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PRO DIVE Openwater Weekend Scuba Diving Course - Sydney - Manly

$299.00* Normally: $699.00 Save 57%

Customer Reviews 4.9 
  • Open Water Certification
  • Online Theoretical Learning
  • Weekly Course Commencement
  • Complete Gear Rental Included
  • Four Shore-Based Training Dives
  • Scheduled Over One Evening, Followed by Saturday and Sunday

 Overview of Our Sydney Openwater Scuba Course

This Openwater scuba diving course in Sydney uniquely blends online theoretical study with hands-on training in both a controlled pool environment and the open ocean. Designed to equip you with the skills for diving up to 18 meters, the course leads to the globally acknowledged Openwater Scuba Diver certification.

Initially, participants engage in 3-4 hours of online theory, culminating in a theoretical exam. Additionally, a physical swimming test is mandatory, involving a 200-meter swim and a 10-minute water tread, with no constraints on time or swimming style. Primary practical diving techniques are first honed in a Sydney-based pool.

The course intensifies with four ocean dives in Sydney's beautiful waters. These practical sessions not only reinforce skills learned in the pool but also introduce advanced diving practices, ensuring you become a proficient Open Water scuba diver. Upon successful completion of all theory and practice components, your instructor will endorse your log book and student file, officially certifying you as a Scuba Diver with international recognition.

Fitness for diving is essential for participation in the Openwater Course in Sydney, and you may be required to undergo a diving medical examination.



  • Scuba Gear Hire [Included]
  • Online Training [4-6hrs]
  • International License [Dive worldwide]
  • 4 Training Dives [Shore Entry]
  • 2.5 Day Course

Pool Entry Fee

  • Payable directly to the pool on entry, $7.50*


  • Click here for details - Transport Available as part of Membership ($50)
  • If our transport option is full, you must have access to your own vehicle.
  • Due to the location and schedule of the course, you will not have access to public transportation

Cost of Dive Medical [if required]

  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For example: heart disease, asthma, or epilepsy.
  • Please inform us prior to reservation if you suffer from any medical condition that may affect your diving.

*30 June 2024 Subject to change



Your online training ad quizzes must be completed online prior to the course commencement. Please allow approximately 4 hours to complete online trainingThis will be issued by us after we receive confirmation of your booking during business hours and an email will be sent letting you know how to access it.

Friday - Sunday

  • Friday 18:30 - 21:30 (Meet at Pro Dive Manly, 9 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale 2100)
    • Evening course orientation, meet & greet, online training review, gear sizing, exam
  • Saturday 07:00 - 17:00**
    • Confined water training + swim test
    • Ocean Dives 1 & 2 (if time permits)
  • Sunday 07:00 - 17:00**
    • Ocean Dives 2 (if not done the day before), 3 & 4
    • Certification BBQ


**please note: these times are a guide deping on group size, time of year and ocean conditions. Exact meet times will be announced during your Orientation evening.


Online training

  • Online theory and quizzes to be completed before your course starts

Photo for certification

  • Upload a photo (headshot) to your online training profile


  • Click here for details - Transport Available as part of Membership ($50)
  • If our transport option is full, you must have access to your own vehicle.
  • Due to the location and schedule of the course, you will not have access to public transportation


  • You need to complete a 200-metre swim (unassisted and continuous) and tread water for 10 minutes. If you are unable to complete this test during your course, you will not be able to continue and will have to pay the course fee again to rebook in the future.


  • Online Training Materials currently available in English only, all verbal instructions are in English and you are required to be proficient in English. No translation sevices are available or can be used during the course and other students cannot translate on behalf of the instructors.

Fitness to Dive

  • You must review Dive Medical Requirements and Fitness to Dive information prior to the commencement of the course
  • Doctors registered to do the Dive Medical -
  • If you have answered "yes" to any question on your dive medical form, you are required to provide us the following form ticked "Approved – I find no conditions that I consider incompatible with recreational scuba diving or freediving" by a medical doctor with no additional conditions (Download form)
  • This must be provided no less than 7 days before your course start date. 
  • The instructor always has the final say if a dive medical is required.

What you need to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Lunch


  • Minimum age is 12 years
    ​(any booking under 15 years need to book over the phone)

Meeting Point

18:30 9 Sydenham Rd Brookvale

Click here to get directions from Google Maps

Public Transport
Bus Routes from the CBD (all from the Carrington St, Wynyard stands), need to disembark at the very next stop after Warringah Mall (nr Roger St). Timetable and more information can be found at at
Use Google Maps to get Details

Weekday AM: Routes 178, 180 and L85 all have departures arriving at Pittwater Rd (nr Roger st) stop before 0900.
Weekday evening:  Routes E76 (Stand D), E78 (Stand D), E79 (Stand D), L80 (Stand D) and L85 (Stand C)
Weekends:  Saturdays: 180 (Stand D) and 180 (stand C)
Sundays: 190 (Stand A)

Public Transport from Manly Ferry Wharf:

Weekday AM:

Routes 155, 156 and 136 will all get you to the shop before 09:00.

Routes 135, 156 and 159 will get you to the shop by 10:00.

Weekday evening:

Routes 135, 155 and 169 will all get you to the shop before 18:30.


Saturdays: 136, 155
Sundays: 151, 155, 156


Address:9 Sydenham Rd Brookvale


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.
Jackie was awesome by Charlie Niel - 26-Apr-2024
Jackie was an amazing instructor! Excellent course and would definitely recommend by Kara Talty - 26-Apr-2024
All instructors were fantastic and the experience was great! by Rob Hartley - 19-Apr-2024
Fabulous instructors! There’s a lot of theory to cover and the instructors do it with ease and a smile that fills you with confidence. Would recommend to anyone who’ll listen by Mitchell Hodder - 19-Apr-2024
Loved this experience. Had a really awesome dive instructor who made me feel comfortable and confident. Unfortunately, we had some very poor visibility due to sydney rain, but they were very kind to offer us to join another day when conditions are better to complete our 3rd and 4th dive. by Ken Vinh Khang Lu - 05-Apr-2024
Matt the instructor was sensational! He provided clear instructions both on the surface and in the water, helped when we needed it and was lots of fun. by Peter Hanlon - 29-Mar-2024
Really enjoyed my open water dive course with the team at Brookvale. Such a positive environment and safe for you to achieve your goals. by Rachael Dodwell - 22-Mar-2024
Jackie was great - super clear and patient and really fun to dive with. by Anna Saulwick - 22-Mar-2024
Did a course with Daniel. Genuinely couldn't imagine a better person to take you through the weekend. Casual, informative, funny, and engaging. Had an amazing time and Daniel alone would keep me coming back to Pro Dive Manly. Course and cost were both fantastic - highly recommend to anyone thinking about it. by Rowan Brooke - 22-Mar-2024
Had such a great time with the team at Pro Dive Manly - Apo and Matt were super knowledgeable, professional and fun to learn from. Thank you for making it a great experience, will definitely be back! by Sarah Wu - 08-Mar-2024

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