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Ages 8-12

Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving.   Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water.  Have a party or celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker event with friends and family.

A child must be 8 years old or older. Kids must be comfortable in the water, but no prior experience is
necessary.  Parental approval is required.

Bubblemakers get a chance to:

  • Experience scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Pro.
  • Take their first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6 feet.
  • Learn about and use scuba diving equipment made for children – not adults.
  • Have lots of fun.


Ages 8-12

The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting AquaMissions.   To join the PADI Seal Team, a child must be 8 years of age or older. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but kids should be comfortable in the water.   Parental approval is required. The PADI Seal Team program teaches responsibility and respect for the aquatic realm.   

It’s broken into two parts.

Part one, AquaMissions 1 - 5, covers basic scuba diving skills, such as breathing underwater, clearing a mask of water, recovering a regulator and swimming around experiencing the sensation of being weightless. Each session takes about an hour. Complete these AquaMissions and become a recognized PADI Seal Team Member.

Part two, 10 specialty AquaMissions, includes adventures like creature identification, search and recovery diving, and skin diving. Complete all of these and you’ll become a PADI Master Seal Team Member – joining an elite group of young scuba divers.


Ages 12+

The PADI Discover Scuba Diver course runs for approximately 4 - 5 hours.

With your scuba diving professional you will, in store, be introduced to scuba diving gear and learn about the effects of water and pressure. After being kitted up with your scuba diving gear you will travel to Frankston pier for a shore dive. This is where you will learn the basic skills for scuba diving and be introduced to the underwater world, breathing effortlessly and watching the amazing marine life that frequents the piers around Port Phillip Bay. . Then Finally back to shop for accreditation.

Prerequisites:

  • A Medical Questionnaire in needed to be completed. A positive response to any of the questions means you must seek the advice of a physician.
  • Minimum of 12 years of age for open water dives

Course Details:

This underwater adventure will take approximately half a day. Come into the shop and complete the paperwork and learn some basic theory on the mechanics of diving. Then it's off to one of the local piers to learn some safety skills with your dive professional and experience weightlessness on an underwater tour.

The skills you will learn include:

  • Mask and Regulator Clearing
  • Regulator Recovery
  • Relaxing while breathing underwater
  • Equalisation techniques


Course includes:

  • PADI Qualified Instructor
  • All Equipment (where required) including wetsuit, fins, mask and snorkel, hood, cylinder, buoyancy vest and regulator set
  • off your Open Water Course if you continue your education with Diveline.

Availability

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends



The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course.  If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide.   This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that's your ultimate goal.

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
  • Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.

To enrol in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.



The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills just the first three of five dives of the Open Water Diver course
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore just two of four dives of the Open Water Diver course.


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The PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course is the full scuba diving license. It allows you to hire or buy gear, receive airfills and scuba dive all around Australia and the world.

The 4 Day PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course runs over two weeekends, Saturday, Sunday, Saturday Sunday.

  • Day 1 - Theory & Exam (Approximately 9am to 3pm, 6 hours of training)
  • Day 2 - Confined Water Pool Session (Approximately 8am to 2pm, 6 hours of training
  • Day 3 - 2 Open Water Shore Dives (Approximately 9am to 4pm, 6 hours of training)
  • Day 4 - 2 Open Water Boat Dives (Approximately 9am to 4pm, 6 hours of training)
4 Day Courses are our recomendation. The more time spent with a professional the better diver you will be.

The 3 Day PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course runs over 3 days, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

  • Day 1 - Theory & Exam, Confined Water Pool Session (Approximately 8am to 6pm, 10 hours of training)
  • Day 2 - 2 Open Water Shore Dives (Approximately 9am to 4pm, 6 hours of training)
  • Day 3 - 2 Open Water Boat Dives (Approximately 9am to 4pm, 6 hours of training)

Victoria offers a fantastic variety of dive sites for you to explore. You will have the opportunity to discover a world of reefs, shipwrecks and see some unique and stunning marine life. On completion of the course you will be qualified to dive anywhere in the world to a depth of 18 metres.


