WHY BECOME A CERTIFIED DIVER?
Diving in Perth Western Australia is easily accessible for all levels of divers. Our shore line has everything from easy beach entries to see Lionfish and seahorses, to deeper shipwrecks for the more experienced diver.
Once you’re a certified Open Water Diver you can dive to 18m deep anywhere in the world, with a diving buddy. You’ll become part of the Dolphin Scuba Dive Team and have an open invitation to all our diving events, including our Free Sunday Morning Shore Dive every week.
Learning to dive is easy! It’s made up of three parts:
PART 1: THEORY
This is done in the comfort of your own home. The PADI E-Learning system can be used on any computer, Android or Apple mobile device. It’s a very interactive way of learning and takes anywhere from 5-8 hours to complete for this course. If you’d prefer you can choose to use a manual and written questions. Have a chat to us about the options.
PART 2: POOL DIVES
You will begin with diving in a heated pool, starting with the basics like how to set up your equipment and becoming comfortable breathing underwater. We will work at your pace and build on your skills as we go. With such small groups (maximum 3 students per instructor) you’ll be surprised how much contact time you have with your instructor and how quickly you move through the diving skills.
PART 3: OCEAN DIVES
For the Learn to Dive Course you will complete 4 ocean dives. This is your opportunity to practice the skills you learned in the pool, and start to do a bit of exploring on the ocean floor in depths of 12m-18m deep. We dive at the Rockingham Wreck Trail for these dives as it’s the ideal training location! The beach is nice and sheltered and we walk in at our own pace, avoiding boating schedules and timeframes.
Note: Our PADI Open Water Course is a 2 day program and 99% of people will complete everything and feel comfortable after the two days. 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 charge.
WHY CHOOSE DOLPHIN SCUBA DIVING?
We love diving – and it shows! We believe in creating divers who feel confident to continue diving after completing the Learn to Dive course. Having trained over 9000 divers, there isn’t much we haven’t come across and can’t help with! We take a very open an honest approach and won’t push you into committing or buying unnecessary equipment, we just want you to love diving as much as we do!
“I DID MY OW COURSE HERE. VERY PROFESSIONAL. I FEEL SO GRATEFUL TO ALL THE STAFFS AND INSTRUCTORS, BECAUSE WITHOUT THEIR ENCOURAGE AND HELP, I WOULD NEVER CONQUER MY FEAR OF CLEARING WATER IN THE MASK. WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK AND RECOMMEND TO MY FRIENDS” JANISH L
WHAT MAKES OUR PADI OPEN WATER COURSE UNIQUE?
- Small groups – maximum of 3 students per instructor in the water
- Experienced instructors, guided by our very own PADI Course Director Sarah Stoneham
- Only 2 Days! Complete the course in as little as two days with the option for more time if need be at no extra cost
- Flexible schedule as we have full time instructors available to teach any day of the week.
- We will transport all your equipment for the duration of the course so it’s one less thing for you to worry about.
COURSE COST $525 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 Fourth Element 5mm Wetsuits, with optional over suits to keep you toasty warm
- $50 Store Voucher towards the purchase of your own mask/snorkel
- Refer a friend and get $30 Store Credit after the completion
- First equipment hire free when you join our Sunday Morning Shore Dive after your course
The Open Water Course is available all year round, with three courses scheduled every week as below. As long as we have two people booked for the same days, the course will be confirmed to run.
Midweek Option: Monday & Tuesday
Midweek Option: Thursday & Friday
Weekend Option: Saturday & Sunday
In Australia you can learn to dive from the age of 12 years old. You don’t need to be an athlete, you just need to be able to swim 200m continuously and tread water for 10 minutes.
You will be asked to complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire when enrolling in any scuba diving course with Dolphin Scuba. This questionnaire is designed to identify any health issues that could cause complications while diving. If you answer ‘no’ to all the questions you won’t need to do any more. If you have any answers ‘yes’ you will need to see a doctor for a Recreational Diving Medical before starting your course.
Download the PADI Medical Form here