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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver


One reason you’ll love the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater imaging, wreck diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

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 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 refine 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)
  • Three other Adventure Dives of your choice   

To do this course you must be -

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

Prefer to Learn Online?

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for seven of the most popular Adventure Dives (though you and your instructor can still choose any of the Adventure Dives.)  Click here to begin today!


PADI Rescue Diver

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

What You Learn

  • Self-rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

To enrol in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must -

  • Be 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) – must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive
  • Have completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying) training within 24 months

You can also complete the theory online via PADI eLearning.





Emergency First Response



CPR and First Aid: Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care

First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course and if you want to become a PADI Professional.

Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors!

The Fun Part

The fun part about Emergency First Response training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.

What You Learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses

  • Scene Assessment and Primary Assessment
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
  • CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
  • Serious bleeding, shock and spinal injury management
  • Conscious and unconscious choking adult
  • Injury and illness assessment
  • Bandaging and splinting for dislocations & fractures

The Learning Materials You Need

Through a combination of independent study and skills practice with your Emergency First Response Instructor, you’ll build the confidence to provide basic emergency care. The Primary and Secondary Care Participant Manual and video preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations. The Emergency First Response Care at a Glance card is a quick-reference guide for emergency situations. Designed to fit in a glove compartment or backpack, the Care at a Glance card is an important component for any first-aid or disaster preparedness kit.

To enrol in Emergency First Response courses, you must simply care about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency – it’s that simple!


Contact Batemans Bay Dive Adventures Today to join us on one of these courses!