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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.
Dive in with AOS
 

 

 Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
13 Dec 201715 Dec 20171

Open Water Diver (OW3 13/12/2017- 3 Day MIDWEEK)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 13 Dec 2017 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 13 Dec 2017 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 14 Dec 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 15 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 04 Jan 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

10:15AM ON 15TH DEC DOUBLE BOATS

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15 Dec 201717 Dec 2017-1

Open Water Diver (OW2 15/12/2017- 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Kat Vcelka.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 15 Dec 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 16 Dec 2017 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 16 Dec 2017 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 17 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 17 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 04 Jan 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

Boats for 17th: Boarfish Reef 13:15 / Scallop Drift 15:45 booked on 7/12/17

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27 Dec 201729 Dec 20171

Open Water Diver (OW3 27/12/2017- 3 Day)
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 27 Dec 2017 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 27 Dec 2017 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 28 Dec 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 29 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 04 Jan 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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03 Jan 201805 Jan 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 3/01/2018 - 3 Day MW)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 03 Jan 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 03 Jan 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 04 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 05 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 25 Jan 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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06 Jan 201814 Jan 20187

Open Water Diver (OW4 6/01/2018 - 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 06 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 07 Jan 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 13 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 14 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 01 Feb 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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12 Jan 201814 Jan 20187

Open Water Diver (OW4 12/01/2018 - 2 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 12 Jan 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 13 Jan 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 13 Jan 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 14 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 14 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 01 Feb 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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20 Jan 201828 Jan 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 20/01/2018 - 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 20 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 21 Jan 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 27 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 28 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 15 Feb 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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26 Jan 201828 Jan 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 26/01/2018 - 3 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 26 Jan 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Fri 26 Jan 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Sat 27 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Sun 28 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 01 Feb 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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03 Feb 201811 Feb 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 3/02/2018 - 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 03 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 04 Feb 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 10 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 11 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 01 Mar 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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07 Feb 201809 Feb 20187

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/02/2018 - 3 Day MW)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 07 Feb 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 07 Feb 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 08 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 09 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 01 Mar 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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