Learn to Scuba Dive - PADI Open Water Diver
Learn to Scuba Dive with Aquatic Adventures, and open up a whole new underwater world to explore & discover!
Learning to dive with the PADI Open Water course is a 3-stage process:
THEORY - You begin your journey with PADI's eLearning which you complete at home. You will then review it together with your Instructor & classmates at the first session of your course.
POOL TRAINING - You begin learning the basic techniques of Scuba Diving in a swimming pool. Your Instructor will ensure you are comfortable before you move out into the ocean.
OPEN WATER TRAINING - Open Water training dives are where you put the skills you learned into practice in the "real world" and are able to discover the excitement and enjoyment of exploring the underwater world.
The Standard Open Water Diver course will teach you everything you need to know to be a safe and comfortable diver.
Includes 4 Ocean dives (3 shore, 1 boat)
Please note: a minimum of 4 students are required for course to run
The Premium Open Water Diver includes everything from the Standard course, plus extra dives post-course & a FREE wetsuit.
Includes 6 Ocean dives (4 shore, 2 boat)
Please note: runs to the same minimum numbers as our Standard Open Water course.
For a bespoke experience, tailored to your schedule and your needs, choose our Private Open Water course.
All the inclusions of the Premium course, plus run by our senior staff, at your convenience.
(Cost is fixed, but can be split across 2 people)
Aquatic Adventures Guarantees
At Aquatic Adventures we prioritise safety & fun above all else, so on all our Open Water courses we guarantee:
To have a minimum of 2 Dive Professionals - we operate the safest Professional to Student ratios in Victoria.
To put our students in good quality, well maintained, locally appropriate equipment
To choose our training dive locations to ensure that you can learn comfortably, whilst also having lots of fun.
To maintain strict adherence to PADI standards - we never cut corners.
Open Water Diver course pre-requisites:
Minimum age to take the PADI Open Water Diver course in Australia is 12years old.
Review the PADI Medical Statement, which can be found here and if required, get a Diving Medical to ensure you are safe to dive.
You will be required to complete a 200 metre swim (any stroke, no time limit), and a 10 minute float/tread at the beginning of your course to prove your comfort level in the water.
Aquatic Adventures requires all our students to have their own Mask, Snorkel, Boots & Fins - our expert staff can help you find the perfect combination for you, and we offer a 10% discount when you purchase these items in-store.
You can download a copy of the DL Flyer for the Aquatic Adventures Open Water Diver courses by clicking the button below: