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Open Water Diver Course Options

 

Aquatic Adventures Guarantees

 

At Aquatic Adventures we have tailored our PADI Open Water Diver courses to offer you the best opportunity to become a competent and confident diver.  We prioritise safety above all else, so on all our Open Water courses we guarantee:

 

  • To have a minimum of 2 Dive Professionals

  • 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.

Aquatic Adventures Guarantees

 

At Aquatic Adventures we have tailored our PADI Open Water Diver courses to offer you the best opportunity to become a competent and confident diver.  We prioritise safety above all else, so on all our Open Water courses we guarantee:

 

  • To have a minimum of 2 Dive Professionals

  • 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.

 

Regardless of which version of the PADI Open Water course you take, it is a 4-stage process to become certified:

  1. THEORY - Your course deposit covers the cost of your eLearning materials.  You complete this at home, in your own time, and then you review it together with your Instructor prior to your course starting.

  2. EQUIPMENT - All our students must have their own Mask, Snorkel, Boots & Fins for comfort & hygiene purposes.  We offer excellent deals to all our students on these items in-store, and when you come in to purchase them, we will ensure they are professionally fitted to you.  N.B. if you are doing a Premium or Private Open Water Diver course, you will also be receiving a FREE Wetsuit, so when you come into the store you will need to get this fitted as well.

  3. POOL TRAINING - Working in the calm and safe waters of a swimming pool, your training begins with you learning the basic techniques of Scuba Diving.   Your Instructor will ensure you are comfortable before you move out into the ocean.

  4. OPEN WATER TRAINING - Open Water training dives are where you put the skills you learned in the pool into practice in the "real world" and are able to discover the excitement and enjoyment of exploring the underwater world.

 

As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your instructor you will be a certified diver. PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

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.

Open Water Diver course options at Aquatic Adventures

Standard Open Water Diver course

Our Standard Open Water Diver course will teach you everything you need to know to be a safe and comfortable diver.

We run to the following course schedule:

  • Theory Review & Equipment Evening - normally held on a Thursday from 6pm-8pm prior to the course starting.

  • Pool Training - held on a Saturday, from 9am-5pm, at a public pool near to our Rowville store.

  • Ocean Day 1 - held the following Saturday, from 9am-5pm, normally down on the Mornington Peninsula.  This day will comprise 2 shore dives.

  • Ocean Day 2 - held the next day, on the Sunday, with a boat dive (to reach your maximum depth of 18m), and then your qualification shore dive to finish.  Timings depend on the boat schedule.

 Please note: 4 students are required for the course to run

Price: $799/person

 
 

Budget Open Water Diver course

Price: $599/person

If you have limited funds, yet still want to learn to Scuba Dive, then our Budget Open Water Diver course may be exactly what you are looking for.

You get the same training & schedule as our Standard Open Water Diver course, with the following exceptions:

  • There are no boat dives included with the Budget course

  • To make our budget courses run, they have a higher Minimum Student number - as a result we do not run them as frequently.

What does this mean?  You will still receive excellent service, and will still be learning in a safe and comfortable environment, however you will not receive as much individual attention.  Also, having not completed a boat dive under the supervision of an Instructor, you will not have experienced your maximum depth of 18m.  You can still complete the separate PADI Boat Diving specialty at a later date though to bridge the gap.

 Please note: 6 students are required for the Budget course to run

Premium Open Water Diver course

Our Premium Open Water Diver course is designed for those who are serious about pursuing Scuba Diving as a hobby in Victoria. It also includes a FREE Wetsuit!

The Premium course runs to the following schedule:

  • Theory Review & Equipment Evening - held on a Tuesday from 6pm-8pm prior to the course starting.

  • Pool Training - held on a Saturday, from 9am-5pm, at a public pool near to our Rowville store.

  • Ocean Day 1 - held the next day, on the Sunday, down on the Mornington Peninsula.  This day will comprise 2 shore dives.  Timings are tide-dependent

  • Ocean Day 2 - held the following Saturday.  This day will comprise 1 shore dive & your first boat dive (to reach 18m).  Timings depend on the tides & the boat schedule.

  • Ocean Day 3 - held the next day, with another boat dive, and then your qualification shore dive to finish.  Timings depend on the tides & the boat schedule.

 Please note: 4 students are required for the course to run

Price: $799/person

Price: $1,099/person

 

Private Open Water Diver course

Price: $2,990/course

For those who want a Bespoke experience, we offer Private Open Water Diver courses.

We will build the schedule around your availability, and you get all the same training and inclusions from our Premium Open Water Diver course, plus the following:

  • Larger selection from which to choose your FREE wetsuit.

  • FREE Bronze-level Aquaholics club membership.

  • Guaranteed to be run by one of our senior Instructors

Having a private course means you really can tailor your training to completely match your individual needs.  If you are really serious about taking up Scuba Diving as a lifelong hobby, or you want a course which will be completely geared around you, then Aquatic Adventures Private Open Water Diver course is the best way for you to Learn to Dive!

 Please note: Course cost is fixed, but can be split across a maximum of 2 people

 
 

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