The Open Water course is your first step in becoming a scuba diver. It’s where you learn, practice and perform the skills you will need to safely scuba dive. Learning to dive here in Melbourne will better equip you to dive pretty much anywhere in the world. Melbourne waters offer a wide variety of challenges; wave surge, currents, cold water, wrecks, walls, reefs all at varying depths. Being acquainted with some of these conditions and the skills they taught will make you a better more confident diver.
Our course is designed for individuals to be confident, relaxed and above all safe while diving. You will learn how to identify risks and possible hazards, to make the right decisions when diving.
- 3 days
- 1x Study review
- 1x Pool session
- 1x Ocean dive
- 1x Boat dive
- minimum 18 years of age
- must be able to swim 20m ( any swim stroke)
- Float 10 minutes
- Must pass medical
Student to instructor ratio
Our student to instructor ratio is 1:4 this is to ensure all students receive a quality course due to the fact that the group is smaller. This means students are given more of an opportunity to be listened to and to ask questions where it best fits them.
What you will expect to learn
- Appropriate gear and thermal protection
- Dive equipment selection, assembly, use and maintenance
- The aquatic environment : vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, wave surge.
- Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, breathing compressed air, mixed gases.
- Dive planning
- Practical scuba skills
Upon successful completion
Students will be able to dive anywhere around the world with competence.
We advise students to dive with experienced or companies to build confidence.
after 20 dives students will be able to enroll in Advance adventurer dive which builds on their open water skills.