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OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE Learn To Scuba Dive In Melbourne With Passionate Professionals

Learn to dive in Melbourne 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.

Why Learn With Us?-

You want to learn to dive with the best don't you?

  • We offer a 100% money back guarentee-

If you realise that diving is not for you at the pool session then we will refund all moneys paid.  Further to this, we are so confident in our training, that if you do not think that the training was up to standard then we will refund all your course fees.

  • We include 2 boat dives- 

Just doing pier dives when getting certified just does not cut it. Diving off the boats in Victoria down to 18m will prepare you for being a confident, independent diver. We believe in creating confident and independent divers and dont save costs on our training.  You 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.

  • We have a 4 student to 1 Dive professional ratio-

Why risk large groups and training that is not personalised?  Our course sizes are small, helping you to get as personal an experience as possible when you learn to dive, and ensuring you get all the help you need to build your confidence as a newly qualified diver. 

  • We organise reunion dives and will keep you diving-

Learning to dive is an investment.  dont waste yours by doing the course and not having a network to continue diving with afterwards.  We also organise reunion dives so that your investment in becoming a diver is not wasted

  • It will only cost you $45 to go out for your next dive after your course. 

With half price gear hire vouchers after your course, its cheap and easy to head back into the water.

  • We can back ourselves up- 

Just speak to our past students and club members.  Our promise to give you the best training is backed up by dozens of testimonials that can be found on Facebook.

  • You will make lifelong friends. 
COURSE PRICE & DURATION: 2-4 Days | $799 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


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 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. Please note that the study takes around 6 - 9 hours to complete, so please leave time for this. 

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


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.


Transportation for your course

AOS unfortunately does not offer transportation services at this time. We therefore highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course. AOS will not be held responsible for any student who is unable to attend any part of their course to due transportation issues.