Advanced Adventurer Dive Course

$999 with 5 Boat Dives over 2 days

The Next Step in Diving...

Scuba diving is a challenging activity, but one you enjoy.  So if you are a certified Open Water Diver looking for your next adventure, then this course will extend your diving qualification from 18m to 30m.   And that opens up a bunch more dive sites to explore both in New Zealand (especially at the Poor Knights Islands) and overseas.

And did we mention that you’ll also get a trip out to the world famous Poor Knights Islands? This is a bucket list destination and is world famous, quoted as one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world by Jacques Cousteau.

The Advanced Adventurer course will help extend your diving knowledge and skills to a higher level. You’ll need to be comfortable in the water as a diver and ready for a challenge to get the best out of this course.

Normally completed over 2 days. 

Through instruction, lectures, guided dives and practical exercises, this course will let you experience 5 exciting Adventure dives. We normally try and do the following 5 dives, but there are more dives to choose from so let us know if you would prefer to do another specialty.  Sea and weather conditions can limit some of our choices:

  • Night Dive

  • Wreck Dive

  • Deep Dive (to 30m)

  • Underwater Navigation

  • Perfecting Buoyancy

  • Other options – Fish ID, Video/Photography/Search and Recovery/Navigation/DPV/Drysuit

Diving like any pastime requires practice to perfect existing skills and to learn new ones.  What the course is really about is growing an Open Water diver’s skill base through five fun filled open water dives and through the online study material. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.

The dives that can be conducted on the our course are:

What to expect from your course

Each dive is actually Dive One from a SSI Specialty course, so the skills that are taught are a taster of the skills that can be learned on the full specialty courses that are available with us at Dive Now.

By taking part in this course you will not only gain confidence in your diving ability, but gain the freedom to take part in a wider variety of fun dives.

This course emphasises student involvement in all aspects of dive planning and gives them the ability to safely plan the dives independently once the course is finished.

If you are unsure about what interests to follow in diving or just want to improve your skills, then this is the course for you.

April-October the course will include 5 boat dives.  You will do 3 dives on day one.  Normally we do Perfect Buoyancy, Underwater Navigation and Night Dive.  On day two you will do another two dives.  Normally a Deep Dive and a Wreck Dive (if the weather allows us to get to the Wreck) or another dive of your choice at the Poor Knights from the options above.

November-March – same schedule as above but no Night Dive.  You will be able to choose another dive from the above list.

Minimum of 2 participants to run the course.


Costs: $999 | 2 days | Day one you’ll do three dives at the Poor Knights Marine Reserve | Day two you’ll do 2 boat dives to either the Poor Knights Marine Reserve or one of Northlands shipwrecks (weather dependent).


  • PADI or SSI Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Recent diving experience (dives within the last 12 months) or a recent refresher session in our pool
  • 12 years old or older

Before you start the course:

  • Before you start the course you must complete the online theory and complete the quizzes for the 5 dives you have chosen.  You’ll be pleased to know that there is no Final Exam on this course.
  • You have to fill out a Diver Medical to check whether you are fit to dive.
  • Ideally you’ll train using your own equipment, but all equipment can be hired from us if necessary.
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Transportation is not provided by Dive Now Whangarei, but we do our best to help organise car pooling to the dive sites.

Course Dates
Sat 6th April from 7am & Sun 7th April from 7am - 5 dives at the Poor Knights $999
Sat 4th May from 7am & Sun 5th May from 7am - 5 dives at the Poor Knights $999
Sat 1st June from 7am & Sun 2nd June from 7am - 5 dives at the Poor Knights $999
Sat 6th July from 7am & Sun 7th July from 7am - 5 dives at the Poor Knights $999

Opening Hours | Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00pm  | Saturday 8.30 – 1pm | Sundays Closed

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