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The PADI Open Water course is the beginner course and all you need in order to dive as a qualified diver.

The PADI Open Water course is the beginner course and all you need in order to dive as a qualified diver. The PADI course is the most popular diver program in the world, usually taking 3-4 days. This is your ticket to a lifetime of exciting underwater exploration. Virtually anyone can learn to scuba dive, from age 12 to 80.

Pricing Information


$599 per person with prior eLearning.

$799 per person with classroom component OR eLearning purchase through us.

$1450 one on one, all inclusive.

What does the course involve?

Firstly, you'll spend a short time in the classroom over one day. Through video, self study and your instructor's lectures you will master diving theory and the fundamentals of diving practices. Your knowledge will be evaluated through short quizzes and a final exam. You can decide to opt for an e-Learning component and study at home before you arrive.

You will be provided with our good quality and fully serviced equipment to use throughout the course.

Training at Shed 7 in the salt-water pool

You will have your pool sessions in our groovy salt water pool and that's where the fun starts!! You'll set up your own equipment and then you'll first discover the feeling of breathing underwater. 

In a low stress environment you'll practice the skills and techniques that you'll use in the open water. 

On the final 2 days you will conduct your open water dives at the world-renowned Poor Knights Islands. 

You will complete two dives per day, the final days diving to a maximum of 18 metres. During the dives you will be able to put your newfound skills into practice. Certification will be issued upon completion of course.

What do I need to supply?

Doctors Medical certificate (obtained from any Medical Practitioner)

What's included?

  • Open water Kit (which includes manual, log book, PADI decal, vinyl satchel and dive table) 
  • All theory sessions
    • eLearning delivers this component online for you - in your own home.
  • All pool sessions
  • 4 Open water dives at the Poor Knights Islands
  • Full equipment hire and Wall certificateCertification card
  • PADI fees

When do you run the courses?

The courses start at 8am daily and finish about 4pm. Ask us when we can get you in the water! The course is flexible to students needs so may change slightly.

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