THE

ADVENTURE

EXPERIENCE




PADI Advanced Course

   • Choose your own schedule

   • 1 on 1 training

   • eLearning theory

   • Buoyancy Workshop

   • Trim Workshop

   • Propulsion Workshop

   • Navigation Workshop

   • Shore based Adventure Dives

   • Full kit hire

   • Project AWARE cert cards

   • Donation to Project AWARE



PLUS

Dive Against Debris Specialty Course






TOTAL DIVES: 5

£350.00

per person


ADD ON

Dry Suit Specialty Course

(£100.00)

Includes one extra dive

SMB & Reel Package

(£80.00)

SMB and 30m aluminium reel

(RRP £100.00)

 

THE

EXPLORER

EXPERIENCE




PADI Advanced  Course

   • Choose your own schedule

   • 1 on 1 training

   • eLearning theory

   • Buoyancy Workshop

   • Trim Workshop

   • Propulsion Workshop

   • Navigation Workshop

   • Varied Adventure Dives

   • Full kit hire

   • Project AWARE cert cards

   • Donation to Project AWARE



PLUS

Dive Against Debris Specialty Course

2 Boat Dives




TOTAL DIVES: 5

£450.00

per person


ADD ON

Dry Suit Specialty Course

(£100.00)

Includes one extra dive

SMB & Reel Package

(£80.00)

SMB and 30m aluminium reel

(RRP £100.00)

MOST POPULAR

 

EXPERIENCE

WEEKENDS



Join us on a weekend adventure to earn your PADI Advanced Open Water and complete themes Specialty Courses and activities




EXPERIENCES INCLUDE

+ Grey Seal

   • PADI Advanced Open Water Course

   • 5 dives including 2 boat dives

   • Dive Against Debris Specialty

   • Grey Seal Protection Distinctive Specialty

   • Talk by British Diver Marine Life Rescue

   • Social

   • 2 nights accommodation in Seahouses

   • Equipment hire

   • Project AWARE cert cards

   • Donation to Project AWARE


     EXPECTED SEP '19


+ Marine Biologist

   • PADI Advanced Open Water Course

   • 8 dives including 2 boat dives

   • Dive Against Debris Specialty

   • AWARE Fish ID Specialty

   • Baby lobster release

   • Beach clean and nurdle hunt

   • Social

   • Equipment hire

   • Project AWARE certification cards

   • Donation to Project AWARE


    EXPECTED JUL '19



from

£500.00

per person

BOOK YOUR FIRST SESSION

Arrange your first Advanced Open Water Diver session now with a £100 deposit. We'll send you your eLearning theory and course paperwork so you can get started straight away and we'll sort the rest of the schedule when we see you.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our Goals

The Advanced Course is all about extending your diving range and trying out new things. Our PADI Instructors are passionate about diving and would love to take you on some awesome Adventure Dives! We are committed to developing divers with outstanding skills and we'll take the opportunity on this course to help you pursue your own aquatic interests whether it be Grey Seal education, Wreck diving or Marine Biology!

Find out more about our team...

Our Values & The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

  • OCEAN HEALTH: Keep Our Sea Trash Free

    • We are the only dive centre in the UK who teach our Advanced Open Water students the PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty as part of their course.
    • Every dive we do is a Dive Against Debris. We will teach you the importance of using your scuba diving skills in the battle against marine debris and how to conduct your own Dive Against Debris surveys.
  • MARINE LIFE: Protect What You Love

    • You will learn how you can use your diving skills to help protect the ocean.
    • We focus on buoyancy and trim a lot in our courses - way beyond the requirements. You course includes bonus workshop sessions to practise buoyancy, trim and propulsion to develop your skills further.
    • Our Advanced Open Water Experience Weekends are themed to specific areas of interest. You'll gain skills and knowledge to complement your diving and help you protect our local marine life.
  • PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY: Leading The Way

    • As a Dive Against Debris diver you are a qualified citizen scientist. You can raise awareness and contribute evidence that directly changes local, regional and global policies.
    • We are a PADI Approved Youth Training Centre which means we are specialists in teaching kids how to scuba dive. We've got equipment specifically for youngsters to keep them comfortable and warm.
    • We remove the barriers that many individuals experience when walking into UK dive centres. There is no macho attitude at The Fifth Point. We're a friendly bunch who will make you feel welcome as soon as you step foot in the door.
  • HEALING AND WELLNESS: Let's Go Diving

    • We help divers achieve their goals.
    • We value all our customers and strive to give the best customer service you've ever experienced
    • You'll meet loads of like minded people during your Advanced course and get the opportunity to spend time away with friends.

