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.
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.
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.
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.
- Course Price and Duration
- Course Contents
- Equipment Required
- Our Team
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
The PADI Advanced Open Water course runs over 1 evening and 2 days.
Private Courses are available. Please enquire for further details and pricing.
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
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.
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!
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.
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! 👌
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