PADI Advanced Open Water Diver





Your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is your introduction to diving adventures! You could experience what its like to go deeper, navigate confidently, or even explore a wreck!!

Training is conducted at The Bay of Islands, during our weekend Bay of Islands dive trip. Because we stay overnight you get the luxury of time to complete your theory and 5 training dives.

Option 1 – Group Advanced Open Water Course & Bay of Islands Trip $699

The course price includes all your Theory, 5 Instructor led Adventure dives, manual, all air fills, and PADI certification fees, as well as the trip, accommodation Friday and Saturday and all meals from breakfast Saturday through to lunch Sunday. If you need to hire a full set of dive equipment (BCD, Regs, computer, tanks, wetsuit, boots,fins, mask, snorkel) we can offer this for the 2 day AOW weekend at just $100. Minimum 2 people – Maximum 4 people.

Upcoming dates:
19/20 September
17/18 October
21/22 November
12/13 December

Option 2 – Private Advanced Open Water Course $995

If you would prefer to do a private course with your own instructor, we can design a customised training program to suit your schedule.

You can opt to do your training in a drysuit.
This is only an additional $100 which includes your drysuit & undergarment rental and a pool orientation.


• PADI Open Water certification or equivalent from another training agency

Course Schedule

Divers at the Poor Knights- photo by Andrew Simpson

Divers at the Poor Knights- photo by Andrew Simpson

Your Advanced Open Water dive course is conducted over a series of Knowledge Reviews and your 5 Open Water dives. We require you to read your Advanced Open Water Manual and fill in our 5 selected Adventure Dive Knowledge Reviews prior to the Open Water weekend.

• Saturday & Sunday—Open Water dives at The Bay of Islands

What you need to bring:

• Togs and towel

• Full Dive Equipment

• Signaling device (whistle and/or safety sausage)

• Dive torch

• Transportation

Note: We have dive equipment packages for students enrolled on this course, come in and chat to the team in store.

Diving Fitness and Medical Clearance

Before we can allow you to start your course you will need to provide us with a completed dive medical statement. If this raises any concerns you will need to see your usual GP but you may prefer to see a dive medical specialist who will be more able to discuss with you any issues regarding your diving fitness. You can find the diving medical form – which can be downloaded here - PADI Medical Statement

Dive Club
Upon completion of your course you will gain membership to the Global Dive Club.
The club holds regular meetings with guest speakers and organizes many local and international dive trips for all experience levels.

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox)


The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why.

We run this course regualry on demand. Give us a call or come in to reserve your place.

Next course starts: 16 September 2015

PADI Enriched Air Diver Course: $250

Scuba diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

What You Learn

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To enroll in the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, you must;

The Learning Materials You Need
The Enriched Air Diver crewpak includes all required materials to complete PADI’s Enriched Air Diver specialty.

The Enriched Air Diver Manual covers the procedures for diving with Enriched Air (up to 40%).

The Fun Part
You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner.
No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

Global Dive can cater to all your enriched air cylinder fills.


:  Please check our Training and Events Schedule for the latest course times and costs.

Light & Motion Sidekick

sidekick silver

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As we come to expect from Light & Motion, these lights are built with Certified Quality to FL1-Standard. This means when they say it has 600 Lumens, it really has. It means it has been certified for use down to 60m in water and can survive a drop of 1m onto concrete. These standards also confirm that the burn time claims are met.

The Sidekick has Smart Electronics – The coloured LED indicator clearly displays battery levels during use so you can manage the battery life and plan ahead.

The lights are Factory sealed so you have no worries about flooding caused by stray hairs or debris, even whilst charging, which takes place via a USB cable.

Both models come with a 600Lumen Flood light with 90degree beam in air (60 degree in water). The Dual model also has a 23 deg spot light (12 degree in water).

The supplied parts allow you to attach the Sidekick to the existing GoPro mount, there are also modular options to attach a small arm to bring the light above the GoPro, or to allow it to attach to the Light and Motion Action Tray.

Both lights are competetively priced at:
Sidekick (silver) $249
Sidekick Duo (Black)  $289
Dive Arm Kit $49
Action Tray adaptor kit $29
Action Tray $149
Sidekick info
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