We're A PADI 5* Dive Centre

We are subject to PADI’s quality assurance program. This is a globally acclaimed and fully integrated approach to ensure PADI standards are maintained throughout all elements of all courses. You can rest assured that we go above and beyond the requirements of PADI.

 

Our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Confined Water Dives
  • Open Water Dives
  • Knowledge Development

Confined Water Sessions

You'll complete a total of 3 Confined Water Sessions during the Advanced Course. They're actually not required by PADI, we've added them in as a bonus to help develop and fine tune your skills before heading to Open Water. You'll complete 2 Bouyancy and Trim Workshops in the training tank. If you've chosen the Dry Suit Specialty add on, we'll teach you how to use your suit during these sessions. You'll also complete a Navigation and Propulsion Workshop during a swimming pool session.

Open Water Sessions

You'll complete at least 5 Adventure Dives in Open Water depending on which experience you choose. You'll complete the Deep, Navigation and Dive Against Debris Adventure Dives on every experience. If you have chosen the Dry Suit Specialty add on, a Dry Suit Adventure Dive will also be included. The remaining dives are decided depending on the experience:

Coastal Clean Up Experience

  • Choose your remaining dive(s) from: AWARE Fish ID, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery, Underwater Naturalist.
  • All dives are conducted from shore

Ocean Clean Up Experience

  • Choose your remaining dive(s) from: AWARE Fish ID, Boat Diver, Drift Diver, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Wreck Diver.
  • 3 dives are conducted from shore
  • 2 dives are conducted from a boat

We regularly visit cracking local shore dive sites including Collywell Bay, St Mary's Island and Beadnell. We also venture further up north for some stunning dives in Eyemouth. We have monthly boat trips to The Farne Islands and St Abbs. We try to dive in the ocean whenever possible. However, if the weather turns and sea diving is not an option, we'll head to some cool lakes and quarries inland instead.

More details on the experience weekends will be released soon.

Knowledge Development

You'll work through your Knowledge Development in your own time using the awesome PADI eLearning app. It's really interactive with sections to read and videos to watch. You'll complete the chapters that relate to the Adventure Dives you've chosen as well as the "Think Like A Diver" section. At the end of each chapter you'll complete a Knowledge Review. The Dive Against Debris chapter is not yet included in the eLearning app, so we'll give you a good old fashioned paper copy to work from.

Once the eLearning is complete, you'll take a Quick Review during one of your sessions and we can fill in any knowledge gaps.

Dive Against Debris Specialty

We'll arrange a chilled out evening with snacks and drinks where we'll work through this program. We'll discuss the pressures faced by underwater environments and what you as a scuba diver can do to help.

PADI Dry Suit Specialty

You'll learn how to use your dry suit during some of the confined sessions allowing you to develop your skills and build confidence before venturing into Open Water. There are two dives in the course - one of these will be taken as part of the Advanced Course and an extra dive added on after the course.

SMB & Reel Package

We've included an awesome dSMB and Reel add on for the Advanced Course. These are essential bits of equipment that you'll need during all your dives. It's exactly the same set up as our Instructors use, so they will show you how to use it successfully every dive!

What are the prerequisites for this course? 

To enrol on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 10 years of age
  • You must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • You must be in good physical health

You will also be required to complete:

  • The Medical Statement – Please ensure you are fit to dive by checking this form. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions, you'll need to take the form to your GP to get signed off as fit for diving before you can hit the water.

