Advanced Open Water

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Start your PADI Advanced Open Water course in Hurghada with Red Sea Sky diving centre at Ali Baba Palace and learn more advanced skills for your underwater adventure.


Continue your diving adventure and expand your knowledge with the PADI Advanced Open Water course.  Now that you have learnt the basic scuba skills in the Open Water Course, you can start exploring all the different activities you can do underwater and find what interests you the most.  Hurghada’s warm, clear water and shallow coral reefs are perfect for practicing your buoyancy skills, improving your underwater photography and expanding your fish identification knowledge.

Course Structure:

The Advanced course consists of 5 open water dives, each focusing on a different subject/area of diving.  It takes 2 to 3 days to complete the course.  Each dive you do is called an ‘Adventure dive’: there are 2 compulsory ones (deep dive and underwater navigation) and then you can choose 3 more from the following Adventure dives:

AWARE Fish identification

Boat diving

Drift diving

Multilevel and Computer diving

Night diving

Peak performance buoyancy

Search and Recovery

Underwater naturalist

Underwater digital photography

Wreck diving

When you sign up for the course you’ll receive a PADI Adventures in Diving manual.  This book includes a chapter on each Adventure dive above, as well as many others that we do not offer on here in Hurghada (e.g. altitude and dry suit diving).  At the end of each chapter there is a page of knowledge review questions which you will need to complete for each of the five dives you choose.  There is no exam or movie for the Advanced course.

Our boat does half day trips (two dives and lunch) every day, generally leaving at 9 am and returning at 2 pm.  All equipment and lunch onboard is included, the course is generally completed over two half-day trips and the fifth dive either being a night or shore dive.  After the course you will receive a temporary license lasting for 90 days from your instructor, and in the meantime PADI will process your permanent license and send it to your home address.

Red Sea Sky Dive Center now offers a new sunset dive trip which consists of one-day dive, dinner onboard and one-night dive.  This trip can be included into your PADI Advanced course schedule.

Interested in taking the PADI Advanced course?

Red Sea Sky Diving Center is located in the Ali Baba Palace Hotel in Hurghada.


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