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PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Ireland

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They're what the PADI Junior 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 Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving. 

Why With Us

  • We are the first PADI Approved Youth Training Centre in Ireland
  • We are located at the edge of Europe on the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way
  • We have a UNIQUE AQUARIUM which we use for our Courses & Fun Dives
  • We care for our environment
  • We have a heated swimming pool in our school
  • We offer FREE of charge JACUZZI, SAUNA & STEAM ROOM (from 16 years of age)

The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from many types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, boat diving and much more.


To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Junior Open Water Diver  (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 12 years of age for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment, a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty in the Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take more and start the Rescue Diver course.

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