You Tell Us When You Want To Start

There are no start dates for this course, it's completely flexible - you tell us when you want to start and we'll sort everything out for you! You can even book your first session online and we'll arrange the rest of your schedule when we see you.

Arranging Your Other Sessions

eLearning

As soon as you've paid your course deposit, we'll assign your eLearning theory to you. PADI will send you an email with links to register and download your eLearning plus all the forms you need to fill in for the course. This means you can get cracking straight away and continue to work through the chapters at times to suit you.

Confined Water Sessions

When we see you for your first session, we'll sit down and plan the rest of your schedule. You'll complete 3 Workshop sessions in our Training Tank - more if you think you need it! We can jump in any time that suits you. This includes weekday, week night and weekend slots.

You'll also take a Workshop in the big pool. Our swimming pool sessions are held at Astley Community High School, usually on a Wednesday night from 7.15pm. If this doesn't fit in with your plan, no worries - we'll schedule something special just for you!

Dive Against Debris Specialty Course

You can choose the date you'd like to complete the presentation of the Dive Against Debris Specialty course. We hold regular evenings where we chill with drinks and nibbles and work through the program.

Open Water Sessions

We're out an about diving every weekend and you're more than welcome to join us! If you're not available during weekends, don't worry - we'll arrange special week day dives just for you! We try our very best to dive as much as possible. Obviously, in this game, we're at the mercy of the weather. Should our plans change, we'll let you know with as much notice as possible. If the conditions don't let us dive in the sea then we'll head to some inland lakes and quarries instead. Please note that there are sometimes membership and/or entry fees to pay at these sites. These are the only costs not included in your course.

Payment Plans

We can arrange payment plans to make budgeting your PADI Advanced Open Water Course even easier. After your initial deposit of £100.00, we can arrange weekly or monthly plans to split the cost of your course.

What Scuba Gear Will I Use?

We only use brand new, modern gear at The Fifth Point. In fact, you'll be wearing exactly the same equipment as your Instructor! We've spared no expense to make sure that you've got gear that fits you properly, is comfortable to wear and straight forward to use.

We supply everything you need including:

  • xDeep Zeos backplate, harness and wing buoyancy device
  • Apeks XL4 long hose regulator
  • xDeep integrated weight system and weights
  • Fourth Element Hydros 7mm semidry wetsuit or Aqualung Fusion One/Azdry dry suit with Fourth Element Artic undersuit
  • Fourth Element 3mm or 5mm hoods and gloves
  • Fourth Element 5mm Pelagic boots
  • Apeks RK3 fins
  • Aqualung i100 diving computer
  • A scuba diving air cylinder to best suit your size (choose from 7L, 10L and 12L tanks)
  • A selection of Cressi masks to choose from

Rental of all your dive equipment is included in your course. Take advantage of our SMB & Reel Package Deal to save £20.00! We can also help you purchase other gear and build up your collection!

Join Our Diver Subscription

Our Diver Subscription is the perfect way to keep diving once you're qualified. It's aimed at divers who might not have their own gear or who need a bit extra help and guidance on dives.

The subscription costs £35.00 per month and includes:

  • 2 days FREE equipment rental each month
  • 2 days FREE guiding each month
  • 4 FREE Training Tank Sessions every month
  • 10% discount on retail
  • 10% discount on courses
  • Access to our closed Facebook group for mentoring videos and discussion
  • Priority booking on all dives, trips and environmental activities
  • Invites to monthly socials
  • and much more....

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

The next step on the ladder is the Rescue Course. Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver. This is one of our favourite courses to teach as it's so much fun!

Find out more...

Master Scuba Diver

The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Every diver should aim for Master Scuba Diver.

To qualify you need to:

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver
  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver
  • Hold 5 PADI Specialty Diver certifications
  • Log 50 dives

After our Advanced Open Water Experience Weekends and Dry Suit Specialty, you're already well on your way to achieving this goal! Each Adventure Dive you've completed is actually the first dive off the corresponding Specialty Course. Credit them and use your Diver Subscription to gain more Specialties and dives.