Whitsunday PADI Open Water Dive Course


The PADI Open Water Diver course is the first exciting step in learning to scuba dive. As a diver, you’ll experience weightlessness, get up close to the fascinating marine life that our world has to offer and create memories that will last a lifetime. Breathing underwater for the first time is an unforgettable experience, so don’t put it off any longer

Weekly start Tuesday and Friday

Book online easy and start your e-learning asap

Please ask us for dates availability by simply call us on 0404677400 or text us.

Prerequisites & Requirements

  • Age Requirement:10 years or older


  • Able to swim; 200 m 10 minutes treading water


  • Complete a QLD Australia Medical Statement which is our online registration form, if a Dive MEdical is required please download below the form for your doctor 10346E_Diver Medical_Form (1).pdf_


  • PADI E-Learning time Commitment approximately 8-15 hours
TOTAL COST: AUS $850 ( Small groups max 5 people)

To secure your place upfront payments are required prior arrival of $450

In the upfront payments includes your Padi e-learning on $254.10 , Theory and Practical assessment, Scuba gear and pool exercises

PADI Open Water Diver Course Process

Step 1

PADI Online Training

Study 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 we bring you into the shop to size up for some gear.

Step 2

Arrive on the day start at 8.00 am

 Where : Airlie Beach Dive Centre

11/293 Shute Harbour Road

Quick paper-based review assessment, 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 academics 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 Beach PADI Open Water Training Dives

Day 2

Step 5

Two  Open water Whitsunday Island Boat Dives

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.

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