PADI Open Water Diver Course $479
(3 day course)

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Dive Medical Form

PADI Medical Statement


Learn to Dive – Your passport to endless adventure

Fun and adventure begin when you first start to learn in your Open Water Diver course at Scubanautics Diving Academy. Congratulations on your decision to join the fastest growing fun sport in the world today. Scuba diving will open the way for you to discover the underwater environment, see colourful fish and explore sunken wrecks.

Learning to scuba dive is easy, great fun and with the correct training.

Minimum of 12 years old

Your Course includes:
– PADI E-Learning
– FIVE Confined water dives (One day in the pool) Includes Pool entrance Fees
– FOUR Ocean Dives at local Dive Sites
– Use of state of the art SCUBA Rental equipment (Cylinder, Regulator Set, Dive computer & BCD)

What are you waiting for… start TODAY!

Your adventure starts from as little as $479
The Scubanautics Open Water course is 3 DAY COURSE (Friday-Sunday) and is completely modular, allowing flexibility in course options, from a scheduled course format to a partial or full custom course just for you!

What do I need to bring…?

BYO: Bathers/Towel/Sunscreen/Hat/Drinks & Snacks
You will need to provide your own snorkelling equipment:
– Silicone Mask & Snorkel
– Scuba Fins & Boots (Snorkelling fins may not be powerful enough)
– 5mm Wetsuit (minimum)
*** Check out our great Snorkelling Kits we have available in-store for purchase.

Snorkelling Gear Rental: We can provide all of the above Rental items for the duration of your Open Water course for $40. Please advise if required when registering.

What is involved in the course?

In Store:
– Complete a Registration Form and book in to your chosen course dates.
– Pay for your course in full or a deposit and sign up for the E-Learning which contains all of your study materials.

At Home, before the course:
– Self Study of Open Water Diver course E-Learning including knowledge reviews and exam. (Instructor available if you require assistance)

Day 1:
– Meet your fellow students and Instructor
– Assessment of Knowledge Reviews and quick review quiz
– Fitted with Scuba gear & Snorkelling Gear if hired
– 5 x Confined Water Training Dives in Pool

Day 2: Ocean Training Dives 1 & 2
Day 3: Ocean Training Dives 3 & 4

During the four ocean training dives you will practice the skills already learned during the pool training sessions and you will continue your training, learning and practicing the skills required to qualify as an Open water Scuba Diver. This diving ticket gives you the skills to dive safely with a buddy down to a maximum depth of 18 meters deep!

General Fitness
All students are required to be able to swim.
During the training you will complete a 200 meter swim plus tread water for 10 minutes. You can use a variety of swim strokes to complete the swim and it is not timed.

Dive Medical
Within your Crew Pack is a Medical Statement declaration that you need to complete and sign. If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions you will need to have a full Dive Medical Form signed by a GP prior to the start date of your course. Although a diving medical may not be required, it is nevertheless strongly recommended by both Scubanautics and PADI Asia Pacific. Further, a diving medical may uncover conditions or issues you may not be aware of, for example ear, nose and throat, or lung function issues, and which could expose you to the risk of serious injury or death while diving.

Australian Standard AS 4005.1, SPUMS (South Pacific Underwater Medical Society)and Scubanautics Diving Academy all recommend a diving medical be completed prior to starting a Dive course.

These medicals are valid for 12 months from the date of completion.

There are some medical conditions which may preclude you from learning to scuba dive
Medical conditions that will require further investigation include but are not limited to:
– Asthma or wheezing (current or history of same):
– Chronic lung disease
– Surgery
– Lung collapse
– Epilepsy
– Diabetes
– High Blood Pressure
– Injury to spinal column, brain, heart; heart disease
– Problems equalising your ears or ear surgery as well as sinuses
– Fainting
– Regular dizzy spells
– Taking medication for chronic conditions not already mentioned.

Learning to scuba dive is an incredible adventure!
Click HERE for a list of frequently asked questions students have in relation to learning how to dive…

Take the next step…..
Enrol in the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, to improve your skills and be expose to other styles of diving.