PADI Open Water Dive Course

Diver with Sea Turtle, SS Yongala

Looking for a new adventure? Learn to scuba dive and start your new under water adventure on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Our 3 day Open Water Course is the perfect way to open up a whole new world and gain the PADI Open Water certification, recognized worldwide and allowing you to dive to a maximum recommended depth of 18 metres.

What you will learn:
  • Knowledge development and fundamentals of scuba diving
  • Confined water dives – learning basic techniques including how to use your dive equipment
  • Open water Dives – review your skills in the ocean and explore

Once you complete your Open Water Course you are one step closer to diving the S.S. Yongala wreck (at your dive instructor’s discretion)

Prerequisites:
  • Aged 12 years and above
  • Completion of *Medical Declaration for Entry-Level Certificate Divers
  • You must be able to swim 200 m and tread water/float for 10 mins
  • Self-study MUST be completed in advance to complete the course in 3 days

*You may be required to consult a medical practitioner depending on your response. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor).

Learn to Dive, SS Yongala
Learn to dive, Yongala Dive

Self StudyChoose between:

  • PADI E-Learning – complete online training with reviews/exam, quizzes, online DVD or
  • Traditional Manual – complete knowledge reviews, watch DVD

Note: Self Study is required prior to commencing your dive course.

  • Day 1 – Pool sessions – fun learning & developing skills, complete the Quizzes/Exam (if using manual)
  • Day 2 – Open Water Dives 1 & 2, Shore Dives at Bowen
  • Day 3 – Open Water Dives 3 & 4, on the Great Barrier Reef

PADI eLearning enables you to complete your theory on-line in your own time prior to arrival, no Classroom sessions ! Once your theory has been completed you simply email us and we can arrange the pool and open water sessions.

Contact us to purchase your Open Water access pass. Cost as above.

Includes: unlimited access to the PADI Open Water Manual on-line, interactive presentations with knowledge reviews and quizzes to gauge progress.

  • Day 1 – Pool sessions – fun learning & developing skills, complete Quiz
  • Day 2 – Open Water Dives 1 & 2, Shore Dives at Bowen
  • Day 3 – Open Water Dives 3 & 4, on the Great Barrier Reef
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Taxes: dependent on dive site location

Extra Charges

  • Accomm at Alva Beach (if req’d)
  • Accomm at Airlie Beach
  • Dive medical (if req’d)