Completion of Pro Dive's Open Water Certification Course you are trained to dive to a depth of 18 meters and the certification you receive is recognised World Wide!
Duration: 2.5 Consecutive Days
About our Openwater Course
The Openwater scuba diving course is a combination of Online based theory, pool and open ocean dives. You will be trained to dive to a depth of 18 metres and issued with your Openwater Scuba Diver certification which is recognised worldwide.
Prior to starting the course you will need to complete your theory online which will take approximately 6-7 hours to complete. You will be required to complete a theory exam. It is also a requirement that you are able to swim 200 metres (without stopping) and tread water for 10 minutes. You may use any technique to complete this swim and there is no time limit. The practical skills of diving are then covered and practiced in the comfort of the pool.
To further your skills there are 4 open water training dives. During these ocean dives, you will repeat some of the skills learned in the pool plus additional practical skills to ensure that you are competent Open Water scuba diver. When you have successfully completed all theory and practical sessions, your instructor will sign your log book and student record file. You will then become a certified Scuba Diver. Your certification will be recognised world wide.
You must be considered fit to dive to complete an Openwater Course and may require a dive medical. Click here to fill out our online medical form to determine if you are Fit to Dive or if you require a Dive Medical.
Pro Dive Manly is able to issue:
Statements of Attainment for the following nationally recognised Training Units of Competency under the Outdoor Recreation Industry Recreation Training Package (SR003) on all our Openwater courses by completing these additional requirements
SROODR002A Plan outdoor recreation activities
SROODR002B Plan for minimal environmental impact.
A small additional fee applies.
For further details ask your instructor about our 'Upgrade Course Packages' and 'Career Packages', which will enhance your skills and experience.
Cost of Dive Medical - if required.
Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For example: heart disease asthma, epilepsy or diabetes.
Please inform us prior to reservation if you suffer from any medical condition that may affect your diving.
Transport - become a club member for $50 for free transport on Pro Dive open water courses as well as receive 10% off double boat dives, shore dives and further discounts on our open water packages!
The pool and dive sites are located off site, you will need to transport yourself between them. There are approximately 5 trips during your open water course. We have limited availability on our bus (8 seats) and seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Because of the location of the dive sites, you will NOT be able to catch public transport. If you have your own vehicle you are welcome to drive yourself. If you do not have a vehicle, our Club Membership is your cheapest option!
Your ELearning must be completed online prior to the course commencement. Please allow approximately 3-4 hours to complete ELearning (including the online exam). This will be issued by us after we receive confirmation of your booking. This will occur during business hours and an email will be sent letting you know how to access this.
Your ELearning must be completed online prior to the course commencement. Please allow approximately 2-3 Hours to complete the ELearning. This will be issued by us after we receive confirmation of your booking. This will occur during business hours and an email will be sent letting you know how to access this.
Fitness to Dive
What you need to bring
Students under the age of 18 years
You will have use of all equipment whilst on course including