Prerequisites:

  • A Diver Medical is required if over 45 years of age, or if you answer YES to any question on the diver medical statement. This medical statement is required on commencement of the course.   For registered doctors see the list at SPUMS
  • Minimum of 12 years of age for junior open water course
  • Minimum of 15 years of age for open water course
  • You need to be comfortable in the water, able to swim 200 metres and tread water for 10 minutes.
  • Your own your own mask, snorkel, boots and fins (available to students at discounted prices)


Course Details:

PADI Open Water Course can either be run over two consecutive weekends or 3 consecutive days (Fri-Sun), with a maximum of 4 participants per instructor.   Courses are also available mid-week during school holidays; subject to sufficient numbers.   If you would like to learn to dive with your own personal instructor, call us to make arrangements. For information on what you can expect to cover during the course, please see the attached Course Information Sheet.

Course includes:

  • PADI Qualified Instructors
  • All Scuba Equipment* (where required) including BCD, Regulator, Computer, Cylinder, Weights, Air Fills
  • Open Water Packs including PADI manual, logbook, RDP table and booklet
  • Pool Entry, 2 x Shore Dives and 2 x Boat Dives
  • PADI Certification Card, accepted around the world and a life long licence
  • $50 off your advanced open water course if you continue your education with Diveline.

Availability:

Weekends, some midweek courses during school holidays Private one on one training available at $1,145.00. All course details as above.
* Excludes equipment items noted in Prerequisites.


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Advanced Open Water

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course gives you the perfect opportunity to gain additional diving experience and confidence under the watchful eye of one of our instructors. This is a great way to enhance your skills and learn some new ones. Successful completion allows you to dive to 30 metres.

Prerequisites:

Certified as an open water diver

  • Diver Medical Highly Recommended. Required if over 45 years of age, or if you answer yes to any question on your signed medical disclaimer. For registered doctors see the list at SPUMS.
  • Minimum of 15 (12) years of age for (junior) advanced open water course
  • Your own mask, snorkel, boots and fins (available to students at discounted prices)

Course Details:

PADI Advanced Open Water Course consists of 5 adventure dives usually run over one weekend with a maximum of four participants per instructor. Your adventures include the mandatory Deep and Navigation dives and Peak Performance, Night and Wreck as the others. Boat and Drift Diver dives are studied as backup.

Course includes:

  • PADI Qualified Instructors
  • All Scuba Equipment (where required) including BCD, Regulator, Computer, Cylinder, Weights, Air Fills
  • Advanced Open Water Packs including PADI manual, advanced course slate
  • 3 x Shore Dives and 2 x Boat Dives
  • PADI Certification Card, accepted around the world and a life long licence
  • $50 off your rescue course if you continue your education with Diveline.

Availability:
Weekends Private one-on-one training available at $785.00. All course details as above.
Optional Extra—Enriched Air $200 per student:
Add on an Enriched Air (Nitrox) course (normal course fee $340) to learn how to extend your no-decompression time and stay down longer with a higher oxygen concentration. Refer to Enriched Air flyer for further information.

Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver Course is a lot of fun mixed in with some hard work. It will increase your awareness of diver safety and prepare you to be able to manage diver emergency situations. It is also a stepping stone and prerequisite for the PADI Divemaster certification.
Prerequisites:

  • Certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Your own snorkelling equipment and scuba equipment
  • Completed your PADI EFR Course OR a recognised CPR and Basic First Aid Certification (within 2 years)
  • This is a physical course so a certain level of fitness is required

Course Details:
PADI Rescue Course is run over one weekend and consists of self rescue and diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management, consideration, equipment, tired / panicked divers, missing diver procedures, surfacing an unconscious diver, first aid procedures, accident management.

Course includes:

  • PADI Qualified Instructors
  • PADI Rescue Pack including PADI Rescue manual and Rescue Slate
  • 2 x Shore Dives
  • PADI Rescue Diver Certification Card, accepted around the world and a life long licence
  • $100 off your PADI Dive Master course if you continue your education with Diveline.

Availability:
Weekends
Private one-on-one training available at $745.00. All course details as above.

Please note: ask about our special equipment hire charge.

