PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Taking the next step!


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The Dive Shack offers a large variety of specialty courses as a basis for continuing education ratings. You can choose which programs you want to complete in order to reach your personal goals in diving.

The first step is to complete your Advanced Course and become an Advanced Open Water Diver. Read below to find out more details about the first step in continuing your education in diving.

To be completely prepared for any diving situation that may occur, you will need the experience and training gained from PADI Specialty Courses. Taking these courses in South Australia with The Dive Shack will provide you with the proper knowledge and skills to truly consider yourself an experienced diver! Our goal is to prepare you for the adventure that lies ahead, as well as make sure that you have a great time doing it!

For a Limited time only you can complete your Advanced course in Kilsby Sinkhole!

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Have you ever wanted to extend your scuba diving opportunities and not miss out on particular dives because you don’t have the qualifications? Or diving Gin Clear waters that South Australia has to offer?

Join The Dive Shack and experience a touch of lime and pinch of salt as we head to Mount Gambier to complete the PADI Advanced Open Water Course over one weekend.

The course entails PADI’s Advanced Open Water Online Learning plus theoretical aspects and 5 dives.

The course includes one dive from each of the following specialties; Deep and Navigation (which are Mandatory Dives) plus night, peak performance buoyancy and delayed surface marker buoy.

The course is packaged together to maximise experience and skills to be one of the most highly developed PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course around.

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Adventure Diver

The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or dry suit diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old and want to take the next step should enroll in an Adventure Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

Advanced Open Water Course

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Get credit! Each Advanced Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Advanced Dive.