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PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course

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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, the Great Barrier Reef

Course commences: Tuesdays and Fridays

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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
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver

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?

Courses start on Tuesdays & Fridays. You can split up your days as you wish. For more details please contact our friendly reservations team on (07) 4052 8300 or email reservations@downunderdive.com.au

What if I've already got my Adventure Certification?

No need to do the whole course! If you've already completed your Adventure certification your 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

All divers must complete a Medical Questionnaire. Download it here: Divers medical questionnaire.pdf

Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. Divers over 45 years old and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.

Minimum Experience

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



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