Open Water Diver Course

Open Water Diver Course

Learn to dive in Melbourne with Academy of Scuba!

Are you ready to earn the world’s most recognised entry-level scuba diving certification? Start your Open Water with Academy of Scuba and begin your adventures exploring the underwater world! On this course 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.

Convenience

Time is precious and we want to spend it doing activities we love.  This is why we have tailored most of our Open Water Diver courses to be conducted over 1 weekend.  It is the minimal time investment, maximum enjoyment way to be immersed in the wonderful underwater world without compromising training and safety.  Our professional instructors will give you a fully immersive experience to build lasting memories and get you hooked on this awesome sport.

Personalisation

Our small ratios mean your Open Water Diver course will be tailored to meet your needs.  One of the only centres in Victoria that offers 2 boat dives as a standard part of this course, with expert advice, training and the most professional dive instructors in the industry, our team can focus on ensuring you get the most out of your first underwater adventure.

Low Risk / High Reward

If you are not sure that diving is for you, we offer you a 100% money back guarantee, if at your pool session you decide that diving is not your thing.  This guarantee gives you the peace of mind that your investment into this amazing sport is not wasted.  Being supported all the way through your experience, you will build confidence while you focus on the amazing immersive experience of scuba diving.  C’mon.  Do it.

open water diver learning to dive in the pool
open water divers learning to scuba dive at rye pier
open water divers learn to dive

Prerequisites

12 years of age and above

A full dive medical from a dive doctor must be obtained prior to this course

Students must have their own mask, snorkel, boots and fins

Course Price and Duration

$799

The PADI Open Water Diver course is offered as a 2, 3 or 4 day course, depending on your availability and learning speed.

Private courses are available. Please enquire for further details.

Course Content

Theory – online eLearning or course manual

Pool – swims and confined water skills

Shore and Boat Dives – Open Water dives 1-4 at local sites

Which Course is Right for Me?

Academy of Scuba offers the PADI Open Water course as a 2, 3 or 4 day course. You learn all the same skills and are certified to the same level on all the courses, but you may choose to take things a little slower, or faster, depending on your time commitments, learning speed and comfort in the water. Please give us a call to speak to one of our friendly team if you’re still wondering which course is right for you.

Our Team

Academy of Scuba is lucky to have some of the best dive professionals in the business.

Interested in who will be teaching you to scuba dive? Check out our team here!

Equipment Requirements

Being comfortable when you’re diving is vital. For your Open Water course, we ask that you have your own mask, snorkel, boots and fins at a minimum, so that you are able to relax and enjoy your training, not worrying about gear that doesn’t fit.

The Academy of Scuba team is here to help you professionally fit this equipment and our wide range in store has something for everyone, at every budget. We also offer a student discount and a no questions exchange policy, so if something is not fitting in your pool session just let us know and we’ll change it out.

Transportation

We highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation services currently.

FAQs

It’s normal to have questions.

Head over to our FAQs page and see if we’ve already answered yours, or get in touch with us today!

What are you waiting for?

Learn to scuba dive today!

Why learn with us?

100% money back guarantee

2 boat dives included

4 student to 1 Dive Professional ratio

We organise reunion dives and will keep you diving

You will make lifelong friends

We can back ourselves up – just read our feedback

Whether it’s your first foray into the underwater world, advanced or if your wanting Tec courses, the staff and instructors are super helpful and knowledgeable and dive regularly around Melbourne, it’s bay and peninsulas. Great dive club with extensive dive activity and weekly opportunities to catch up with fellow divers. Having just completed my sixth course (more planned) with AOS I would recommend any course, equipment purchase or any dive related inquiry start with AOS.

Andrew Murchie

Book with a buddy and save!

Learning to dive with your friends and family is always a special experience.

Book 2 people into this course and receive a $30 voucher each to go towards your snorkelling equipment.

Book 3 or more and receive a $50 voucher each.

Private courses can be arranged for individuals and groups.

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Open Water Diver (3 Day, Australia Day Long Weekend)

  • eLearning (covers theory elements of the course and final exam) - Home Study
  • Intro Session & Theory Review - Sat 25 Jan 09:00 - 11:00 - Academy of Scuba
  • Pool Session (Confined Water Dives 1-5) - Sat 25 Jan 12:00 - 17:00 - Swimming Pool, location tbc
  • Shore Dives (Open Water Dives 1 & 2) - Sun 26 Jan 09:00 - 14:00 - Mornington Peninsula, location tbc
  • Boat Dives (Open Water Dives 3 & 4) - Mon 27 Jan timing tbc - Portsea Pier
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Open Water Diver (2 Day)

