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Dive Course

Advanced Open Water Course

Continue the adventure $599.00

During your Open Water course, you went the basics to become a competent diver, by taking the Advanced Course, you build on these skills and enhance them drastically. Our 5 adventure dives will take you through some of the most important components of diving, allowing you to dive longer, safer, and deeper! New to the adventure dives are the Delayed Surface Marker Buoy and Rescue Diver adventure dive.

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You've seen them underwater, they glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. Want to achieve this too? The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy adventure dive improves your buoyancy skills that you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.

You will also learn how to:

-       Determine the exact weight you need, so you are not too light or too heavy.

-       Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you are perfectly balanced in the water.

-       Hover effortlessly in any position.

Deep adventure dive

There is something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Whether its descending down a rock wall to find what awaits at the bottom, or a shipwreck down passed 18 metres that you are wanting to explore, The PADI Deep adventure dive is the perfect option for you to gain experience with what to expect when reaching these depths.

Along with reviewing reasons for deep diving and the importance of knowing your limits, you will learn about:

-       Specialized deep diving equipment.

-       Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures, safety considerations and buoyancy control

-       monitoring your air consumption, experiencing nitrogen narcosis and how to management it.

Underwater Navigator adventure dive.

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you are going. The PADI Underwater Navigator dive fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to use your compass underwater more accurately and hones your natural navigation skills.

You will learn to use natural clues to navigate and practice:

-       Methods to estimate distance underwater.

-       Compass navigation while making multiple turns.

-       Natural navigation techniques. 

Delayed Surface Marker Buoy adventure dive.

The DSMB is an overlooked part of every good diver’s kit, acting as a safety signal for boats above, or a visual reference when ascending. The DSMB adventure dive will allow you to feel confident in your ability to judge when and how to use it.

During the training dive, you will practice:

-       Preparing and stowing your DSMB and reel.

-       Deploying the DSMB from a stationary position and from mid-water.

-       Swimming while towing a DSMB and managing the reel and line.

-       Making a safety stop using the DSMB line.

Rescue Diver adventure dive.

Knowing how to handle potentially hazardous situations during diving can help other divers, as well as yourself to feel more confident while you are in the water. The Rescue Diver adventure dive takes you through some of the most important skills there are to know. 

These include…

-       Self-rescue scenarios

-       Assisting a tired diver

-       Rescuing a panicked diver

-       Locating a missing diver

The rescue adventure dive is a great lead in for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

  • E-Learning 
  • Dive Cylinders and Air
  • 1 Pool session if required
  • 5 Open Water Dives
  • E-Certification 
  • Medical form current within the last 12 months
  • Read and Sign Dive HQ Christchurch disclosure course agreement form
  • Own dive gear (except cylinders) or hire from us at $100 (Refundable against package if purchased in store within one month)
  • Completed knowledge reviews for Deep, Navigation and 3 others from PADI E-Learning before start of course
  • A pool session if necessary
  • DSMB and Finger Spool
  • Torch
  • Compass
  • Back up torch 
  • Dive Alert
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