeper, exploring shipwrecks, and navigating through mesmerizing currents, all while honing your diving prowess. This is precisely what the PADI Advanced Open Water Divers Course offers – an opportunity to confront the unknown and emerge as a true master of the depths.

Advanced Open Water course

This course is designed to take you deeper into your diving adventures, up to 30 meters deep! The Advanced Open Water course is made up of five adventure dives, Deep and Navigation dives are mandatory and for the remaining three you have the choice between Wreck Dive, Drift Dive, Boat Dive and others. Your additional dives will be agreed with your instructor depending on what is available whilst you are doing your course. However, we will always do our best to arrange the dive you want for you!

For the Wreck Adventure dives, there are two main wrecks in Hurghada that we visit, the Mina Wreck which is a military ship that was sunk by the harbour in 1969. The boat lies on its side at 30 meters deep. The other wreck we go to is Hasaballah Wreck which is an old fishing boat that also lies at 30 meters deep not far from the Mina Wreck.

We also have a Zodiac that is perfect for Drift Diving. We take you to a drop off point using the zodiac and you just let the current bring you back to the boat. This allows you to explore even more of the surrounding reefs and corals and get more use out of your tank.

You can customise your Advanced course to fine tune your skills to suit your interests.

Package Includes:

  • Online Course Manual
  • Dives
  • Instructor
  • Course Certificate upon completion
  • Dive Log Book
  • Transfer from anywhere in city center Hurghada
  • All day free water and hot drinks
  • Lunch and soft drink on baot
  • Full equipment rental is included
  • Duration 2 days
  • Red Sea National Park fee


  • Transfer from Al Ahyaa, El Gouna, Makadi and Sahl Hasheesh (10-20 Euros per car)


260€/per person

Unlock Your Diving Potential: The PADI Advanced Open Water Divers Course

Conquer the Unknown

As an Open Water certified diver, you’ve taken the first exhilarating plunge into the captivating underwater realm. However, your journey has merely begun – a world of uncharted adventures awaits those willing to push beyond their comfort zones. Imagine descending deeper, exploring intricate shipwrecks, and navigating through mesmerizing currents, all while honing your diving prowess. This is precisely what the PADI Advanced Open Water Divers Course offers – an opportunity to confront the unknown and emerge as a true master of the depths.

A Seamless Transition: Building on Existing Skills

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be an experienced diver to enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. In fact, this comprehensive program is designed to seamlessly build upon the skills you acquired during your initial Open Water certification. By practicing and refining these techniques under the guidance of seasoned instructors, you’ll solidify your foundation and develop a deep understanding of the nuances of diving.

Dive into a World of Specialties

One of the most enticing aspects of the PADI Advanced Open Water Course is the opportunity to sample a diverse array of diving specialties. Imagine mastering the art of underwater navigation, capturing breathtaking marine life through your lens, or even contributing to environmental conservation efforts. 

Mandatory Mastery: Deep and Navigation Dives

While the PADI Advanced Open Water Course offers flexibility in selecting three Adventure Dives, two dives are mandatory for all participants: the Deep Dive and the Underwater Navigation Dive. These essential components will equip you with the skills to explore depths beyond 18 meters (60 feet) and navigate confidently through the vast underwater expanse.

Deep Dive: Descending into New Realms

As an Advanced Open Water Diver, you’ll be certified to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters (100 feet), unlocking a whole new world of marine life and geological formations. During the Deep Dive, you’ll learn about the physiological effects of depth on the human body, decompression illness, nitrogen narcosis, and the impact of depth on color perception. With your instructor’s guidance, you’ll plan and execute a deep dive, mastering the techniques required to explore these uncharted territories safely.

Underwater Navigation: Mastering Directional Prowess

Navigating the vast expanse of the ocean can be a daunting task, but the Underwater Navigation Dive will equip you with the skills to navigate confidently. You’ll refine your compass navigation abilities, learn to use kick cycles and visual landmarks, and gain insights into the challenges posed by currents and conditions. With these newfound skills, you’ll be able to plan and execute dives more efficiently, maximizing your time exploring fascinating underwater sights without wasting precious air.

