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PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course

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  • Sat 25 May, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 26 May, 9:00am – 4:00pm


Dive HQ Westhaven (Academy of Diving), cnr Beaumont and Gaunt St, Westhaven



Heading out to either Poor Knights, HMNZS Canterbury or Rainbow Warrior. Contact store to confirm location.

If you want to increase your confidence, explore more of the underwater world and develop more of your scuba diving capabilities then this is the course for you!

Most people assume that the Advanced Open Water Course is for 'advanced' divers and that they need vast amounts of dive experience to take part. In essence this course is aimed at the not just the experienced diver but also at the new diver.

This course is designed to maximise your in-water learning (all theory is completed online) and it's a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of one of our experienced instructors, so that by the time you have finished the course you will be a better and safer diver.

You will be introduced to a range of different diving types under varying conditions so it's a great way to get a taste of the various Speciality courses that you can undertake to continue your diving education.

Course overview:
This course involves 5 fun dives with a knowledge review to be completed before each dive.

The 2 compulsory dives are:
Deep Dive - this dive will be up to a depth of 30m (for Junior Open Water Divers 21m)!

Navigation Dive - you will learn natural and compass navigation skills

You can choose 3 out of a variety of dives such as:
Peak Performance Bouyancy - this dive will improve your bouyancy skills so that you have more control and also better air consumption.

Underwater photography - this dive will give you the opportunity to capture your underwater adventure and memories.

Night - on this dive you will plunge into a mysterious environment and see the marine life in a 'new light'!

Wreck - this dive is at the Waikato wreck and it will dive you a taste of what is a popular and adventurous area of diving. (A $50 supplement is payable for this option).

Underwater Naturalist - on this dive you will learn more about the fabulous marine life that we encounter.

Drift - this dive will give you the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of underwater flying.

Search & Recovery - learn to search and lift that dropped outboard or bulging bag of scallops safely to the surface.

PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent
Minimum 12 years of age
Current Dive Medical (conducted within the previous 12 months)

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