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PADI Advanced Open Water

PADI Advanced Open Water

Continue your underwater adventure by completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Course online. In the Advanced Open Water course online you have the option to select specialty dives that are most interesting and exciting to you - Boat, Deep, Night, Drift Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, Search and Recovery and Wreck diving are all part of your options.

Using the PADI eLearning system allows you to maximise your in-water time by completing all of the theory in your own time – when and where it suits you! So when you come to us you are ready to dive and have fun! Don’t delay, go online and sign up today!

Get started now with the PADI Advanced Online!

Ever wondered what the J-Class Submarines look like? Do you want to try night diving? Are you interested in seeing the newly scuttled EX-HMAS Canberra shipwreck? Or perhaps you'd just like to become more familiar with some of the critters you see regularly on dives. Then the PADI Advanced course is ideal for you!  It's a great continuation from the PADI Open Water course and allows you to continue building on your diving skills under the direct supervision of a professional. In addition the PADI Advanced is also ideal for those divers who may be wanting to brush up on their skills and get back into the water after a break.


The course is run over one weekend of action packed diving! Commencing with a brief introductory theory and review session on the Saturday morning student's progress through 2 days featuring 5 exciting Adventure dives. This course is also perfect for increasing your confidence and experience in the water. This course is frequently referred to as one of the most enjoyable courses available.

Students complete three core dives and two specialty dives on the course. The three core dives conducted are Underwater Navigation, Deep diving to 30 meters and Night diving. Students then select 2 specialty dives from the very extensive PADI specialty list including: Boat Diver, Cavern Diver, Drift Diver, Drysuit Diver, Equipment Specialist, Multilevel Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Research Diver,  Search and Recovery Diver, Underwater Hunter, Underwater Naturalist,  Underwater Digital Photographer, Wreck Diver, Underwater Videographer, Project  AWARE-Fish Identification and many more.

$599 (Scuba gear, Wetsuit and Tanks are NOT included but can be hired for $100 for the weekend.)

Equipment Requirements:

Students are required to own their own Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Booties as these items are not supplied as part of your course fees. We call these comfort items and it is in your best interests to be comfortable whilst scuba training. We also recommend that if you are hiring your equipment from us for the weekend that you purchase your own regulator silicone mouthpiece for hygiene reasons. In addition to this Advanced Students are also required to own their own SMB (Safety Sausage) & Reel, dive Torch, dive Slate and Chemical Light Stick for the night dive. We strongly recommend that you buy this equipment from Geelong Dive Centre to ensure that you are purchasing quality equipment. We carry an excellent range of popular equipment brands plus you get the added benefit of being fitted correctly. For more info on equipment purchases please contact our friendly staff at Geelong Dive Centre.

Check out these great value Mask/Snorkel/Fin/Booties package deals for your course.

Check out our online store for great value Dive Torches, Slates and Chemical Light Sticks


  • PADI Open Water or a recognised equivalent.
  • Students will need to complete the PADI Scuba Medical Questionnaire.
  • 2 x Passport Photos for certification.
  • Minimum age for participation in the course is 15 years of age.
  • Students under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or guardian accompany them on the course
  • Candidates must be prepared for fun!

Bonus offer:

All students receive a Bonus 3 month club membership, which entitles them to a 10% discount on purchases, access to the Club mid-week dives, access to interstate and overseas Club trips as well as huge savings on equipment hiring.

Please Note:

A $150 deposit secures your place on the course and we will then email you your eLearning Access Pass with the course balance payable on the first day of your course. If you have already completed your PADI eLearning then the $150 you have paid is removed from the course fee. Candidates must complete ALL the theory online before attending the first day of the course. If you have booked on your course and choose to change your original date of commencement there will be a $150 transfer fee which will be charged each time a course date is changed. If you require additional days to complete the course for whatever reason, $100 for each additional day required will be charged plus any additional boat fees if required.

N.B. Weather: If it is necessary for us to alter the course schedule due to inclement weather conditions there are no additional fees.