  • eLearning (covers theory elements of the course and final exam) - Home Study
  • Intro Session & Theory Review - Fri 31 Jan 18:30 - 21:30 - Academy of Scuba
  • Pool Session (Confined Water Dives 1-5) - Sat 01 Feb 09:00 - 14:00 - Swimming Pool, location tbc
  • Shore Dive 1 (Open Water Dive 1) - Sat 01 Feb 15:30 - 18:30 - Location tbc
  • Shore Dive 2 (Open Water Dive 2) - Sun 02 Feb timing tbc - Mornington Peninsula, location tbc
  • Boat Dives (Open Water Dives 3 & 4) - Sun 02 Feb timing tbc - Portsea Pier
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Open Water Diver (2 Day)

  • eLearning (covers theory elements of the course and final exam) - Home Study
  • Intro Session & Theory Review - Fri 07 Feb 18:30 - 21:30 - Academy of Scuba
  • Pool Session (Confined Water Dives 1-5) - Sat 08 Feb 09:00 - 14:00 - Swimming Pool, location tbc
  • Shore Dive 1 (Open Water Dive 1) - Sat 08 Feb 15:30 - 17:30 - Location tbc
  • Shore Dive 2 (Open Water Dive 2) - Sun 09 Feb timing tbc - Mornington Peninsula, location tbc
  • Boat Dives (Open Water Dives 3 & 4) - Sun 09 Feb timing tbc - Portsea Pier
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Open Water Diver (3 Days, split weekends)

  • eLearning (covers theory elements of the course and final exam) - Home Study
  • Intro Session & Theory Review - Sat 15 Feb 09:00 - 11:00 - Academy of Scuba
  • Pool Session (Confined Water Dives 1-5) - Sat 15 Feb 12:00 - 17:00 - Swimming pool, tbc
  • Shore Dives (Open Water Dives 1 & 2) - Sun 16 Feb 09:00 - 14:00 - Mornington Peninsula, location tbc
  • Boat Dives (Open Water Dives 3 & 4) - Sat 22 Feb timing tbc - Portsea Pier

Theory, pool and shore dives over the 15th and 16th Feb, boat dives on the 22nd Feb.

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Open Water Diver (3 Day, Midweek)

  • eLearning (covers theory elements of the course and final exam) - Home Study
  • Intro Session & Theory Review - Wed 26 Feb 09:00 - 11:00 - Academy of Scuba
  • Pool Session (Confined Water Dives 1-5) - Wed 26 Feb 12:00 - 17:00 - Swimming pool, tbc
  • Shore Dives (Open Water Dives 1 & 2) - Thur 27 Feb 09:00 - 14:00 - Mornington Peninsula, location tbc
  • Boat Dives (Open Water Dives 3 & 4) - Fri 28 Feb timing tbc - Portsea Pier
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Open Water Diver (2 Day)

  • eLearning (covers theory elements of the course and final exam) - Home Study
  • Intro Session & Theory Review - Fri 06 Mar 18:30 - 21:30 - Academy of Scuba
  • Pool Session (Confined Water Dives 1-5) - Sat 07 Mar 08:00 - 13:00 - Swimming pool, tbc
  • Shore Dive 1 (Open Water Dive 1) - Sat 07 Mar 15:00 - 18:00 - Mornington Peninsula, location tbc
  • Shore Dive2 (Open Water Dive 2) - Sun 08 Mar timing tbc - Mornington Peninsula, location tbc
  • Boat Dives (Open Water Dives 3 & 4) - Sun 08 Mar timing tbc - Portsea Pier
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Open Water Diver - 3 Day

  • Theory Review - 08:30am, 13/03/20 - Academy of Scuba
  • Pool Session - 12:00pm , 13/03/20 - Pool tbc
  • Shore Dive 1 (Open Water Dive 1) - 09:00am, 14/03/20 - Blairgowrie Pier
  • Shore Dive 2 (Open Water Dive 2) - 12:00pm, 14/03/20 - Rye Pier
  • Boat Dives (Open Water Dives 3 & 4) - timing tbc, 15/03/20 - depart Portsea Pier
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Open Water Course - 2 Days

  • Theory Review - Fri 20th Mar, 18:30 - Academy of Scuba
  • Pool Session (Confined Open Water) - Sat 21st Mar, 07:30 - pool location tbc
  • Shore Dive 1 (Open Water Dive 1) - Sat 21st Mar, 16:30 - Rye or Blairgowrie Pier
  • Shore Dive 2 (Open Water Dive 2) - Sun 22nd Mar, 08:00 - Rye Pier
  • Boat Dives (Open Water Dives 3 & 4) - Sun 22nd Mar, timing tbc - depart Portsea Pier
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Open Water Diver - 3 Days

  • Theory Review - 08:30am, Fri 27th Mar - Academy of Scuba
  • Pool Session - 12:00pm, Fri 27th Mar - Pool tbc
  • Shore Dives 1 & 2 - 09:00am , Sat 28th Mar - Blairgowrie and Rye Piers
  • Boat Dives (Open Water Dives 3 & 4) - timing tbc, Sun 29th Mar - depart Portsea Pier
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