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.

Learning to dive is fun and exciting, but it is a learning experience and you need to commit to learning the information. The most important thing is that you, and you alone, complete all the Quick Quizzes, Knowledge Reviews, the section quizzes and the final exam. These assessments help ensure you understand the basic principles and guidelines of diving. In addition to the online assessments, your instructor will have you complete a Quick Review prior to PADI Open Water Diver certification.

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.


Inclusions
  • PADI International Gold Certification Card.
  • Two day lessons (pool sessions & four ocean dives)
  • New course three weekly ( Saturdays, Mondays,Wednesdays)
  • All gear's supplied during the course (no need to buy anything)
  • Maximum of three people per instructional staff
  • Light Lunch each day
  • PADI wall certificate
  • Free photos for your certification card
  • Recreational Dive Planner & Log Book
  • Padi Open Water manual for those doing the traditional course but for those doing elearning you will recieve 7 years access to the online eLearning as a referance material.
  • Exclusions
    • Dive medical in accordance with Australian Standard, A.S 4005-1 (1992).
    • 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.
    • The minimum age to start this course is 12 yrs. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 18.

    Please note Children between 12 - 14 years of age will qualify as Junior Openwater Divers. They will be trained to dive to a depth of 12 metres and as a certified divers, their dive buddy must be minimum of Openwater Scuba Diver.


    Cancellation Policy.
     

    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)
    Please note:

    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
    • For all event cancellations there is a $25 administration fee.
    • With in 7 Days of course commencement date - $100 fee will apply
    • If you fail to complete your eLearning prior to the in-water training stage of the course then the in-water training will be required to be postponed and a $100 fee will apply
    • Once you have started your course, if you complete the course on different dates - $100 fee will apply
    Please note PADI stipulate that all training for the Open water course must be completed within 12 months of commencement.
     

    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.