PADI Courses Gold Coast

Advanced Open Water Dive Course Gold Coast

Whale Watching, Scuba Diving, Boat Hire, Gold Coast / Aqua Adventures

Advanced Dive Course Gold Coast. We are the only Dive Center in the Gold Coast that has been accredited by PADI as a Five Star Instructor Development Center and is the Gold Coast’s only school that offers amateur courses and professional instructor training courses in both English and Japanese.

Who should take this course

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

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.


You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and
Underwater Navigation. You choose the other three, for a total of five dives.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives. Dealing with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills. This helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

Other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest. The adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.


Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online. PADI’s eLearning option to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives. Including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. Study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Advanced Open Water Diver manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

You can also choose to read the Advanced Open Water Diver manual and watch the Advanced Open Water Diver video (a book and DVD package). Stop by our PADI Dive Center to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.


Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Side-mount Adventure Dive. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.

Visit our floating dive center to learn more about the gear you will need to start your adventures in the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

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From $595

Including PADI eLearning, Hire Gear and Registration

Duration: 3 Days (approx.)

Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Product code: AOWD