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 compitent 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:
You will receive an Open Water Manual which you will read at your own pace completing knowledge reviews as you go. You will then have one day in a classroom setting with an Instructor where you will review all Open Water theory with hands on practical opportunities and the ability to ask questions and gain the maximum in depth knowledge.
Confined Water Training
After successful completion of the knowledge development component, we willmeet at a designated pool to undertake a day ofconfined water training where you will conduct hands on training with diving equipment, learn and practice all basic diving skills, and learn how to identify ad respond correctly to any diving problems.
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 or Gold Coast Seaway 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 programmed Open Water course.