PADI Advanced Open Water Course

The PADI Advanced Open Water course qualifies you to dive to deeper depths anywhere in the world!

The course is designed with excitement in mind - whether you are new to diving or have logged 100s of dives - this course will refine your skills and build on your knowledge of the underwater world.

Benefits of completing your Advanced Course with Goat Island Dive & Snorkel: 

  • You learn to dive in a world first Marine Reserve and get up close and personal with New Zealand’s friendliest fish
  • Our instructor to student ratios maximum of 1:6 ensure you are taught to dive properly and safely
  • Choose from our convenient weekend course schedule
  • You can complete your study online with PADIs E-Learning programmes

PADI Advanced Open Water Course Schedule

Goat Island Dive & Snorkel's PADI Advanced Open Water course is focused around your individual needs as a diver. This course will improve your skills whatever your level of experience and we work as a team to complete challenging objectives on every open water dive using different underwater scenarios and role playing.

Next Course Starts

10th & 11th December

The Advanced Open Water course includes:

  • PADI Advanced E Learning Online
  • 3 shore dives on Saturday including Navigation, also choose from Fish ID, Naturalist, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy or try your eye at digital photography (camera to hire extra)
  • 2  shore dives on Sunday, Naturalist, Fish ID, Digital Photography or other specified specialty. 

The PADI Advanced Open Water course will qualify you to reach deeper and more interesting sites with the skills necessary to be confident. 

Student Prerequisites

  • Your PADI Open Water Certification or equivalent
  • Minimum age of 15 years
  • All students must sit a basic dive medical within the last 12 months. Complete this medical form and see your local physician. Contact Goat Island Dive & Snorkel for information on local physicians if you are from out of town
  • Must be willing to set time aside for self-study preparation 

Included in the Goat Island Dive & Snorkel Advanced Open Water course 

  • PADI Advanced E-Learning programme
  • Advanced Open Water Certification card
  • Quality instruction
  • Cylinder fills 

Course Price

$549 (equipment can be hired at a 50% discount for the duration of the course).

Book your Rescue Diver Course during your Advanced Open Water course and get a $50 discount.

So what’s the Advanced Course really like? Ask our customers...

 "I really enjoyed the dives on day 2, the location and environment was great. I learnt a lot from the course and feel more confident as a diver." Erin Jones, Auckland

"Was great fun and would be more than happy to do it again!" Joel Stirling, Auckland

"Lovely team, great environment, and I've learnt a heap!" James Harper, Auckland

“I had great fun, learnt some new skills and cleaned up bad habits. Awesome dive spots!” Jamie Thomas, Auckland

“Goat Island Dive will continue being my favourite team. Gaining my Open Water and completing my Advanced, I’m now heading for EFR, Rescue and DM internship.” India Evans, Warkworth


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