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
When: Tuesdays & Fridays.
The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:
There are two compulsory adventure dives; Deep Diver and Underwater Navigator. You can choose 3 of the following elective dives to complete your certification:
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.
The course starts on Tuesdays & Fridays.
You can split up your days as you wish. For more details please Contact our Reservations Staff.
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.
All divers must complete a Medical Questionnaire. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may preclude some people from diving.
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 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 delcared fit to dive.
For advice please contact our office directly. Final decisions rest with our qualified dive instructors who consider your safety – our highest priority.
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)