Dive Zone - Tauranga

Advanced Open Water

$550.00 NZD



Exploration, Excitement, Experiences... they’re 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 you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving  (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • A sampler of three additional Adventure Dives    


To take this course, you must be:

  • PADI Open Water Diver  (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

Start the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started with the information you need for seven of the most popular Adventure Dives including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives.  You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

What You'll Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
  • And much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

How Do I Get started?

Contact us to learn more about our PADI courses

October 2018

Saturday October 13th 07:30 - 17:30
Sunday October 14th  07:30 - 17:30

October  2018

Combine your Advanced course with our

Alderman Island Liveaboard Trip!!

Only $925

Friday October 19th 12:00- Monday  October  22nd 18:00

November  2018

Combine your Advanced course with our

Mayor Island Liveaboard Trip!!

Only $650

Friday November 02nd15:00- Sunday November 04th  18:00

December 2018

Saturday December 15th 07:30 - 17:30
Sunday December 16th  07:30 - 17:30

February 2019

Saturday February 09th 07:30 - 17:30
Sunday Febuary 10th  07:30 - 17:30

February 2019

Combine your Advanced course with our

Mayor Island Liveaboard Trip!!

Only $650

Friday February 15th15:00- Sunday February 17th  18:00