PADI Advanced Open Water in Adelaide, South Australia
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is your chance to develop your dive skills and experiment with new types of diving. It’s exciting, fun, and there are a lot of awesome dives to choose from when you are diving in Adelaide.
Imagine diving to 30 meters, perfecting your buoyancy, or even exploring underwater at night. It’s all possible when you are diving in South Australia. During your Advanced Course you’ll make 5 incredible dives in Adelaide, which include some of the best known dive sites in Australia.
There are two required dives – a deep dive and an underwater navigation dive – and another three dives which you can choose from the following options –Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night diving, Underwater Naturalist, Fish ID, Wreck Diving, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, Underwater Photography and more!
Let’s take a more in depth look at the two mandatory dives and some of the options which you could experience when you dive with us in Adelaide. (Please note that optional dives are subject to seasonal changes, weather and sea conditions).
Deep Dive: (Mandatory)
Once you are certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver, you’ll be able to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters, so it’s essential that you practice deep diving procedures during your course. In the theory section you’ll take a more in depth look at decompression issues as well as nitrogen narcosis, you’ll also learn how to plan dives before making one for yourself and discovering the amazing depths of scuba diving in South Australia!
Underwater Navigation: (Mandatory)
Remember the compass skills from your open water course dives? The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills, helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. You’ll also discover some of the pitfalls of navigating underwater due to conditions and distractions.
Peak Performance Buoyancy Diving: (Optional)
Are you still going up and down more than you’d like to? Do you use your air faster than your buddies? Do you have trouble staying still underwater? In the peak performance buoyancy dive you’ll put an end to your buoyancy problems. You’ll learn how to gauge the weights you need for diving, how to use breath control to fine tune your positioning, how to kick efficiently and ultimately how to be more streamlined, comfortable and efficient underwater.
Night Diving: (Optional)
Why limit yourself to seeing only the marine life that’s active during the day? As the sun goes down so many of Australia’s most cryptic critters come to life! You’ll learn how to plan a night dive, communicate with your buddy during a night dive, as well as mastering navigation at night. Be aware thought that night diving can become strangely addictive!
Fish Identification: (Optional)
Finding ‘that silver fish’ in marine life books is never easy so during the fish identification dive you’ll learn how to identify various families of fish by sight. You’ll learn how to record sightings including which features are most important to take note of in order to be able to identify the species later. You’ll find that the fish books which used to be appear overwhelming suddenly make sense and you might even be identifying the iconic Adelaide leafy sea dragon!
Underwater Naturalist: (Optional)
Many divers know the names of fish and various species found when scuba diving in South Australia, but few divers know about the entire marine ecosystem, what it includes and how it all co-exists. During the underwater naturalist program you’ll extend your knowledge beyond fish to plants, algae and the symbiotic relationships which hold the pieces of the puzzle together. This is a great dive for anyone interested in nature and eco-systems.
Delayed Surface Marker Buoy: (Optional)
Delayed Surface Marker Buoys (DSMB) are important items of safety equipment which allow boats to see your position in the water prior to surfacing. It’s important to know how to correctly deploy an DSMB safely. In this option you’ll also learn how prepare and stow your DSMB, how to swim while towing an DSMB and how to make a safety stop while using a DSMB. If you are planning to dive as a buddy pair without a professional Dive Guide or Instructor, these are essential safety skills to learn.
Underwater Photography: (Optional)
It’s hard to think of a better Instagram moment than when you are blowing bubbles and enjoying the underwater world of South Australia. Say goodbye to blurry and blue images and say hello to crisper focus and colour! In this optional dive you’ll put into practice the SEA method (shoot, evaluate, adjust) and you’ll learn camera and housing preparation for dives, how to use underwater lights, camera settings, how to read histograms and invaluable underwater shooting techniques for capturing even the flightiest of fish!
Wreck Diving: (Optional)
Discover a piece of history at the bottom of the ocean. During this dive you’ll learn how to plan a wreck dive, navigate a wreck and learn how to identify key parts of the wreck. This is an exciting dive and one that you will never forget!
Advanced Open Water with the Dive Shack
Remember the reading and theory from the open water course? The good news is that the Advanced has far less and we usually complete the course in 2 days.
If you opt for eLearning there is a quick review (quiz) on your first day and you may need to read additional sections in the manual according to your dive choices.
For divers taking the complete Advanced Open Water in Adelaide, there are 5 chapters to read (one for each dive) and some theory questions to review with your instructor. There is no exam for the Advanced Open Water course and reading can be done around your dive schedule.
Are you ready to take the plunge and become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver? For more information or to make reservation send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get right back to you.
We look forward to scuba diving South Australia with you soon!