The PADI Open Water Diver course is your passport to diving the world!  This course covers all you need to know to begin diving…. anytime, anywhere, forever!  It’s easy & its fun!

What’s involved in learning to scuba dive?

Learning to dive is as easy as 1,2,3!



1.Knowledge Development

During the first phase of your PADI Open Water Diver certification, you develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best scuba gear and what to consider when planning dives.

There are two options for completing this part of the course:

eLearning_qtr1A. You can start right now & learn to scuba dive online with PADI eLearning –  Learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere!  Cover all the theory aspects of learning to dive BEFORE you come to go diving!  If you’re pressed for time this is a great option as your hands on time is reduced to three days!



Traditiona learning option

B. Traditional learning – Come to the dive shop & join a scheduled class. We supply your learning materials so that you can work through your manual at home and then meet with your instructor to review all you have learnt and pick their brain about all things diving! Traditional learning takes four days to complete and can be completed over two weekends or four straight days. Contact us to schedule a course.




2. Confined Water Dives – Scuba Skills Training

Learn scuba skills in confined waterYou’ll develop basic scuba skills in the pool. Here you will gain confidence with your equipment and run through basic skills in a safe fun environment. You will learn to set up your scuba gear, easily get water out of your mask, achieve proper buoyancy, etc  . You’ll also practice emergency skills, like sharing air or replacing your mask.



3. Open Water Training

PADI Open Water Diver Ocean DivesAfter your confined water dives, you continue learning during four open water dives with your PADI Instructor. At Dive & Adventures Ullladulla we do two shore dives & TWO BOAT DIVES,  at a variety of locations. This is where you fully experience the underwater adventure – at the beginner level, of course.

What’s required to take scuba lessons?

Dive & Adventures Ulladulla, PADI & the Australian Standards require the following;

  • Each student must present a Dive Medical examination, to Australian Standard 4005.1-1992
  • Minimum age of student is 12. NO maximum age!
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 18.
  • Must be able to complete a 200 metre swim (any stroke, no time limit) & be able to tread water (float) for 10 minutes.
  • Prior to the course commencing all students are required to complete liability waivers. Any students under the age of 18 must also have a parent or guardian sign each waiver.

These pre requisites are designed to ensure that you are able to complete the course safely and confidently.


  • All training materials for your course: Manuals for traditional learning or an eLearning pass.
  • Use of a complete scuba kit.
  • 2 shore dives & 2 boat dives at a variety of locations, designed to build your experience base and show you the variety of the underwater world!
  • 10% off any equipment purchases made during your course. (sales items excluded)



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