Embark on an Underwater Adventure with the PADI Open Water Course in Whitsundays

Dive into the captivating underwater world with our PADI Open Water Course in Whitsundays. Whether you’re taking your first plunge or looking to enhance your scuba skills, our course is tailored to provide you with the ultimate diving experience.

PADI Open Water Diver: Your Gateway to the Ocean Depths

Our Whitsunday PADI Open Water Dive Course is an incredible opportunity to learn scuba diving. Experience weightlessness, encounter mesmerizing marine life, and create unforgettable memories. Don’t delay, start your underwater adventure today!

Comprehensive PADI Open Water Course Details

  • Flexible Schedule: Courses start weekly. Times may vary depending on tides and weather.
  • Course Duration: Ranges from 2.5 to 3.5 days, depending on tides and weather conditions.
  • Total Cost: AUD $750 for small groups (max 5 people), no extra hidden cost.
  • 50% Upfront payments of $375 are required to ensure the place. Included in the upfront payments are PADI e-learning, theory, scuba gear, and pool Training.
  • The other 50% need to be paid by arrival for the 4 Open Water training Dives

Prerequisites & Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: 10 years or older.
  • Swimming Ability: Swim 200m and tread water for 10 minutes.
  • PADI E-Learning: Approximately 8-15 hours commitment.


Step into the World of Diving with PADI e-Learning

Kickstart your diving journey with PADI e-learning. Upon deposit payment, gain access to PADI’s online training platform. Immerse yourself in dive scenarios and test your understanding of vital dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials, and problem management at your own pace.

Pool Session: Master Your Scuba Skills

Under the guidance of our PADI Professional, begin your in-water training in a pool session. Practice techniques and scuba skills learned during the academic program. Customize your training by focusing on specific skills you want to review.

Dive Shop: Gear Up for the Adventure

Our dive shop at Airlie Beach Dive Centre provides you with high-quality scuba equipment, ensuring a safe and enjoyable diving experience.

Open Water Dives: Explore Whitsunday’s Marine Wonderland

Complete your certification with open water dives in the stunning Whitsunday waters. Experience the thrill of diving in diverse environments, from the tranquil Butterfly Bay to the vibrant coral reefs.

PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Upon successful completion of your open water training dives, you will earn the globally recognized PADI Open Water Diver certification, opening the doors to limitless diving experiences.

What to Bring and Wear

  • Completion certificate of e-learning theory training.
  • Swimwear, sunscreen, towel, mask, snorkel, dive boots, and fins (if you have your own).

Get Started on Your Diving Journey

Ready to explore the depths of the ocean? Book your PADI Open Water Course in Whitsunday now or call us on 0404677400 for more information.




PADI Open Water Diver Course Process

Step 1

PADI Online Training

Once you booked online, you will be e-mailed a code of PADI  to tudy in your own time online. Then come with us diving in the Whitsundays.

Your theory is done online whenever is convenient for you. Once you’ve paid a deposit, we’ll email you a PADI e-learning access pass so you can get started right away. Once you’ve finished the online study.

Step 2

Bring your swimmers and a towel

Arrive on the day start. please check your schedule link for the arrival time

Where: Airlie Beach Dive Centre

11/293 Shute Harbour Road/ 1st Floor

 Swim assessment, paper-based quick review assessment, QLD medical enrolment, dive equipment preparation set up, and fittings

Step 3

PADI Pool Training

When you’re fitted with your scuba equipment you can begin your pool training. Your instructor will put into practice the techniques you learned in the academic program. Your training dives will be logged and approved by your PADI instructor before you move on to open water.

Step 4

2 Bowen Horseshoe Bay Reef PADI Open Water Training Dives/Weather and tides dependant

Step 5

The last two Open water Dives will be in of Bowen foreshore Reef

Congratulations You are certified

Junior Open Water Divers age, 10-12 maximum depth is 12 meters.

As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your PADI instructor you will be a certified diver. The PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

What to Bring and Wear

Dive medical is completed by a dive doctor if needed.

Certificate of Completion of the e-learning theory training

Swimwear, sunscreen, towel, mask, snorkel, dive boots and fins if you have your own


In the Airlie Beach PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

*Terms and conditions: Minimum of 24 hours notice required for reschedules and 48 hours for cancellations. No refunds for late cancellations or ‘no-shows’.

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Dive Locations

The boat Dive Location varies on the wind and tides, safety measurements will be determent on the day by the boat captain!

Dive Intructor is making safety evaluations of dive length, visibility and current. Due to rapite weather changes, risk assessment of weather conditions gets done on the day prior.

Diving at Whitsunday Islands Butterfly Bay Fan coral

Diving at Whitsunday Islands Butterfly Bay Fan coral

Outer Reef Elisabeth Reef

Outer Reef Elisabeth Reef

Vase coral Whitsunday Island Diving

Diving in the Whitsundays Hook Island

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