PADI Open Water Diver Course - Gold Coast

From AUD $440.00
  • Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
  • Product code: OWD

ALL GEAR HIRE, LEARNING MATERIALS AND PADI FEES INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE. NO HIDDEN FEES!!!


Who should take this course?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification in the Gold Coast, Australia with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. 

You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


What will you learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!


How can you start learning now?

You can start your learning now with by enrolling online.  This can be done at any time as the theory is done online with eLearning. Your code will be emailed to you but you should contact our PADI dive shop to speak to a PADI Instructor about scheduling time for in-water training.

Our in-water sessions consist of 3 days that need not be done consecutively.

Day 1 is done in the pool on Friday evenings from 17h00 - 20h00.

Day 2 is done at Wavebreak Island on Saturdays and the time is determined by the tides.

Day 3 is done at Wavebreak Island on Sundays and the time is determined by the tides.

Your instructor will also answer any questions you have along the way and check your progress to make sure you understand important scuba diving information.


What equipment will you use?

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank.

All the equipment needed to complete the Basic Course will be provided by the dive centre.

Should you however choose our Gold Course, your own wetsuit, mask snorkel and fins package is included.

With the Platinum Course, not only the above soft gear but a BCD, Reg Set, Dive Computer and mesh bag to complete your full gear set will be yours to take home

It would be a good idea to visit the store prior to the start date of your course to be fitted in case of the Gold and Platinum courses.

Check with us about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.