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.
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.
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.
- Course Price and Duration
- Course Content
- Which Course Is Right For Me?
- Our Team
- Equipment Requirements
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.