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 3 DAYS

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6 DIVES

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$950*

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BOOK

*Cost of PADI/SDI eLearning separate from this fee

THE 
OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

Feeling curious about the aquatic world and want to see for yourself how it feels to breathe and move with total freedom underwater?

 

The Open Water Diver certification is your passport to a whole new world of possibilities for travel, discovery, and adventure, as well as being a great way to make new friends from all over the world.

 

As a PADI Dive Resort and SDI Training facility, Scuba IQ is uniquely placed in the Port Douglas area, as we can offer courses from both of these highly regarded and internationally recognised dive training agencies. For you as a student, this means that you can choose the organisation you prefer to train under, and if you are not sure about which way to go, we are more than happy to explain the benefits that each agency's training offers. In the end, we strongly believe that rather than trying to choose which agency is best, the most important decision is to select the best dive instructor and dive school for you. This is where our vast experience as divers and dive instructors makes us stand out from the rest, and a great choice for your introduction to scuba diving. 

 

Great reasons to get your Open Water certification are:

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Being qualified to dive in open water to 18m/60 feet

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Gain access to the best dive sites all over the world

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Have fun while meeting new people, and sharing experiences

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Support marine conservation 

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Become part of the global scuba diving community!

HOW DOES IT
WORK?

There are 3 parts to an Open Water course: theory/'eLearning'; Pool training, and finally, the open water dives at the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

 

Getting your Open Water certification takes some time and dedication, but once you reach the end it will all be worth it. 

eLEARNING

12-14 HOURS TOTAL

Prepare for your pool and open water training by first learning about important scuba diving facts, principles, and techniques.

The 'eLearning' portal is your digital classroom where you  watch, read, listen, and interact with the information; while studying in comfort, at your own pace, before your holiday.

Completing the Open Water Diver course online is also a fantastic "clean-green" option, with no paper manuals.

POOL

1 DAY/8 HOURS

Learn all of the skills and techniques required by an open water diver.  From learning how to respond calmly and confidently to problems and emergencies; through to the ability to maintain efficient, "Coral-friendly" buoyancy control; Your highly experienced instructor will use all of their skill and knowledge to show you how to be in control while diving.

Our small classes also mean more individual attention and time for practice

REEF

2 DAYS/6 DIVES

Put all of your new skills and knowledge into practice - while diving at the Outer Great Barrier Reef!!

Explore amazing coral gardens and walls teeming with an endless abundance of marine life. all while earning your open water certification. 

After all of the training elements are completed, your instructor will take you on 2 further  dives, giving you bonus time underwater!

BEFORE 
YOU GO

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Minimum age for the PADI or SDI Open Water Diver course is 10

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Certain medical conditions and/or medications may pose a health risk and preclude you from diving.  Please contact us for details

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No previous experience is necessary, though you will need to complete a 200m non-stop swim, and be able to tread water for 10 minutes.