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SDI Open Water SCUBA Diver Course

The SDI Open Water Course is an entry level SCUBA course for anyone wanting to become a certified diver. 
Dive to 18 meters anywhere in the world...

The SDI Open Water Course certifies you to dive independently with a similarly qualified buddy to a maximum depth of 18m.


This course runs over 3 days and includes home study, classroom theory review, pool session and 4 shore dives. All gear hire is included except Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Gloves Hood and  Booties. These personal items can be Purchased from Extreme Watersport at very competitive prices.  This course is suitable for anyone aged 12 years or older, No prior experience is required.


When you purchase the course online you will receive an automatic email with a voucher code and link to schedule, use your voucher code to book each day of your course.


What to expect..

Buy your course via this link
You will receive a welcome email including your gift voucher and booking instructions as well as a link to our schedule.

You can book your orientation session and course dates for anytime before the end of April 2018.  If for some reason you cannot complete the course by then we are usually pretty flexible depending on the circumstances.

Attend your personal orientation session (this takes about an hour). Here we will fit you up for all your SCUBA gear, arrange any personal equipment you may need, give you a tour of our training facilities and set you up for your home study.

At the orientation session we will provide a loan copy of the SDI Open Water Manual so you can make a start on all the theory at home and at your own pace.  The manual comes with a workbook which you need to fill out and bring along on the first day of training.  We suggest you allow 8 hours for home study, many people do it quicker and some take a little more time.

Come along to your three days of SCUBA training, our schedule allows flexibility so you can schedule your training based on your needs.

Your professional SDI SCUBA Diving Instructor will guide you through all of the dive theory, show you all of the SCUBA equipment and explain how it works before taking you to the pool to get you comfortable in the water, finally we will take you for a total of four Open Water training dives at a variety of Melbourne's fabulous dive sites.  


For your comfort and to ensure the best possible training outcomes we run an ideal ratio of 4 students per dive professional.

Course Schedule
Day One, 8:30 AM - 5:00PM
Introduction, Theory Review, Equipment Assembly Workshop, Lunch, Confined Water Pool Session, Debriefing

Day Two 9:00 AM - 5:00PM
Further Theory Review, Equipment Demonstrations, Open Water Dive 1, Lunch, Open Water Dive 2, Debriefing

Day Three 9:00 AM - 5:00PM
Open Water Dive 3, Lunch, Open Water Dive 4, Debriefing & issuing of certifications

Course Availability
We have an active schedule to view our current schedule and check  availability click here.   If you do not see the dates you require please don't hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate.


Training investment

The SDI Op-en Water Course is $749 

Inclusions & Exclusions
The course fee includes all certification costs, pool entry fees and air fills as well as rental of a SCUBA System including Wetsuit, BCD, Regulators, Dive Computer, Cylinder and Weight System.

The course does not include personal equipment, being; Dive Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, Gloves and Hood.  As these items are of a very personal nature and are also critical to your comfort and enjoyment we recommend that you purchase these items from us. We will ensure all items fit you properly and are suitable for your needs as a qualified SCUBA Diver.  

As an indication our Mask Snorkel Fin packages start at $199 and most people spend around $300 on a good quality package that should last you a lifetime! We can even help you with interest free finance on any purchases.

You will receive your certification card on the final day of your course!  You will be certified to dive anywhere in the world, you can also enroll in further education courses offered by SDI, PADI or SSI.

Extreme Watersport offer many opportunities for you to continue diving after the course, including regular local boat and shore dives, overseas trips and further education programs.   


Frequently Asked Questions

Please view our FAQ for more information and answers to many of our frequently asked questions.


For more information speak to one of our helpful instructors by calling +613 5982 3432 or via email here.

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