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OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE- LEARN TO DIVE PASSIONATE PROFESSIONALS Scuba Dive In Melbourne

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.


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 when you learn to dive, 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 | $799 from 2018 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 $799.00

 Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
26 Jan 201828 Jan 20182

Open Water Diver (OW4 26/01/2018 - 3 Day)
Instructor(s): Kat Vcelka.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 26 Jan 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Fri 26 Jan 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Sat 27 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Sun 28 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 01 Feb 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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03 Feb 201811 Feb 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 3/02/2018 - 4 Day)
Instructor(s): Felipe Castano.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 03 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 04 Feb 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 10 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 11 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 01 Mar 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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07 Feb 201809 Feb 20186

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/02/2018 - 3 Day MW)
Instructor(s): Kat Vcelka.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 07 Feb 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 07 Feb 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 08 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 09 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 01 Mar 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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15 Feb 201817 Feb 20180

Open Water Diver (OW4 15/02/2018- PRIVATE)
Instructor(s): Kat Vcelka.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Thu 15 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Thu 15 Feb 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 16 Feb 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Thu 15 Feb 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Fri 16 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Thu 22 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Fri 16 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Fri 23 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Sat 17 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Shore dive 1 - Fri 16 Feb 2018 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Graduation night - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Graduation night1 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Shore dive 4 - Sat 17 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sat 17 Feb 2018 from 11:30 to 15:30 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Sun 18 Dec 2016 from 19:00 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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16 Feb 201818 Feb 20186

Open Water Diver (OW4 16/02/2018- 2 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 16 Feb 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 17 Feb 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 17 Feb 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 18 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 18 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 01 Mar 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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17 Feb 201825 Feb 20187

Open Water Diver (OW4 17/02/2018 - 4 Day)
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 17 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 18 Feb 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 24 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 25 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 15 Mar 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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03 Mar 201811 Mar 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 3/03/2018 - 4 Day)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 03 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 04 Mar 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 10 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 11 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 29 Mar 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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07 Mar 201809 Mar 20187

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/03/2018 - 3 Day MW)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 07 Mar 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 07 Mar 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 08 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 09 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 29 Mar 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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10 Mar 201812 Mar 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 10/03/2018- 3 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Sat 10 Mar 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sun 11 Mar 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sun 11 Mar 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Mon 12 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Mon 12 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 05 Apr 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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17 Mar 201825 Mar 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 17/03/2018- 4 Day)
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 17 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 18 Mar 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 24 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 25 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 12 Apr 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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30 Mar 201802 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 30/03/2018- Easter Special)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Fri 30 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 31 Mar 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 01 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Mon 02 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 05 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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07 Apr 201815 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/04/2018 - 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 07 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 08 Apr 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 14 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 15 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 May 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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13 Apr 201815 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 13/04/2018 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 13 Apr 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 14 Apr 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 14 Apr 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 15 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 15 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 03 May 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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21 Apr 201829 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 21/04/2018 - 4 Day)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 21 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 22 Apr 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 28 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 29 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 10 May 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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25 Apr 201827 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 25/04/2018- ANZAC Special)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 25 Apr 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Wed 25 Apr 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Thu 26 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Fri 27 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 May 2018 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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