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PADI 2-Day Advanced Open Water Course & SSI 2-Day Advanced Adventurer Course

Departing: Magnetic Island

Learn to Scuba Dive on Magnetic Island
  • You’ll not only acquire new diving talents and techniques, but you’ll like wise gain them on one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks! The S.S. Yongala is unparalleled in stunning beauty and abundant marine life!
  • Snap yourself aboard a luxury vessel on your way to both a new dive certification, and the most mesmerising wreck dive you’re ever likely to experience here on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 
  • Learn to scuba dive on one of the Great Barrier Reefs most beautul islands, Magnetic Island just off Townsville.

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!

Stunning Magnetic Island and Townsville

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!

Day One of your SSI Advanced Open Water Course

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!

Day Two of your SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

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:

Naturalist Dive
Night dive
Navigation dive
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search & Recovery
Photography

Day 2 Yongala Shipwreck

Choose any 2 of the following:

Deep dive
Wreck Dive
Boat Dive

The World Famous Yongala Shipwreck

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.  

Included In Price

  • All dive equipment including tanks & weights, BCD and regulator
  • 2 days with 5 full training dives
  • Wreck dives
  • Advanced Open Water photo ID card
  • Passport photos for identification card
  • All tuition and theory material
  • Experienced instructor/guide.
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Morning tea on Day 2
  • Afternoon tea on Day 2
  • Lunch on Day 2
  • Return vessel transfers on Day 2
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
  • French
  • German
Departs From

Magnetic Island

Departure Time
  • Day 1 course begins from Alma Bay, Magnetic Island at 8.30am
  • Day 2 course departs from Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island at 7.50am
  • Day 2 course departs Townsville at 7.30am
Departure Instructions
  • If travelling from Townsville, please organize ferry across to Magnetic Island on Day 1 of course.
  • If staying on Magnetic Island, please check in at head office in Alma Bay at 8.30am.
  • If completing course from Townsville on Day 2, please check in at Townsville Breakwater Marina to board vessel by 7am for 7.30am departure.
  • If staying on Magnetic Island, please make your way to Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal on Day 2 by 7.35am for 7.50am vessel departure.
Destinations
  • Alma Bay
  • Geoffrey Bay
  • Yongala Shipwreck
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Friday

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

Duration

2 days

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Meals at local cafes
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions
  • Minimum age 15
  • All participants must complete a Dive Medical.
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional Information

French and German guides available on Day 2 only.

  • Optional packed lunch on Day 1
  • Cash or credit card for snacks, meals and drinks
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothing
  • Light jacket in winter months

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.

Magnetic Island Dive School 2 Day Advanced Open Water Certification

Departing: Magnetic Island

Learn to Scuba Dive on Magnetic Island

From

au$550.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$550.00
Family: au$2,200.00

Tour Code: 503

From

au$550.00

15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
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BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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