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What’ s involved in Learning to Dive.


You can learn to scuba dive as a lifetime hobby or a fun addition to any holiday. You’ve probably seen plenty of colorful fish or brushes with sharks on the Discovery Channel, but why not take the leap and see for yourself?

A PADI open water course

Learning to Dive

Learning to dive is a simple 3 step process only taking 2 days of in-water training and is a lot of fun.
1. Knowledge Development
During the first phase of your PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification, you develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best scuba gear and what to consider when planning dives.
Abyss Scuba Diving gives 2 options for your knowledge development:
1.1 Online Diver Training. This is by far the most popular approach with beginner divers coming to their in-water training much better prepared than those using the traditional approach. This approach does take 8-10 hours but you do it in your own time and at your own pace using PADI eLearning.
1.2 Traditional Class Room Training. This approach requires you to read a manual and watch a video which takes approximately 6-8 hours, followed by half a day of class room work with a PADI instructor.

PADI elearning

Develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving

2. Confined Water Dives – Scuba Skills Training
This is what it’s all about – blowing bubbles under water. You develop basic scuba skills by scuba diving in a pool or body of water with pool-like conditions. Here you’ll learn everything from setting up your scuba gear to how to easily get water out of your scuba mask without surfacing. You’ll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air or replacing your scuba mask.
Over the course of the confined water training, you attain the skills you need to dive in open water.
Because Abyss Scuba Diving run very small classes and you don’t waste your time watching other people learning how to do the skills. With this approach you will spend about 6 hours on your confined water training.

Confined Water Training

Beginning your training in Confined Water

3. Open Water Dives
After your confined water dives, you and the new friends you’ve made continue learning during four open water dives with your PADI Instructor at a dive site. This is where you fully experience the underwater adventure.
Abyss Scuba Diving is situated at a location which enables it beginner divers to have easy access to a number of great sites. During these four dives the beginner diver not only develop their newly learnt skills in the ocean but have a good chance to see some of the 600 marine creatures found in the waters around Sydney. On many of these dives they see such iconic creatures as seadragons, blue gropers and giant cuttlefish.

Diving with Seadragons

Check out the Seadragons

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