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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with GO DIVE BRISBANE

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They're what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, 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 Diver course.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to the 2 core and 3 elective dives over one triple dive day and one double dive day:

  • Deep Dive - Core Skills Dive - Experience the excitement and wonder of what lies below 18 metres. You will gain the experience of diving to 30 metres below the surface. This will allow you to explore otherwise unseen sights such as wrecks, caves and more.

  • Underwater Navigation - Core Skills Dive -Ever wondered how an experienced diver finds their way around a dive site so easily? On the Underwater Navigation dive you will learn some of the secrets of navigation, including compass use and using the natural environment to assist you. You will never be lost again!!

  • Drift Dive - Enjoy a comfortable, easy relaxed dive and be picked up by the boat at the other end, avoiding long swims back to the boat. Scuba dive along side amazing marine life which spends their days drifting in the currents. Our local area sometimes is affected by tides and currents - this is a great way of experiencing the correct manner to dive in these conditions.

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - Master your buoyancy and glide effortlessly, conserve air and ascend, descend, or hover almost as if by thought. Mastering neutral buoyancy is one of the most difficult, but most important skills a scuba diver can achieve.
  • AWARE Fish Identification - Why do we dive? to see the amzing features & creatures found under the waves. This dive is great for learning to identify marine families & species, becoming more familiar with the underwater critters .


Optional Upgrades:

  • Nitrox Dive - For just $85 extra, Go Dive Brisbane offers all PADI Advanced Students the chance to complete the PADI Nitrox adventure dive. Feel the refreshing increase in oxygen and glide through the water knowing you have extended your no decompression limit and shortened your surface interval. Nitrox dives are completed with 32% - 36% Nitrox dives for one dive only. If you choose to continue and complete your advanced course you will get that $85 backoff your course cost.
  • Advanced with Nitrox Course Piggyback - For just $250 extra, Why not complete the Nitrox course while doing your Advanced Course and do all 5 of your course dives on Nitrox and not only be Advanced Certified but be Nitrox Certified as well.
  • exHMAS Brisbane Dive day - Upgrade for $75 - complete 2 of your 5 dives visiting the shipwreck of the destroyer -exHMAS Brisbane. You can then complete 'Wreck' as one of your elective dives - this includes our Go Dive Bus Transfers from the Dive centre, to & from Mooloolabah. Certain dive dates only (Once a month).
  • Discover Night Diving! - Upgrade for $65 - complete 1 or 2 Night dives during or immediately after your Advanced Course 5 dives, by joining our night dive excursions. The night dives cannot be before your triple dive day.  Includes our Go Dive Bus Transfers from the Dive centre, to & from Southport. Certain dive dates only (Once a month).


To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

What You Learn

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.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives!

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also be introduced to underwater photography equipment , a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual provides information on more than 15 types of specialty diving. You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact GO DIVE BRISBANE.

Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the Specialty Course and learn more : Taste the fun and adventure

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the GO DIVE BRISBANE Team members.