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Open Water Dive Course at Julian Rocks - 3 Days

Byron Bay, NSW
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$695 each
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  • Dive independent of an instructor after this course
  • Explore the home of sea turtles, sharks and rays
  • Over 400 species of tropical fish and coral

Want to add a new skill to your repertoire? How about becoming a fully certified Scuba Diver? Plunge down under and explore the magnificence of the underwater world of any eco system in the world after completing this course. It includes 2 local shore dives and 2 dives at Julian Rocks.

What's Included?

  • Scuba lessons in a heated pool and scuba theory lesson
  • 2 local dives and 2 dives at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve
  • Snorkelling lesson at Julian Rocks
  • Experienced instructors
  • Return boat rides
  • All equipment provided

This course is broken down into three sections. Firstly, you will complete online training for the theory components covering the basic principles of scuba diving which is necessary before gearing up and getting into the water. Following this you will begin the pool training to practice basic scuba skills and get comfortable with the equipment you will be using in the water. It's a completely unusual experience to be able to breathe under water and it does take a little while to master the breathing techniques. When the basics are mastered in the pool you will head out to Julian Rocks with your instructor for 4 dive's and practise all of your newly learnt skills in the open water environment. There are a total of 4 dives for the course and 2 are local shore dives and 2 are out at Julian Rocks over the course of the 3 days, which will allow you plenty of time to gain confidence and build up your skill level.

Get yourself face to face with sea turtles, tropical fish, blue gropers and wobbegongs. Feel at one with nature as you glide over coral and through schools of colourful fish. Julian Rocks nature reserve is home to over 400 species of fish, three difference species of sea turtles (Green, Hawksbill and Loggerhead), a variety of rays and corals so each dive will offer an entirely new experience. Here the tropical Coral Sea collides with the nutrient-enriched temperate currents of the southern Tasman Sea, resulting in an unique mixture and incredible abundance of marine life.

After the course you will proudly be Open Water certified meaning you can dive at any time without the guidance of an instructor.

Session Length

  • This experience will be across 3 days
  • Courses run every Tuesday and Friday starting at 8am
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • All tours operate on NSW Daylight Savings Time (October to April; one hour ahead of Queensland)


Those under 18 must be accompanied by a full paying parent/guardian.


  • Major medical issues may prevent participation - please advise at the time of booking
  • Participants must be able to swim
  • Flying after diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, or multiple days of diving are undertaken then an interval of 24 hours is recommended


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • To cancel or reschedule a booking at least 48 hours notice is required
  • To cancel or reschedule with less than 48 hours notice: you will forfeit your voucher and will not be entitled to a refund or reschedule
  • If the tour is cancelled by the experience provider due to weather or unforeseen circumstances you will be refunded or rescheduled

Numbers on the Day

This is a small personal tour with minimum 4 participants and a maximum of 8.


This experience may be cancelled if sea and weather conditions are deemed unsuitable. You will be notified if the experience will not go ahead.

Dress Code

Please bring your swim wear and a towel - all dive equipment will be provided for you.

Other Info

If you are travelling from 45 minutes to an hour or more away on the day of the course it is recommended you call the provider day before to check conditions for your course.

This experience is located in Julian Rocks Marine Park, Byron Bay.