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posted : August 8, 2008 Post subject: Experience
I did my Padi open water course about a year ago and would like to do the advanced open water. But I havnt realy done any diving and havnt realy got much experience. In total ive done about six open water dives. Is this enough experience for the advanced or should I do more dives? and if so where can I do them?

posted : August 11, 2008 Post subject: Experience
Best thing to do is check out the other clubs and associations near to you, PADI isn't the only association available. There's BSAC and SAA too.

Try and join a local club then get as much experience as possible and the more experienced divers will be able to guide you on qualifications.

posted : August 15, 2008 Post subject: Experience
Don't worry about your lack of dives, just get out there and do it. The system allows you to go straight into your Advanced Open Water if you want to. Some say get some experience then do the course, but I believe it's best to get into the course and start picking up the skills and information that will enable you to enjoy your diving more. There must be many good clubs in the UK that welcome all certications of divers. If it's holiday diving you want then you can always find your PADI centre. Just get diving!

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