ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE: from $649pp

CONTINUE YOUR SCUBA ADVENTURE IN ADELAIDE

Become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver with 5 Adventure Dives, including 2 boat dives. At least one of these boat dives will be on the ex-HMAS Hobart, South Australia’s best dive site!

Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water or equivalent.

Group, Flexi and Private course options are available.

Once you’ve completed your Open Water Diver Certification, you can build your confidence and improve your dive skills with the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water course, in fact you can purchase both courses together and receive some bonuses, including Free Club Membership and a Free Cressi Mini SMB.

The PADI Advanced Open Water course will help you become more confident and comfortable in the water. It’s also a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor.

You’ll complete five Adventure Dives that introduce you to some of diving’s most rewarding and useful specialty activities.

From the PADI Adventures in Diving program, you will complete the compulsory components Underwater Navigation and the Deep Dive, plus 3 additional Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Our Budget Course package usually includes a Night dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy dive and Wreck adventure dive. But other options may be substituted depending on weather conditions and scheduling, including Fish ID, Boat Diver or Search & Recovery.

At least 2 of your course dives will be boat dives (including at least one dive on the exHMAS Hobart), and in some cases we may also be able to offer all 5 dives as boat dives.

With your Advanced Open Water rating, you are qualified to dive to 30m, allowing you to explore deeper sites including the lower levels of South Australia’s premiere wreck dive, the exHMAS Hobart.

Group PADI Advanced Open Water Course: $649pp 

How it works:

The Advanced Open Water course is run regularly at Rapid Bay/Second Valley during our spring – summer season (November through to April) with Wreck and Deep dives on the exHMAS Hobart.

A typical schedule is as follows:

  • Enrol and pay for the course, and complete your homework prior to classroom session.
  • Thursday evening classroom session, collect equipment
  • Saturday 3 dives including Underwater Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and Night (or alternative dive if a night dive is not an option due to weather conditions)
  • Sunday: 2 boat dives departing from Wirrina Cove, diving on the exHMAS Hobart, including Deep Dive, and Wreck Dive.

The Group PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course package is completed over 1 weekend*. Accommodation is available in Normanville at Paul’s Place (divers lodge).

If you are unable to complete the course in 1 weekend, you may be interested in our Flexi or Private Options.

*All dives are subject to weather conditions & minimum numbers.

Full payment is required in order to enrol in this course.

Flexi Advanced Open Water Course: $749pp

The Flexi Advanced Open Water Course is designed for 2 friends who want a more private course, or who cannot complete the course in one weekend. It is also more flexible because you and your friend can choose 3 of the dive modules.

Deep and Underwater Navigation are compulsory, but you can then choose 3 others from either Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night, Fish ID, Wreck, Boat, or Search & Recovery. The first 3 shore dives will be completed on day 1 (3 dives in 1 day), and the 2 boat dives (including at least one on the exHMAS Hobart) will be completed on one of our scheduled double-dive charters.

Please note additional costs will be charged for additional diving days (ie if you don’t want to do 3 dives on day 1).

Private 1-on-1 Advanced Open Water Course: $949pp

The private 1-on-1 Advanced Open Water Course is for those who would like private tuition. You can also choose 3 of the dive modules.

Deep and Underwater Navigation are compulsory, but you can then choose 3 others from either Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night, Fish ID, Wreck, Boat, or Search & Recovery.

The first 3 shore dives will be completed on day 1 (3 dives in 1 day), and the boat dives (including at least one on the exHMAS Hobart) will be completed on one of our scheduled double-dive charters.

Please note additional costs will be charged for additional diving days (ie if you don’t want to do 3 dives on day 1).

What’s Included in the Advanced Open Water Course Package:

  • The Adventures in Diving PADI course materials
  • Classroom knowledge development session
  • Adventure modules include Underwater Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night Diver, Deep Diver, and Wreck Diver (alternative modules include Fish ID or Search & Recovery)
  • 5 Adventure Dives: (including 2 boat dives – at least one of these on SA’s Premiere dive site the ex-HMAS Hobart!)
  • Free Airfills & Free SCUBA Equipment Hire (BCD, Regs, Computer, Wetsuit, Tanks & Weights)
  • 15% Discount Equipment Voucher*
  • Experienced Instructor to teach your course (plus a Divemaster to assist on the Budget group course)
  • World recognised certification & eCard once all dives and skills are completed.

 

What’s NOT included in the cost of the course:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport to and from the dive sites
  • Specialist equipment including underwater slate, torch & tank light, knife or safety cutter, and safety SMB
  • Personal items including mask, snorkel, fins, boots & gloves.
    • At this level of diving it is expected that you will purchase your own personal and specialist equipment items. This is important for your own comfort, and to ensure a good fit. We will provide expert advice (and 15% discount off RRP) to help you choose the best equipment for your individual needs.

 

Please note:

We will provide a compass for you to use for the navigation dive, but you will need to purchase the other personal** and specialist equipment. Expert advice plus 15% discount off RRP will be given to you for all purchases you make prior to the course. **Mask, snorkel, fins and boots can be hired for an additional fee if you do not wish to purchase these items yet.

Airfills are provided free for this course. Nitrox is recommended, at an additional cost of $5 per fill. Speak with us if you’d like to know more about the Nitrox Course.