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SCUBA DIVER Short On Time And Just Want The Basics!

PADI Scuba Diver Course with ACADEMY OF SCUBA

Short on time and have the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver. This certification allows for dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that's your ultimate goal.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $499 / 2-4 Days  Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 12 years old Diving Medical- subject to medical questionairre.  Liabitlity release, safe diving practices statement of understanding COURSE CONTENTS: Completion of 3 Knowledge Development segments Completion of Confined Water Dives 1-3. Meet watermanship requirements (optional) Completion Open Water Dives 1-2 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

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres / 40 feet
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision
  • Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses


The Fun Part

The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who's thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult. Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want! With less time than the Scuba Diver course takes, you can make the jump to Open Water Diver certification and start scuba diving independently whenever time allows or you're up for more. This course is perfect for the person that has no time and is about to head away on a holiday where the dive will be guided by a Divemaster.


What You Learn

All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you'll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get! During the course you'll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:

  • Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.
  • Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.
  • Diving environments and aquatic life you're likely to encounter.
  • Preventing common problems underwater.


The Scuba Gear You Use

You'll use all the basic scuba gear and some of it may be included with your course. Youwill have to invest in your own mask, snorkel and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly. A buoyancy compensating jacket that holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that delivers air, a weight system and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply will also be used and supplied by us. You will wear a scuba wetsuit to enhance the comfort and relaxation during the PADI Scuba Diver Course.


The Learning Materials You Need

We offer a variety of home-study materials for the Scuba Diver - book and video on DVD package or a multimedia DVD. PADI's Scuba Diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Once you're a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact ACADEMY OF SCUBA.


Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 15 years old (or 12 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification).
  • Paperwork prerequisites: You will need to fill out liability release & medical declaration forms prior to participating in this course. (A full dive medical may be required, should the medical declaration form raise any issues which may be contra-indicatory to Scuba Diving.)

This course is conducted in conjunction with our PADI Open Water Diver courses.  Full dates of the Open water courses are below.  When completing your PADI Scuba diver course you would be doing sections of each day but not the whole programme.  The PADI Scuba Diver Course costs $499.  Please call the shop to book your spot as booking online will place you as a full Open water Diver student.

 Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
14 Dec 201816 Dec 20180

Open Water Diver
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter, Sophie Fletcher, Alan Braithwaite.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 14 Dec 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 14 Dec 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 15 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 15 Dec 2018 from 16:30 to 17:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 16 Dec 2018 from 10:30 to 12:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 16 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

15/12 - Pool AQUALINK requested 0930 - 1415 Boats on 16/12: The Grotto 0830 Popes Eye and Chinamans Hat - 10 Metres Portsea 1300

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27 Dec 201829 Dec 20182

Open Water Diver
Instructor(s): Ross Spoto.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Thu 27 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Home Study
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Fri 28 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sat 29 Dec 2018 from 10:30 to 17:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 19:00 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Thu 27 Dec 2018 from 11:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)

Boats on 29/12/18: South Channel Fort Tour / Dive AND SEALS! - Portsea 1130 Boarfish Reef - 10M Portsea 1400

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04 Jan 201906 Jan 20197

Open Water Diver

  • 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 - Fri 04 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 04 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 05 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Fri 04 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 05 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Sat 05 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Sun 06 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 05 Jan 2019 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 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 06 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 06 Jan 2019 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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09 Jan 201911 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 09 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Wed 09 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Wed 09 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Thu 10 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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11 Jan 201913 Jan 20196

Open Water Diver
Instructor(s): Ross Spoto.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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12 Jan 201920 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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16 Jan 201918 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 16 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Wed 16 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Wed 16 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Thu 17 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Fri 18 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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18 Jan 201920 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 18 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 11:30 to 15:30 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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26 Jan 201928 Jan 20196

Open Water Diver

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Sat 26 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 26 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 11:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 26 Jan 2019 from 12:30 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 27 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Mon 28 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

Australia Day Special - Public Holiday falls on Monday 28th January.

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02 Feb 201910 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 02 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 03 Feb 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 09 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 10 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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08 Feb 201910 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver
Instructor(s): Sophie Fletcher.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 08 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 08 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 08 Feb 2019 from 12:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 09 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 10 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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16 Feb 201924 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 16 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 16 Feb 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 17 Feb 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 23 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 24 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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22 Feb 201924 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 22 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 22 Feb 2019 from 08:00 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 22 Feb 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 23 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 24 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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09 Mar 201911 Mar 20197

Open Water Diver

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 12:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 10 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Mon 11 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 04 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

Special dates for Labour Day public holiday on Monday 11th March!

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