The Advanced Open Water Course is a course that enables new and experienced certified divers to learn about diving in new conditions and improve the skills learnt during their Open Water Certification.
You will be introduced to a range of different types of diving under varying conditions. The dives will give you the ability to conduct dives that cover techniques such as Rescue, Deep, Night, Navigation and Search and Recovery. By taking part in this course you will not only gain confidence in your diving ability but gain the freedom to take part in a wide variety of dives.
Plus you will double your maximum allowed dive depth; this moves from 18m (Openwater) to 30m.
Open Water Qualification (any training agency)
HOW OUR COURSE WORKS
PADI Certification : Two options
1.Weekend course ( 7 dives) $450.00; cost includes certification card & academic materials requirement.
2. Week days (5 dives during ‘Day Light Saving’) $350.00; four Thursday evenings plus an afternoon & evening . Cost includes certification card& academic materials requirement.. You need to join the club to take this option; for club details click on http://www.ibdivers.co.nz/dive-club/
You must have or hire a compass and octopus regulator for all the dives, and a torch (or hire this) for the night dive.
Hire gear for the course is at half normal hire rates, torches are $18.00 hire. Bring 4 c cell batteries or buy these from us.
Dive 1 : Underwater naturalist: identifying fish, seaweeds & Invertebrates.
Dive 2 : Rescue dive (surface) : recovery of an unconscious scuba diver on the surface , inwater resuscitation & exit carry.
Dive 3 : Compass navigation dives: perform various exercises using a compass and return to within 5m of a buoy. Don’t forget your compass.
Dive 4 : Night dive. Don’t forget your torch or hire one from us.
Dive 5 : Deep dive: dive to greater than 18m. Perform an SOP of 3 minutes @ 5m Tie various knots.
Dive 6 : Wreck Dive.
Dive 7 : Search & recovery dive. Find a one metre I beam and bring it to the surface using a lift bag.
The text for the academic portion of the course is Padi’s ‘Adventures in Diving’ , their advanced course text book. Put down $100 deposit at the shop & pick up this text, read the sections required then bring it back & we’ll refund your deposit in full – provided it is in the same condition as it was when you picked it up. Or keep the book & we will keep the deposit. The section quizzes must be completed & handed in before the completion of the course.
Advanced courses are run continually through the summer, so you don’t need to wait for a course.
If you want to gain a specialty certification in any of these activities, these dives count toward the four dives in each specialty required to achieve your specialty certification. If you achieve 5 specialties and have advanced & rescue diver ratings you can be certified as a Master Scuba Diver. Under 2% of all divers worldwide have this rating.