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Perth Scuba Diving FAQs

Have a question about scuba diving in Perth?  Find your answers here.

Aside from pregnancy, no. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not normally a concern.

With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres/60 feet. Although these are the limits, some of the most popular diving is no deeper than 12 metres/40 feet where the water’s warmer and the colors are brighter.

Want to go even Deeper?  Consider our PADI Deep Diver Course or for even more adventure, have a look at our technical diving programs.


That’s not likely because you have a gauge that tells you how much air you have at all times. This way, you can return to the surface with a safety reserve remaining.

But to answer the question, if you run out of air, your buddy has a spare mouthpiece that allows you to share a single air supply while swimming to the surface. There are also other options you’ll learn in your scuba diving training courses in Perth.


People find the ôweightlessnessö of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in.

During your scuba diving training, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor works with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver who dives regularly.

ItÆs possible to complete your confined and open water dives in as few as two days by completing the classroom portion online via PADI eLearning or home study options offered by Dolphin Scuba Diving.


Compared with getting started in other popular adventure sports and outdoor activities, learning to scuba dive isnÆt expensive. For example, you can expect to pay about the same as you would for: * a full day of surfing lessons * a weekend of rock climbing lessons * a weekend of kayaking lessons * a weekend of fly-fishing lessons * about three hours of private golf lessons * about three hours of private water skiing lessons * one amazing night out at the pub!


Choosing and using your scuba gear is part of the fun of diving. Dolphin Scuba will help you find the right scuba gear. Each piece of scuba equipment performs a different function so that collectively, it adapts you to the underwater world.


Easy. There is no best gear. But, there is the best gear for you. Our experienced professionals are trained to help you find scuba gear that best matches your preferences, fit and budget. These professionals can get you set with the right stuff, plus they provide service and support for years of enjoyable and dependable use.

Have an appetite for Adventure? That's about all you really need.  But here's some things to consider...



You can dive practically anywhere there’s water – from a swimming pool to the ocean and all points in between, including quarries, lakes, rivers and springs. Where you can scuba dive is determined by your:



My ears hurt when I go to the bottom of a swimming pool or when I dive down snorkeling. Will that keep me from becoming a scuba diver?



Not necessarily. Any condition that affects the ears, sinuses, respiratory function or heart function or may alter consciousness is a concern, but only a physician can assess a person’s individual risk. Physicians can consult with the Divers Alert Network (DAN) as necessary when assessing a scuba candidate.

Download the Medical Statement to take to your physician as part of your requirement to learn to dive in Australia


Sunburn and seasickness, both of which are preventable with over the counter preventatives.

The most common injuries caused by marine life are scrapes and stings, most of which can be avoided by wearing an exposure suit, staying off the bottom and watching where you put your hands and feet.

This is called good buoyancy control.  Once certified, consider enroling in our peak performance buoyancy course to get the most out of your scuba diving in Perth. Protect yourself and the reef you're scuba diving on.


When you’re lucky, you get to see a shark. Although incidents with sharks occur, they are very, very rare and with respect to diving, primarily involve spear fishing or feeding sharks, both of which trigger feeding behavior.

Most of the time, if you see a shark it’s passing through and a relatively rare sight to enjoy. You will see all kinds of amazing marine life when you’re a PADI Scuba Diver.

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