Unleash Your Potential: Explore the Adventure Dives

The true allure of the PADI Advanced Open Water Course lies in the diverse array of Adventure Dives you can choose from. Each dive offers a unique opportunity to develop specialized skills and gain invaluable insights into the intricacies of diving.

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Are you still struggling to maintain a steady depth underwater? Do you find yourself using more air than your dive buddies? The Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive is designed to help you master this essential skill. You’ll learn streamlined techniques, lung utilization, and focus on swimming, body position, and hovering, enabling you to become more efficient, comfortable, and relaxed in the underwater environment.

Drift Diving

Embrace the thrill of going with the flow by exploring the art of drift diving. During this Adventure Dive, you’ll learn how to plan and execute drift dives, gauge and assess currents underwater, and make safe entries and descents. By mastering this skill, you’ll unlock a world of new dive sites and experience the exhilaration of drifting effortlessly through the ocean’s currents.

Digital Underwater Photography

Capture your most cherished underwater moments with the Digital Underwater Photography Adventure Dive. You’ll gain insights into different camera systems and settings, the importance of underwater lighting, image composition, focus points, and techniques to reduce backscatter and blur. By the end of this dive, you’ll have a collection of Instagram-worthy images to share with your friends and family.

Fish Identification

Unlock the secrets of the marine world by learning to identify different fish families and species during the Fish Identification Adventure Dive. You’ll master the art of using fish identification books, develop strategies for recognizing fish underwater, and learn how to use an underwater slate for identification purposes. With this newfound knowledge, your dives will become even more engaging and satisfying.

Dive Against Debris

Contribute to the conservation of our oceans by participating in the Dive Against Debris Adventure Dive. During this unique experience, you’ll learn how to safely remove marine debris from the underwater environment, record data on the types and quantities of debris encountered, and gain insights into the impact of human activities on the ocean. By taking action, you’ll become part of the solution and help protect the delicate ecosystems that sustain marine life.

Underwater Naturalist

Immerse yourself in the intricate web of life beneath the waves with the Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dive. You’ll delve into the fascinating world of symbiotic relationships, ecology, aquatic flora, and animal habitats, gaining a deeper appreciation for the delicate balance that sustains the underwater realm. By understanding the interconnectedness of marine life, you’ll become a more responsible and conscious diver, committed to preserving the beauty of the ocean.

Search and Recovery

Discover the art of underwater search and recovery during this Adventure Dive. You’ll learn how to use lift bags, retrieve objects from the depths, tie knots underwater, and master search techniques. These skills will not only enhance your diving experience but also prepare you for potential emergency situations, where the ability to locate and recover lost items can be invaluable.

Boat Diving

Expand your diving horizons by learning the intricacies of boat diving during this Adventure Dive. You’ll gain knowledge about boat diving terminology, entry and exit points, and proper surface marker buoy deployment. With these skills, you’ll be able to confidently explore dive sites accessible only by boat, opening up a world of new adventures.

Enriched Air Nitrox

Unlock the power of Enriched Air Nitrox and experience longer bottom times and shorter surface intervals. During this Adventure Dive, you’ll learn how to analyze Enriched Air fills and plan dives using a dive computer, maximizing your time underwater while minimizing the risk of decompression sickness.

Dry Suit Diving

Embrace the freedom of diving in colder waters by mastering the art of dry suit diving. This Adventure Dive will introduce you to the specialized techniques required for donning and doffing a dry suit, buoyancy control, and thermal protection. With these skills, you’ll be able to explore dive sites in a wider range of temperatures, expanding your diving horizons.

Wreck Diving

Uncover the secrets of the deep by exploring shipwrecks during the Wreck Diving Adventure Dive. You’ll learn about safety planning and execution for wreck dives beyond 18 meters (60 feet), as well as techniques for navigating and exploring these underwater time capsules. Discover the rich history and marine life that have made these wrecks their home, and experience the thrill of diving into the past.

