Expand your skill set, experience & confidence on your own timeframe!
This Advanced program is designed for buddy pairs, although can also be completed in a One-on-One format. For Open Water & Advanced training, I only teach personalized courses with 1 or maximum 2 students (special buddy pair request) at a time, ensuring divers have all the time needed to practice and develop diving skills vital to your safe diving in different locations, aboard different boats and physical methods all offered here in the Great South East.
The PADI Advanced Open Water course is a full certification course allowing you to scuba dive independently of an instructor or divemaster to a maximum recommended depth of 30m. OIts also opens your oppertunities for further, more technical courses such as the Deep and Wreck Diver Programs.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is a performance-based course and can be broken down to two components:
The course begins when you receive your course study manual, and you can begin reading. The manual actually segments more Elective Dives than you will be performing, which you are welcome to peruse, however it is important that you complete the reading of 'Thinking like a Diver' and the 5-6 Dive sections assigned by your instructor. An evening prior to our first double dives we will meet for a theory session to review the information you have completed at the training room at GoDive Brisbane.
Open Water Training - 3 Days
Ocean Day 1 - We head out to Moreton Bay Marine Park to start your program with Dive 1 being an Evaluation & Buoyancy Workshop, follwed by Dive 2 - Underwater Navigation training dive.
Ocean Day 2 - We head to a shore diving site to utilize shore diving techniquese and the local tidal changes - Dive 3 - Drift Diving & Dive 4 - Night Diving.
Ocean Day 3 - We head out to dive the shipwreck of exHMAS Brisbane from Mooloolabah to complete the final 2 dives - Dive 5 - Deep Dive and Dive 6 - Wreck Dive.
Tanks & Weights (provided as part of the course)
Mask & Snorkel
Fins & Boots (Boots & Open Heel fins are preferred to protect you feet on shore dives)
Wetsuit - 3mm recommended for Summer, 5mm for Winter - full length steamer required for exHMAS Brisbane wreck dives
Regulator with Alternate Airsource/Octopus
All the above can be hired if required.
QLD Legislation required items - must be carried by all certified divers in QLD (Not available for hire)
Audible Signalling Device (Whistle/Air Horn etc)
Visual Signalling Device (Safety Sausage/SMB etc)
Cutting Tool (Knife/Shears/Line Cutter etc)
Advanced Open Water Diver Tools - (Not available for hire)
Primary Dive Torch - minimum 400 lumens
Communications device - Noisemaker/Rattle
The Learning Materials You Will Use
PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Advanced Open Water Diver course - this program utilizes the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual which is divided into many different sections covering introductory information in different aspects for Scuba. You will be required to complete 'Thinking like a Diver' which reintroduces the vital parts of becoming a diver you learned in your Open Water Diver course. After this, you will also complete five new areas of scubadiving, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description, and complete a Knowledge Review covering the major concepts you need to understand.
As you are one of a maximum two students, there is plenty of time underwater to enjoy the sights, ask questions and get the feel ‘being a diver’ rather than waiting your turn to perform.
PADI Advanced Open Water Course Manual (RRP $204)
3 Days Personalised Instruction (RRP $900)
3 days Ocean Diving:1 Day Boat-Based Diving - Moreton Bay with DiveQuest (2 dives) (RRP $185)
1 Day Shore-Based Diving - Southport Seaway/Tweed Heads (2 dives)
1 Day Boat-Based Diving - Mooloolabah with Scubaworld (2 dives) (RRP $205)
Use of Tanks & Weights on all dives (RRP $100)
Use of Marker Beacon for Night Dive
Use of Backup Torch for Night dive
Use of detailed Wreck Slate for Wreck dive
Longer Dive Times in the Local Environments
Discounts on Dive Equipment purchases from Go Dive Brisbane
Project Aware Certification Card upon successful completion of all requirements (RRP $74)
Australian Dive Medical 4005.1 (not all students require a Dive Medical - please complete this questionnaire - we will advise if you need a dive medical from the information you provide about your health)
Transport to & from dive site departure points
Scuba Equipment Hire if required (as above)
QLD Legislation Safety Items (as above)
Advanced Diver Tools (as above)
As this is a personalized program, we will build a schedule around your timeframe and availaibility. Tides will affect the shore day, and Vessel availability will affect the boat days - however we will work together to create a bespoke program especially for you.