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Conducted over two days the PADI Advanced Open Water Course is the first step beyond basic certification and is designed to develop your confidence underwater by expanding your existing diving skills.
The prerequisite for this course is a PADI Open Water certificate or equivalent from another training agency. There are no formal classroom sessions involved, but students will need to complete the PADI eLearning Advanced Open Water course online before arrival. This knowledge will be reviewed on board prior to each training dive.
NOTE: Due to COVID operational impacts, vessels other than Silversonic or Poseidon may be used for the reef day trip component of your dive course and alternative dive sites visited. This may include Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise to Agincourt Reef 3, and Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise. In these circumstances it may not be possible to complete additional fun dives, however all training dives will be able to be undertaken.
Quicksilver Dive’s Advanced Open Water Course covers five training dives and one fun dive including the following:
(Deep Dive and Navigation Dive are mandatory, the makeup of the other dive types may change depending on conditions)
Deep Dive During this dive you will gain the experience to safely conduct dives beyond your 18-metre depth limit as an open water diver. Under the close supervision of your dive instructor, you will be taken down, no deeper than 30 meters, where you will be shown the effects of increased pressure and colour absorption at depth.
Navigation Dive Complete exercises using both a compass and natural references to help improve your underwater navigation skills.
Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) Fine tune your buoyancy control by learning correct weighting techniques, correct positioning of weights and tanks and breathing techniques. As a diver with effective buoyancy control you will be protecting not just yourself but also the delicate coral reef by minimising contact. Good buoyancy control also helps reduce air consumption.
Boat Diving Many divers learn to dive and make dozens of dives before ever setting foot on a dive boat. Expand your knowledge about boat diving, from small inflatables to dive boats.
Underwater Naturalist – Fish ID Learn how to identify the main families of fish from damselfish to triggerfish. You will also be taught how to identify the different corals.
Once the certification dives are complete you will be allowed a fun dive.
Times may vary subject to sites visited.
Check-inCheck-in at Quicksilver Reservations Counter located inside the Port Douglas Marina for your boarding passes.
Vessel boardingComplimentary morning tea/breakfast served.
DepartureDepart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef.
Arrival - First Reef locationArrive at first reef location.
Second Reef locationDive 2
Buffet LunchBuffet lunch served in the air conditioned cabin.
Third Reef locationDive 3
Afternoon teaAfternoon tea available on board till departure
DepartureAll passengers board vessel for final passenger count.
Departure for Port Douglas
Port DouglasPoseidon arrives at Port Douglas Marina
Coaches departCoaches depart for accommodation
Please see important information: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
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