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PADI Open Water

Are you ready to change your life? Embark on a journey to explore a whole new world untouched by the frantic pace of everyday life. Scuba diving provides a thrill and adventure unmatched by anything else. Start or continue your adventure today by completing the PADI Open Water course online.

Why Choose eLearning?

  • Minimised class time and maximum in-water time
  • Accessibility anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
  • Immediate feedback and gratification through electronic content delivery
  • Complement learning with virtual modeling simulations and video clips
  • Learn at your own pace, in your own home or wherever you choose

PADI Open Water

Enroll in the PADI eLearning Open Water Diver course to explore the underwater world and complete your classroom theory online in the comfort of your own home. With just a few simple steps you can open the door to a lifetime’s passion. This is the basic entry-level program and is all you need to dive without direct professional supervision. The training develops your dive skills and requires a full day in the pool as well as four fun dives out in the actual diving environment. The PADI Open Water Course is designed to prepare you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres without supervision. During the course you will have fun whilst easily and progressively developing the knowledge and the skills that you will need to enjoy the natural beauty and splendor of the underwater world in comfort and safety.

Get started now with the PADI Open Water Online!


The PADI Open Water course gives you a license to dive the world! At Geelong Dive Centre we realise that all of our students are unique, with different needs and different amounts of available spare time. At Geelong Dive Centre we recognise this and it's why we offer two options for our clients when their choosing how to learn to dive with us. Our learn to dive options are as follows:

GOLD PADI OPEN WATER

  • PADI eLearning online
  • Max 6:1 Student Ratio
  • Course duration is three days: Sat/Sun and the following Saturday
  • Full day of practical confined water training in a heated swimming pool
  • 2 Boat Dives
  • 2 Shore Dives
  • Includes: PADI eLearning Access Pass, RDP Dive Tables, Dive Log Book, Instruction, Scuba gear (Except: Mask/Snorkel/Fins/Booties), Air Fills, Pool Fees, Shore Dives, Boat Dives, PADI International Certification Card and a bonus 3 month Club Membership to our very active Geelong Dive Club
  • $699

PLATINUM PADI OPEN WATER

  • PADI eLearning online
  • 1:1 Student Ratio
  • Course duration is 4 days: Sat/Sun and the following Sat/Sun
  • Full day of practical confined water training in a heated swimming pool
  • 4 Boat Dives
  • 2 Shore Dives
  • Includes: PADI eLearning Access Pass, RDP Dive Tables, Dive Log Book, Instruction, Scuba gear (Except: Mask/Snorkel/Fins/Booties), Air Fills, Pool Fees, Shore Dives, Boat Dives, PADI International Certification Card and a bonus 3 month Club Membership to our very active Geelong Dive Club
  • $1499

Equipment Requirements:

Students are required to own their own Mask, Snorkel, Fins and 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 also recommend that you purchase your own regulator silicone mouthpiece for safe hygiene reasons. We strongly recommend that you buy this equipment from Geelong Dive Centre to ensure that you are purchasing quality equipment. We carry an excellent range of popular equipment brands plus you get the added benefit of being fitted correctly. For more information on equipment purchases please contact our friendly staff at Geelong Dive Centre.

Check out these great value Mask/Snorkel/Fin/Booties package deals for your course.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at ease in the water and will be required to complete a 200 metre swim and a 10 minute tread water before beginning confined water pool training. For safety, all students will need to complete the PADI Scuba Medical Questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, you sign the form and you're ready to start. If any of these apply to you, as a safety precaution your physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you're fit to dive and begin your dive lessons. A copy of the medical questionnaire is available here:

PADI SCUBA Medical Questionnaire.

  • 2 x Passport Photos for certification.
  • Minimum age for participation is 15 years of age.
  • Students under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or guardian accompany them on the course.
  • Candidates must be prepared for fun.

  • Please note: A diving medical is nevertheless strongly recommended as it may uncover conditions or issues you may not be aware of and which could expose you to the risk of serious injury or death while diving.

    Bonus offer:

    All students receive a Bonus 3 month club membership, which entitles them to a 10% discount on purchases, access to the Club mid-week dives, access to interstate and overseas Club trips as well as huge savings on equipment hiring.

    MONEY BACK GUARANTEE 
    Not sure if diving is for you?
    Don't worry... If you get to the pool and figure out that diving isn't for you,
    then We'll happily refund the remainder of your course fees.

    Please Note:

    A $150 deposit secures your place on the course and we will then email you your eLearning Access Pass with the course balance payable on the first day of your course. If you have already completed your PADI eLearning then the $150 you have paid is removed from the course fee. Candidates must complete ALL the theory online before attending the first day of the course. If you have booked on your course and choose to change your original date of commencement there will be a $150 transfer fee which will be charged each time a course date is changed. If you require additional days to complete the course for whatever reason, $100 for each additional day required will be charged plus any additional boat fees if required.

    N.B. Weather: If it is necessary for us to alter the course schedule due to inclement weather conditions there are no additional fees.