PADI Open Water Diver Course
PADI World Wide 18 meter Open Water Diver Certification
Learn To Dive in Melbourne with the Best Instruction in Victoria
Learn to dive in Melbourne, and you will be prepared for diving anywhere in the world due to our high level of training and the different types of bay and ocean conditions that you will learn your important diving skills. This makes you a better and more advanced diver than if you had learned to dive in warm tropical waters. In Melbourne, you will learn to deal with ocean currents, colder water, different variations of visibility and varying surface conditions.
Your PADI Open water diver certification begins here. You will start with PADI’s online eLearning course then on the first day, we will spend a few hours in our local swimming pool where you will practice your new scuba diving skills. Then experience four open water dives that consist of (Four shore dives)
The PADI Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. One of our highly-trained PADI Instructors will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment in a small class with a 1-4 student ratio. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world.
Take This Course If You Want to
- Enhance your travel experiences everywhere in the world
- Meet like-minded adventurous and Fun people
The Basics You Need To Know About The PADI Open Water Course:
- Our PADI Open Water Diver course is a full certification that allows you to dive with a buddy to 18 meters
- Be a Competent Swimmer, eg Swim 200 meters and be medically fit for diving
- You will need to have transport to and from the dive sites
- Scuba Diving Medical is required if you are 45 years of age or over, or have been infected in the past with Covid-19
- Under 45 Years of age Dive Medical is Subject to a medical questionnaire
- The minimum age to become a PADI Open Water Diver is 15 years old. PADI Junior Open Water Diver course, the minimum age is 12 years old.
- PADI online theory – eLearning to be completed before course commencement (normally takes 10-12 hrs)
- Everyone is required to be double vaccinated against Covid-19
- Be Ready to have so much FUN!
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of four main phases:
What You Need To Know
Complete the PADI Openwater eLearning Knowledge Development ( online, independent study) to understand basic principles of scuba diving before you can learn to dive.
After Booking you will need to come and visit us at the shop, At least 2 weeks before your course date, as you need to be fitted out for a Wet Suit and Scuba Diving Gear.
The First Day – Today, you will meet at the dive shop at 8 am for orientation.
Then you will learn about the Scuba Diving Equipment that you will be using to dive with, As well as how to set up your dive gear.
Next, we will make our way to the swimming pools where the FUN Begins, Starting with a 200 meter Swim then the Confined Water Dives to learn necessary basic scuba diving skills that you will have forever.
After the pool session, we will make our way back to the Dive Shop and wash and refill dive tanks so that you are for a fantastic day of diving on Sunday morning. Today’s finishing time usually is around 3-4 pm.
Your instructor will let you know where to meet for tomorrow, Normally down at the peninsula, about an hour and 20 minutes from DGA, Destinations can vary depending on the weather.
Today we will meet at one of our Great Piers for some shore diving generally around 8-9 am at Rye Pier, where you will practise using the skills you have just learnt and go exploring the underwater world and have some more FUN!
Usually Finished Back at the DGA Shop about 3-4 pm after gear washing, debriefing and learning how to record (log your first open water dives)
This morning we will go Scuba Diving at for a one shore dive up to 10 meters exploring Melbourne’s beautiful reefs and their fish life, Then a Fantastic dive with the world class Red Boats charter service. . Typical starting time is 7-9 am meeting at Portsea.
Before we start the last day of diving, you will need to come into the DGA Dive Shop to pick up your Dive Equipment a day or two before.
Boat Dive with Victorias Premium Charter Service – Red Boats
This morning we will go Scuba Diving at one of our fantastic Piers for some shore diving exploring Melbourne’s beautiful reefs and their fish life.
The usual starting time for this day is from 8 am-9 am meeting at the dive site that your instructor has chosen based on the weather.
AFTER THE DIVES
We will make our way back to the DGA Shop for gear washing, debriefing, fill out our logbooks and complete your new certification as a PADI Openwater Diver.
Everyone is required to be double vaccinated against Covid-19 and be able to provide proof of vaccinations
Be over 12 years of age.
Be a Competent Swimmer and be able to 200 meters. (Its only 4 laps of a pool)
A Diving Medical may or may not be required*
* A medical from a diving doctor will be necessary if you have ticked YES to any of the medical questions on the medical form you fill out on the first day of the course
A Scuba Diving Medical is required if you are 45 years of age or over, or have been infected in the past with Covid-19, for your safety
Find authorised Diving Doctors close to you. Click Here
We have a Local Doctor Graeme Downe. From 3 Joseph Banks Crescent, Endeavour Hills 3802 Ph:(03) 9700 2281
Like most sports you will need to purchase your personal items for the course, that is a Mask, Snorkel, Gloves, Boots and Fins. As dive professionals, we will fit you out with the right gear suited for you to maximize your comfort for Scuba Diving. Wetsuit and Scuba Hardware are provided.
Once you are PADI Certified as an open water diver, you can take the next step to enhance your skills by Scuba diving deeper, Night diving, Wreck diving, Drift diving and perfect many more skills as
an Advanced Open Water Diver.