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OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE Learn To Scuba Dive In Melbourne With Passionate Professionals

Learn to dive in Melbourne with ACADEMY OF SCUBA

Are you ready to earn the world’s most recognised entry-level Scuba Diving certification, and begin your adventures exploring the underwater world? Over two weekends 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.

Why Learn With Us?-

You want to learn to dive with the best don't you?

  • We offer a 100% money back guarentee-

If you realise that diving is not for you at the pool session then we will refund all moneys paid.  Further to this, we are so confident in our training, that if you do not think that the training was up to standard then we will refund all your course fees.

  • We include 2 boat dives- 

Just doing pier dives when getting certified just does not cut it. Diving off the boats in Victoria down to 18m will prepare you for being a confident, independent diver. We believe in creating confident and independent divers and dont save costs on our training.  You will be comfortable diving in all conditions, and this is why our Open Water Diver course includes 2 boat dives, as well as shore dives.

  • We have a 4 student to 1 Dive professional ratio-

Why risk large groups and training that is not personalised?  Our course sizes are small, helping you to get as personal an experience as possible when you learn to dive, and ensuring you get all the help you need to build your confidence as a newly qualified diver. 

  • We organise reunion dives and will keep you diving-

Learning to dive is an investment.  dont waste yours by doing the course and not having a network to continue diving with afterwards.  We also organise reunion dives so that your investment in becoming a diver is not wasted

  • It will only cost you $45 to go out for your next dive after your course. 

With half price gear hire vouchers after your course, its cheap and easy to head back into the water.

  • We can back ourselves up- 

Just speak to our past students and club members.  Our promise to give you the best training is backed up by dozens of testimonials that can be found on Facebook.

  • You will make lifelong friends. 
COURSE PRICE & DURATION: 2-4 Days | $799 Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 12 years old Diving Medical COURSE CONTENTS: Completion of 5 Knowledge Development segments, including Quizzes and Final Exam. Completion of Confined Water Dives 1-5. Meet watermanship requirements Completion Open Water Dives 1-4 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
 


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years of age and above.
  • Medical pre-requisites: A full dive medical must be obtained prior to starting this training. For a list of diving doctors please go to www.spums.org.au
  • Equipment pre-requisites: Students must have their own Mask, Snorkel, Fins & Boots - all other Scuba gear required for the course is provided.

 

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet. Please note that the study takes around 6 - 9 hours to complete, so please leave time for this. 

Contact ACADEMY OF SCUBA to personalise the best study option for you!

 

Make the most out of your experience with us

Although we have many divers that you can buddy up with to continue your diving, learning to dive with your friends or family is always special.  Book 2 people into this course and recieve a $30 voucher each to go towards your snorkelling equipment.  Book 3 or more and recieve a $50 voucher each.  Private courses can be arranged for individuals and groups. 

To get the most out of your initial training, become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver is essential.  Book into your Advanced course with us in conjuntion with your Open Water Diver Course and recieve a free Surface marker Bouy and Reel worth $180.  These pieces of equipment are essentials for all all divers and mandatory for the Advanced course.

 

Transportation for your course

AOS unfortunately does not offer transportation services at this time. We therefore highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course. AOS will not be held responsible for any student who is unable to attend any part of their course to due transportation issues. 

Open Water Diver $799.00

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23 Nov 201825 Nov 20181

Open Water Diver (OW4 23/11/2018 - 2 Days)
Instructor(s): Malcolm Fretz, Sophie Fletcher.

  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 23 Nov 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 24 Nov 2018 from 08:00 to 12:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 24 Nov 2018 from 14:00 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 25 Nov 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 25 Nov 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 06 Dec 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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30 Nov 201802 Dec 20187

Open Water Diver (OW4 30/11/2018 - 2 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 30 Nov 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 01 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 01 Dec 2018 from 15:30 to 17:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 02 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 02 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 27 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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07 Dec 201809 Dec 20181

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/12/2018 - 2 Days)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 07 Dec 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 08 Dec 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 08 Dec 2018 from 15:30 to 17:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 09 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 09 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier

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14 Dec 201816 Dec 20181

Open Water Diver (OW4 14/12/2018 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter, Sophie Fletcher.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 14 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 14 Dec 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 15 Dec 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 15 Dec 2018 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 16 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 16 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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27 Dec 201829 Dec 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 27/12/2018 - 3 Day Midweek)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Thu 27 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Home Study
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Fri 28 Dec 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sat 29 Dec 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 Jan 2019 from 19:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Thu 27 Dec 2018 from 11:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)

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11 Jan 201913 Jan 20196

Open Water Diver (OW4 11/01/2019)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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12 Jan 201920 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 12/01/2019 - 4 Days)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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26 Jan 201928 Jan 20196

Open Water Diver (OW4 26/01/2019- Australia Day )

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Sat 26 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 26 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 11:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 26 Jan 2019 from 12:30 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 27 Jan 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Mon 28 Jan 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Feb 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

Australia Day Special - Public Holiday falls on Monday 28th January.

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02 Feb 201910 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 2/02/2019 - 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 02 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 03 Feb 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 09 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 10 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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08 Feb 201910 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 8/02/2019 - 3 Days)
Instructor(s): Sophie Fletcher.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 08 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 08 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 08 Feb 2019 from 12:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 09 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 10 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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16 Feb 201924 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 16/02/2019 - 4 Days)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 16 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 16 Feb 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 17 Feb 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 23 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 24 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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22 Feb 201924 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 22/02/2019 - 3 Days)
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 22 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 22 Feb 2019 from 08:00 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 22 Feb 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 23 Feb 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 24 Feb 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Mar 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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09 Mar 201911 Mar 20197

Open Water Diver (OW4 9/03/2019- Labor Day Spec)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 11:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 09 Mar 2019 from 12:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 10 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Mon 11 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 04 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

Special dates for Labour Day public holiday on Monday 11th March!

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23 Mar 201931 Mar 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 23/03/2019 - 4 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 23 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 23 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 12:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 24 Mar 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 30 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 31 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 04 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

This course can be combined with the 3 day course on the following weekend

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29 Mar 201931 Mar 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 29/03/2019 - 3 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Fri 29 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 29 Mar 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 29 Mar 2019 from 13:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 30 Mar 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 31 Mar 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 04 Apr 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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05 Apr 201907 Apr 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 5/04/2019 - 2 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 05 Apr 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 06 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 13:30 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 (open water dive 1) - Sat 06 Apr 2019 from 15:30 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 2 (open water dive 2) - Sun 07 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 07 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 02 May 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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10 Apr 201912 Apr 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 10/04/2019 - 3 Day Midweek)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Wed 10 Apr 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Wed 10 Apr 2019 from 13:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Thu 11 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Fri 12 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 02 May 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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19 Apr 201919 Apr 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 19/04/2019 - 3 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 19 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 11:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 19 Apr 2019 from 12:30 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 20 Apr 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 21 Apr 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 02 May 2019 from 19:00 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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27 Apr 201905 May 20198

Open Water Diver (OW4 27/04/2019 - 4 Day)

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