PADI Open Water Diver Course
The PADI Open Water Course is designed to prepare you for diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres without supervision. During the course you will have fun whilst easily and progressively developing the knowledge and skills you will need to enjoy the natural beauty and splendor of the underwater world in comfort and safety.
In order to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Course you must be 15 years of age (Junior Open Water Diver 12 years) obtain a Diving Medical from a diving physician if you require one. (See Below) Complete a swim and tread water. Must Complete ALL the theory on-line before you attend the first day of the course.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
If you at anytime before your first open water dive you feel that we have not met your expectations as a professional establishment or you decide that scuba diving is just not for you, we will refund half your money back. It’s our way of guaranteeing that you will have fun.
STATEMENT OF QUALITY
We are very passionate about our scuba training at IDC Scuba. As a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre, we are bound to provide the very best training and service. Our professional and experienced staff are both enthusiastic and passionate about teaching you to dive. Their paramount goal is to ensure that your experience is safe and fun, that all your needs are catered for and that you continue diving well after you complete your course.
PADI eLearning 2 Day Course Format
In this format, all the theory and exams are completed on-line via the PADI eLearning website. Thus you only have to do the pool session and dives over one weekend. You can start your theory RIGHT NOW!!!
Click here to purchase your course NOW and get your eLearning Access Pass emailed to you so you can start studying on-line TODAY!
You can start you study online immediately, however you also need to book yourself onto a course to do the Pool Sessions and Open Water Sessions. Check out our Course Schedule and contact the shop to book you course in.
Saturday –8:00am to 6:00pm (Orientation, Pool Session & Dive 1)
Sunday – 8:00am to 5:00pm (Open Water Dives 2,3 & 4)
Included in Course Fees:
PADI eLearning Access Pass, RDP Dive Tables, Dive Log Book, Instruction, Scuba Gear Hire (Except Mask/Snorkel/Fins/Boots), Airfills, Pool Fees, Boat Dive, Certification Card
You are required to own your Mask, Snorkel, Fins & Booties as these items are not supplied as part of your course fees. We call these comfort items and it is in your best interests to be comfortable whilst learning to scuba dive. We strongly recommend that you buy this equipment from IDC Scuba to ensure you are purchasing quality equipment. We carry a good range of popular brands plus you get the added benefit of been fitted correctly. For more info on gear purchases, please contact the shop.
Need more info....
Contact IDC Scuba for more information or if you prefer to book in over the phone. A $150 deposit will be required and you will be confirmed on the course of your choice.
For further information or to find out how to up-grade from Scuba Diver to Open Water contact IDC Scuba on: Portsea (03) 5984-1799
BOOK NOW AND BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE TODAY!!!
If you have booked on a course and choose to change your original date of commencement there will be a $20.00 transfer fee will be charged for each time a course date is changed.
If you require additional days to complete the course for whatever reason, $35.00 for each additional day required will be charged plus any additional boat fees if required.
On the first day of your course you will be asked to sign various forms. One of these forms will be an RSTC Medical Statement. It is important that you understand how this form works.
Once you have read and understand the form, you must determine the following:
If you tick YES to ANY of the medical questions asked on the RSTC Medical Statement, you must provide your instructor with a Diving Medical from a Diving Physician, which must be valid within 12 months of the examination, and it must state that you are ‘Fit to Scuba Dive’. We will also provide a list of diving doctors in the Melbourne area.
If you tick NO to ALL the medical questions asked on the RSTC Medical Statement, you do not require a Diving Medical to complete your Open Water Diver Course with IDC Scuba.
Even though you may not require a diving medical, it is nevertheless strongly recommended. Further, a diving medical may uncover conditions or issues you may not be aware of, for example ear, nose and throat, or lung function issues, and which could expose you to the risk of serious injury or death while diving.
Australian Standard AS 4005.1 and SPUMS (South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society) both recommend that a diving medical be completed prior to commencing any Open Water Diver Course training.
PLEASE BE AWARE: If you arrive at IDC Scuba on the first day of your course and do not have a Diving Medical and have ticked YES to any of the conditions stated on the RSTC Medical Statement, we will not be able to take you diving.
One-on-one courses available for an additional $250.00