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ABOUT ACADEMY OF SCUBA See The World Through Our Eyes

With a passion for making people smile, helping make a positive impact in peoples lives, educating everyone about environmental and ocean protection, as well as making peoples diving experiences as fun and easy as possible, Academy of Scuba has spent over a decade changing peoples lives.  We are competitive with prices but will never compromise our services for price.

Our Mission Statement

Academy of Scuba strives to provide the best scuba training in Victoria. Utilising the highest calibre Instructors and Divemasters in the industry, we nurture a learning environment that best benefits our students. We will offer a safe learning environment that meets all legislative and Australian Standards.

We aim to provide the highest level of customer service through continued staff education and most importantly individual attention. The customer may not always be right – but they are ALWAYS deserved of respect.

Academy Of Scuba is not content in being Victoria’s best dive stores and training centre, but will always aim to be at the pinnacle of our industry Australia wide. Staff, club member and customer satisfaction is paramount in this vision.

In addition to the above, as divers, we recognise that we have a responsibility towards the conservation and protection of the marine environments that we are privileged to explore.  At Academy of Scuba we aim to be the ambassadors of change in marine protection and environmental awareness. Through education and activities organised for not only our divers, but all the public, we aim to empower everyone in encouraging them to make a positive impact in a world that needs more ocean defenders. 

Our History

This little dive shop has seen her fair share of changes. Our Glen Iris dive store on Burke Road was the one that started the Academy of Scuba oddessy. Over the years this location became Melbournes premier city dive centre for all divers and people who want to start diving, however due to the massive construction works now happening on Burke Road, the time had come to move on to greener pastures.  From 2011-2016 we also had a retail shop at the end of Rye pier.  In 2016 we decided to consolidate our efforts in our city store but still have a base of operations at our club house down at Rye.

Owned by Kat, we are a family run business that has seen, not only our 3 kids grow, but has also fostered many a friendships through our dive club. With weekly club dives, interesting talks and events, and with interstate and oversease travel we can keep you entertained and foster your love of the oceans for years to come.  Academy of Scuba's weekly club nights are on Thursday nights. These are a social night where our divers can get together and plan their dives for the weekend, meet other dive buddies and generally talk everything diving and non diving over some drinks and a BBQ. Come along any Thursday starting from around 6:30pm and get involved. Once you came you won't leave- Just ask our members. On the first Thursday of every month we also conduct our monthly graduation nights where we congradulate our recent graduated students and give them a chance to receive their certificates. Come along any time to join our little (well maybe not so little) dive family. 

For your convenience please PARK IN THE UNDERGROUND CARPARK OF LEO'S SUPERMARKET (accessible through laneway off SUMMERHILL RD)

1124 Toorak Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124

Email: info@academyofscuba.com.au

Ph: 03 9889 9952

How to get to us:-


Located only 10 minutes from Melbourne's CBD, our city store is the closest PADI Dive centre to the heart of Melbourne. Located near the corner of Toorak & Camberwell Road, this store is the most convenient location for people living or working near the city and is easily accessible either by tram, train or car.


  •     By Tram - We have a tram stop right out the front of our shop. All you have to do is get off at stop 51 (Toorak Road/Summerhill Road), and we will be 20m from where you jump off. No75 tram timetable.
  •     By Train - We are also lucky enough to have 2 train stations just 5 minutes walk away. If you get on any Alamein line trains and get off at either Burwood or Hartwell stations, all you have to do is walk a short way down the main road and you are at our shop. Alamein line train timetable.
  •     By Car - We are located at 1124 Toorak Rd, Camberwell. This is only 5mins drive from the Burke Rd exit of the Monash Freeway. We are just after the intersection of Toorak & Camberwell roads, before the railway bridge.  If you drive down Summerhill Road (just beyond our shop), there is a large 2hr car park directly behind the store.