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AWARE Fish Identification


Who should take this course?
“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the AWARE – Fish Identification Specialty course. You’ll enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see and can identify the main fish families and their characteristics.
If you’re at least 10 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the AWARE – Fish Identification course.
What will you learn?
Once you learn to recognize what types of fish you see, you’ll find it easier to reference the exact species after a scuba dive. For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but colors and markings may be wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, you can more easily look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw.
During two scuba dives, you’ll learn:
  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species.
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies.
  • About Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
How can you start learning now?
Stop by your local dive shop, to enroll in the course. Check out the marine species reference library at ScubaEarth®
What scuba gear will you use?
Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll want a slate to record what you see and a fish identification card if available for your area. Your PADI Instructor and local dive center or resort staff may suggest additional equipment or references depending on what you’re likely to see on your dives.
Next Step
Have the answers and earn your next certification:
  • Enroll in an AWARE – Fish Identification course at your PADI Dive Center or Resort
  • Browse the PADI Course Catalog to look for other related specialties, such as AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation, Underwater Naturalist and Peak Performance Buoyancy or other Distinctive Specialties
  • Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating

Deep Diver

On the Course

The PADI Deep Diver Course teaches you safe techniques to dive to 40 metres.   Learn the effects of pressure at depth,   the effects of nitrogen narcosis,   the effects of colour at depth and more on decompression sickness.
Also learn to calculate air consumption at depth.

Melbourne has a number of wreck, wall and reef dives below 30m.

Prerequisites:

  • Certified as an Adventure Diver
  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Your should have all your own gear at this stage
  • Diver Medical Highly Recommended. Required if over 45 years of age, or if you answer yes to any question on your signed medical disclaimer. For registered doctors see the list at SPUMS

Course Details:

  • PADI Deep Diver Course consists of 4 deep dives usually run over one weekend with a maximum of four participants per instructor
  • Complete tasks underwater at depth
  • Comparing depth gauges, navigation exercises
  • Effects of pressure on different items, effects on colour at depth
  • Assembling and Positioning of Emergency Equipment
  • Simulate emergency decompression stop

Course includes:

  • PADI Qualified Instructors
  • PADI Deep Diving manual
  • 4 x Boat Dives
  • PADI Deep Diver Certification Card, accepted around the world and a life long licence
  • $50 off your next course if you continue your education with Diveline

Availability:

  • Weekend
  • Private one-on-one training available at $925.00.  All course details as above

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Digital Underwater Photography

Who should take this course?

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer course.

Because underwater photography is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course. Check with your PADI Dive Center or Resort if this interests you.

What will you learn?

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you’ll discover:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
  • Principles for good composition of underwater images.
  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.

Get credit! The second dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Sign up for Digital Underwater Photographer Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system guides you through the principles of great underwater photography, with a bonus section on underwater imaging (including video). You study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual.

You can also choose to read the paper version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Professional will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your dives.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a digital underwater camera and a computer or other device for downloading and viewing your images. Your PADI Pro may suggest additional equipment and accessories depending on your camera system. Visit your local dive center to get advice about everything you need for your underwater photography adventures.

Next Step

Shoot like a pro and earn your next certification:

  • Sign up for Digital Underwater Photographer Online and start learning right away
  • Enroll in a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course at your PADI Dive Center or Resort
  • Browse the PADI Course Catalog
  • Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating

Dry Suit Diver

Who should take this course?

Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.

If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.

What will you learn?

The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice:

  • Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
  • Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
  • Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.

You may be able to get college credit for the Dry Suit Diver course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course and pick up a PADI Dry Suit Diver Manual and Dry Suit Diving video. By reading the manual and watching the video before class, you’ll be ready to get into the water with your instructor and start practicing with your dry suit.

What scuba gear will you use?

Clearly a dry suit is necessary along with your basic scuba equipment. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff will explain other gear or equipment options you may need to dive comfortably with your dry suit. For example, because you’re more buoyant in a dry suit than in a wetsuit, you may want a different weight system setup.

Next Step

Get wet but stay dry and earn your next certification:

  • Enroll in a Dry Suit Diver course at your PADI Dive Center or Resort
  • Browse the PADI Course Catalog
  • Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating
  • Look for scuba diving vacations to cool water destinations

Enriched Air (Nitrox)

The Enriched Air Diver program is designed to provide you with a safer breathing medium for enjoying longer bottom time on dives.

Prerequisites:

    Certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver
    Minimum of 15 years of age
    Your own snorkelling equipment and scuba equipment

Course Details:
    There will be one evening of knowledge development.

    Topics covered include:
    • Diving with Nitrox—benefits and disadvantages
    • Physiological aspects of EANx diving
    • Computer management for EANx diving
    • Operational aspects of EANx diving
    • Analysing gases and signing fill station log books


Course includes:

PADI Qualified Instructors
PADI Enriched Air manual and certification
2 x dives including nitrox fills
$100 off your PADI Dive Master course if you continue your education with Diveline.


