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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 
16 Feb 201924 Feb 2019-1

Open Water Diver (OW4 16/02/2019 - 4 Days)
Instructor(s): Kat Vcelka.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 16 Feb 2019 from 12:30 to 17:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 17 Feb 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 23 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 24 Feb 2019 from 10:00 to 15:30 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

17th feb aqualink pool 11-3 confirmed Boats Popes Eye - 10M - 11 spots booked Portsea 1115 Party Point 12M+ - 11 spots booked Portsea 1300

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22 Feb 201924 Feb 20191

Open Water Diver (OW4 22/02/2019 - 3 Days)
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter, Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 22 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 22 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 22 Feb 2019 from 13:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 23 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 24 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

Aqualink pool requested Fri 22nd 1pm- 5pm Boats: Castle Rock - 18M Portsea 0900 Portsea Hole - 15-33M Portsea 1315

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09 Mar 201911 Mar 20190

Open Water Diver (OW4 9/03/2019- Labor Day Spec)
Instructor(s): Sophie Fletcher, Nicolas Puig.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 12:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 10 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Mon 11 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 04 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

Special dates for Labour Day public holiday on Monday 11th March!

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15 Mar 201917 Mar 20193

Open Water Diver (OW4 15/03/2019 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Nicolas Puig.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 15 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 15 Mar 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 16 Mar 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 17 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 16 Mar 2019 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Graduation night - Thu 04 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 17 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier

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23 Mar 201931 Mar 20195

Open Water Diver (OW4 23/03/2019 - 4 Day)
Instructor(s): Nicolas Puig.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 23 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 23 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 12:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 24 Mar 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 30 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 31 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 04 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

This course can be combined with the 3 day course on the following weekend

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29 Mar 201931 Mar 20192

Open Water Diver (OW4 29/03/2019 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Sophie Fletcher, Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 29 Mar 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 30 Mar 2019 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 30 Mar 2019 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 31 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sat 06 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 19:00 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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05 Apr 201907 Apr 20196

Open Water Diver (OW4 5/04/2019 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Nicolas Puig.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 05 Apr 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 06 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 13:30 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 06 Apr 2019 from 15:30 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 07 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 07 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 02 May 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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10 Apr 201912 Apr 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 10/04/2019 - 3 Day Midweek)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Wed 10 Apr 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Wed 10 Apr 2019 from 13:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Thu 11 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Fri 12 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 02 May 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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