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BEGINNER - LEARN TO DIVE The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with GO DIVE BRISBANE

A dive course like no other, Go Dive Brisbane is unique in what we offer as standard on our courses which others charge extra or don't even offer. First of all we offer two levels of learning to suit your budget, from a fully personalized course including 5-6 open water dives covering all aspects of open water dives, including shore dives and boat dives - and our standard course offering a full day of pool training plus two double dives aboard our vessel MV DiveQuest - on real, active dive sites in Moreton Bay.

The full day of pool training, help you master buoyancy, and get completely comfortable with your dive equipment before we take you out to the open water, s you will board DiveQuest for your open water boat dives which go to our local coral reefs off North Stradbroke Island.

We take the time others don't to make sure you become a good scuba diver, and be an advocate for the underwater environment. Low student to Instructor ratios to ensure you get the attention you need.
Scuba Diving is not only one of the world's safest recreational sports but it will open up a whole new and exciting world. Breathe underwater while observing amazing wildlife, including turtles, manta rays, coral reefs and schools of colourful fish!

• 1.5 days of Pool and Knowledge Sessions*
• 2 days Ocean Diving. 4 Ocean Boat Dives.*
• Scuba Diving Equipment Hire
• PADI eLearning Programme - Value $240
• Longer Dive Times 
• Smaller class sizes 
• Australia’s Best Training, Lots of Fun, Meet people!
• 10% course discount on purchases 
• 100% equipment satisfaction for fit, comfort and efficiency 
• Australia’s Best Rated PADI Dive Centre

*depending on options taken

Not Included: 
• Australian Dive Medical 4005.1 (not all students require a Dive Medical)
• Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Dive Boots, & Dive Gloves suitable for Scuba Diving. Can be purchased or hired at Go Dive Brisbane 
• Ask in store for further details. Call Go Dive Brisbane on (07) 3857 1907 or email diving@godive.com.au 

The PADI Open Water course is a full certification course allowing you to scuba dive independently of an instructor or divemaster to a maximum recommended depth of 18m. As a certified diver you will experience amazing dive destinations and marine life, new friends, new adventures and lots of fun. The open water course is just the beginning however. As you continue your training and gain experience, your opportunities will expand.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is a performance based course and can be broken down to three components: 

The Knowledge Development section will give you the theory required to feel happy and confident in the water. This is completed as self study before the course begins using the PADI eLearning program. You will progress through this knowledge which includes text and videos, completeing all the theory at your own pace before the Thurday night orientation and assessment sesison.  The online theory takes most divers between 12 and 18 hours to complete.

During your orientation session you will be assessed on your knowledge, demonstrating a sufficient understanding of scuba diving and safety concepts.

Next is your Confined Water Training. This is where you develop your basic scuba skills including how to prepare your scuba units, entering and exiting the water safely, breathing comfortably under the water and clearing your mask without having to come to the surface. You will also learn some emergency skills to give you the comfort and confidence needed in the open water. This is a fun and exciting day that will allow you to familiarise yourself with your equipment.

Finally you will have your four Open Water Dives needed for certification. This is your chance to put all of your newfound skills into practice and experience the underwater adventure. Most of the skills that you learnt in the Confined water are repeated giving you the confidence and experience needed to dive safely after your course.

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a GO DIVE BRISBANE Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet.

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

Investment in your safe diving adventure


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