OPEN WATER DIVER PLATINUM - PERSONALIZED
Become a Diver - PADI Open Water Platinum
The Platinum PADI Open Water Diver course
If you are looking for a 'quickie' course - this is not the training for you. You personal Instructor will focus on your comfort and competance in all the planning, practical skills and processes to ensure you can dive safely with your future dive buddies!
For this specialized training, our instructor Di will only accept 1 or maximum 2 students (special buddy pair request) at a time.
This ensures learner divers have all the time needed to practice and develop diving skills vital to your safe diving in different locations, aboard different boats and methods all offered here in the Great South East.
You will receive more time to practice your skills, more oppertunities for questions and of course more time to enjoy the underwater world, once you complete the evaluations on each dive you complete.
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 Diver Course is just the beginning however: as you continue your diving future, you will encounter can complete a wider range of training and experience in many aspects of SCUBA exploration.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is a performance-based course and can be broken down to three components:
This is an online learning program provided upon booking – which you complete at your own pace. Your instructor always available for any assistance with the knowledge portion.
Evening Orientation - 6-8/9pm Thursdays requested.
Takes place after completion of the Theory - time for clarification of the schedule/itinerary, and starting on safety & equipment understanding and preparation.
Confined Water Training - 1 Day
We head to the confined water training session to familiarize and understand the equipment and how to use it, along with identifying problems and responding correctly.
Open Water Training - 3 Days
Ocean Day 1 - Will take us to Cook Island to complete the first two dives of the course requirements. During these dives you will demonstrate skills learned in the confined water session.
Ocean Day 2 - We head to a shore diving site to reinforce the specifics and techniques for local shore diving. There are skills completed on this dive also.
Ocean Day 3 - We head out to Moreton Bay Marine Park to enjoy your final training dive and an extra recreational dive to reinforce your confidence and celebrate your achievement.
The Scuba Gear You Will Use
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer. This equipment is the same style as the majority of rental equipment in dive centres worldwide.
The Learning Materials You Will Use
This program uses the online PADI eLearning program - which you will complete prior to any practical sessions - covering 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.
As you are an only student, there is plenty of time underwater to enjoy the sights, ask questions and get the feel ‘being a diver’ rather than waiting your turn to perform.
Course Investment Includes:
• PADI online eLearning Program
• 4.5 Days One-on-One Personalised Instruction
• 1 evening - Orientation & Preparation
• 1 Day Pool training
• 3 days Ocean Diving & Evaluation
~ 2 Days Boat Based Diving (4 dives)
~ 1 Day Shore Based Diving (1 - 2 dives)
• Scuba Diving Equipment Used During course:
~ Wetsuit & Dive Fins
~ Buoyancy Control Device & Air Regulator
~ Scuba Tanks & Weights
~ Electronic Dive Computer
• Longer Dive Times in the Local Environments
• Discounts on Dive Equipment purchases from Go Dive Brisbane
• Mask, Snorkel & Dive Boots suitable for Scuba Diving.
• Watermanship Skills - You need to show you can safely support yourself/are comfortable in the water with these requirements.
~ 200 Metre Surface Swim
~ 10 Minute Survival Float
Investment in your personalized training program
As this is a personalized program, we will build a schedule around your timeframe and availability. Tides will affect the shore day, and Vessel availability will affect the boat days - we will work together to create a bespoke program especially for you.