PRO DIVE Openwater Weekday Course

$199.00* Normally: $599.00 Save 67%

Customer Reviews 

Reviews

Our aim is always to offer our divers a safe and enjoyable experience. Below are reviews from customers who left use feedback on their experience.
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No comment left by Emily Bastow - 23-Nov-2020
5
The best time by Matheus Nunes Claro - 23-Nov-2020
4
Great team and course! by William Pintainho - 16-Nov-2020
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No comment left by Billie Murphy - 16-Nov-2020
5
thanks lachy! you too sam :) by konrad konczak-islam - 09-Nov-2020
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No comment left by Mark Gaffney - 09-Nov-2020
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No comment left by Ruby Uadiale - 09-Nov-2020
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No comment left by Rishab Sharma - 09-Nov-2020
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No comment left by Tullia Williams - 02-Nov-2020
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No comment left by Nikhileshwar Nimmakayala - 26-Oct-2020
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No comment left by Natalie Sabic - 26-Oct-2020
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No comment left by Wihartati Kartika - 26-Oct-2020
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No comment left by Natalia Perez - 12-Oct-2020
5
The training by all instructors was conducted in a professional and friendly, but firm manner for all students, which with an age range from 14 to 55 years was very impressive. I felt confident that I was safe and being taken care of throughout, although allowing me to build a self-assured capability to dive within my capability in widely varying conditions. by Simon Tucker - 05-Oct-2020
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No comment left by Annabelle Dodd - 05-Oct-2020
5
I loved my course. My instructors were amazing, they make me feel comfortable diving and very secure. Thanks Sam and Dylan!!! by Natucha Musso - 28-Sep-2020
5
Great course and the instructors really fantastic..! by Reece Linden - 28-Sep-2020
5
No comment left by jacob Dumbrell-twells - 21-Sep-2020
5
Very friendly and well organised instructors. Can definately see their passion for the ocean and enthusiasm for passing on their expertise. Highly recommend the course. by Callum De Forest - 21-Sep-2020
5
Georga and Sam were excellent trainers! Relaxed and approachable but at the same time setting clear coals and expectations and not shy letting people "fail" if they weren't up to it. I'd highly recommend the training to anyon!e. by Christian Bindel - 21-Sep-2020
5
Sam and the team were excellent instructors - safety was paramount - highly recommended by Tony Scrivens - 21-Sep-2020
5
No comment left by Marnie Hammond - 14-Sep-2020
5
Excellent instructors with both Sam and Sam - good and fun environment with many jokes and professionalism when it comes to safety and making sure you get it 100% right, the experience was really good and I’m looking forward to do more with these guys 👍🏼 by Pierre Tielemans - 07-Sep-2020
5
Sam James, the instructor explained skills and processes very clearly. He patiently re-iterated skills to those of us that didn't get it right first time. by Tom McElligott - 07-Sep-2020
5
Both Sams were fantastic :) Everything was explained very well and they were both patient and supportive. Was a really cool experience, can't wait to go diving again. Highly recommend! by Natalie Long - 07-Sep-2020
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No comment left by Alicia Hernanz - 07-Sep-2020
5
Amazing experience, course and safety precautions really well explained. The whole team was great. A big thank you to Sam James, he is a really great instructor, and thanks for sharing your passion for the ocean. I’m looking forward to more dive in Sydney. by Amaranta Focardi - 07-Sep-2020
5
It has being the best experience ok my life, I have to say thanks to Sam James to share his passion. He is a great instructor and in the future if I will dive in Sydney it will be only with him! He shares his passion for the ocean with such professionality that I was astonished. by Giuseppe Fuzio - 07-Sep-2020
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No comment left by Ian Garth - 10-Aug-2020
5
Our group were all beginner divers with no diving experience. We had Bella and Sam as our instructors and they were both amazing, insightful and helpful! I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of obtaining their next scuba certification! by Tom Jowett - 06-Jul-2020
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No comment left by Kimberly Sesperez - 29-Jun-2020
5
Lachie and Hugo were experienced and amazing instructors. I would highly recommend anyone to come join Pro Dive to have a great time! by Chan-Woo Shim - 29-Jun-2020
5
Loved the course. Lachy and Hugo were legends. Couldn't recommend more. by Mathew Cilia - 29-Jun-2020
5
No comment left by Amir Ali Beikzadeh - 15-Jun-2020
5
Lachlan was a great instructor, super fun dives, great equipment! by Dana Lopez - 01-Jun-2020
5
Great experience and expert training, definitely looking forward to my next course! by Steve Wall - 01-Jun-2020
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No comment left by Neil Mitchell-Clark - 23-Mar-2020
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No comment left by Gustavo Rocha - 23-Mar-2020
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No comment left by Shagun Sharma - 16-Mar-2020
5
Bella and Sam were excellent teachers. Very enjoyable session and class. by Rob Prugue - 09-Mar-2020
5
excellent delivery, .attitude , advice and locations. . i need to go back to complete as i had a touch of motion sickness colin by Collin Bailey - 09-Mar-2020
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No comment left by Felipe Andrade - 09-Mar-2020
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No comment left by Naoko Ishimoto - 02-Mar-2020
5
My partner and I finally took the plunge to become certified divers. We were very satisfied with our experience at Prodive. Bella Walker and Lockie were wonderful instructors. Bella was very calm when I needed assistance during the open water skills test, thorough in her teaching methods and helpful throughout the entire course. We weren't in Lockie's group however he was great at sharing some really exciting videos and experiences we can look forward to now we are certified! We both loved it so much we have already signed up for our Advanced course :) by Elle McMurran - 02-Mar-2020
5
Sam our instructor, was absolutely fantastic he was great at creating a very calming environment that made us feel safe and well looked after. Our dives at Shelly beach had good conditions and although the visibility wasn’t always the best Sam did great to point out some amazing sea life. by Brylan Stewart - 17-Feb-2020
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No comment left by Manuela Littek - 17-Feb-2020
5
Only negative was that my dad had booked the course for me a couple of months in advance and i never got a change of itinerary email, so i ended up rocking up at 10am and missing a whole days work, because it wasn’t until 6pm. People there were very apologetic about it though, just some constructive criticism. Apart from that overall great experience, staff were absolutely lovely and so helpful. Will definitely be going back for a couple of guided tour! by Aislinn Smeallie - 17-Feb-2020
5
Really helpful and patient, the instructors are so nice. They put you at ease and the course was really enjoyable. Now signed up for the advanced. by Ana Garcia - 17-Feb-2020
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No comment left by Magali Morin - 10-Feb-2020
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No comment left by Madeline Redhill - 03-Feb-2020
5
Both instructors were friendly and very professional! Amazing to learn from them. by Jules Denizet - 03-Feb-2020
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No comment left by Robert Fatt - 03-Feb-2020
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Instructor was very helpful and helped me progress by Dervla McIvor - 03-Feb-2020
5
Sam James and Lochi were great instructors! by Ava Negri - 03-Feb-2020
5
Lachie our main instructor was fantastic. Great balance of making it fun, but also you realised the 'serious' side of what you were learning. Sam was excellent as well. I highly recommend Pro Dive by Bill Creek - 03-Feb-2020
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No comment left by Regina Li - 27-Jan-2020
5
Great instructors, great course! by May-Linn Hammer - 27-Jan-2020
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No comment left by Chloe Bridge - 27-Jan-2020
5
what an epic experience! I highly value the kind patient talent of the instructors, who's passion shines through their knowledge & imagery that they shared with the class. I felt so safe and now I am confident to get back out there! Over the moon. I recommend Lochie, Bella, & Tash for instructors! by lauren Elphick - 13-Jan-2020
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No comment left by Thomas Anthony Ethell - 13-Jan-2020
5
