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PADI Advanced Open Water Course
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course "Adventures in Diving" program is the next step beyond the Open Water Certification.
The aim of this course is to expand on your knowledge and skills gained in your Open Water Course, and to develop more confidence to broaden your diving horizons.
The course involves 5 adventure dives spread over 2 days. To qualify as an advanced diver you must complete a deep dive (to 30m / 90 feet) and a navigation dive. You must also complete 3 or more adventure dives. Our program includes a dive focused on buoyancy control, environmental awareness and a boat dive.
HOW MUCH AND WHAT IS INCLUDED?
The course price is $495 and includes:
- PADI Adventures in Diving e-learning access pass
- 2 boat dives & 3 shore dives
- Your PADI certification
- Personal attention- only 4 students per Instructor
Combine with the Enriched Air Course for only $225
HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED AND WHEN DO I START?
PADI Advanced is a 2 day course and is conducted over a weekend. The theory is completed online through e-learning. On booking you will be sent the access pass, the online portion will take 2-3 hours to complete. Please see the calendar for starting dates.
Every day begins and ends at the dive centre:
Day 1: Course Introduction and theory review (9am - 5pm). Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Naturalist dives
Day 2: Knowledge Development, Deep and Boat dives (9am – 3:30pm)
WHERE DO WE GO?
The dive sites that we use for the open water dives on day 1 are dependent on weather and sea conditions although we generally use dive sites at North Bondi, Clovelly Pool, Bare Island (La Perouse) or Gordon's Bay. A description of each site can be found at our diving in Sydney page.
On day 2 our dives are conducted from a boat and again the dive sites are dependent on weather and sea conditions and include Long Reef, Magic Point or in and around the North or South Heads. A description of each site can be found at our diving in Sydney page.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR ALL DIVE COURSES AFTER OPEN WATER
The majority of the larger and more expensive pieces of equipment are provided in the course cost. However, safety is of paramount importance to us and there are a few pieces of personal safety equipment that we require you to provide to become an Advanced Open Water Diver and above with Dive Centre Bondi.
- Mask, snorkel, boots & fins - required by Dive Centre Bondi on all courses for hygiene and comfort
- Log Book - PADI training prerequisite
- Knife & Underwater Writing Slate - required by PADI for safety
- Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and Reel - safety equipment required on all boat dives with Dive Centre Bondi
We have well priced packages available with the above items at student rate.
- Mask, snorkel, boots & fins - $50
- Con-Ed Package - $50
You must hold an Open Water Diver certification. The minimum age is 12 years old; please note that participants aged 12-16 will receive a Jnr advanced licence.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
To book your place on the advanced course simply follow our easy online booking process. Payment is on booking to secure your place, once that is received you can pick up your PADI crew pack or we can send it out to you.