The PADI Open Water course is a full certification course allowing you to dive independently of an Instructor or Divemaster to a maximum recommended depth of 18m using Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA). The open water course is just the beginning however. As you continue your diving and gain experience your opportunities to complete more advanced diving courses and explore the underwater world will expand.
This Bronze Standard course is designed to boost your confidence and competence to dive from shore diving in open water conditions, given some of the dive sites around the world are accessed from the shore but will assist you in your learning curve to be a competent diver. We will take the time to make sure you are happy and confident and you have a good understanding on how to achieve and improve your buoyancy as your experience increases.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is a performance-based course and comprises three components:
This is a PADI online eLearning program provided upon booking completing each section at your own pace. This is where you will learn all your theoretical knowledge required to become a scuba diver. It is important that the PADI eLearning is completed in full to make the rest of the course runs smoothly.
Confined Water Training
After successful completion of the knowledge development component, we will meet at a designated pool to undertake a day of confined water training where you will conduct hands on training with diving equipment, learn and practice all basic diving skills, and learn how to identify and respond correctly to any diving problems. In the morning prior to any practical training you will complete a quick-quiz relating to basic scuba diving theory you learnt from the PADI eLearning training. This is also a good time to ask any questions you may have.
Open Water Training
Following your confined water training we will do four open water shore dives during which you will demonstrate skills learned in the confined water session as well learn how to plan and lead your own dive. These dives will be completed in the Tweed River and at the completion of these dives you will join the SCUBA diving community as a fully certified Open Water diver.
The SCUBA Gear You Will Use
During your Open Water Diver course, you will learn to use basic SCUBA gear including a dive computer. This equipment is the same style as the majority of rental equipment found in dive centres worldwide.
Course Price: $549
Introductory Offer $499
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Courses will only run with a minimum of two students and a maximum of six students.
If there is any bad weather that stops the shore dives from going ahead, the shore dives will be rescheduled for the next scheduld Bronze Open Water course.