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How the Open Water Course is Structured
Before Your Course Starts
The PADI eLearning online theory portion of the course needs to be completed prior to the course commencing. The theory is avalible on a tablet of desktop computer. Normally takes most people between 6 - 8 Hours.
It’s time to put on the scuba gear! Today you’ll meet at the dive shop and finish off a 20 question theory review, Then we will head to the pool and be introduced to breathing underwater. You’ll learn the skills that are necessary to keep you safe on your course ocean dives and during your own diving.
It’s time to say g’day to those seahorses! You will do two dives today under Rye or Portsea Pier. It’s a perfect training environment about 5m deep and has some spectacular life living around its pylons.
Today you will do a Shore Dive, So keep a look out for those Weedy Sea Dragons. Then a boat dive from Port sea. The sites are usually Portsea Hole, South Chanel Fort or Pope’s Eye, Dive sites may change depending on conditions. You’ll go a little deeper today, which will prepare you for doing your own diving after the course.
Course Dates for the PADI Open Water Diver
September 15th, 16th, 23rd
October 13th, 14th, 21st
October 27th, 28th and November 4th
November 10th, 11th, 18th
November 24th, 25th and December 2nd
December 8th, 9th, 16th
January 5th, 6th, 13th
January 12th, 13th, 20th
February 2nd, 3rd, 10th
February 16th, 17th, 24th