Advanced Open Water

The Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Taking your Advanced Course in Nusa Penida you can fly along the reefs with turtles on the Drift dive, maybe spot some manta rays on your Navigation dive and test your Fish ID skills on our diverse dive sites.

What do I need to start?

PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).
Minimum age: 15 years old (Junior Advanced Open Water diver 12 years old, max depth 21m).

How long will it take?

For Adventure Diver only one day (three dives). Advanced Course is two days (five dives).

What will I do?

You will complete 5 dives to earn your certification and complete the corresponding knowledge reviews from the Advanced Open Water Diver manual. Underwater Navigator and Deep Diver are mandatory dives, and then you can choose three others according to your interests and the skills you want to develop: AWARE-Fish Identification, Underwater Naturalist, Boat Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy (recommended!), Digital Underwater Imaging, and Drift Diver.

Why PADI Advanced Open Water?

Have you always wanted to improve your buoyancy? Learn more about the fish and creatures that you find on the dives? Learn how to fly in a drift? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more comfortable in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy diving more than ever.

More about the dives you can do:

Navigation (mandatory): Learn more compass navigation skills as well as natural navigation plus techniques for estimating distances underwater. Open Water Diver. PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications.

Deep (mandatory): Explore deeper to a max depth of 30m! You'll look at planning & safety considerations for deeper dives and observe colour changes and differences with your air consumption and allowable bottom time.


Drift: Learn techniques for entering the water and diving in a current including deploying a surface marker. This is an excellent choice for Penida's dives as many of our dive sites are dived in this way!

Peak Performance Buoyancy: Our top recommendation! Perfect your buoyancy and trim, play buoyancy games to fine tune everything... Maybe drop some excess kilos from your weight belt and improve your air consumption.

Fish ID: Learn how to ID many types of bony fishes along Penida's abundant reefs. Look at characteristics of the fish, its habitat and behaviour to sharpen your ID skills.

Underwater Naturalist: Learn how to determine whether you're looking at a bony fish, an invertebrate or a plant. Lots of fun to be had on this dive with the incredible diversity of marine life on our sites.

More options:

Search & Recovery: Ever wondered how to find a missing object underwater? On this dive you learn search patterns to look for missing objects and also how to tie knots with rope and how to bring heavy objects to the surface safely with a lift bag.

Boat: If you've done all of your previous dives either from shore or a dock / jetty then this dive will introduce you to techniques used for diving from a boat.

Digital Underwater imaging: Learn basic underwater photography and videography techniques, starting with the preparation of the underwater housing. Underwater you'll go through different camera settings to get wide angle and macro shots, look at different techniques for lighting and then after look at editing your images.

Why Choose Scuba Junkie?

As always with Scuba Junkie, safety is our top priority. Our Advanced Open Water Course ratio here in Nusa Penida is 4 students per instructor for safety and control. Our friendly and professional instructors will guide you safely through your adventure dives, building your confidence as your explore new elements of diving over the stunning reefs.

Our equipment is new and well maintained and we include the full set of all required equipment and materials in the course and package rates.

Our custom built dive boat has all of the safety equipment we may ever need and you will cruise to the dive sites in speed and style.

How Does The Course Schedule Look?

The course is conducted over two days - It has five dives, so on one of the days you'll make two course dives and on the other you'll make three (Yep, that leaves time for an optional fun dive!). Which dives you do on which days will depend on the conditions here at the time - Your instructor will advise you!

There's a small amount of theory for Advanced Open Water - You will ideally collect your manual the day before your dives and choose which dives you want to do. Then for each dive that you do, you need to complete a knowledge review (self study), these then need to be reviewed with your instructor before certification.

So, for example:
Day 1 - Arrive & collect manual
Day 2 - Advanced Open Water Course - Check knowledge reviews with your instructor after diving
Day 3 - Advanced Open Water Course

Advanced Open Water Course & Accommodation Packages

We offer awesome Advanced Open Water Course & accommodation packages which include accommodation at our resort with daily breakfast, the course, all equipment and materials needed plus extra fun dives!

Rates (** PER PERSON **)

Stay Diving Room Options (rates in IDR)
Days/Nights No. Of Dives   En-suite AC Room
Dormitory (Double/Twin) (Single)
3D/2N 6 4,680,000 IDR 4,730,000 IDR 5,060,000 IDR
4D/3N 6 4,820,000 IDR 4,900,000 IDR 5,390,000 IDR
4D/3N 9 6,370,000 IDR 6,450,000 IDR 6,940,000 IDR
5D/4N 9 6,500,000 IDR 6,610,000 IDR 7,270,000 IDR
5D/4N 12 7,380,000 IDR 7,480,000 IDR 8,070,000 IDR
  • Rates are valid till 31st Dec 2020
  • AC Accommodation w/daily breakfast
  • All required materials and equipment for the course
  • eManual and certification
  • Dives with a PADI instructor
  • Lunch on diving days
  • 10% government tax
  • Transfers to and from Nusa Penida island
  • Meals other than those stated above
  • Manta Point trip supplement

Don't see the right package? The course supplement of Rp 1,300,000 can be added to ANY of our awesome packages, as long as it has at least 5 dives!
5 of your package dives will become your Advanced Course dives and the rest will be fun dives.


Yes! Our manta rays dive sites rarely have current, so they're great for beginner divers and students! We need to have calm conditions to dive those sites as they're on the South side of the island, and we can check these conditions around one week in advance.

No, it's best to arrive one day before the course starts so that you can have time to collect your manual and start reading.

Yes, as long as all of your knowledge reviews have been checked with your instructor. Dives are usually finished by 3pm, and the last boats leave the island for Sanur at 5pm. You just can't fly until the next morning.

We like to keep class sizes small for safety and control. There would be a maximum of four students on the course with one instructor.

We plan our dive sites based on the conditions and the objectives of your dives. If the conditions allow we can visit the manta sites and other famous sites such as Crystal Bay and SD Point. Our priority will be to choose safe dive sites appropriate for your course objectives as much as showing you awesome marine life :)

Where can I go from here?

Continue the adventure with specialty courses, or step it up and take PADI Rescue Diver!

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