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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 
24 Aug 201826 Aug 20180

Open Water Diver (OW4 24/08/2018 - 3 Days)
Instructor(s): Bill Robson.

  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 24 Aug 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 24 Aug 2018 from 11:00 to 15:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 25 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 26 Aug 2018 from 12:00 to 17:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 06 Sep 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

Pool: hastings booked 12-5pm 1 lane Boats on 26/8/18 booked: Popes Eye and Chinamans Hat - 10 Metres Portsea 1200 Cray Reef 18M Portsea 1430

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07 Sep 201809 Sep 20184

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/09/2018 - 2 Days)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 07 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 04 Oct 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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21 Sep 201823 Sep 20186

Open Water Diver (OW4 21/09/2018 - 3 Days)

  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 21 Sep 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 21 Sep 2018 from 11:00 to 15:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 22 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 23 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 04 Oct 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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04 Oct 201807 Oct 20184

Open Water Diver (OW4 4/10/2018 - 2 Day)

  • Intro session & theory review - Thu 04 Oct 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 06 Oct 2018 from 08:00 to 12:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 07 Oct 2018 from 14:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 07 Oct 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 01 Nov 2018 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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11 Oct 201821 Oct 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 11/10/2018 - 4 Day)

  • Intro session & theory review - Thu 11 Oct 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 14 Oct 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 20 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 21 Oct 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 01 Nov 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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18 Oct 201821 Oct 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 18/10/2018 - 2 Days)

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

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