Really good atmosphere, friendly and funny people. Lockie and Bella both excellent instructor making me feel always safe and letting me enjoy a lot this amazing experience. Super recomendable 🤙🙂 by Leonardo Loggia - 13-Jan-2020
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No comment left by Juan Ignacio Riera - 13-Jan-2020
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Twas lit by Lachlan Stewart - 13-Jan-2020
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No comment left by Callum Moore - 06-Jan-2020
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No comment left by Wesley Bartlett - 06-Jan-2020
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No comment left by Michelle Cateaux - 06-Jan-2020
5
My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time doing the opnewater 20 course and are so excited to begin our diving adventures. Thank you Sam for being a fantastic teacher, for answering all our questions and for being so patient! by Katherine Homsi - 30-Dec-2019
5
I really enjoyed the course - a fantastic introduction to diving. ProDive Manly delivered a great experience from start to finish: staff were really friendly and clearly very competent, the course (and logistics etc) were well organised, and the classroom and water sessions were run really well, with a nice balance between having a laugh and making sure that all skills were taught, demonstrated by our instructor, and then practised by each student. On that point, the quality of instruction was excellent: more complex skills were broken down into more basic skills, and we'd progress to more complex skills after getting the hang of the easier skills. The quality of the demonstrations was phenomenal, and the only thing that I can compare it to is an aircraft safety briefing - each step was demonstrated very clearly. The student to instructor ratio was 7:1, and our instructor was able to give students who were having a hard time some extra attention. If you think you might like to dive with a buddy or go on guided dives, I'd have no hesitation in recommending ProDive as a great place to do your Open Water course. The only downside (if you can call it that) is that you might enjoy it so much that you'll get hooked and will want to book more courses and dives with them! by David Hinder - 30-Dec-2019
4
Great instructors and appreciate the course dates during Christmas/NY break. Poor visibility on dives unfortunately. Very early starts and need to arrange own transport, parking & food during the course. by Belinda Chung - 29-Dec-2019
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No comment left by Alysha Prakash - 29-Dec-2019
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No comment left by Ehsan Tabatabaee Rafiee - 29-Dec-2019
4
All our instructors were great. Very thoughtful and ensured everyone felt comfortable. As tourists, we did expect the pool and dives to be relatively close to the Pro Dive Shop - that wasn't the case and we had to travel pretty far (50mins from the dive shop). We also were not warned that we needed to find our own transportation which was tough since we had not rented a car. I understand dive conditions vary with weather/swells but we unfortunately dealt with pretty terrible visibility for all our dives - we were unable to see more than a few feet at times. I suspect there must be an ability to check for beaches with better visibility every day. Finally, Clifton Gardens, where we conducted our first two dives, has tons of fisherman fishing off the pier. As we dove beneath the pier, I got hooked by a fisherman (fortunately only through my wetsuit). That, along with the poor visibility, made for a pretty frustrating first diving experience. by Conor Coyle - 29-Dec-2019
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No comment left by Maddy Pilz - 29-Dec-2019
4
I suggest you make a point of informing people like us from Canada that we have to find out way to each of the dive course locations. we would have paid more to have been included in transport. Istvan is very good. very calm and competent. by Michael Coyle - 29-Dec-2019
5
No comment left by Leroy Fooks - 22-Dec-2019
5
I had a great time learning to scuba dive & I'm looking forward to doing more diving in the future!! Lachlan was a great instructor and driver!! :) by Sandra Buchert - 22-Dec-2019
5
Great instruction by Richard Vella - 22-Dec-2019
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No comment left by Ed Shaw - 16-Dec-2019
5
Lachlan W was an awesome instructor and excellent company. Very lucky to have had him take us. Also very good at reversing the trailer at shelly by Neil Wiseman - 16-Dec-2019
5
