Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre : Stradbroke Island

CONTINUE DIVING | Advanced Open Water Course

Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre located on beautiful North Stradbroke Island is the ideal setting to learn to scuba dive; predominately due to the pristine diving conditions found at the island. This combined with the high level of diver training delivered by Manta’s group of passionate instructors as well as the island’s close proximity to Brisbane!

Why become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver?

You are able to complete your PADI Advanced Open Water certification as soon as you are a certified PADI Open Water Diver. The PADI Advanced Open Water Course at Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre is designed to build upon the existing skills learnt in your PADI Open Water Course and more! After you have completed your PADI Advanced Open Water Course you will be certified to 30 METERS!!!

Courses Start from $499 (excluding theory)

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To get started, the PADI Advanced Open Water Course incorporates FIVE adventure dives, including both deep and navigation adventure dives. The other three adventure dives YOU get to choose with your instructor!!

These could be any of the following:

  • Drift Diving
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Night Diving
  • Photography
  • Multi-Level Diving
  • Search and Recovery

Course Itinerary

Before the course
Theory is completed through 2 different options either
Online through PADI E-Learning

Offline through The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual order through our reception

These need to be completed PRIOR to commencing your course!

Group in pool

Day 1
Let’s DIVE! The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is fun! Day one includes reviewing some Advanced diver theory as well as completing two or three of the adventure dives out of either of our two vessels Rigid One or Rigid Too!

Day 2
Day Two is another two or three boat dives departing from Home Beach, North Stradbroke Island. This day includes more adventure dives remembering that you get to design your own course depending on which adventure dives suit you! Upon completion of your paper work, you are then a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver!!


You must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or other qualifying certification from another training organisation) to commence the PADI Advanced Open Water Course.
Junior Open Water Divers are allowed to participate in the PADI Advanced Open Water Course
15 years old. Alternatively, 12-14 year olds receive a Junior Advanced Open Water Certification

Course Inclusions

  • Six boat dives on either of our two vessels (only 5 if you complete the night dive)
  • Full equipment hire
  • International PADI Advanced Open Water Certification

(Course does not include payment for PADI E-learning log on)

» To watch the PADI Open Water Diver Video click here

Upgrades | Packages


Private courses are offered at Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre upon request depending upon instructor and vessel availability. Our team of professional instructors provide an unmatched level of diver training and this is only enhanced during a private Advanced Open Water Course as you get your own qualified instructor, at a pace that suits you!


Did you know Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre is also has a range of different accommodation options available! If you are either a diving student or YHA Member you can receive additional discounts off our range of accommodation options.

» You can book accommodation online and get instant confirmation.

Continuing your Diver Education