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OPEN WATER DIVER Learn To Scuba Dive In Melbourne

The PADI Open Water Diver course with ACADEMY OF SCUBA

Are you ready to earn the world’s most recognised entry-level Scuba Diving certification, and begin your adventures exploring the underwater world? Over two weekends you can learn all the skills you need to become a safe and competent Scuba Diver, and be certified to dive to 18m anywhere in the world.


At Academy of Scuba, we believe in creating confident and independent divers, who will be comfortable diving in all conditions, and this is why our Open Water Diver course includes 2 boat dives, as well as shore dives. Our course sizes are small, with a ratio of 4 students to 1 professional, helping you to get as personal an experience as possible, and ensuring you get all the help you need to build your confidence as a newly qualified diver.  Private Tuition also availible.  After your course we also organise reunion dives, and have special offers for our students to help you continue with your diving, and build that confidence even further.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $699 / 2-4 Days  Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 12 years old Diving Medical COURSE CONTENTS: Completion of 5 Knowledge Development segments, including Quizzes and Final Exam. Completion of Confined Water Dives 1-5. Meet watermanship requirements Completion Open Water Dives 1-4 EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Being vital to the enjoyment of your diving experience and training, we requiere all of our students to obtain quality snorkelling equipment.  Helping out students get professionally fitted, we also offer a discount, and the ability to change equipment after the pool session if something is not right for the diver.   LINKS: Diving Doctors


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years of age and above.
  • Medical pre-requisites: A full dive medical must be obtained prior to starting this training. For a list of diving doctors please go to www.spums.org.au
  • Equipment pre-requisites: Students must have their own Mask, Snorkel, Fins & Boots - all other Scuba gear required for the course is provided.


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a ACADEMY OF SCUBA Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet.

Contact ACADEMY OF SCUBA to personalise the best study option for you!

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

Make the most out of your experience with us

Although we have many divers that you can buddy up with to continue your diving, learning to dive with your friends or family is always special.  Book 2 people into this course and recieve a $30 voucher each to go towards your snorkelling equipment.  Book 3 or more and recieve a $50 voucher each.  Private courses can be arranged for individuals and groups. 

To get the most out of your initial training, become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver is essential.  Book into your Advanced course with us in conjuntion with your Open Water Diver Course and recieve a free Surface marker Bouy and Reel worth $180.  These pieces of equipment are essentials for all all divers and mandatory for the Advanced course.

Open Water Diver $699.00

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08 Jul 201716 Jul 20175

Open Water Diver (OW4 8/07/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 08 Jul 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 09 Jul 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 15 Jul 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 16 Jul 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Aug 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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16 Jul 201716 Jul 20173

Open Water Diver (PRIV REFERRAL OW4 16/07/2017)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Sun 16 Jul 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Sun 16 Jul 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sun 16 Jul 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Sun 16 Jul 2017 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 16 Jul 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Sun 16 Jul 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sun 16 Jul 2017 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)

REFERRAL - POOL AND THEORY ONLY.

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22 Jul 201730 Jul 20177

Open Water Diver (OW4 22/07/2017- 3 Day)
Instructor(s): Kat Vcelka.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 22 Jul 2017 from 08:00 to 12:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 22 Jul 2017 from 13:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 23 Jul 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 30 Jul 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Aug 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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05 Aug 201713 Aug 20177

Open Water Diver (OW4 5/08/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 05 Aug 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 06 Aug 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 12 Aug 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 13 Aug 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Sep 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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18 Aug 201720 Aug 20178

Open Water Diver (OW2 18/08/2017- 2 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 18 Aug 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 19 Aug 2017 from 08:00 to 13:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 19 Aug 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 20 Aug 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 20 Aug 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 07 Sep 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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19 Aug 201727 Aug 20178

Open Water Diver (OW4 19/08/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 19 Aug 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 20 Aug 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 26 Aug 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 27 Aug 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Sep 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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02 Sep 201710 Sep 20178

Open Water Diver (OW4 2/09/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 02 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 03 Sep 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 09 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 10 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 05 Oct 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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09 Sep 201717 Sep 20178

Open Water Diver (OW4 9/09/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 09 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 10 Sep 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 16 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 17 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 05 Oct 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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16 Sep 201724 Sep 20178

Open Water Diver (OW4 16/09/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 16 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 17 Sep 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 23 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 24 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 05 Oct 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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22 Sep 201724 Sep 20178

Open Water Diver (OW2 22/09/2017- 2 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 22 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 23 Sep 2017 from 08:00 to 13:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 23 Sep 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 05 Oct 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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07 Oct 201715 Oct 20178

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/10/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 07 Oct 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 08 Oct 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 14 Oct 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 15 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 02 Nov 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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20 Oct 201722 Oct 20178

Open Water Diver (OW2 20/10/2017- 2 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 20 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 21 Oct 2017 from 08:00 to 13:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 21 Oct 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 22 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 22 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 02 Nov 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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21 Oct 201729 Oct 20178

Open Water Diver (OW4 21/10/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 21 Oct 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 22 Oct 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 28 Oct 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 29 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 02 Nov 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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04 Nov 201712 Nov 20178

Open Water Diver (OW4 4/11/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 04 Nov 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 05 Nov 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 11 Nov 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 12 Nov 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Dec 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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17 Nov 201719 Nov 20178

Open Water Diver (OW2 17/11/2017- 2 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 17 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 18 Nov 2017 from 08:00 to 13:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 18 Nov 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 19 Nov 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 19 Nov 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 07 Dec 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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18 Nov 201726 Nov 20177

Open Water Diver (OW4 18/11/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 18 Nov 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 19 Nov 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 25 Nov 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 26 Nov 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Dec 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00

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02 Dec 201710 Dec 20178

Open Water Diver (OW4 2/12/2017- 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 02 Dec 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 03 Dec 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 09 Dec 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 10 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 04 Jan 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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06 Dec 201708 Dec 20178

Open Water Diver (OW3 6/12/2017- 3 Day MIDWEEK)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 06 Dec 2017 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 06 Dec 2017 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 07 Dec 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 08 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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13 Dec 201715 Dec 20178

Open Water Diver (OW3 13/12/2017- 3 Day MIDWEEK)

  • 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

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15 Dec 201717 Dec 20178

Open Water Diver (OW2 15/12/2017- 2 Day)

  • 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

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