Our trainer Sam was awesome, very methodical making sure all safety aspects are taught and remembered at the same time making the days very enjoyable. Would recommend to all. by Jonathan Yuen - 16-Dec-2019
5
Had a great time on this course, great value and totally worthwhile. I am already in love with scuba diving and the marvels of the ocean it allows you to see! Had the best instructor (Lachlan Walmsley) who was both a great teacher and made the experience super fun. Highly recommend this course! by Madeleine Murphy - 16-Dec-2019
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No comment left by Marc Andrews - 16-Dec-2019
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No comment left by Marit Hjort - 16-Dec-2019
5
Great instructors (Sam, Claire and Derek), great dives, great equipment. I enrolled for more!! by Raphael Thirionet - 09-Dec-2019
5
friendly and funny stuff by Christine Dürr - 09-Dec-2019
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No comment left by Jonathan Challis - 09-Dec-2019
5
I feel much more confident setting up gear and staying underwater now by Seamus Quealy - 09-Dec-2019
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No comment left by Goran Jovic - 02-Dec-2019
5
we love it, everything was great, by Phan Hoai nam - 02-Dec-2019
5
Lachy was a great trainer who managed the whole group of different skill levels well. By the final dive we were all comfortable under water and enjoying the dive thanks to him. Also he taught with a good balance of humour and seriousness. Thanks! by James Keigher - 02-Dec-2019
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No comment left by Shefali Tandon - 02-Dec-2019
5
The open waters 20 course was amazing thanks to our awesome instructor Lachlan, he made sure everyone felt comfortable before doing the skills and was super nice/funny best 3 days ever and will definitely be doing the advanced and nitrox course/ cant wait to do more dives that he recommend . I Would highly recommend prodive to go through scuba diving with. by Magdalen Barry - 02-Dec-2019
5
The open water 20 course was honestly one of the best experiences in my life. So eye opening to see how natural wonders can be disguised into such ordinary places. The course also allowed me to connect with the environment in ways I had never thought of. As far as the diving went I can assure you that this will be a skill in which I will use throughout my life while also returning to do my advanced course as I have found a new passion for the sport. In regards to the instructor Lachlan Walmsley was honestly one of the most genuine nice caring people I have ever met. He taught us in a way that we all felt comfortable entering the ocean while also appreciating the fact we were there for a week of fun. I hope when I return to do my advanced course that I get paired with Lachlan as my instructor once again. To Lachlan (Mum) thank you very much not just from me but all of us on the course you have shown us ways in which we can all continue to explore the world while finding a new love in diving thanks again for everything see you soon in South West Rocks much love from your north coast kooks by Ethan Alchin - 02-Dec-2019
5
I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to dive, the guys at manly pro dive are the best!! by Maria Sheslow - 25-Nov-2019
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Sweet by Wanjun Huang - 25-Nov-2019
5
Awesome experience. Great staff by James Plasto - 25-Nov-2019
5
Our instructor Sam Dare was super helpful, full of knowledge, made everyone on the course feel comfortable and and made it a super fun course to take. Would recommend Pro Dive to anybody it was sick. by Josh Clarke - 25-Nov-2019
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No comment left by Mark Gailey - 18-Nov-2019
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No comment left by Vincent Scheelen - 18-Nov-2019
5
Taking the open water course at Prodive Manly was easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. Lochie and Sam were fantastic instructors and had me loving life by ocean dive #2. Sam helped me tremendously in the pool when I struggled with one of the skills and Lochie gave me plenty of reassurance and congratulations after I successfully did it in the ocean. Amazingly friendly crew, met awesome people, and had a great time poking fun at one another. I would (and already did) highly recommend Prodive as your introduction to diving. I can't wait to get back in the water ASAP. Also, the membership was perfect as transportation was included. Both Sam and Lochie were great drivers and I didn't have to find parking at Manly Beach! by Jennifer Orlando - 18-Nov-2019
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