Advanced Training

Advanced Course Information

The courses we are offering this year are as follows:

Info: This course is known for teaching divers how to safely manage the risks associated with diving to 30m and giving skills around how to dive more safely and effectively. The course focuses on techniques that make diving more pleasurable, such as navigation and fish identification.

 

Cost: $545 if you have your own gear or $595 if you need to hire it. This includes food for all meals over the weekend except for Sunday dinner and accommodation in the Northland Dive bunk rooms.

 

Time: The course runs over two days and is located up in the Bay of Islands.

 

Prerequisite: Open Water Certificate and a dive in the last 12 months

 

Dates:

26-27 November
11-12 February
18-19 March
6-7 May
3-4 June
15-16 July

Info: This course is known for being the most fun course to complete. The core concepts behind the course are that of how to best manage diving related incidents both above and underwater. The course involves many training scenarios and gives confidence in managing a situation to the best of your ability. Not only incredibly useful but very enjoyable, especially for those with hidden acting talents!

 

Cost: Varies with the number of people on the course, with an incredibly good price for what the course offers.

 

Time: The course runs over two days and is located in Auckland.

 

Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water and dived within the last 12 months.

 

Dates:

25-26 March
8-9 July

Info: This course is not only for diving, but most of the skills are transferable to everyday first aid. The core focus is around being able to manage medical incidents as well as possible before more experienced medical professionals can arrive on scene. The course is a lot of fun and gives you confidence in being a useful person in case of an incident.

 

Cost: Varies depending on the number of people on the course, with a maximum of four. This price is incredibly competitive.

 

Time: The course runs over 8 hours, either one full day, or two nights. The course runs in Auckland.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Dates:

28-29 November
18 February
22 March
20 April

Info: This course is purely for diving related incidents and is very handy to have if you’re going to be on a liveaboard or on the club boat. There are many reasons to provide a person with oxygen in the case of precaution or emergency. There are different pieces of equipment depending on the symptoms and the course gives you the confidence to select the most appropriate equipment. The efficacy of oxygen treatment can only be fully understood once having taken this course.

Cost: Varies depending on the number of people in the course, with a maximum of four. Two different providers offering the same price with both locations in Auckland.

 

Time: The course runs over one night, or four hour day session.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Dates:

23 March
11 May

Info: This course is designed to refine skills and techniques so that you are ready to begin a career in technical diving. This revolves around the ideas of standardisation and team diving. The course can only be completed in specific equipment configurations and has high expectations for what the student will achieve during the course. Possibly one of the hardest courses to pass (many students receive a provisional pass until they can prove they have mastered the skills), but incredibly rewarding when the pass is awarded. GUE is known for extreme technical diving (both depth and cave penetration) and this course is a prerequisite before any of these more advanced courses can be taken.

Cost: Varies depending on the number of people in the course, but is insanely good value for money with a special AUUC price compared with overseas prices.

Time: The course is split into two parts, the first is two days long, the second is two plus a three hour session prior to the course.

Location of the course will be Auckland from April onwards.

Prerequisite: Open Water Certificate and dived within the last 12 months.

Dates:

GUE Fundies Part 1 GUE Fundies Part 2
18-19 February Part 1 24-26 February Part 2
22-23 April Part 1

Info: Drysuit diving is something more experienced divers tend to be keen on to allow for long deep dives throughout the calendar year. This course aims to provide the skills necessary to safely dive with a drysuit.

Cost: $250

Time: It takes two days to complete (4-5 dives) and is typically done over a weekend

Location: The course is located in Auckland.

Prerequisite: Open Water certificate

Dates: 8-9 July

Info: The Nitrox course is a short course which outlines the benefits and dangers of using Oxygen Enriched Air. This certification allows you to dive with up to 40% O2 and teaches you the procedures to analyze your gas.

Cost: $345 This includes food for all meals over the weekend except for Sunday dinner and accommodation in the Northland Dive bunk rooms.

If combined with the Wreck Diver course, the cost of this course is effectively $100 with the Wreck course being full price.

Time: Two days
Location: Bay of Islands

Prerequisite: Open Water

Dates: 22-23 April

Info: The wreck course is an introduction to wreck penetration, teaching the basics of line work, mapping & planning and kicking techniques. This course is usually coupled with the Nitrox course to extend bottom times and reduce overall cost.

Cost: $495 if you have your own gear or $560 if you need to hire it. This includes food for all meals over the weekend except for Sunday dinner and accommodation in the Northland Dive bunk rooms.

Add an extra $100 to either fee to include the Nitrox course as well.

Time: The course runs over two days.

Location: Bay of Islands.

Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water

Dates: 22-23 April

Info: There are many courses which can be completed for sidemount diving. This course is designed to teach safe diving with side mounted tanks. It works on ensuring foundational skills are up to a standard suitable for technical diving and further sidemount teaching.

Cost: $100

Time: One dive
Location: Auckland

Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water

Dates: 29-30 April

Info: This course is an introductory course to underwater photography and the use of strobes. Its core concepts are being able to identify suitable subjects, then change camera settings appropriately to the subject.

Cost: TBC

Time: 3 days
Location: Bay of Islands
Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water

Dates: 27-28 May

To sign up for a course:

  1. You must be a member of the Auckland University Underwater Club. If you are not yet a member, click here to join.
  2. Find a course above that you able to attend. It is vital you are able to attend all of the sessions.
  3. Use the form below or send an email to the Training Officer to sign up to your chosen course. Make sure to include:
    1. Full Name
    2. Membership Number
    3. Course
    4. Mobile Number
  4. Your spot is not secured until your club membership and course fees have been paid, and as such, your place may be offered to someone else if you do not pay promptly. Ways to pay can be found here.
  5. Receive your course resources once you have paid, study and complete the knowledge review before your first pool session.
  6. Attend every session of your course and work hard to pass!