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ANOTHER PEACEFUL WORLD Eliminate Stress And Anxiety When Escaping Underwater

We’ve all experienced the perils of today’s world; multi-tasking, burn-out, huge levels of stress, and perpetually being ‘on’ to name a few. 

Regardless of whether you’re having a particularly bad time at work or home at the moment, been struggling with the impacts of the demands of today for a long time, or simply need a break, Scuba Diving could be a great source of recovery and rejuvenation.
 

Benefits of SCUBA Diving

 Scuba diving in Melbournes beautiful baySCUBA Diving can be a great way to help you find an escape from the noise of life, so that you can be your best self when you have to get back there.

 

New friendsMeet positive, like-minded people and take your mind off of the situations at work or home. 

Dive MelbourneEnjoy the outdoors with fresh air, sunshine and the sea, to lift your mood and help you rejuvenate.

 Another peaceful worldExperience joy and wonder as you take part in an underwater world full of beauty and life.  Have the most soul nourishing moments with amazing creatures.

 

diving workoutExercise without even realising you're doing anything.  The endorphin hit after diving is amazing. 

Yoo hoo- relaxDiving is one of the rare sports where mindfulness and relaxation are the key.  The goal is to focus on the moment , relax and just BREATHE. 

Diving for Health

Academy of Scuba’s founder, Kat Vcelka, knows first hand what it’s like to go through depression, and the impact that diving made on her own life. Kat is passionate about sharing her experience with others suffering from mental health related issues, giving them the same escape as she had from what was happening in her life.
 
Dive peacefully“I've always had a passion for making people smile and have been able to successfully and luckily do this through a business I have thrown my passion into.  I’ve had my bouts of depression and anxiety and diving helps centre and calm me.  It's a reconnect that I'd like to share.  Mindfulness and breathing is what diving is about.  I see the positive psychological impact of people that come out from a dive every day.  The smiles, laughs, excitement and even the grateful tears upon surfacing show that diving is a proven aid to reducing depression and anxiety.”
 
- Kat Vcelka, Founder, Academy of Scuba 
 

 Common Questions 

Q: Do I need a diving medical?

 

 A: You will need to fill out a medical declaration form prior to starting the Advanced Open Water course.  If this form raises any issues which may be counter-indicatory to Scuba Diving, then you will need to get a Dive Medical prior to participating in any in-water training activities. We can provide details of a Diving Doctor near you who can help you to get this medical should you require it.

 

Q: Will I feel claustrophobic?

 

 A: People find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in. During your scuba diving training with ACADEMY OF SCUBA, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor works with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver who dives regularly.
 
Q: What if it takes me longer than the time allocated to get comfortable?
 
A: We always put your safety but also comfort and enjoyment above time schedules.  Some people take longer than others to learn to dive and get comfortable and that is completely fine.  Our patient, empathetic and amazing instructors will help guide you through the learning process and ensure you reach a comfortable level before moving onto the next skill set or dive.  If extra time is needed then this is arranged.  Some people learn better by themselves so we can arrange private tuition too.
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03 Mar 201811 Mar 20186

Open Water Diver (OW4 3/03/2018 - 4 Day)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 03 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 04 Mar 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 10 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 11 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 29 Mar 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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07 Mar 201809 Mar 20183

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/03/2018 - 3 Day MW)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 07 Mar 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 07 Mar 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 08 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 09 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 29 Mar 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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09 Mar 201811 Mar 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 9/03/2018)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 09 Mar 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Fri 09 Mar 2018 from 11:00 to 15:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 10 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 12:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sat 10 Mar 2018 from 13:00 to 15:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 11 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 05 Apr 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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17 Mar 201825 Mar 20184

Open Water Diver (OW4 17/03/2018- 4 Day)
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 17 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 18 Mar 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 24 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 25 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 12 Apr 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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30 Mar 201802 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 30/03/2018- Easter Special)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Fri 30 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 31 Mar 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 01 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Mon 02 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 05 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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07 Apr 201815 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/04/2018 - 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 07 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 08 Apr 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 14 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 15 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 May 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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11 Apr 201813 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 11/04/2018- Midweek)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 11 Apr 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 11 Apr 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 12 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 13 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 03 May 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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13 Apr 201815 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 13/04/2018 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 13 Apr 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 14 Apr 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 14 Apr 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 15 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 15 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 03 May 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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21 Apr 201829 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 21/04/2018 - 4 Day)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 21 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 22 Apr 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 28 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 29 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 10 May 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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25 Apr 201827 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 25/04/2018- ANZAC Special)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 25 Apr 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Wed 25 Apr 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Thu 26 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Fri 27 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 May 2018 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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