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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 
13 Dec 201715 Dec 20171

Open Water Diver
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 2017-1

Open Water Diver
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 20171

Open Water Diver
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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03 Jan 201805 Jan 20188

Open Water Diver

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 03 Jan 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 03 Jan 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 04 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 05 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 25 Jan 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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06 Jan 201814 Jan 20187

Open Water Diver

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 06 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 07 Jan 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 13 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 14 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 01 Feb 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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12 Jan 201814 Jan 20187

Open Water Diver

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 12 Jan 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 13 Jan 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 13 Jan 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 14 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 14 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 01 Feb 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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20 Jan 201828 Jan 20188

Open Water Diver

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 20 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 21 Jan 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 27 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 28 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 15 Feb 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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26 Jan 201828 Jan 20188

Open Water Diver

  • 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

  • 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 20187

Open Water Diver

  • 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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16 Feb 201818 Feb 20188

Open Water Diver

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 20188

Open Water Diver

  • 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

  • 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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