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ANOTHER PEACEFUL WORLD Eliminate Stress And Anxiety When Escaping Underwater

We’ve all experienced the perils of today’s world; multi-tasking, burn-out, huge levels of stress, and perpetually being ‘on’ to name a few. 

Regardless of whether you’re having a particularly bad time at work or home at the moment, been struggling with the impacts of the demands of today for a long time, or simply need a break, Scuba Diving could be a great source of recovery and rejuvenation.
 

Benefits of SCUBA Diving

 Scuba diving in Melbournes beautiful baySCUBA Diving can be a great way to help you find an escape from the noise of life, so that you can be your best self when you have to get back there.

 

New friendsMeet positive, like-minded people and take your mind off of the situations at work or home. 

Dive MelbourneEnjoy the outdoors with fresh air, sunshine and the sea, to lift your mood and help you rejuvenate.

 Another peaceful worldExperience joy and wonder as you take part in an  full of beauty and life.  Have the most soul nourishing moments with amazing creatures.

 

diving workoutExercise without even realising you're doing anything.  The endorphin hit after diving is amazing. 

Yoo hoo- relaxDiving is one of the rare sports where mindfulness and relaxation are the key.  The goal is to focus on the moment , relax and just BREATHE. 

Diving for Health

Academy of Scuba’s founder, Kat Vcelka, knows first hand what it’s like to go through depression, and the impact that diving made on her own life. Kat is passionate about sharing her experience with others suffering from mental health related issues, giving them the same escape as she had from what was happening in her life.
 
Dive peacefully“I've always had a passion for making people smile and have been able to successfully and luckily do this through a business I have thrown my passion into.  I’ve had my bouts of depression and anxiety and diving helps centre and calm me.  It's a reconnect that I'd like to share.  Mindfulness and breathing is what diving is about.  I see the positive psychological impact of people that come out from a dive every day.  The smiles, laughs, excitement and even the grateful tears upon surfacing show that diving is a proven aid to reducing depression and anxiety.”
 
- Kat Vcelka, Founder, Academy of Scuba 
 

 Common Questions 

Q: Do I need a diving medical?

 

 A: You will need to fill out a medical declaration form prior to starting the Advanced Open Water course.  If this form raises any issues which may be counter-indicatory to Scuba Diving, then you will need to get a Dive Medical prior to participating in any in-water training activities. We can provide details of a Diving Doctor near you who can help you to get this medical should you require it.

 

Q: Will I feel claustrophobic?

 

 A: People find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in. During your scuba diving training with ACADEMY OF SCUBA, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor works with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver who dives regularly.
 
Q: What if it takes me longer than the time allocated to get comfortable?
 
A: We always put your safety but also comfort and enjoyment above time schedules.  Some people take longer than others to learn to dive and get comfortable and that is completely fine.  Our patient, empathetic and amazing instructors will help guide you through the learning process and ensure you reach a comfortable level before moving onto the next skill set or dive.  If extra time is needed then this is arranged.  Some people learn better by themselves so we can arrange private tuition too.
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 Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
20 Sep 201922 Sep 20191

Open Water Diver (OW4 20/09/2019)
Instructor(s): Madi Anderson.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 20 Sep 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 21 Sep 2019 from 07:30 to 13:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 21 Sep 2019 from 14:00 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 22 Sep 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 22 Sep 2019 from 12:30 to 17:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 10 Oct 2019 from 19:00 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

Ashburton Pool, 9am - 1pm Boats Sunday 22/09 12:45am Boarfish 14:45 popes

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27 Sep 201929 Sep 20193

Open Water Diver (OW4 27/09/2019 - 3 Day Special)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter, Jes Lamb.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 27 Sep 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 27 Sep 2019 from 13:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 28 Sep 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 29 Sep 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 10 Oct 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

3 Day OW over AFL Grand Final Weekend! Aqualink booked Friday 27/09 1pm-4pm Sun 29/9 BOATS 2PM Boarfish booked 4PM Popes book (possibly to be moved to before Boarfish)

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18 Oct 201920 Oct 20192

Open Water Diver (OW4 18/10/2019)
Instructor(s): Kat Vcelka.

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02 Nov 201905 Nov 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 2/11/2019 - 3 Day)
Instructor(s): Kat Vcelka.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 02 Nov 2019 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 02 Nov 2019 from 12:30 to 18:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 03 Nov 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Tue 05 Nov 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 05 Dec 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

MELBOURNE CUP SPECIAL

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08 Nov 201910 Nov 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 8/11/2019)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 08 Nov 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 09 Nov 2019 from 10:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 09 Nov 2019 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 10 Nov 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 21 Nov 2019 from 19:00 to 09:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 10 Nov 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier

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