PADI Open Water | Australian Diving Instruction

PADI Open Water

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Learn to Scuba Dive in Geelong and Melbourne

PADI Open Water Diver Course
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Our typical course at Australian Diving Instruction is run over 3 Days, with one day exploring the knowledge you need to go scuba diving, and learning skills in a swimming pool, and two days diving in the ocean. Click here to see our upcoming courses.


For a 3 Day Course:

E/Learning or Home Study is perfect for this course as it means you can come in on the Saturday do a Quick Quiz or Exam and head off to the Pool.
please call the shops for more information on (03) 5272 2181.

Part One - Saturday 9am - 5pm
We finish your theory and do our exams, then off to the pool. You’ll learn and practice the skills over 5 dives you’ll need for open water. This is conducted in our local private swimming pool,

Breathing underwater is an experience like no other – your first breaths in the pool are something you’ll likely remember forever!

Part Two- Sunday 10am - 4pm
2 shore dives will be conducted around, Cottage by the Sea, St Leonards Pier, Queenscliff, depending on weather conditions.
These sites go to around 5 metres in depth and give you a fantastic chance to practice and perfect your diving skills before going deeper.

Part Three- Saturday Approximately 3hrs needed exact times would be dependent on Tides and Boat times
2 boat dives are conducted to some of the beautiful marine national parks. Sites like, Popes Eye, Boarfish Reef the Grotto and other reefs along the Lonsdale and Nepean walls are our favourites when it comes to training you and introducing you to what is in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay.

You can begin learning to scuba dive today! All we need is $250 deposit to secure your place on any of our upcoming courses. Drop by Australian Diving Instruction to collect your Crew Pack, or book yourself online now, and you’ll be diving before you know it. We’ll even loan you a DVD to make your home study easier, or for just $20 you can have your very own copy. Watch the DVD, explore your Crew Pack, complete some simple Knowledge Reviews and you’re all set for the first day of your course!

At Australian Diving Instruction there are NO hidden costs and all equipment required for you course will be supplied.

PADI Scuba Diver Course - $449.00

The PADI Scuba Diver program is a subprogram of the PADI Open Water Diver program, the PADI Scuba Diver rating allows you to get certified quickly and easily by minimizing time constraints. With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can only dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional on your next vacation or dive trip to a depth of 12 meters or less. It includes the PADI Scuba Diver course, your own copy of PADI’s “Go Dive” manual, knowledge review session, 3 pool dives and 2 open water dives, use of modern scuba equipment, your own PADI Diver’s Log Book and the PADI Recreational Dive Planner.

PADI Open Water Course - $695.00

In as little as 3 Days or two weekends of training, you can be qualified to start exploring the aquatic realms of any country in the world without a Instructor or Divemaster. This package is ideal if you’d like to get diving now, start doing Scuba dives to 18 metres or less, and then expand your dive skills and knowledge in the future. It includes the PADI Open Water Diver course, your own copy of PADI’s “Go Dive” manual, knowledge review sessions, pool dives and 5 open water dives, use of modern scuba equipment, your own PADI Diver’s Log Book and the PADI Recreational Dive Planner.


One on One - $995.00

Time- It’s always in short supply, and many people who’d love to get diving just can’t find two consecutive weekends to do so. If this sounds like you, a one-on-one package might suit. It’s the same as our Open Water Course package, but it’s just you and your personal diving instructor, at any times you choose. Whether it is knowledge reviews and pool dives at night, ocean dives during the week, or even four days straight training, it’s entirely up to you, although courses must be completed within the same time frame!

To show that you are comfortable in the water we go through a couple of basic swimming skills at the beginning of your pool session. Talk to us if you are not a confident swimmer and we can get you started in your Scuba diving adventures through one of our other programs.

Minimum ages-
12 years old for obtaining a PADI junior open water certification (restrictions include being only able to dive to 12m depth and must be supervised by an adult qualified diver)
15 years of age to obtain your full PADI open water diver certification