- The advanced course is a series of seven dives completed in one weekend. It’s more a series of dive experiences than an advanced level of training. It certainly boosts participants experience and confidence by enabling them to try various specialised dives without having to undertake the extra training and academics required to become certified in these areas.
The dives are :
Marine ecology – how and where to identify vertebrates & invertebrates, plus marine vegetation species.
Rescue techniques – inwater resuscitation, tows & exiting with an unconcious diver on the surface.
Navigation – this module will markedly improve your navigation ability.
Search and recovery – search for an object and bring it to the surface using lift bags.
Night dive – extend your diving into 24/7 mode. You must have your own torch for this one.
Wreck dive – a boat dive on the frigate Wellington at 23m in the reserve
Deep/ drift dive – a boat dive to 30m (Padi certification) or to 40m (Naui certification).
The cost of the course is $350. For more detail on the course and a program check, out the training pages http://www.ibdivers.co.nz/dive-training/advanced-diver-course/in the shop website. If you want to take part in the June course, contact the shop or email tim@ibdivers,co,nz , pay a deposit & pick up your text book.
The next Advanced course after this is scheduled for August.