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 (Excluding Public Holidays)


PADI Advanced Open Water course


Quick Description:

  1. eLearning online study (about 8 hours)
  2. 5 x Training and Experience Dives
  3. Advanced Open Water certified for life!

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Courses Coming Up:

– 27th and 28th of April

Course Deposit Policy

Count’s toward PADI Master SCUBA Diver

eMail:  nzsa@scubadiving.co.nz
Phone: 04-233-8238


“Your Next Step in Underwater Adventure”

Exploration, excitement and experiences are what the PADI Advanced Open Water (AOW) course is all about. The AOW course is designed for both new and more experienced Open Water Divers and is best attended as soon after your Open Water Diver course as possible. That way you will increase your confidence and build scuba skills to become safer and more comfortable in the water; all under the supervision of a PADI Instructor.

The AOW course consists of five dives that includes a: Deep and an Underwater Navigation dive. Popular local options for the remaining three dives are: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Naturalist, Wreck, Fish Identification, Imaging, Night, *Enriched Air or *Dive Against Debris (* conditions apply).

You may choose to add the: Enriched Air and/or the Dive Against Debris Specialty qualifications to your weekend experience. Simply ask to: include these dives as part of your five dives, complete the on-line study and a short practical, pay a small fee – and go diving. These Specialties count towards the prestigious PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Pay your deposit and you can begin the AOW theory. Make sure your dive medical is current, then join us for a weekends fun diving. After everything is completed, you will qualify as a PADI AOW Diver. This is the minimum requirement for our dive adventures and a prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course.

If you have any questions, please call so we can help you.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Course Information

  • Digital theory – Advanced Open Water eLearning or tablet course (about 8 hrs)
  • A Fun Weekend Diving – Five Adventure dives: Deep, Navigation – and a choice of: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Naturalist, Fish Identification, Wreck (weather dependant), *Enriched Air, *Dive Against Debris, Imaging or Night (during winter).
  • Standard PADI Advanced Open Water Course Fee: $499.
  • NZSA Graduates: Book your Advanced Open Water course within two calendar months of completing your Open Water Diver course at New Zealand Sea Adventures for $40 off the Course Fee and half price gear hire.
  • *Enriched Air Specialty: There is a $270 fee to cover the PADI online Theory, practical and Specialty Registration. (Normally $299 when purchased separately).
  • *Dive Against Debris Specialty: There is a $170 fee to cover the PADI online Theory and Specialty Registration. (Normally $250 when purchased separately).
  • PADI Adventure Diver: Are you limited by time? Try the PADI Adventure Diver Just three dives in one day for $150 (does not include eLearning).  Just two more Adventure Dives within 12 months will complete your AOW Diver certification.
  • Equipment: If you wish to buy equipment, we have a great range in store and offer 10% off any dive gear bought during your course. (Does not include discounted Gear Packages). Rental equipment is also available.
Earn a Reward

Get a new customer to purchase one of our dive courses (someone who has not attended a course with NZ Sea Adventures before), and you receive $20 off your course fee.

Booking your course
  • Course bookings can be made in-store, via email, online or over the phone with a valid credit card.
  • A $300 deposit (covers AOW booking and eLearning course), your full name, date of birth, a valid email address and phone number are required to book.
  • Balance of the course fee is due when you start the practical sections.
  • Deposits are transferable but not refundable; eLearning courses, once redeemed, cannot be transferred.

Ask us about the two optional Specialty courses offered during your AOW course.

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Scuba Diving Hazards

Diving and courses for Advanced Open Water Divers

  • Local Diving and Dive Trip Adventures; It’s a good idea to keep diving regularly especially in the weeks following your course.  Join in Saturdays and Sundays for weekend diving.  Just call or email to find out what diving is available.  Advanced Open Water is also the pre-requisite for the Dive Trips, explore a vast range of National and International destinations as one of the Dive Crew..
  • Rescue Diver course;  As a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you can extend your dive safety knowledge, self rescue skills and develop diver rescue techniques.  There is also a First Aid requirement we offer at a special rate when done in conjunction with the Rescue Diver course.
  • As a certified PADI Advanced Open Water diver you can take the following Specialty Diver courses alongside those available to non-divers and Open Water Divers; Deep Diver  –  Search and Recovery  –  Wreck Diver

PADI Specialty Course Options; scuba divers performing different tasks.


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