Advanced Open Water Course

If you want to increase your confidence, explore more of the underwater world and develop more of your scuba diving capabilities then this is the course for you!

Most people assume that the Advanced Open Water Course is for 'advanced' divers and that they need vast amounts of dive experience to take part. In essence this course is aimed at the not just the experienced diver but also at the new diver.

This course is designed to maximise your in-water learning (there's no classroom learning or exams), and it's a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of one of our experienced instructors, so that by the time you have finished the course you will be a better and safer diver.

You will be introduced to a range of different diving types under varying conditions so it's a great way to get a taste of the various Specialty courses that you can undertake to continue your diving education.

Course overview:

This course involves 5 FUN dives with a knowledge review to be completed before each dive.

The 2 complulsory dives are:
Deep Dive - this dive will be up to a depth of 30m (for Junior Open Water Divers 21m)!
Navigation Dive - you will learn natural and compass navigation skills

You can choose 3 out of a variety of dives such as:
Nitrox - diving enriched air lets you safely extend your no decompression limits, which means more time underwater and shorter surface intervals - so you can get back in the water sooner!!
Peak Performace Bouyancy - this dive will improve your bouyancy skills so that you have more control and also better air consumption.
Underwater photography - this dive will give you the opportunity to capture your underwater adventure and memories.
Night - on this dive you will plunge into a mysterious environment and see the marine life in a 'new light'!
Wreck - this dive is at the Waikato wreck and it will dive you a taste of what is a popular and adventurous area of diving. (A $50 supplement is payable for this option).
Underwater Naturalist - on this dive you will learn more about the fabulous marine life that we encounter.
Drift - this dive will give you the opportunity to experince the exhilaration of underwater flying.
Search & Recovery - learn to search and lift that dropped outboard or bulging bag of scallops safely to the surface.


  • Openwater Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum 12 years of age
  • Current Dive Medical (conducted within the previous 12 months)

Course Cost from $495.00

Cost includes all training and reference materials, 2 x boat dives, 3 x shore dives and certification.

Course Dates

Book on one of our Advanced Course weekends where we run trips to top dive sites in New Zealand so your advanced course will really be an amazing experience.

Or if you dont have a spare weekend or want to mix and match dates, we can be really flexible with the advanced course dates and you can complete it over whatever time period you choose. Simply give us a ring to schedule your dives.

Next Advanced Open Water Course Dates

Starts Classroom Dates Pool Dates Openwater Dates
Advanced Open Water
24/11/2018 24\25 Nov (Poor Knights) More Info
05/01/2019 5th and 6th January More Info
16/02/2019 16/17th Feb More Info
09/03/2019 9th/10th March More Info