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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 
19 Aug 201726 Aug 20177

Open Water Diver

  • 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) - Sat 19 Aug 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 20 Aug 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sat 26 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

  • 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 20175

Open Water Diver

  • 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 20175

Open Water Diver

  • 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

  • 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 20177

Open Water Diver

  • 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

  • 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 20177

Open Water Diver

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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