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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  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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 Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
14 Dec 201816 Dec 20180

Open Water Diver (OW4 14/12/2018 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter, Sophie Fletcher, Alan Braithwaite.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 14 Dec 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 14 Dec 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 15 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 15 Dec 2018 from 16:30 to 17:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 16 Dec 2018 from 10:30 to 12:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 16 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

15/12 - Pool AQUALINK requested 0930 - 1415 Boats on 16/12: The Grotto 0830 Popes Eye and Chinamans Hat - 10 Metres Portsea 1300

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27 Dec 201829 Dec 20182

Open Water Diver (OW4 27/12/2018 - 3 Day Midweek)
Instructor(s): Ross Spoto.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Thu 27 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Home Study
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Fri 28 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sat 29 Dec 2018 from 10:30 to 17:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 19:00 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Thu 27 Dec 2018 from 11:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)

Boats on 29/12/18: South Channel Fort Tour / Dive AND SEALS! - Portsea 1130 Boarfish Reef - 10M Portsea 1400

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04 Jan 201906 Jan 20197

Open Water Diver (OW4 4/01/2019)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Fri 04 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 04 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 05 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Fri 04 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 05 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Sat 05 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Sun 06 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 05 Jan 2019 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Graduation night - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Graduation night1 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 06 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 06 Jan 2019 from 11:30 to 15:30 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Sun 18 Dec 2016 from 19:00 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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09 Jan 201911 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 9/01/2019 - 3 Day, MW)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 09 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Wed 09 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Wed 09 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Thu 10 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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11 Jan 201913 Jan 20196

Open Water Diver (OW4 11/01/2019 - 2 Days)
Instructor(s): Ross Spoto.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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12 Jan 201920 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 12/01/2019 - 4 Days)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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16 Jan 201918 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 16/01/2019 - 2 Day, MW)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 16 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Wed 16 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Wed 16 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Thu 17 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Fri 18 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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18 Jan 201920 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 18/01/2019)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 18 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 11:30 to 15:30 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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26 Jan 201928 Jan 20196

Open Water Diver (OW4 26/01/2019- Australia Day )

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Sat 26 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 26 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 11:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 26 Jan 2019 from 12:30 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 27 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Mon 28 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

Australia Day Special - Public Holiday falls on Monday 28th January.

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02 Feb 201910 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 2/02/2019 - 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 02 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 03 Feb 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 09 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 10 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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08 Feb 201910 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 8/02/2019 - 3 Days)
Instructor(s): Sophie Fletcher.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 08 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 08 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 08 Feb 2019 from 12:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 09 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 10 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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