PADI Open Water Dive Course
Course - Go Dive Tasmania
The PADI Open Water Dive Course, or Learn to Dive Course is your first step towards a lifetime of adventure and fun. This course teaches you all you need to know to get into the water and start diving in a safe and, above all, fun environment.
During the course you will learn the skills and knowledge to scuba dive to a depth of 18m and upon completion obtain a lifelong certification recognised across the entire globe.
Please be aware that the minimum age to complete a Learn to Dive course in Australia is 12 years old.
This course is split into three components over two weekends.
DAY 1: POOL SESSION
DAY 2: SHORE DIVES
DAY 3: BOAT DIVES
1. Knowledge Development
Complete all your knowledge development at home with PADI’s online eLearning. This can be completed using phones/tablets with PADI's App, or on laptop/desktop online.
2. Pool Dives
Take your first breaths underwater, and learn the basic skills you need to be a confident scuba diver in a safe and comfortable environment. Conducted at one of the pools in the Hobart area.
3. Ocean Dives
Your four ocean dives take place on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast which is world renowned for its temperate water diving. Stay at our comfortable accommodation for the weekend while you apply the skills you learnt in the pool to real ocean scuba diving. Explore the wonders of the sea at some of Tasmania’s best dive sites.
- Online PADI E-Learning Pass
- Gear hire
- Pool Session
- Accommodation at the Tasman Peninsula (shared lodge style)
- 2 x Shore dives
- 2 x Boat dives
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Dates are to be selected in-store once you have purchased your package. If you have any questions, or want to check availability please call us on (03) 6231 9749
- Please see this link for information on diving doctors in your area: Diving Doctor List
- You must be at least 12 years old to complete this experience within Australia.
- Anyone age 45 years and over MUST complete a recreational diving medical with a doctor prior to starting their course
- If you have had COVID you MUST have a recreational diving medical completed before you can start your training.
- You will be required to complete a medical statement which may result in you needing to complete a medical with a doctor. Click here to read the PADI RSTC Diving Medical before you book.
- You must be able to swim at least 200 meters and float for 10 minutes unassisted.
- By purchasing the course online you agree to a non refundable deposit of $150 per person booked regardless of all other conditions
- Courses are only partially refundable (less $150 non refundable deposit) subject to failing a recreational diving medical and supplying the failed medical to: firstname.lastname@example.org if within 14 days of start of course, no refunds will be given.
- No refunds will be given to cancellations within 14 days of start of course.
- Switching selected courses dates within 14 days of start of course will incur a $245 re-booking fee per person booked.
- Not attending or failing to complete the course will incur a $245 re-booking fee to try again, this is allowed once only. Any further attempts will incur a full course charge.
- Upon booking the course we will contact you via email/phone for you details, please respond in a timely manner to ensure you receive your online learning
- If choosing the ADD Advanced Course option, the dates for this course need to be selected once completing your Open Water Course. For a list of dates see - ADVANCED COURSE DATES.
I just got verified this weekend and I can definitely say it was a great course. Richard was a wonderful instructor and helped assuage any worries me or the other divers had before or during out time learning. He was very clear in instructions and was so open to any and all questions helping me not feel silly when I was curious about little things. I feel like I have learned a lot and have had a really fun time while I did. If you have been wondering if you should do this course I can't recommend it enough
I have just completed my open water dive qualification and had the most amazing experience!! I was anxious and Dave, Bridget and Aaron helped me feel comfortable, relaxed and safe!!! Would highly recommend doing your training here at Go Dive Hobart - thanks guys - I’m still stoked from the last few days!
Our 14 year old, full and nerves and excitement was supported by the Instructor and others to work through each stage of the nerves to successfully complete the course - outcome one excited teenager and a recommendation of excellence.
Worth it !