PADI Open Water Diver Course


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PADI Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular way to learn to dive in the world.  During the course you will learn the skills and knowledge to scuba dive to a depth of 18m and upon completion obtain a lifelong certification recognised across the entire globe.

Please be aware that the minimum age to complete a Learn to Dive course in Australia is 12 years old.

The Open Water Course has three main components run over two weekends.

  • Knowledge Development – (online study) Understanding the basic principals of scuba diving
  • Pool Dives – Learn the skills to be a safe and confident scuba diver
  • Open Water Dives – Practice your new skills, explore and have FUN!

What is Included with the Open Water Course?

  • PADI  eLearning access pass
  • Professional Instruction
  • International PADI Registration
  • Personalised Certification Card
  • All dive equipment supplied
  • Pool Dives
  • 4 Ocean Dives
  • Accommodation during Ocean Dives
Once you have purchased a course we will email you within 24hrs (or sooner) your PADI eLearning key-pass so you can start your adventure of a lifetime!
We will also contact you to introduce ourselves and answer any immediate questions about your PADI course.



The Open Water Course has three main components run over two weekends.

Knowledge Development

Complete all of your dive theory at your own pace and in a time frame that suits you with PADI’s eLearning.  Study at home where you will have access to interactive videos and quizzes making learning much more fun and engaging.  Options are available for either PC or tablet (touch) versions of eLearning.  Want to do it old school? Don’t worry, options to study via non digital means are also available.  Once your theory is done, it is off to the dive shop to get fitted out with dive equipment, and then onto the pool.

Pool Dives (Day 1)

This is where you’ll take your first breaths underwater.  Diving in the pool is a safe and comfortable environment where you will learn and practice the skills you need to be a confident and safe scuba diver.

Ocean Dives (Days 2 & 3)

Now it is time to head to the ocean.  Over two days you will complete four ocean dives on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast, world renowned for its temperate water diving.  Stay in comfortable accommodation for the weekend while you apply the skills you learnt in the pool to real ocean diving.

You will never forget your first dive!


Additional information

Course Date

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