Learning to scuba dive and completing your open water dive course is something we feel everyone should experience – the world is 70% water after all and if you’re not able to explore the big blue you’re missing out on some incredible adventures!
The 3 day open water dive course in Byron Bay, Australia with our buddies at Byron Bay Dive Centre will give you all the skills needed to be a confident and competent scuba diver – opening up a whole new set of experiences on your travels!
Under the guidance of your experienced and certified dive instructors you’ll learn all the skills needed to pass your Open Water Course – from how to setup your dive kit, to clearing your reg and of course the proper dive safety protocols.
This is done through a mixture of pool work (which is heated to 25 degrees for maximum comfort whilst training!) and open water dives.
The open water dives are done at the famous Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, one of the best dives sites in Australia, where you’ll meet some of the amazing creatures that call this place home. Depending on the season you’ll have the opportunity to swim alongside Grey Nurse Sharks, Manta Rays, Leopards sharks and more!
Once you’ve successfully completed your Open Water Dive Course you’ll have gained a certification that is recognised worldwide and a new found passion for the underwater world!
To allow you to make the most of your time on the road and enjoy exploring Byron Bay you’ll complete your theory modules online before arriving. This allows you to complete the course in 3 days rather than 4 – ideal for those on a tight time scale.
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Please Note; All theory modules are to be completed online BEFORE you start the course
About the Course
Byron Bay Dive Centre is Byron Bay’s leading dive training facility with highly motivated and experienced instructors to lead you through the enjoyment of learning to dive; your time with us will be a rewarding and safe experience.
We believe the way you are taught and the environment you are taught in are the key factors to enjoying your open water course and being comfortable and confident in the water. The open water course is designed to give you a dive certification allowing you to dive independently of an instructor, at any dive site anywhere in the world.
The Open Water course takes three days to complete. The course includes equipment hire, tuition, swimming pool lessons, 4 scuba dives and a snorkelling lesson at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve.
Starting at 8.00am every Tuesday and Friday, the experience takes approximately 20 hours, spilt over three exciting days. (Online theory must be completed prior to starting the course).
Day 1; Knowledge development summary and pool training.
Day 2 & 3; Shore and Boat dives in the open ocean at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve from our purpose built dive vessels and the beach.
All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. A recreational diving medical may be required dependent upon your medical history (if you are under 15 years of age or 45 years of age or over a dive medical will be required). If required, the medical must be completed prior to the first day of the course.
– Please bring swimmers and a towel.
– A dive medical is not compulsory in New South Wales however there are some medical conditions that may prevent you participating in a scuba dive these include the following:
Lung damage or disorders including a history of asthma or recent congestion
High and low blood pressure
Diabetes and epilepsy
Ear disorders and damage
If you you are under 15 or 45 years of age and over you will also be required to complete a dive medical.
If any of these apply please let us know.
Flying after diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, or multiple days of diving are undertaken then an interval of 24 hours is recommended.