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One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from many types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, peak performance buoyancy, Fish Identification, deep diving, underwater navigation and much more. Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding Specialty Diver course.

Where: Down Under Dive Headquarters / Evolution Great Barrier Reef

When:  Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

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What will I learn on the course?

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to better use your dive computer and Recreational Dive Planner
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose
     

There are two compulsory adventure dives; Deep Diver and Underwater Navigator. You can choose 3 of the following elective dives to complete your certification:

  • AWARE-Fish Identification
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Photography
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Underwater Videography

 

How long will the course take?

The Advanced Course is run over two days on EVOLUTION.
You will complete some basic theory in the comfort of our air-conditioned saloons then complete 5 training dives from the selection above, and 1 fun dive to practice your newly discovered skills.

When can I start the course?

Course start on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
You can split up your days as you wish. For more details please Contact our Reservations Staff.

What if I've already got my Adventure Certification?

No need to do the whole course! If you've already completed your Adventure certification you're half way to Advanced already. Just enrol in the Adventure Diver Course to complete your remaining Adventure Dives. Alternatively you can enrol in the Full Advanced Course and spend your second day doing 3 Fun dives on Evolution.

Requirements

Prior to diving you will be required to fill in a Medical Questionnaire. Divers over 65yrs require a medical - if you answer YES to any question you will be referred to a qualified physician for a Dive Medical assessment. You will not be allowed to dive until you are fit to dive.

You will need to fill out the following documents for diving - you can download them and fill them out now or fill them out on the day. Please have a look at them to see what is required:

Divers medical questionnaire.pdf

Minimum Experience

PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)

 

Age Restrictions

Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)