2023-10-23 Onwijs leuke en spannende ervaring. Met proffesionele instructeurs volgende keer weer! Try Diver.

Paul was excellent, very good briefing and put everyone at ease immediately

2023-10-18 Very friendly also for beginner

Best day I’ve had in Rhodes since being here, all the staff were helpful, friendly and fun with a great sense of humour, would recommend to anyone! Shall be back in the future!

2023-10-23 Was my first time, and it was awesome. Had a great experience, and the staff was amazing!! Try Diver.

Great team, very nice experience!!! We would recommend to book a day with the waterhoppers. It was our first time and we felt very safe and welll guided

2023-10-23 Fun friend and felt safe. Catered for all abilities. Snorkeller.

Second day of diving with Paul as instructor. He is professional, funny and makes sure everyone on the team feels safe. Highly recommend!


Amazing! Bit panicked at first but the team made me feel at ease & I loved it.


Great instructors and fun diving spot

Padi Advanced Course

Improve your diving skills, explore individual interests and dive deeper!

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minimum 12 years.

PADI Open (Junior) Water Diver or equivalent certification.

Maximum depth for divers 15 + years 30 m.


Maximum depth for 12 to 14 years olds 21 m.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver: 420€ including e-learning.

Include the wreck for an additional 30€.

2 days + 1 evening

Explore individual interests with the PADI Adventure in Diving programme. Build your confidence and experience under the supervision of one of our highly qualified Instructors. Special offer! Complete 2 courses in 1! Choose nitrox as one of your optional dives, make one of your other adventure dives using nitrox, complete a little more theory and voila! You qualify as a PADI Advanced and Enriched Air Nitrox Diver. 


The 2 steps to certification are …

  1. Theory

Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to

know for dive safety and enjoyment. Read the chapters for the dives you are

making and complete the knowledge review at the end of the chapter. The theory

section is completed via e-Learning alongside Instructor presentations.

  1. Adventure Dives

You complete 5 Adventure dives for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. There are 2 required dives, deep and navigation. We also include the night dive as part of the course.

During the Deep dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. Night diving is so much fun, explore the difference under Instructor supervision.

Choose 2 more dives from the following:

Peak Performance Buoyancy (recommended)


Digital Underwater Photography

Wreck (+30 euro)



Search & Recovery


Delayed Surface Marker Buoy

Frequently asked questions:


Diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to obtain written approval from a physician prior to diving. We have a doctor on call to answer any questions and who makes the final decision as to who can dive. Any queries please let us know.

When can I start a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course?

We do not schedule set dates for completing a course. You are on holiday! We can complete courses any day except Sunday.

How do I book?

Easy! Simply press the book now button. An inquiry form will come to us and we will organise dates, transfers and answer any questions.

How deep will we go?

The maximum depth for children aged 12 to 14 is 21 m. Divers over the age of 15, 30 m. Divers under the age of 18 must have written parental or guardian consent.

Where will we dive?

You can complete the PADI Open Water Diver course through our dive bases of Rhodes Town or Pefkos. We will book you into the base closest to your hotel.

How long are the dives?

Training dives have a minimum duration of 20 minutes and an average duration is around 30 – 45 minutes underwater.

What is the visibility and what will we see?

Most days of the year we have great clarity and visibility that reaches 15-20 meters. At the depth where the open sea diving takes place, we meet various species from large or small shoals of Mediterranean fish. Octopuses, cuttlefish, sea urchins, sponges, turtles, shrimp, sea snails, lionfish and more! Please check out our gallery for more.

Is the theory easy?

Yes of course. The PADI Advanced Diver course is designed to make it accessible to everyone, no matter what your preferred learning style is. The program is not just reading (although there is some), you will also be able to learn the theory through video presentations, practical demonstrations and practice and instructor presentations. PADI e-Learning enables you to complete all the theory material and the final exam on your phone, computer or tablet from your home or hotel.

Can I fly after diving?

You must leave a minimum of 18 hours after diving before flying.

What do I need to bring with me?

You should bring swimsuit, towel and either phone, tablet or computer for the theory section. All diving equipment is provided by the Waterhoppers for the duration of the course.

Is a pick -up service provided?

Yes. We provide a transfer from hotels to the closest dive base.

Our Experience

We are proud for what we have achieved and the trust we gained by you!

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