This is where we all start when we learn to dive and it’s all done in 2 weekends! Diving is easy and fun, it creates new social and travel opportunities and allows you to connect with the ocean and discover a new world. Our Open Water courses run with a minimum and maximum of 4 people per instructor ensuring that you get the attention you deserve and need to become a safe and competent diver.  Your Open Water course is made up of 3 modules:


Time as scheduled for your specific start date: The home study component of the theory is done at your convenience and at your own pace. It is then reviewed in a classroom session with your instructor (please refer to your course event schedule).


This phase of the training takes place in the comfort of a heated pool. You will go through 6 specific key areas and skills sets that will give you the knowledge and confidence to transition successfully into the ocean. This will be achieved through repetition of these skills.

  • You will do 2 Open Water shore or pier dives where you will demonstrate to your instructor your ability to perform the skills learnt in the pool.
  • You will finish your course with 2 boat dives experiencing some of the best of Victorian diving.
COST: $995
  • You will need to come in at least 2 weeks prior to your dive course start date to complete a medical questionnaire and equpment fit out. A dive medical may be necessary following the completion of a medical questionnaire. We can provide you with a list of suitably qualified doctors. A dive medical is mandatory for divers younger than 15 or older than 45 years of age and encouraged for potential divers of all ages.
  • A minimum age of 15 years.
    See Junior Open Water Diver if you are 13 or 14 yeras of age.
  • Be able to swim 200mts and tread water for 10 minutes.
  • Internationally recognised digital certification allowing you to dive to 18 metres of depth
  • Online Open Water training package
  • Pool training
  • Shore dives x 2
  • Boat dives x 2
  • All tuition fees, pool entry fee and air fills
  • Use of wetsuits, weight belts, air cylinders, regulators, gauges and buoyancy compensator
  • Club membership to the end of the Scuba Culture year (RRP$96). Membership entitles you to all sorts of benefits.

For your personal hygiene and comfort you will need your own mask, snorkel, fins, dive boots, gloves and divers’ log book. All required items are available for purchase from our shop at Scuba Culture.


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