Advanced Open Water Diver Course

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The PADI Advanced Open Water course is a great way for qualified divers to gain valuable experience in a supervised manner.

As an Advanced Open Water student you will take part in five dives, each aiming to give you experience and skills in different types of diving. Two of these dives are done from our boat (weather dependent).

The Navigation and Deep dives are required for Advanced certification. The other three dives available will be based on the time of year and diving conditions on the day, but typically include Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat, Wreck and Night (winter only).

If you have other dives that you would like to complete just let us know and we will look at making it happen for you,(please note that additional costs may apply).

These five dives & theory sessions will give you the confidence and ability to dive in similar conditions.

Gaining this certification also qualifies you to dive up to 30m. 

The course cost does not include dive gear. Full gear hire $100.

The Advanced Open water course has two main components:
  • Knowledge development (studied online, independently prior to the first open water dive) to give you an introduction to the various areas of diving that you will be exploring
  • 5 Open Water Dives - Navigation and Deep, + 3 other adventure dives*. Other dives can include Night, Wreck, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Fish ID, Search and Recovery, UW Photography, Boat and more.

*please note that the sea conditions will affect the dives that are available on the day

The course typically takes place over a weekend (2-3 days, depending on the time of year and weather constraints).

Saturday: 08.30 - 16.00

  • Introductions, paperwork and theory review
  • 2 sea dives
  • Debrief, log dives and post dive BBQ at Dive Wellington

Sunday: 08.30 - 17.00

  • 3  sea dives
  • Debrief, log dives and post dive BBQ at Dive Wellington

Extra day:

  • A back up day to complete the course dives should the class be unable to finish over the weekend. This will be arranged with you by Dive Wellington.

To help you get the best deal out of your course we have created various options for you:

1. If you have all of your own equipment* the BASIC PACKAGE is for you.

2. If you have some of your own equipment*, but not everything, choose the BASIC PACKAGE and contact us for a price on the equipment you do need to hire. 

3. If you have no equipment at all, choose the COMPLETE PACKAGE.

4. If you just want to pay the deposit for the course to secure your place, choose START NOW. You can sort out your equipment requirements closer to your chosen course start date.


*Please note that if you have some or all of your own equipment, it needs to be appropriate for the local diving environment and in a safe condition to use on the course. Dive Wellington reserves the right to inspect and test your equipment prior to the course starting, and has sole discretion on whether it can be used on the course. For more information please contact us.

You can start your course right away when you purchase "Start NOW".  You will be sent an eLearning code, a link to the eLearning web page, and instructions on how to access the online theory content.

We will be in contact to discuss course dates and options.

In order to complete the course, you will still need to finish any remaining training elements, including medical forms, pool and sea training, if included. You will need to pay for the remainder of the course before your in water training commences.

First - purchase your course online.  Next, we'll get in contact and give you dates, and your course information pack.  This pack includes all the course details, online training information (if applicable), medical forms, etc.

  • On the medical form, you will need to answer a few questions. Please read the form carefully before filling it out.
  • If you answer YES to ANY of the questions, please follow the instructions on the form. You may be required to gain clearance from your doctor before we can take you diving.
  • If the answers are all NO, you don't need to see a doctor.  Please get in touch if you have any questions.  You can find the form here.
  • If your course includes online training, you can start right away with your online training code.
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Advanced Open Water Diver Course