PADI OPEN WATER DIVER

Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (through elearning ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

 

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OUR COURSE

The Professional Dive Services PADI Open Water Dive Course offers maximum flexibility and enjoyment. The new PADI eLearning system now makes it possible to do your open water course in as little as two days. We are one of the few companies in Brisbane that offer this format to cater to all the time poor divers.

We ONLY teach a maximum of 6 students in an Open Water course to ensure that you get the most attention from your instructor. Many of our competitors claim that they only teach a maximum of 6 but have proven many times that this is not the case. Don’t compromise your training and experience! Diving is an amazing sport which will have you hooked! Did you know that even if you dived twice a day for the rest of your life you would still not even dive 1% of all of the dive sites in the world!? The PADI Open Water dive course will set you up to access any site up to 18 metres deep!
Your theory will be done via eLearning and not in a classroom. Theory component of this course will be done prior to the course and in your own time. The eLearning option allows you to complete the theory in the comfort of your own home, in your own time and at your own pace. It also allows us to off this as a 2 day course as opposed to a 4 day course. Our staff are always available via mobile should you need assistance with the theory, however it is relatively straight forward.

DAY ONE:

– The day will start off with the completion of any relevant paper work, then you will need to complete a 22 question knowledge review.
– From here you will complete a 200 metre swim and a 10 minute float at a local swimming pool
– Once this has been completed you will participate in five (5) confined water dives in the pool.
– After the confined water dives in the pool, Professional Dive Services will transport you to the Gold Coast Seaway where you will complete one (1) open water dive.
– The timings of the day will be determined based on tide and pool hours.

DAY TWO:

– You will be transported to the Gold Coast Seaway where you will complete the last three (3) open water dive to complete your qualification.
– The timings of the day will be determined based on tide hours of the Gold Coast Seaway.

 

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PREREQUISITES:
– Student needs to be comfortable in the water and have some basic swimming skills. At a minimum, you must be able to complete a 200 metre swim and float for 10 minutes.
– The minimum age for scuba certification is 12 years of age for the Junior Open Water Diver or Scuba Diver certification (adult- supervised diving) and 15 years of age for the Open Water Diver or Scuba Diver certification.

– In Queensland we also have to do a Recreational Dive Medical to confirm that you are physically fit to dive. You have to get a dive medical if you can answer yes any of the following

– You are over 45
– You have a waist circumference of 102cm or greater for a male
– You have a waist circumference of 88cm or greater for a female
– You have a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 30 –  http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/healthy-eating/Pages/bmi-calculator.aspx

– If you answer Yes to any of the questions in the medical questionnaire –  http://www.divemedicals.com.au/divemed.pdf

UPCOMING COURSES

WEEKENDS
Saturday, 28 & Sunday, 29 October 2017 (last weekend course until further notice)

MID-WEEK
Monday, 17 July & Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Tuesday, 1 & Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Monday, 28 & Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Wednesday, 30 & Thursday, 31 August 2017

**Exclusive courses are available upon request

PRICE

$530 Weekend Course

$495 Weekday Course

WHAT’S INCLUDED

PADI on-line learning pass for theory component of your Open Water Course
Certification Fees
Confined water dives in a local swimming pool
4 x open water dives at the Gold Coast Seaway
Transport to and from the Gold Coast Seaway
BCD, regulator, tanks, weights, dive computer and weights for the duration of the course

 

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots (as we believe it is important for these items to fit correctly and for the hygiene value as well)

 

COURSE TIMINGS

Our Open Water Course are scheduled around the slack high tide of the Gold Coast Seaway and therefore the times for the course vary. The exact timing for the day will be sent to you via email prior to your course, however please allocate two full days for the course.
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DIVE MEDICAL

In the past, it was a regulation in Queensland to visit a participating dive physician and get a dive medical. This is no longer the case with Queensland Health and Safety now stating that you must get a dive medical is you answer yes to any of the below noted criteria:

– You are over 45
– You have a waist circumference of 102cm or greater for a male
– You have a waist circumference of 88cm or greater for a female
– You have a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 30

If you answer no to these items, it is not compulsory to get a dive medical, however we strongly recommend it for your (and our) piece of mind.

 

HOW TO BOOK

Simply download the attached booking form, complete all the required fields and send back to [email protected] Once this form and the deposit/ payment have been received, we can send you the eLearning to the email address provided.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require assistance in purchasing a mask, snorkel, fins and boots.

 

 

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