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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  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

 Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
18 Nov 201726 Nov 20170

Open Water Diver (OW4 18/11/2017- 4 Day)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter, Ellen Porter.

  • 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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03 Dec 201710 Dec 20175

Open Water Diver (OW4 3/12/2017- 3 Day)
Instructor(s): Felipe Castano.

  • 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 20175

Open Water Diver (OW3 6/12/2017- 3 Day MIDWEEK)
Instructor(s): Kat Vcelka, Ellen Porter.

  • 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 20174

Open Water Diver (OW3 13/12/2017- 3 Day MIDWEEK)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • 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 20176

Open Water Diver (OW2 15/12/2017- 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Kat Vcelka.

  • 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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27 Dec 201729 Dec 20177

Open Water Diver (OW3 27/12/2017- 3 Day)
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 27 Dec 2017 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 27 Dec 2017 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 28 Dec 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 29 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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