Inclusions & Exclusions
To become a scuba diver, you need to be comfortable in the water and have basic swimming skills. Your instructor will have you do a 200 metre swim or 300 metre mask, snorkel and fins swim and a ten minute float to determine if you have basic swimming abilities. You should also be in good overall general health, particularly your respiratory and circulatory systems.
In addition to the online knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course, you’ll need to complete inwater training.
Because of various laws and regulations governing children and the internet, you must be at least 13 years old to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Course online.
You must complete a medical examination before any inwater training. Download the 'Medical Form' form here.
Prior to the inwater training you will be required to complete a liability release or acknowledgement form stating you understand the risks of diving and agree to assume those risks. In addition, you’ll also need to complete a PADI Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding. This outlines safe dive practices and reminds you of your responsibility to follow them while diving. The PADI Open Water Diver course online allows you to complete the knowledge development portion of your course on your own time. You'll have one year to complete the entire program and you'll have unlimited access to the PADI Open Water Diver Manual online for reference both during and after the course.
You are entitled to a refund on the in water Training part of the course if you cancel up to 7 days prior to commencement. If less than 7 days notice is given then no cancellation is allowed although you may transfer to another date (see below)
• Dive medical are mandatory and should be completed at time of booking.
• There is no refund on the eLearning portion of the course ($145 )
Transfer/Change of course commencement date
To ensure your diving safety and pleasure it is important to have a dive medical prior to begining a recreational open water dive course, click to print out a copy of the medical form. A diving medical is required by law in Australia.
Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving.
For example: heart disease, asthma, epilepsy or diabetes. If you are unsure of a particular medical condition, please check with us prior to reservation. Australian medical standards are different to those overseas. A medical obtained in another country will most likely NOT be valid in Australia.