Join us in Wellington, New Zealand. Exploration, Excitement and Experiences is what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about
Join us in Wellington, New Zealand. Exploration, Excitement and Experiences is what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so new and experienced Open Water Divers can sign up straight away!
The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build scuba skills to become safer and more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives while under the supervision of a PADI Instructor.
This course builds on what you’ve learnt and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new dive activities and ways to have fun scuba diving. You will complete 5 different types of dives to build your confidence and develop your dive skills. The dives are Deep, Underwater Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy – and your choice of Underwater Naturalist, Fish Identification, Wreck (weather dependant), Enriched Air *, Underwater Photography or Night during winter.
Complete the theory online at your convenience, then join us for a weekends diving. After the 5 dives over the weekend you will qualify as an Advanced Open Water Diver. This is the minimum requirement for a lot of our dive adventures and prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course.
* Additional costs apply for Enriched Air Fills.
Digital theory – Advanced Open Water eLearning course (about 8 hrs)
A Full weekend of Scuba Diving! – Five Adventure dives; Navigation, Deep, Buoyancy, and your choice of Naturalist, Fish ID, Photography, Enriched Air*, Wreck (weather dependant) or Night during winter. *Additional charges apply for Enriched Air Fills.
Crew Night – First Wednesday of each month, celebrate and collect a Certificate!
Certified PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent diver rating and medically fit to dive (see below).
What To Bring
Current Diver Medical | Participant Questionnaire (completed in the last 12 months). Other languages – click here
Open Water Diver card, pen, togs, towel, any dive gear you have
Advanced Open Water eLearning completed.
Full Course Fee: $459 ($429 within two months of your Open Water Diver course at NZ Sea Adventures).
Includes; PADI eLearning Course and Five Dives.
Book your Advanced Open Water course within two calendar months of completing your Open Water Diver course at Wellington in New Zealand Sea Adventures for $30 off the Course Fee and half price gear hire.
Some dives require specialised equipment. We have a great range in store and offer 10% off any dive gear bought for your course. Our Gear Packages are a great option also.
Adventure Diver Option
If you are limited by time, try the Adventure Diver Programme. Just three dives in one day for $150 (does not include the completed eLearning sections required). Just two more Adventure Dives within 12 months will complete your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Booking Your PADI Advanced Open Water Course
Course bookings can be made in-store, via email, online or over the phone with a valid credit card. Minimum $300 deposit (covers booking and eLearning course) with your full name, date of birth, a valid email address and phone number.
Deposits are transferable to another person but not refundable. eLearning courses, once redeemed, cannot be transferred.
Special programs available by arrangement, conditions apply.
Want Your Course A Little Cheaper?
For any new customer (someone who has not yet taken a course with New Zealand Sea Adventures) you get on one of our dive courses you receive $20 off the practical section of your course.