Scuba Diving will feel strange at first, however as you ease beneath the water and inhale for the first time, you soon forget the mask and equipment. You become light and agile, free like you've never experienced before. If you see life as an adventure then Learning to Dive is for you!
Learning scuba diving with PADI gives you an Internationally recognised passport for diving all over the world. To earn this qualification you must progress through 3 simple stages, which are typically taught over 4 days (course may be slightly longer in duration over the winter months).
The confined water dives are where the fun begins. Here you will learn and practice safe dive procedures and skills, you do this, usually in a pool, always under the supervision of your qualified PADI Instructor.
Next is the diving knowledge development, where you expand your understanding of diving though some straightforward home study (included is the simple step by step manual). Your lessons are reviewed and checked with your Instructor and any questions are answered.
Finally you complete four dives in open water (ocean) to finish your training! With your instructor you will practice all the skills learnt in the pool and begin to understand just what it feels like to brathe underwater!
Congratulations you are now a qualified scuba diver! This experience is for two participants.
Please Note: Course dates vary depending on your location. This experience is available all year round, with courses typically available at least 4 times a week (exact course dates are dependent on your location). We are happy to advise you of the next available date at the time of booking.
Please note you will need to provide your own masks, fins and snorkles.
This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
There are many locations throughout NSW. Your nearest centre will be located at time of booking.
Learning to dive typically takes 4 days; the exact schedule is specific to each location and will be confirmed at time of booking. In some locations part time programs are available as are weekend only schedules.
You must be at least 14 years of age; be able to swim 50 meters without aid; have a valid Australian dive medical (our booking staff will point you to your nearest practitioner for this simple 5 minute check); have a reasonable level of fitness.
This experience is for two people, however there may be up to 8 students per instructor.
Typically learn to dive courses do not lend themselves to spectator viewing, however, some venues will offer at additional cost for the chance to accompany students on the dive boats.
Open water dives in the ocean are subject to the weather, we reserve the right to cancel dives if conditions are not appropriate for students' level of experience. Alternate dates and or arrangements will be offered where possible to enable courses to be completed.
Please supply 2 passport sized photos for your certification (note some centres provide this service, please check when booking).
For particular locations there may be an additional cost for accomodation. This will be paid direct to the supplier at the time of booking.