SSI awards the Advanced Open Water Diver certification in recognition of your achievements, experience and formation. Minimum requirements for achieving this are completing four speciality courses and having 24 logged dives.
Once all requirements have been met and the students profile has been updated on OdiN (including an up to date photo), the digital Advanced Open Water Diver certification card will be issued free of charge.
Certified Advanced Open Water Divers can dive alone with another diver who is certified to the same level or higher, of course taking into consideration the conditions and keeping to the depth which your training dictates.
Students under the age of 15 will be certified as Junior Advanced open Water Divers: they can dive under the direct supervision of an SSI dive professional or a certified adult, always taking into consideration the conditions and depth stipulated by their training.