Availability:

    Weekends
    Weekdays


Please note: ask about our special equipment hire charge.

Equipment Specialist

Who should take this course?

Don’t miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments.

You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.

If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Equipment Specialist course.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn about routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations.

Your instructor will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems and offer equipment configuration suggestions. You may even get to jump into the water to try new or unfamiliar equipment.

How can you start learning now?

Visit your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course and get The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving to use as a reference during the course.

What gear will you use?

Your PADI Instructor may ask you to bring your basic scuba equipment to class, but will also have examples of other dive gear for you to work with during training.

Next Step

Know your gear better and earn this important certification:

  • Enroll in an Equipment Specialist course at your PADI Dive Center or Resort
  • Browse the PADI Course Catalog
  • Create or update your scuba gear locker on ScubaEarth®.

Night Diver

Who should take this course?

The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge.

If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.

What will you learn?

Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:

  • Light handling and communication techniques.
  • Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
  • Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night.

You may be able to get college credit for the Night Diver course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Visit your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course and get a PADI Night Diver Crew-Pak that includes yourmanual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared for the thrill of exploring the underwater world at night.

What scuba gear will you use?

Along with your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a primary dive light and want to have a backup light, too. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other equipment options, such as wearing more exposure protection to stay comfortable after dark.

Next Step

Jump in and earn your next certification:

  • Enroll in a Night Diver course at your PADI Dive Center or Resort.
  • Browse the PADI Course Catalog for courses that will improve your experiences at night, such as Peak Performance Buoyancy, AWARE – Fish Identification and Underwater Navigation.
  • Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Underwater Naturalist

Who should take this course?

Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed.

Learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.

What will you learn?

Through class discussions and on two scuba dives, you’ll learn:

  • Key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds.
  • Major aquatic life groupings, interactions and information that dispels myths.
  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life.

The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Pick up your PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual at your local PADI dive shop as you enroll in the course. After reading the manual and filling out the Knowledge Review, you’re ready to meet with your PADI Instructor and plan your underwater naturalist dives.

What scuba gear will you use?

Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a slate and pencil to record your observations. Ask your PADI Instructor or PADI Dive Center or Resort staff about additional equipment you may want, such as a dive light to better see into cracks and crevices.

Next Step

Look closer and earn your next certification:

  • Enroll in an Underwater Naturalist course at your PADI Dive Center or Resort
  • Browse the PADI Course Catalog to look for other related specialties, such as Project AWARE Specialist, AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation and AWARE – Fish Identification
  • Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating

Weck Diver

The PADI Wreck Diver Course teaches you safe techniques to dive on, through and around wrecks. Overhead environments require the use of special scuba equipment, including reels with lines, torches, fins and a different pattern of kicking. You will learn to identify possible hazards of wrecks and wreck diving.as well as rules and regulalations regarding penetration of wrecks and permits to dive on certain wrecks. People are attracted to wreck diving because of its history. Wrecks may have been unfound for many years, others like the decommission Australian Navy boats, have been sunk for divers enjoyment. Wrecks become artifical reefs and can attract fish life.

Prerequisites:

  • Certifaction as an advanced open water diver
  • Diver Medical Highly Recommended. Required if over 45 years of age, or if you answer yes to any question on your signed medical disclaimer. For registered doctors see the list at SPUMS
  • Minimum of 15 years of age

Course Details:
PADI Wreck Diver Course consists of 4 wreck dives usually run over one weekend.

      Dive 1 ‐ For information on what you can expect to cover on the course please see attached Schedule 1.
      Dive 2 ‐ Use of reel
      Dive 3 ‐ Penetration of wreck using reel.
      Dive 4 ‐ Plan and dive a wreck dive

Course includes:

  • PADI Qualified Instructors
  • PADI Wreck Diving course manual
  • 4 x Boat Dives
  • PADI Wreck Diver Certification Card, accepted around the world and a life long licence

Availability:

      Weekends
      Private one‐on‐one training available at $925.00. All course details as above.
      Optional Extra—Enriched Air $200 per student

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Introduction to Maritime Archaeology

A 2-day introduction to maritime archaeology that includes at least 8 hours of classroom work in addition to practical work underwater and/or on land

The Part 1 course is a general introduction to maritime archaeology which focuses on aspects such as pre-disturbance, or in other words, non-intrusive surveys of shipwreck sites.

