Are you interested in learning to dive? Have a million questions on your mind and not sure where to start? We hear you and we’ve got you covered with our latest blog on the top 10 questions and answers for people wanting to learn to dive in Perth.
Is diving safe?
This is perhaps the number one question asked and we’re not surprised – safety is paramount.
Yes, it is safe. Why? Because you have highly trained, expert divers right there with you, every step of the way.
Providing you follow the rules and instructions, keep your wits about you and don’t take any risks, you will be safe.
How much does it cost and what does it include?
The course is $525 and includes:
- PADI Training Materials, Certification Card and Tuition
- Use of all scuba equipment throughout the course, less than 2 years old (excluding mask, snorkel, boots & fins)
- Use of Fourth Element 5mm Wetsuits, with optional over suits to keep you toasty warm
- $50 Store Voucher towards the purchase of your own mask/snorkel
- A chance to refer a friend and get $30 Store Credit after the completion
- Free equipment hire for your first dive when you join our Sunday Morning Shore Dive (once certification is complete)
Find out more about what the course includes here.
How long does it take to learn to dive?
Many dive courses take 3-4 days to complete, but the Dolphin Scuba PADI Open Water Course is unique because it only takes 2 days!
We make this short course possible by only training small groups with a maximum of 3 students per instructor in the water.
What if I need more time to learn to dive?
Worried you may need more time to learn? No worries.
If you feel like two days was just too short, you can come back and join another course for more time in the water with our instructors at no additional cost!
Which Dive Agency do I choose for my course?
There are many different dive agencies in Perth and it’s important to choose the right one.
At Dolphin Scuba, we go through PADI and have been for years, they are one of the biggest and best. All agencies however, are governed by the same body, meaning they have to teach the same things.
So, when choosing your dive agency, we recommend you look at the quality of the instructors. How much experience do they have? What are their qualifications?
For example, our director Sarah Stoneham, is the resident fulltime PADI Course Director of Perth and has been teaching instructors for over 15 years now – an instructor you can really trust!
Can I still dive with a medical condition?
Some medical conditions you can dive with, some you cannot.
To determine whether you’re fit to dive with us, we require you to complete a Divers Medical Questionnaire prior to diving and if you answer yes to any of the questions, we request you consult with a physician prior to participating in our dive course, to make sure it’s safe to do so.
Do I need to be a strong swimmer?
Not an Olympic swimmer? Never fear! We only require you to be able to swim safely.
How do we determine this? Well, if you can do the following, you should be safe to dive:
- Swim 200 metres continuously – The time it takes you or swim style doesn’t matter
- Tread water for 10-minutes
What does the PADI Open Water Course entail?
The dive course is made up of 3 parts:
- Pool Dives
- Ocean Dives
To find out more about each part of the course, click here.
Do I need to pay for the course upfront?
No. If you book over the phone, you have the option to pay the $250 deposit to get started and then the remaining balance of $275 on the morning of your course.
What opportunity will I have to go diving after I get my ticket?
At Dolphin Scuba in Perth, you’re able to join us for regular dives. Some are even free!
Check out our Boat Dives and our FREE Sunday Morning Shore Dive options here.
Feel more at ease about diving now? Have most of your questions been answered? We hope so.
If not, just call us at Dolphin Scuba in the south of Perth, to ask some more – we’re here to help!
Ready to book your course? Purchase your course online now or call to book and pay your deposit.
We’re waiting for you to come and dive with us.