“Learn to Dive” Courses

PADI Open Water Diver course


Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

 

What do I need to do?

 

You can book a place on the Open Water Course by contacting us and letting us know when you want to start. To secure your place, payment is made at the time of booking. Once payment has been received by us, we will enroll you in the PADI eLearning program. You will receive a login via your email. There is some self-study for you to complete prior to starting the course.

 

 

FAQ’s

How much will it cost?

Our budget Open Water course price is $400. This includes:

  • Tuition, including pool (pool session) and certification fees
  • Access to PADI elearning, Log Book and other training materials
  • Four shore dives
  • Full equipment hire for the duration of the course
  • Your PADI certification card

Our deluxe Open Water course is $595. This includes:

  • Tuition, including pool (pool session) and certification fees
  • Access to PADI elearning, Log Book and other training materials
  • Four shore dives
  • Two boat dives
  • Full equipment hire for the duration of the course
  • Your PADI certification card

What equipment will I need?

We will supply you with scuba equipment for the duration of your course. We will arrange a personal fitting which will be part of the instruction process. We do recommend having your own fins, mask and snorkel for comfort and hygiene reasons, which we can also help you with.

Proper Equipment is the key to enjoyment of your diving and part of the PADI training philosophy. We strongly recommend you talk to your dive professional about your own Total Dive System.

Is there a minimum age?

Parental consent is required for children under 18. Please contact the store for information on Junior Open Water courses.

Do I need a dive medical?

Before taking part in any dive course with a practical component, you must have completed a medical questionnaire. There may be some instances where you are required to undertake a recreational dive medical (contact store for details or discuss with your diving Instructor).

In the Hobart area, the following doctors perform Recreational Dive Medicals:

  • Long Beach Medical Centre
    3 Beach Rd, Sandy Bay
    Tel: 03 6225-5166
  • Travel Doctor
    270 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay
    Tel: 03 6223-7577
  • Augusta Road Medical Centre
    120 Augusta Rd, Lenah Valley
    Tel: 03 6278-1744
  • Dr David Smart
    Hyperbaric Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital
    Tel: 03 6222-8322
  • Dr Tim Barnes
    Stoke Street Medical Centre, New Town
    Tel: 03 6228-7841
  • Dr Michael Tooth
    Sandy Bay Medical Centre, 15 Princes St, Sandy Bay
    Tel: 03 6223-6822
  • Health for Industry
    200 Elizabeth St, Hobart
    Tel: 03 6281-4000

You will need to complete a form before taking the medical.(Download the form required – AS4005-1)

What can I do after my course?

Your Open Water Diver certification will train you to dive safely to 18m (60ft). You can hire gear, get air fills, and go on organized dive trips like travel, shore dives and boat dives.

You can open up more underwater opportunities through our Advanced Adventurer Course, which is designed around five specialty dives, showcasing a wide variety of diving experiences.