Course Details:

The Part 1 course is generally run over a weekend, with theoretical lecture components and simulated land exercises.

Underwater exercises can also be conducted with those who have diving experience. Being able to dive, however; is not a requirement for attending this course.

Those who complete Part I will receive AIMA membership for one year. This is normally backdated to 1st July but for courses after 1st April participants can opt for membership commencing in the following July.

The course structure includes:

  • Archaeological principles
  • Archaeological sciences
  • Materials and conservation
  • Ship construction
  • Archaeological Surveying
  • Search techniques
  • Site position-fixing
  • Remote sensing
  • State/Territory and Commonwealth legislation

Divemaster

Calling all Potential DIVEMASTERS and INSTRUCTORS

Interested in joining the professional ranks of Scuba Diving.

The PADI Divemaster Course allows you to work as a dive professional anywhere in the world. 

Length of Time:    From 6 weeks intensive course

  • Must be available weekends and weeknights
  • Theory sessions will commence 6pm mid-week
  • Most Course assisting requirements will be held on weekends.
*If you are unable to do the 6 week intensive course, please talk to Paul about a personalised time structure to suit your availability.

Divemasters can do the following:

  • Take certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
  • Conduct PADI Scuba Reviews for certified divers & assist PADI Instructors
  • Be a guide on dive tours for PADI scuba divers
  • Conduct PADI Discover Snorkelling programs & Skin Diving Programs
  • Work on Live-aboards, resorts and dive shops

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • PADI Rescue Diver (or Equivalent) Certification
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training in the last 24 months
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification
  • Full Dive Kit Required

Course will include:

Knowledge Development / Theory / Exam covers:

  • The Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising activities for certified divers
  • Assisting with students divers
  • Diving Safety and Risk Management
  • Dive Master conducted programs
  • Specialised Skills and Activities
  • The Business of Diving and Your Career
  • Awareness of the Dive Environment
  • Dive Theory Review

Water Skills Exercises

  • 400m swim
  • 15min float
  • 800 snorkel
  • 100m tired diver tow

Diver Rescue Skills

Practical Skills

  • Dive Site Set Up Management
  • Mapping Project
  • Dive Briefing
  • Search and Recovery Scenario
  • Deep Diver Scenario

Divemaster-Conducted Programs Workshops

  • scuba review in confined water
  • skin diver course and snorkelling supervision
  • DSD Program in Confined Water
  • DSD Program - Additional Open Water Dive
  • Discover Local Diving in Open Water

Practical Assessment

  • Open Water Diver Students in Confined Water
  • Open Water Students in Open Water
  • Continuing Education Student Divers in Open Water
  • Certified Divers in Open Water

Professionalism

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Open Water Scuba Instructor

Who should take this course?

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor.

Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals.

You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PROSM with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program.

Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course.

You also need:

  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

What will you learn?

Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety.

Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling
You may be able to get college credit or the Assistant Instructor course and Instructor Development Course.

How can you start learning now?

Register for IDC Online – PADI’s eLearning option that lets you study independently at your own pace before class.

There are nine interactive knowledge development sections. Prestudy online saves classroom time, which allows more time for practicing the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor.

Also, sign up for Dive Theory Online, if you haven’t already completed it or it’s been more than a year since you went through it. The program is a straightforward review of dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus using the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP).

By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for the dive theory exam requirement during your IDC.

Visit a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center or Resort to ask about an IDC.

Also, view the Instructor Development Calendar.

What’s an IE?

An Instructor Examination (IE) is a two-day evaluative program that tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism.

PADI IEs are standardized and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. The IE location, testing environment and examination sessions are organized to be as objective as possible to fairly and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities.

Only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification. There is a fee for attending an IE.

View the Instructor Examination Calendar.

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Next Step

Become a PADI Instructor:

  • Register for IDC Onlineand start learning right away.
  • Enroll in a PADI IDC, Assistant Instructor course or OWSI program at your PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center or Resort.
  • Browse the PADI Course Catalog.
  • Download a Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf).

Availability:

Weekends, some midweek courses during school holidays Private one on one training available at $1,145.00. All course details as above.

* Excludes equipment items noted in Prerequisites.