|PADI Open Water Course
Learn to dive in Melbourne, Australia with Aquability and get access to some of the best temperate water diving in the world, from World War I Submarines and 19th Century shipwrecks to magnificent Reef and Wall dives.
Aquability use the latest PADI ELearning training system that allows you to study at home at your own pace, backed up with Aquability’s PADI Professional Instructors to answer any queries you may have.
This is the most modern and latest method of scuba diving training. The system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos of diving supported audio and graphics. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace. Learn to dive in Melbourne with Aquability anywhere and at anytime that you can access the internet and avoid lengthy classroom sessions. This is a performance based programme, this means – you pay for the education – but you earn the certification! You earn your certification by completing the required skills to a safe and competent level.
Aquability provide experienced and passionate instructors to ensure that you are a competent diver once you are certified.
Included in our Platinum course is your very own Mask, Snorkel, Boots and Fins to use on the course and then keep as your own. Valued at over $650-.
Let us take you scuba diving in Melbourne, Victoria today.
I also just wanted to say thanks for the course. I really enjoyed it and thought the way that you and Tim taught us the practical side was great. It made it really safe and easy to follow for all of us.
Can’t wait for August to do the advanced course!
– David W 11/4/22
Highly recommend this scuba learning centre! Mark and his team are dedicated trainers. Mark’s instructions were clear and easy to follow. I can’t thank Tim enough for his reassurance and making sure I was ok throughout my dive. Thank you for your patience and professionalism! 🙂
Brilliant instructors, well-planned and very fun atmosphere. Mark and Jeremie were very informative and friendly instructors who provided everyone in the group with confidence to succeed. We’re already planning on booking our next PADI course with Aquability! Would highly recommend this PADI dive shop, Mark, Jeremie and the team! – Paul K 9/2/20
I did my Advanced Open Water with Mark. Very educative and professional plus super friendly. Definitely the best experience for me so far. – Valentin P 27/11/19
‘Best dive centre in Vic and I have been to a few. Mark and the team are so generous with their time… ‘ – Miriam T via Google My Business 14/6/19
“The Instructor – Mark, has a very sound knowledge of diving, was extremely helpful, is very patient and a pleasure to learn from. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn to dive!” – James B via PADI Questionnaire May 2019
Hi Mark, thanks for the weekend it was great. You did a terrific job with great patience. Nic your second in command was fantastic and very helpful nothing was a problem, and always willing to help.
– Dale & Xavier S 15/1/18
“I originally took all coursework where I reside in the USA and decided to complete my open water dives with Aquability whilst visiting family in Melbourne for the holidays. Upon entering Aquability, we were greeted by Mark who was extremely personable and shared his stories about various wreck dives.
Our dives were completed with Andrew. Andrew was extremely thorough in detailing the conditions we would experience during all four dives, what we will see and what skills we will practice. Andrew continually checked in with the group when he noticed someone may have been uneasy or nervous by asking the individual to discuss what they are feeling. He also recognized that I, as a diver, was feeling a bit pressured to descend as quickly as the others, so he encouraged that he and I buddy up on our descend to help ease my concerns. The emotional awareness Andrew had during this experience certainly made me feel comfortable in completing the course and he is a great asset to Aquability.
I definitely recommend completing your PADI certification with this shop as they were amazing to work with!
Thanks!” – Marie Christoforou 28/12/17
“I purchased my wife a SCUBA course for her birthday, and as an additional bonus, I got to do it as well.
“Thanks very much Mark for teaching my younger two children! It sounds like it was a very positive experience; from an experienced diver and teacher.
“Thank you again for your patience and guidance on last week’s dive – It’s truly a reflection of the great ongoing support you and Mark continue to offer and makes for a seamless dive experience. I hope to back in the water with you again soon.” –Ray B 29/12/16
Open Water Course:
Course Dates 2022
September 10th, 11th & 13th
October 8th, 9th & 15th
November 5th, 6th & 12th
December 3rd, 4th & 10th
December 28th, 29th & 30th
Course Dates 2023
January 7th, 8th & 14th
February 4th, 5th & 11th
March 4th, 5th & 11th
April 25th, 26th & 1st April
May 6th, 7th & 13th
Meet at Aquability at 8.30am, complete the required paper work, receive an orientation to your weekend of diving and you will then be trained in the use of scuba equipment. Then it’s off to the heated pool for a fun afternoon, completing the 200m swim, 10 minute tread water and 5 course modules.
Today will be our first 2 shore dives in the Bay. The dive sites will be decided upon on the day prior depending on weather.
Today we will do our 2 boat dives from Portsea. We will then return to the shop in the afternoon (as qualified divers) and complete our paperwork.
What Does Our PADI Open Water Course Include?
What Do I Need?
How to book onto a course.
If you’re a more experienced diver please feel free to check out our other diving courses.