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Advanced Open Water

Advanced Open Water

The PADI Advanced Open Water course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills acquired in the Open Water course. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. It allows you to explore special diving interests and gain experience, under the control and guidance of one of our professional instructors.

You will complete a Deep dive which qualifies you to dive to 30m upon successful completion of the Advanced Open Water course, a Navigation dive and 3 other specialty dives (a total of 5 dives).

There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and another three dives which are chosen from the following options – Wreck, Drift, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night, Underwater Naturalist, Fish ID. The time of year, and boat scheduling, will determine what dives we can run, the instructor will discuss the dive choices with you or you will be notified upon booking in for the course.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives, to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary depending on which specialty dives you complete – you may gain experience with photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks etc.



What’s included:

  • Your PADI Advanced Open Water manual and data carrier.
  • Knowledge development session, one evening.
  • 5 dives, 3 shore based and 2 boat dives.
  • Most SCUBA equipment (excluding mask, snorkel, boots and fins)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Digital Certification card upon completion of course.

Want to start?

Contact Ocean Divers at info@oceandivers.com.au or call 9579 2600

A $150.00 deposit is required.

You will receive your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver manual, you required to complete the independent study, and fill out the knowledge reviews prior to the first session of the course.

Keen to start NOW…..

Prefer to complete the course reading online, you can sign up right away with PADI eLearning, do the required course reading at home and then come to us for the dives.

SIGN UP HERE – https://www.padi.com/courses/advanced-open-water 

When asked to choose the Dive Shop, please enter “OCEAN DIVERS”, “Ocean Divers S-8027”, and click “Affiliate with this Dive Shop”.

We will get your enrollment email and will contact you immediately with available dates to complete the course dives.

Take the eLearning option and pay PADI for the theory online, and pay us $495 which includes 5 dives – 3 shore & 2 boat, all equipment (excluding mask, snorkel, boots and fins).

The Standard Course is conducted over one evening and one weekend (weather permitting).


Thursday – 6pm-9pm – theory review, paperwork and equipment fitting at the shop.

Saturday – all day – 3 shore/pier dives, either locally at Brighton or down the peninsula at Rye Pier – weather determines dive site location, all day commitment.

Sunday – all day – 2 boat dives from Portsea, all day commitment.


If you choose the eLearning option, your schedule would be as follows:


2 hours – flexible must be before dive weekend – paperwork and equipment fitting at the shop.

Saturday – all day – 3 shore/pier dives, either locally at Brighton or down the peninsula at Rye Pier – weather determines dive site location, all day commitment.

Sunday – all day – 2 boat dives from Portsea, all day commitment.


Due to changes in tides and weather, dive sites, boat schedule and times may vary from course to course.

  • PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent rating.
  • Individual items you need for the course:
  • Cutting device
  • SMB & Spool OR Safety Sausage
  • Slate and pencil (can use Data carrier included with manual)
  • Compass (included if using our regulator)
  • Whistle (included if using our BCD)
  • Torch and Cyalume stick (if doing a night dive)
  • Log Book
  • All participants must complete a Medical Questionnaire. If any of the questions are flagged as “Yes” you must obtain medical clearance from a doctor prior to participating. Please ensure you complete this Medical Questionnaire before the start of your course, no medical, no diving.


Although a diving medical will not be required, it is nevertheless strongly recommended. Further, a diving medical may uncover conditions you may not be aware of, for example ear, nose and throat, or lung function issues, which could expose you to the risk of serious injury or death while diving. Australian.

Standard AS 4005.1 and SPUMS (South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society) both highly recommend a diving medical be completed.

You must provide your own transportation for the course duration, dive sites can be up to 1.5hrs drive from Melbourne CBD. We do not provide lifts for students.

This course is subject to Ocean Divers’ normal Terms & Conditions. By enrolling in this course, you agree to accept all terms and conditions.

Next Course

September 19
223a East Boundary Road
October 24
223a East Boundary Road
November 21
223a East Boundary Road


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