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OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE- LEARN TO DIVE PASSIONATE PROFESSIONALS Scuba Dive In Melbourne

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

 Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
25 Apr 201827 Apr 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 25/04/2018- ANZAC Special)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 25 Apr 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Wed 25 Apr 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Thu 26 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Fri 27 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 03 May 2018 from 18:30 to 20:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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09 May 201811 May 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 9/05/2018 - Midweek)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 09 May 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 09 May 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 10 May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 11 May 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 07 Jun 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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18 May 201820 May 20185

Open Water Diver (OW4 18/05/2018 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Ellen Porter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 18 May 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 19 May 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 19 May 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 20 May 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 20 May 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 07 Jun 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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25 May 201827 May 20186

Open Water Diver (OW4 25/05/2018 - 3 Day)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 25 May 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 25 May 2018 from 11:00 to 15:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 26 May 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 27 May 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 07 Jun 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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02 Jun 201810 Jun 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 2/06/2018 - 4 Day)
Instructor(s): James Hawes.

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 02 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 03 Jun 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 09 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 10 Jun 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 05 Jul 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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09 Jun 201811 Jun 20186

Open Water Diver (OW4 9/06/2018 - Queen's BDay)

  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 09 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sat 09 Jun 2018 from 11:00 to 15:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sun 10 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Mon 11 Jun 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 05 Jul 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

Queen's Birthday Special!

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15 Jun 201817 Jun 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 15/06/2018 - 2 Day)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 15 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 16 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 16 Jun 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 17 Jun 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 17 Jun 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 05 Jul 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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20 Jun 201822 Jun 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 20/06/2018 - Midweek)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 20 Jun 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 20 Jun 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 21 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 22 Jun 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 05 Jul 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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06 Jul 201808 Jul 20185

Open Water Diver (OW4 6/07/2018 - 2 Days)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 06 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 07 Jul 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 07 Jul 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 08 Jul 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 08 Jul 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 02 Aug 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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11 Jul 201813 Jul 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 11/07/2018 - 3 Days)
Instructor(s): Jeremy Hunter.

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 11 Jul 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 11 Jul 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 12 Jul 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 13 Jul 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 02 Aug 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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27 Jul 201829 Jul 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 27/07/2018 - 3 Days)

  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 27 Jul 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 27 Jul 2018 from 11:00 to 15:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 28 Jul 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 29 Jul 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 02 Aug 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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04 Aug 201812 Aug 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 4/08/2018 - 4 Day)

  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 04 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 05 Aug 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 11 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 12 Aug 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 06 Sep 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00

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15 Aug 201817 Aug 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 15/08/2018 - Midweek)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 15 Aug 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 15 Aug 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 16 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 17 Aug 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 06 Sep 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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17 Aug 201819 Aug 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 17/08/2018 - 2 Day)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 17 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 18 Aug 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 18 Aug 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 19 Aug 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 19 Aug 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 06 Sep 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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24 Aug 201826 Aug 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 24/08/2018 - 3 Days)

  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 24 Aug 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 24 Aug 2018 from 11:00 to 15:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 25 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 26 Aug 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 06 Sep 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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07 Sep 201809 Sep 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 7/09/2018 - 2 Days)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Fri 07 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 08:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dive 1 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dive 4 - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Thu 04 Oct 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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12 Sep 201814 Sep 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 12/09/2018 - 3 Days)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Wed 12 Sep 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Home Study
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Wed 12 Sep 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Thu 13 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Fri 14 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night1 - Thu 04 Oct 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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21 Sep 201823 Sep 20188

Open Water Diver (OW4 21/09/2018 - 3 Days)

  • Intro session & theory review - Fri 21 Sep 2018 from 08:00 to 10:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Fri 21 Sep 2018 from 11:00 to 15:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 22 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 23 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night - Thu 04 Oct 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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06 Oct 201814 Oct 20186

Open Water Diver (OW4 6/10/2018)

  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course) - Home Study
  • Elearning (covers theory elements of the course)1 - Home Study
  • Theory session (covers knowledge development chapters 1-5) + exam - Sat 06 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Intro session & theory review - Sat 06 Oct 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5) - Sun 07 Oct 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)1 - Sat 06 Oct 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Pool session (includes swim test, float test, confined dives 1-5)11 - Sun 07 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Swimming Pool (Aqualink)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2) - Sat 13 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Shore dives (open water dives 1 & 2)1 - Sun 07 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4) - Sun 14 Oct 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)1 - Mon 08 Oct 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Shore dive 1 - Sun 07 Oct 2018 from 15:30 to 16:30 - Shore Dive Site (Location Tbc)
  • Graduation night - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Graduation night1 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell
  • Shore dive 4 - Mon 08 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 10:00 - Portsea Pier
  • Boat dives (open water dives 3 & 4)11 - Mon 08 Oct 2018 from 11:30 to 15:30 - Portsea Pier
  • Graduation night11 - Sun 18 Dec 2016 from 19:00 to 21:00 - Academy Of Scuba Camberwell

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