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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.
Dive in with AOS
 

 

 Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
26 Oct 201828 Oct 20181

Open Water Diver (OW4 26/10/2018 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Ross Spoto, Alison Liew.

  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 26 Oct 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 27 Oct 2018 from 08:00 to 13:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 27 Oct 2018 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 28 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 28 Oct 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 08 Nov 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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03 Nov 201806 Nov 20186

Open Water Diver (OW4 3/11/2018-Mel Cup Special)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Sat 03 Nov 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 03 Nov 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 03 Nov 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 04 Nov 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Tue 06 Nov 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 06 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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16 Nov 201818 Nov 20184

Open Water Diver (OW4 16/11/2018 - 3 Days)
Instructor(s): Ross Spoto.

  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 16 Nov 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 16 Nov 2018 from 11:00 to 15:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 17 Nov 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 18 Nov 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 06 Dec 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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23 Nov 201825 Nov 20183

Open Water Diver (OW4 23/11/2018 - 2 Days)
Instructor(s): Madi Anderson.

  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 23 Nov 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 24 Nov 2018 from 08:00 to 12:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 24 Nov 2018 from 14:00 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 25 Nov 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 25 Nov 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 06 Dec 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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30 Nov 201802 Dec 20187

Open Water Diver (OW4 30/11/2018 - 2 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 30 Nov 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 01 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 01 Dec 2018 from 15:30 to 17:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 02 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 02 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 27 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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07 Dec 201809 Dec 20184

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/12/2018 - 2 Days)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 07 Dec 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 08 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 08 Dec 2018 from 15:30 to 17:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 09 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 09 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier

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14 Dec 201816 Dec 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 14/12/2018 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 14 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - 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 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 15 Dec 2018 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 16 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 16 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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