Boost Your Confidence and Efficiency

One of the most significant benefits of the PADI Advanced Open Water Course is the opportunity to enhance your confidence and efficiency underwater. By practicing and refining your skills over five dives with an experienced instructor, you’ll develop a more relaxed and controlled breathing style, improving your air consumption and enabling longer dives.

Moreover, as your confidence grows, you’ll find yourself better equipped to handle unexpected situations and overcome fears associated with diving. This newfound self-assurance will not only benefit you in the underwater realm but will also spill over into other aspects of your life, fostering a sense of empowerment and self-trust.

Unlock New Diving Destinations

With your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, you’ll no longer be limited to areas suitable for Open Water Divers. You’ll be able to explore new depths, dive sites with stronger currents, and immerse yourself in diverse underwater environments. From exploring intricate shipwrecks to witnessing the vibrant marine life that thrives at greater depths, the world of diving will open up to you like never before.

Embrace Specialized Equipment

As you progress through the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the use of specialized diving equipment beyond the essentials. You’ll gain insights into the application of dive lights, Enriched Air Nitrox, lift bags, and a range of other tools that can elevate your underwater adventures. By understanding the capabilities and limitations of these specialized devices, you’ll be better equipped to plan and execute safe and enjoyable dives.

A Stepping Stone to Professional Diving

For those aspiring to pursue a career in the diving industry, the PADI Advanced Open Water Course serves as a crucial stepping stone. This certification is a prerequisite for many professional diving programs, including the PADI Rescue Diver, Divemaster, and Instructor courses. By completing the Advanced Open Water Course, you’ll be one step closer to realizing your dream of becoming a professional diver and sharing your passion with others.

Continuous Learning and Growth

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is not merely a certification; it is a gateway to a lifetime of learning and growth in the diving community. Each Adventure Dive you complete can be credited toward the corresponding Specialty Diver certification, allowing you to gradually build a diverse portfolio of specialized skills.

Furthermore, by combining your Advanced Open Water Diver certification with the PADI Rescue Diver course and five additional Specialty Diver certifications, you can qualify for the coveted PADI Master Scuba Diver rating – the pinnacle of recreational diving achievement.

Dive into Adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Whether you’re seeking to enhance your diving skills, explore new underwater realms, or embark on a journey towards professional diving, the PADI Advanced Open Water Course is the perfect next step. With its comprehensive curriculum, diverse Adventure Dives, and experienced instructors, this course will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to unlock your true potential as a diver. Embrace the challenge, confront the unknown, and immerse yourself in a world of endless underwater adventures.

At White Whale Diving Center in Hurghada, a team of passionate and certified PADI instructors eagerly awaits the opportunity to guide you on this transformative journey. Renowned for their commitment to safety, environmental consciousness, and a personalized approach, they will ensure that your Advanced Open Water Diver experience is both educational and exhilarating.

The Red Sea, a true diver’s paradise, provides the perfect backdrop for your advanced training. With its crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and an abundance of marine life, you’ll have the chance to witness nature’s wonders firsthand while honing your skills. From navigating through mesmerizing currents to exploring captivating shipwrecks, each dive will present a unique challenge and an opportunity for growth.

Imagine yourself gliding effortlessly through the depths, your confidence soaring as you master the art of buoyancy control and air consumption. Picture the thrill of capturing breathtaking underwater photographs, immortalizing the beauty of the marine world. Envision the sense of accomplishment as you navigate intricate underwater landscapes, your compass and skills guiding you through the vast expanse.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is more than just a certification; it’s a transformative journey that will forever change your perspective on diving and life itself. With each Adventure Dive, you’ll push past your limits, conquer fears, and emerge as a more resilient, knowledgeable, and responsible diver.

So, what are you waiting for? Seize this opportunity to elevate your diving experience and unlock a world of possibilities. Contact White Whale Diving Center today and embark on an unforgettable adventure that will leave an indelible mark on your soul. The depths are calling, and the time to answer is now.