What you need to know about the Advanced Open Water Course
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is the next step after the entry-level Open Water course. The emphasis of the course is to enable the new diver to continue to experience many of the different types of diving whilst taking the focus off themselves. The philosophy behind the course is that in the Open Water divers learn "How to dive" and during the advanced gain confidence by focusing on areas of diving they are interested in and might like to pursue further.
The course consists of home learning; reading a chapter in a book or completing e-learning module relevant to the dive you have chosen. Then prior to the dive your Instructor will give you a short talk offering tips and techniques, & safety considerations before leading the dive and assigning tasks to complete. All dives are under the supervision of an Instructor.
The course consists of 5 open water dives. 2 which you have to complete and are called "Core Dives" and 3 "Elective Dives" which can be chosen from over 25 PADI speciality courses. The Core Dives are 1. Navigation & 2. Deep.
Examples of the 3 dives Elective Dives include; Shark, Night, Underwater, Naturalist, Boat, Drift, Dry Suit, Enriched Air, Fish Identification, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery & Wreck.
As an Advanced Open Water Diver, you will get a new certification card and be allowed to dive to a depth of 40 meters (recommended only 30 meters) or 21 meters if you are a Junior Advanced Open Water Diver (automatically upgraded to 40 meters on 15th Birthday at PADI HQ).
If The Advanced Course is for you here are the details of our next course.
Sunday, 23rd February 2020
Meet; 9 am
Little Manly Cove boat ramp - Craig Avenue, Manly
2 Boat Dives (Deep Dive & elective dive *see list above )
Return: 1 pm
Little Manly Cove.- Craig Avenue, Manly
Saturday, 21st March
Meet: 5.00 pm Shelley Beach
Dive 3: Navigation Dive
Dive 4: Night Dive
Finish: 9 pm
Sunday, 29th March
Meet: 7 am
Long Reef Boat Ramp
Dive 5: Shark Dive
Return: 9 am Long Reef Boat Ramp
There are two options:- choose only one.
A. E-learning $174.00
B. Book version $140.00
Instruction, Boat Costs & Equipment Hire $ 375.00
* Wetsuit not included, 5mm full suit required
Total Price :
A. $449.00 E-learning
B. $415.00 Book version
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and ages of the students
Deposit: $174.00 on confirmation of a place
Full Payment:7 days prior to the start of the course.