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PADI Advanced Diver Course

Ready for the next step after your Open water course? You are in the right place! 

This course builds diving confidence, teaches you new skills and takes you to new depths. We complete 5x ocean dives over 2 days of practical training. 

Course Details: 

  • 2 days

  • $699 (includes gear hire)

  • 6-8 Hours of online learning

  • Certified to 30m max depth

  • We dive the Canterbury Wreck

Time to experience a step up in your diving. This course will do what it says, make you an advanced diver! 

Download our "everything you need to know about your Advanced dive course" booklet

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What to expect on your course

Online Theory

Similar to your first PADI course, When you sign up for the course you will be sent an email from PADI with your online learning. E-learning means you can study for your dive course from your couch at home, in your own time from our digital classroom. Smart phones are fine for your e-learning, computers or tablets with a bigger screen are even better. We also have computers available in store to complete the online learning if you need. You only need to complete the 5x sections we are doing on the course. If you are keen you can continue and cover all of the content but we advise you to just focus on the dives we will be doing. If you have any problems or need help with this, just give us a call. 

Day 1 - 3x dives 

We meet at the dive shop at 8.30am each day. On day 1 we will be completing 3x dives at Matauri Bay. These usually include; Navigation Diving (which we practise top-side before we head out), Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) and Fish Identification. 

Matauri Bay or Putataua is the beach where we will be shore diving. This site is an amazing reef structure that heads out around the point. We will see loads of fish such as snapper, schooling koheru sandaggers wrasse, moray eels and maybe some eagle rays. The water temperature ranges from 16c in the winter to a lovely 24c in the summer time. You will need to bring your togs, towel, lunch and a jacket.

Day 2 - 2x Dives

On the second day of the course we head out to Deep Water Cove to complete our Deep and Wreck Dive on the HMNZS Canterbury. Deep Water Cove is an area where a Rāhui has been placed over the cove, so it is abundant with marine life. The sites we explore are full of fish life, sponges and sometimes if we are lucky we see dolphins and whales in the bay. We complete 2x dives out here and have a lot of fun throughout the day. The trip is a 35min steam across in our boat Rika Maru. Bring a wind proof jacket for the trip home. 

Final Info


The minimum age is 12 for this PADI Diver Course.

Medical History:

All Divers are required to complete an PADI Medical Form if it has been over 12 months since your last PADI course.


As a minimum we require you have your own mask and snorkel for the course. We then provide all of the rest of the gear for the course that you will need this includes; Wetsuit (7mm), Scuba Diving Fins, Weight Belt, Boots, Safety Sausage, BCD, Regulators, Computer. While we provide this gear for you, we do strongly recommend having your own gear so you are more comfortable. We stock a wide range of scuba gear in store and your instructor can help you choose the best gear for your diving needs. 

Important Info

All Courses require a $200 deposit for your online learning: please note that your deposit is non-refundable. Any Changes can be made to your course booking before your course is due to start for a rebooking fee of $150, this includes sickness, Covid-19 and unexpected circumstances in your life that stop you attending the course. Students that are a 'No Show' for courses without any contact via email or phone will be removed from the course and are not entitled to any refund.

Next Steps

Now that you are an Advanced Open Water Diver your next steps is to become a PADI Rescue Diver.

Ready to Dive? Check out our course dates!
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