Advanced Open Water Diver

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with Academy of Scuba

The Next Step…

Looking for the next step? Continue your diving in Melbourne and increase your confidence with the PADI Advanced Open Water Course! 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.

This is a great way to get more dives logged while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new skills by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Exploration.

Starting with an evening theory development session with your instructor, you will develop the skills you need to explore your favorite dive sites more than ever before. On your 5 Advanced Open Water dives, you will understand how to effectively navigate underwater using a compass and natural navigation techniques, as well as fine-tuning your buoyancy. Dive deeper to 30 meters safely and discover what lies below 18 meters.

Excitement.

With the Advanced Open Water course being conducted over 1 weekend with 5 dives, you will have one of the best weekends of your life scuba diving and expanding on the skills you already have. At the end of the course, you will be certified to dive to 30 meters anywhere in the world, have improved buoyancy and have taken the next step to becoming a Master Scuba Diver or a Divemaster.

Experiences.

This will be a weekend you will never forget with our thorough training and low instructor to student ratio. Experience dive sites in a whole new light when diving at night, and immerse yourself in history by diving some of the incredible wrecks that lie around the waters of Melbourne. Our personalized service will help you become a more confident diver, capable of diving more advanced sites competently.

Divers practicing peak performance buoyancy
Two scuba divers exploring deep
Scuba Divers on their Advanced Open Water course

Prerequisites

12 years of age and above

PADI Open Water certified (or Junior OW), or equivalent

Signed Liability Release and Statement of Safe Diving Practices

Medical Declaration form and Recreational Dive Medical if necessary

For a list of diving doctors please go to www.spums.org.au

Course Price and Duration

$475

The PADI Advanced Open Water course runs over 1 evening and 2 days.

Private Courses are available. Please enquire for further details and pricing.

Course Contents

Theory – online eLearning or course manual

Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive – shore dive

Underwater Navigation Dive – shore dive

Night Dive – shore dive

Deep Dive – boat dive

Wreck Dive – boat dive

Equipment Required

Being comfortable, safe and prepared when you’re diving is vital. For your Advanced Open Water course, we ask that you have your own snorkeling equipment and a knife, torch and slate, so that you are able to relax and get the most from your training. We highly recommend that all our students also carry a reel and DSMB. Academy of Scuba offers value packages for this equipment, with items available in a wide range of styles and price ranges.

To get the maximum benefit from this course, we recommend investing in your own regulators, BCD and computer. Please call the shop or have a look on our online store for options. Equipment hire is available at the standard rates.

Our Team

Academy of Scuba is lucky to have some of the best dive professionals in the business.

Interested in who will be teaching you to scuba dive? Check out our team here!

Transportation

We highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation services currently.

FAQs

It’s normal to have questions.

Head over to our FAQs page and see if we’ve already answered yours, or get in touch with us today!

5 Benefits of the Advanced Open Water:

  • Master your buoyancy: the key skill in scuba. Reduced effort, air consumption and increased comfort all will come from this one skill.
  • Understand how to navigate underwater: make the most out of every dive site you dive.
  • Experience dive sites in a whole new light at night: see the amazing nocturnal life in our beautiful waters of Victoria.
  • Dive deeper to 30m and explore dive sites more safely.
  • Immerse yourself in history by diving wrecks.

Why learn with us?

2 boat dives included

4 student to 1 Dive Professional ratio

We organise reunion dives and will keep you diving

You will make lifelong friends

We can back ourselves up – just read our feedback

Just completed our advanced open water course with Academy of Scuba with unforgettable dives on the HMAS Canberra wreck and Boarfish Reef. Our instructor Jeremy was amazing and really got the best out of all of us while being friendly, attentive and supportive throughout the course. Thanks to the whole team at AoS, not only for the course but for the inclusive scuba community you have created! 5 stars! 👌

Thomas Rollinson

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Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Knowledge Development - Thu 21 Nov 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - Sat 23 Nov 2019 from 11:00 - 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Underwater Navigation - Sat 23 Nov 2019 from 15:00 - 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Night Dive - Sat 23 Nov 2019 from 20:00 - 22:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Deep Dive - Sun 24 Nov 2019 timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Wreck Dive - Sun 24 Nov 2019 timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 05 Dec 2019 from 19:00 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
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Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Knowledge development - Thu 05 Dec 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - Sat 07 Dec 2019 from 11:00 - 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Underwater Navigation - Sat 07 Dec 2019 from 15:00 - 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Night Dive - Sat 07 Dec 2019 from 20:00 - 22:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Deep Dive - Sun 08 Dec 2019 timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Wreck Dive - Sun 08 Dec 2019 timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 09 Jan 2020 from 19:00 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
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Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Knowledge Development - Thu 19 Dec 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - Sat 21 Dec 2019 from 11:00 - 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Underwater Navigation - Sat 21 Dec 2019 from 15:00 - 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Night Dive - Sat 21 Dec 2019 from 20:00 - 22:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Deep Dive - Sun 22 Dec 2019 timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Wreck Dive - Sun 22 Dec 2019 timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 09 Jan 2020 from 19:00 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
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Advanced Open Water

  • Knowledge Development - Thu 16 Jan, 18:30 - 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - Sat 18 Jan, 11:00 - 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Underwater Navigation - Sat 18 Jan, 15:00 - 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Night Dive - Sat 18 Jan, 20:00 - 22:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Deep Dive - Sun 19 Jan, timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Wreck Dive - Sun 19 Jan, timing tbc - Portsea Pier
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Advanced Open Water

  • Knowledge Development - Thu 30 Jan, 18:30 - 21:00 - Academy of Scuba
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - Sat 01 Feb, 11:00 - 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Underwater Navigation - Sat 01 Feb, 15:00 - 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Night Dive - Sat 01 Feb, 20:00 - 22:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Deep Dive - Sun 02 Feb, timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Wreck Dive - Sun 02 Feb, timing tbc - Portsea Pier
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Advanced Open Water

  • Knowledge Development - Thu 13 Feb, 18:30 - 21:00 - Academy of Scuba
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - Sat 15 Feb, 11:00 - 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Underwater Navigation - Sat 15 Feb, 15:00 - 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Night Dive - Sat 15 Feb, 20:00 - 22:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Deep Dive - Sun 16 Feb, timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Wreck Dive - Sun 16 Feb, timing tbc - Portsea Pier
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Advanced Open Water

  • Knowledge Development - Thu 27 Feb, 18:30 - 21:00 - Academy of Scuba
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - Sat 29 Feb, 11:00 - 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Underwater Navigation - Sat 29 Feb, 15:00 - 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Night Dive - Sat 29 Feb, 20:00 - 22:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Deep Dive - Sun 01 Mar, timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Wreck Dive - Sun 01 Mar, timing tbc - Portsea Pier
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Advanced Open Water

  • Knowledge Development - Thu 19 Mar, 18:30 - 21:00 - Academy of Scuba
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - Sat 21 Mar, 11:00 - 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Underwater Navigation - Sat 21 Mar, 15:00 - 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Night Dive - Sat 21 Mar, 20:00 - 22:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location TBC)
  • Deep Dive - Sun 22 Mar, timing tbc - Portsea Pier
  • Wreck Dive - Sun 22 Mar, timing tbc - Portsea Pier
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