What you can expect
Sunreef’s Advanced Open Water Diver Course gives you a taste of what more specialised diving activities are out there. It is designed to advance your skills under the supervision of an experienced instructor to help you feel comfortable in a variety of situations, including being certified to dive to 30 metres! You will learn how to navigate underwater and explore greater depths and much more!
Divers please note that finishing the eLearning before your dives will help you get the most out of your time underwater.
Check in at Sunreef starts at the time outlined on your confirmation email or text. When you arrive, we will see you at our check in desk and ensure that your gear is organized. If you bring your own gear, our crew can carry it down to the dock and set it up for you, or if you prefer you will be free to do it yourself. If we know you are hiring gear, everything will be organized for you prior to check in.
On departure to the Ex-HMAS Brisbane, our trained crew will provide a thorough briefing for all our divers about the Ex-HMAS Brisbane site and will answer any questions you may have about it. Once the boat exits the calm waters of the Mooloolaba River system, it is around a 15 minute ride to the site. The vessel will be moored and our crew will help you set up to get in the water.
Each dive is planned to last for either 20 minutes or will end to have you on the surface with 50 bar (whichever one comes first), while also taking into consideration the skills that need to be completed by all student divers in your group.
Every dive is different depending on the conditions that day and time.
Between dives, we will come up for a surface interval where you are provided snacks and water. Feel free to bring along your own snacks if you have allergies or would like more substantial food.
Typically on this day you will complete three different adventure dives: Underwater Navigation, a Deep Dive, and a Wreck Dive.
– Underwater Navigation focuses on reinforcing your skill with an underwater compass and use of natural navigation.
– The Deep Dive conducted will demonstrate to you the effects of pressure and the changes of colour at depth. The risks of nitrogen narcosis will also be covered, making you a better equipped diver for deeper dives in the future.
– The Wreck Dive you will complete on the Ex-HMAS Brisbane will be the perfect setting to prepare yourself for any future wreck dives. You and your instructor will identify potential hazards to wreck dives, better preparing you for safer, more enjoyable dives on different wrecks in the future.
Usually you will complete the last two dives on this day, where you can choose from the following: Fish Identification, Underwater Naturalist, Boat Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, even Enriched Air Nitrox or a Night Dive! Please contact us if you would like to know more about choosing a Night Dive and/or Enriched Air Nitrox as there are extra costs for these two courses.