Join us for your Premium PADI Advanced Open Water Course on stunning Waiheke Island - just 35 mins from Auckland CBD!
If your preferred dates are not listed then please get in touch and we'll do our best to accomodate you!
Are you looking to take your next step as a diver?! The PADI Advanced Open Water course is one of the world's most popular dive courses, and it's easy to see why!
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course will really expand your abilities for adventure as a diver. Most well known as a way to increase your dive depth limit to 30m, this course also allows you to get a taste of many different aspects of diving over your 5 dives and also to really upgrade your navigation skills!
To sign up, just book your course space online or give us call to book over the phone. Once your booking is completed, you'll receive an order confirmation email and then a follow up email containing your 'info pack' for the course. Please have a read and let us know if you have any questions - we're always happy to chat!
About The Course
We like to teach the PADI Advanced Open Water Course a little differently from most dive shops, hence why we consider this part of our "Premium" course range.
We split the course into two parts - keep reading and you'll see why!
If you have a buddy that's booked on as well then awesome! If not you'll be buddied up with another course mate for the duration of the course.
We hope you'll choose us to get your PADI Advanced Open Water here on Waiheke Island, Auckland! If you have any questions or specific requirements just let us know and we'll happily answer them all for you.
Before You Start
Around 2 weeks before the course start date, you'll receive an email from PADI with a link to your e-learning for the course, so please keep an eye out for this. This is an awesome, interactive learning platform that is then perfectly complimented by in-person teaching by your Instructor. This must be completed entirely before the 'dive days' are due to start.
On part one of our Premium PADI Advanced Open Water Course, you'll compete 3 of your 5 dives from the shore here on stunning Waiheke Island.
On your first course date, you'll meet us at our store where you'll be introduced to your Instructor and course-mates.
Together over a tea or coffee, you'll complete some paperwork before being allocated your gear for the course (if required - hire fees apply). Once you're ready, you'll head to your chosen dive sites for the day, where you and your course mates will explore the coastline and complete your dive objectives.
For your 3 dives, you can choose from the following - please note that Underwater Navigation is a compulsory part of the course;
- Underwater Navigation (Compulsory)
- Digital Underwater Imaging
- Dive Against Debris (project AWARE)
- Dry Suit
- Fish ID
- Night Dive (additional fee may apply)
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Search and Recovery
- Shark Conservation (project AWARE)
- Underwater Naturalist
- Boat Dive
- Enriched Air Dive
- Wreck Dive (by special request and on specific part 2 tips - see below)
After our dives we'll head back to the store ,organise and clean our equipment and have a debrief while completing our logbooks too!
For Part Two of the Premium PADI Advanced Open Water Course, we head out on a boat for an adventure and some deeper diving! Please note - the boat day is an additional fee (please click the link on the below trips for individual costings) and is compulsory for our Premium Advanced Open Water Course.
Between you and your course mates you can choose from:
- Deep Dive (Compulsory)
- +1 more dive from the Part One List above
The Boat Dive day can be completed a number of ways, and on (almost) any trip we run! The most popular options include;
- Local Boat Dive Day
- The Poor Knights Day Trip
- The Poor Knights Livaboard
- The Bay of Islands Weekend (Wreck possible)
This does mean that the dates of your 'Part Two' do need to line up with a trip that is scheduled, and it doesn't matter at all If students choose different trips from each other. However - if all four of the course students want a specific trip and custom date then we can absolutely schedule one just for you!
Once you've completed these dives and all your skills to a level that your Instructor is happy with then congratulations, you're a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver! You'll be able to enjoy a new world of diving, to a maximum certified depth of 30m! That's an awesome achievement!
Why us?Our philosophy is 'over and above' at all levels (check out our online reviews on Facebook, Google or Tripadvisor) which is why we think our Premium PADI Advanced Open Water course is awesome!
We believe that you deserve to learn in the best way possible.
That's why we only teach in small groups - the maximum you'll find on a course with us is 4 students to 1 instructor (half of what is a very common ratio of 8:1). This means that you get more Instructor time for personalised learning and more time in and under the water to practice your skills and explore the underwater world. We believe in making "Divers", not just people who can dive!
We believe that your learning experience should be as fun and accessible.
That's why you'll find our courses have the FULL PADI e-learning as standard. You get to cover the theory at your own pace before the course starts, wherever you happen to be! We're available for help and support via email, messenger or phone while you're learning. But, don't worry - we know that Instructor time is essential to your learning which is exactly why we have in-person theory revision sessions during the diving days too, so you can ask us anything you like in person! Best of both worlds!
You'll also find absolutely zero hidden costs.
We are totally open about what your course fees cover, so no surprises for you at the end of the day.Your fees cover the PADI e-learning materials, PADI registration and certification, Instructor time and logistics for the 5 dives of your course and of course a portion goes to the overall costs of a running a dive shop.
- Dive equipment use is not included in continuing education courses, so you're welcome to bring your own (or ask us about epic package deals!) or you can hire from us. Course students get a 50% discount on any rental equipment needed for the duration of the course! Otherwise, all you need to bring is completed homework, lunch and your sense of adventure!
- Any boat / trip fees are also not included.
Top quality dive gear for you to use during your course.
Speaking of equipment we're proud to work with some of the top brands in diving, such as Scubapro and Mares, who keep us well stocked with their top quality gear that you get to dive with! Using top brand gear makes for a more comfortable experience in the water, so less time worrying about comfort and more time concentrating on your learning and dive adventure!
So with us you get small groups, top quality Instruction, full e-learning, no hidden costs and top brand name equipment to use.