beginner & advanced


our dive Courses


From $795.00
Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
Location: Hollywell

Becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver is not really a course, it is an adventure program designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps building confidence and expands your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives (5+1 in total) including a deep dive to 30m.

This 2-3 day program starts with prior online learning in your own time, followed by 5+1 ocean dives. Upon completion, you will earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Qualification.

This course can commence almost every Saturday and can be completed over 2 weekends. The deep dive is subject to availability of our advanced dive charter tour.



Depending on the trip schedule on a specific weekend and weather conditions, we will complete your course at several sites such as:

  • Wave Break Island
  • 80 Foot Reef (Deep Dive – 28m)
  • Campos Reef
  • Scottish Prince Shipwreck
  • Greta’s Reef
  • Migaloo Reef
  • Mermaid Reef
  • Palm Beach Reef
  • Gold Coast Seaway



Once enrolled, we will email you your online learning access details within 24h of your booking. The coursework can be completed in 3-5hours continues study but we recommend to spread it out over a few days. There is no exam however, quizzes and knowledge reviews need to be completed for each chapter.

Day 1 – Double Boat Dive 6:30am to 1pm

  • Boat Adventure Dive
  • Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dive

Day 2 – Double Boat Dive

  • Navigation Adventure Dive
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy or Fish ID Dive

Day 3 – Single or Double Boat Dive

  • Deep Adventure Dive

*) The above is a guide only and is subject to change due to whether conditions and trip logistics.


  • PADI Online Learning
  • 5+1 Training Dives
  • Tanks and weights
  • Snacks and hot soup on surface intervals
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Certification


  • Transfers between accommodation
  • Diving equipment hire (other than tanks and weights)


  • All inclusive course package – $795
  • Hire gear deal (late rate) – $50 per day


From $795.00
Duration: 3 Days
Location: Runaway Bay

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. Our course includes an additional double boat dive with us.

During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning. Commencement dates are flexible. Email us beforehand to discuss. This course is conducted at Wave Break Island with our Partner PADI Dive Centre Queensland Scuba Diving Company. Why? We specialise in offshore certified diving rather than teaching. Facilitating a course whilst on our offshore tours would attract high cost and also provide not the most ideal environment for rescue training.

What will you learn?

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers


How does the course work?
  • You can start right now by enrolling which will give you your PADI eLearning login.
  • The course is conducted over 2 days which do not need to be consecutive days.
  • The course is conducted at WaveBreak Island (Broadwater) with Queensland Scuba Diving Company
  • Following on from your course we will take you on a free double dive tour with us as part of the package.
Where do I dive?
  • The rescue skill practice can be conducted in a swimming pool on the Gold Coast in the shallow waters of Wave Break Island
  • The Open Water session will conducted at the Gold Coast Seaway or Wave Break Island or offshore depending with our trip schedule on any particular day.


What is the basic Itinerary of the course?
  • Enrol in your course and receive the online learning access pass or hard copy manual with DVD.
  • Complete all knowledge reviews and agree on training dates with your instructors
  • Day 1 – learn and practice rescue skills
  • Day 2 – put all your learnings into practice with real life rescue scenarios.


Where from here once I am certified?
  • Once certified it is vital to keep diving. The Scuba Coach runs dive trips nearly every weekend which will give you the opportunity to build up your confidence and to stay in touch with your instructor.
  • Browse our trips on our Facebook page.


Course Prerequisites
  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Have a current CPR and First Aid certificate at time of certification.


  • PADI Rescue certification card
  • PADI course materials
  • Pool entries
  • Tanks and weights for training dives
  • Additional double dive with tanks and weights (reef+wreck)
  • Food and Drinks
  • Equipment Hire other than tanks and weights
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate


Duration: 90 Days (approx.)
Location: Runaway Bay

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a Divemaster Trainee with us, you will help us running our boat dives ex Runaway Bay Marina and assist on shore dives. You will ensure that all divers are having a safe and enjoyable trip by acting as either a Dive Supervisor, In-Water Dive Guide, Surface Watch, Instructor Assistant and Deck Hand in strict compliance with The Scuba Coach’s Work Health and Safety Manual and PADI Standards. Our experienced Instructors will provide you all the support and couching you need.

We operate under a best industry practice Quality Management System. Therefore, you will learn the business of diving the way it should be. We do not short-cut this course so you should not be under any time pressure.


What will you learn?

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs


What do you need to enrol?
  • Be a friendly and healthy person with a professional attitude, capable to act as a role model,
  • Be a qualified PADI Rescue Diver
  • Have at least 40 logged dives,
  • Possess current Oxygen Provider Certificate,
  • Possess current First Aid and CPR Certificate,
  • Have knowledge of local dive sites (not essential),
  • Be ideally based on the Gold Coast (not essential).


What do I get?

You will become part of the extended Scuba Coach family, receive high quality and customised training, receive discounts on all our products and most importantly dive with us for FREE even after you are certified (conditions apply). The training will be part-time and run over a few months with a few days work per month. We do not like to rush this course. At the end you will be certified as a PADI Divemaster.


Cost, Booking and Payment
  • 75% of the cost is payable at time of enrolment (non-refundable)
  • The remaining 25% can be paid over time but prior to the final theory exam
  • Please email us prior to making a booking to have a chat


What’s excluded
  • Any prerequisite diving certifications up to Rescue Diver
  • PADI Membership Fees (once certified)
  • PADI Insurance once certified
  • Dive Gear except for tanks and weights
  • Travel costs to and from dive departure locations
  • Selected dive trips may attract an additional charter fee (discounted) however it is not essential to participate in these type of dives.

PADI Speciality Courses

From $255.00

Gold Coast Dive Adventures offers a range of PADI specialities that are run regularly throughout the year.  These speciality courses teach divers new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your underwater exploration.  With each PADI specialty course, our highly experienced PADI instructors will take you on an offshore journey to apply your new skills.  Whether you want to enhance your skills to include nitrox or simply to dive deeper, as an offshore dive company, we will take you on an adventure to learn and affect these new skills so you feel confident to use them at the end of the course.

Although run regularly throughout the year, these courses are also run by request. Simply ring the team at Gold Coast Dive Adventures to book your course in.

All our PADI dive specialities include everything you need to get your new certification including eLearning, dive equipment and of course, your offshore dive adventure. You can also add a speciality, such as Enriched Air (Nitrox), to any of our dive trips, enabling you to enhance your skills while you are on one of our amazing dive adventures.

Costs vary depending on the speciality you select. We also have package deals for those of you that are speciality junkies.

To provide examples of just some of the specialities we run on a regular basis:

  • Enriched Air
  • Deep Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Aware – Coral Reef Conservation

Why are you waiting? Book now below and enjoy an amazing experience.

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