This program combines the AOW (Advanced Open Water) and Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) courses together.  While taking the AOW course, you can also get the PPB specialty diver rating by just learning some extra knowledge and an extra PPB training dive with our PPB instructor.  By taking the PPB diver course, you will be able to learn .  By joining this program, you will save some course fee compare with taking these courses separately.  Also, you will be able to move faster toward to your MSD (Master Scuba Diver) certification – highest non-professional rating in recreational scuba diving.


Who should take this program?

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – feel free to check with us.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.


What will you learn?

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a list of Adventure Dives. In this specially designed program, there are three required dives – Deep, Underwater Navigation, PPB.  Then, you will choose the other two adventure dives to make a total of five adventure dives for AOW.

While you are finishing the AOW, you will continue the PPB specialty diver knowledge review 2 and PPB dive 2 in order to complete the PPB specialty diver course.

In the PPB specialty diver course, you will learn:

  • Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.
  • Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.
  • Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.


Course Content:

a) AOW:

Lecture: 1 session to cover 5 Knowledge Reviews (Deep, Underwater Navigation, PPB + 2 elective dives: Night, Search & Recovery)

Open Water training: 5 adventure dives in total.


– PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual
– All necessary equipment rental during the course
– Certification Card

b) PPB:

Lecture: PPB Knowledge Review 2

Open Water training: PPB dive 2



– Certification Card


PPB diver manual is at extra cost and it is optional (only English diver manual available)


Course Schedule:
Please contact us for details at 9137 0355 or


Entry requirements:

  • Age 12 or above
  • (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • Physically fit for scuba diving


Course fee: HK$3,600

(Original fee can be HK$4,130 for these 2 courses)


Why Diving Express?

Diving Express is a PADI Career Development Center (CDC).  This classification is awarded to PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers that dedicate their businesses to professional development for dive instructors. These dive shops meet the highest requirements for training PADI Professionals and offer career-oriented programs to prepare scuba diving professionals for employment in the dive industry, as well as offer job placement assistance for program graduates.

We have our own training facility such as indoor training pool, diving boats, and classrooms.  Our dive center includes travel consultant team, equipment and underwater photography sales team, dive training team.  (Our dive training team has 3 Course Directors, several Master Instructors and IDC Staff Instructors, professional Divemasters.)