Advanced Open Water

Have you ever been out on a boat dive with friends exploring a new dive site and upon surfacing discovered that the boat wasn’t quite where you thought it was?

Perhaps you’ve been interacting with schools of fish but never really known what type of fish they were … or what they did at night?

Maybe you’ve considered getting an underwater camera and sharing a few happy snaps with your non-diving buddies?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you’d definitely find our PADI Advanced Open Water program an enjoyable and educational experience.

Our PADI Advanced program is designed to give you an insight into 5 areas of scuba diving … and best of all there are no exams to worry about – a quick review of your previous diving experience and then you’re off and diving!

Our program will improve your skills in/ introduce you to

  • Buoyancy control
  • Navigation
  • Boat diving
  • Deeper diving
  • Wreck diving
  • Night diving
  • Photography
  • Search & Recovery
  • Nitrox diving
  • U/W Naturalist

The program is divided up into 5 briefing sessions and dives usually conducted over one weekend.

A suggested schedule would be as follows:

Dive 1 … Saturday ... Buoyancy Control


Master your buoyancy with hints, tips and techniques used by the pro’s. By the end of the dive you will be able to:

  • make controlled descents/ ascents maintaining neutral buoyancy.
  • swim without touching the bottom or breaking the surface.
  • make minor depth adjustments using breath control only.

Dive 2 … Saturday ... Underwater Navigation


Diving is so much more relaxing when you know where you are.
Learn how to use a compass and how to read the ocean floor.
By the end of the dive you will be able to:
navigate your way to predetermined targets – and return!

  • demonstrate correct use of compass.
  • better determine distances whilst underwater

Dive 3 … Saturday ... Night Dive


See critters that you never knew existed while learning about
special planning and preparation requirements for night.
By the end of the dive you will be able to:

  • evaluate potential night dive sites
  • practice correct buddy procedures on a night dive
  • communicate with hand & light signals

Dive 4 … Sunday ... Deep Dive


Deeper diving requires more thought and understanding.
Discover the changing effects of deeper diving.
By the end of the dive you will be better able to:

  • determine the factors relating to your personal depth limit.
  • understand what equipment is required for deeper dives.
  • avoid out-of-air emergencies while deeper diving.

Dive 5 … Sunday ... Nitrox


Experience what it is like to dive on a gas with a higher partial
pressure of oxygen.
By the end of the dive you will:

  • have a basic understanding of what Nitrox is.
  • analyse a Nitrox mix.
  • plan a dive with your instructor using Nitrox

 Program Inclusions:

● PADI Advanced Open Water certification
● Five training dives including three shore dives and two boat dives in Jervis Bay Marine Park.
● Use of all SCUBA equipment including regulators, BCD, gauges, compass, weightbelt, cylinders
and wetsuit
● Use of nitrox tank and 32% mix

Program Requirements:

● Open Water certification — SSI, PADI or equivalent.
● Scuba* and snorkelling equipment.
● Bathers and towel
● Minimum age is 15 years with no maximum age


64 Owen St, Huskisson NSW 2540 ph:  (02) 44 415 255 fax: (02) 44 417 113 email: