Expand your dive skills on a SSI 2 Day Advanced Adventurer Course on the balmy shores of Magnetic Island! Enhance skills, earn a new certification, and discover rare and exquisite marine life while exploring the famous Yongala Shipwreck!
Magnetic Island dive school is the best place to expand your scuba diving certifications as the world famous Great Barrier Reef is all around you offering some of the most amazing reef and wreck diving in the world.
Ready to advance into the deep blue? There is little that equals the freedom of roaming underwater in a scuba expedition with a superior knowledge of diving technique!
When you choose a SSI 2 Day Advanced Adventurer Course, you’ll not only be gaining an extra globally recognised certification, but you’ll explore the glorious reefs and marine life of tropical Magnetic Island, as well as the world renowned Yongala Shipwreck!
On Day 1, from the beautiful town of Alma Bay, you’ll practice skills such as buoyancy, navigation, along with search and recovery!
Your expert instructors are both welcoming and knowledgeable locals, and will go through each lesson with step by step tuition at the best dive sites.
And on Day 2, you’ll be ready to put your new found talent into practice with 2 whole dives on the Yongala Shipwreck! There is good reason why this day is so very special; since you’ll not only see the jaw-dropping menagerie of marine life up close, but diving its extraordinary depths is part of your course!
You’ll literally be gaining knowledge and certification by embarking on one of the planet’s most sought after adventures!
You’re not only choosing to add a new remarkable level of diving experience but you’ve chosen to do it in the epitome of paradise!
Townsville and Magnetic Island are exceptional examples of diverse and stunning charm.
The city of Townsville boasts a cosmopolitan ambience with its many eateries and nightlife hotspots, yet with country friendliness in the bargain.
A regular scenic ferry runs across to Magnetic Island island for Day 1 of your dive course, with the choice to embark on your vessel from Townsville itself on Day 2.
Magnetic Island captures the essence of tropical, laid-back living, and is easy to get around by foot or regular bus routes.
And if deciding to stay on Magnetic Island as an option, don’t forget to check out the Koala Village at Bungalow Bay; the only resort in Australia with a wildlife park attached to it!
The magic begins on Day 1 of this sensational Advanced Open Water course from the get go!
On the tropical shores of Magnetic Island, you’ll embark on your new and thrilling lessons from Alma Bay.
Directly from the ocean, you’ll fine tune some of your skills with a friendly and expert dive instructor, along with gaining more techniques!
Since your welcoming instructor is likewise a local, you’ll be learning new talents from some of the most stunning aquatic sites on the island!
There are a few compulsory facets to embark on, such as honing your buoyancy and navigation knowledge, and a practice wreck dive at the legendary Moltke Shipwreck at Geoffrey Bay.
They’ll be 3 training/adventure dives on the first day, as well as all questions discussed and exemplary tuition with a point-by-point explanation.
This part of the course will likewise offer adventure diving options you’re most interested in!
All up, you’ll embark on 5 adventure dives for your Advanced Open Water Certification.
Day 1 involves a few compulsory skills, such as navigation and buoyancy, which you’ll master in no time from the tropical shores of Magnetic Island.
And when day 2 arrives, you’ll embark on a luxury vessel to one of the most famed shipwrecks on the entire planet; where you’ll not only put your new found skills to practice, but complete 2 more scuba sensations on the invigorating boat, wreck and deep dives!
Your Advanced interest may lay in photography, or navigating visual landmarks, and on this course, you have a world of options to explore;
Day 1 Magnetic Island.
Choose any 3 of the following:
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search & Recovery
Day 2 Yongala Shipwreck
Choose any 2 of the following:
While gaining your Advanced Open Water dive certification, you’ll embark on one of the world’s most incredible and globally renowned diving phenomena’s.
The S.S. Yongala Shipwreck is legendary in dive circles for its awe-inspiring appearance and sheer abundance of marine life.
Every kind imaginable!
You read correctly; while completing your wreck, boat and deep dives at the Yongala, you’ll witness a never ending parade of vibrant reef fish, sea-turtles, rays, eels and every other imaginable ocean creature.
In fact there is such a multitude of marine life, that the density of them sometimes obscures the wreck!
One of the magical highlights of this wreck dive is also incredible personal experience; while some divers claim every creature, from the resident giant groper to the clown fish colonies, grow bigger here than anywhere else.
Other divers have literally felt the frequency of whale-song echoing across the ocean!
For more information on learning to scuba dive and upgrade certifications on the Great Barrier Reef see these pages.
January - December
Day 1 of course operates from Alma Bay on Magnetic Island
Day 2 of course operates from Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, and Townsville Breakwater Marina
Scuba Diving Restrictions
French and German guides available on Day 2 only.
Minimum age 15 years.
All cancellations must be advised in writing.
Please note there are 2 differing cancellation policies for Day 1 and 2 of your course.
Day 1: Course cancellation must take place 7 days before course date for a full refund. Cancellations within 3-6 days will incur a 50% loss of deposit. Cancellations within 2 days will incur a 100% loss of deposit.
Day 2: 20% Cancellation fee applies to cancellations between 48 hours and 14 days’ notice. 100% cancellation fee applies with less than 48 hours’ notice.
Additional cancellation and administration fees may apply as per terms and conditions.