THE PADI OPEN WATER SCUBA COURSE
3 Day Learn to dive course
NEXT OPEN WATER DIVE COURSE
MAY (ADVANCED) 12th & 13th (FULLY BOOKED)
MAY/JUNE 26th, 2nd & 3rd
JULY DATES TBA
At C.H. Smith Marine we understand people are busy and may not be able to commit to the set course dates, our Instructor is more than happy to arrange your learn to dive experience on a weekend that best suits you, so please contact us via email, phone or in store to arrange a time to learn to dive that best suits your schedule!
FUN - EXCITING - CHALLENGING - SAFE
Enjoy the experience
Our goal is to make learning fun and easy, allowing you to learn at your own pace without any pressure. Your training through our PADI Scuba instructor will enable you to become a safe, confident diver so you can truly enjoy the incredible experience of scuba diving. Our moto is service not profit. To do this we keep all our dive courses to a maximum of 6 students, allowing our PADI dive instructor to spend quality time with each individual, to practise your diving skills over and over until they become second nature.
You will be supplied with a PADI open water crew pack and the theory is all done from home via our PADI online Elearning classroom. This allows you to fit the theory into a busy work life. The theory just has to be completed before the Confined water session.
The course is spread over two consecutive weeks. On the first Saturday you meet on site at C.H.Smith Marine for the pool session. After completing the online learning theory session.
Confined Open Water
The confined water diving is conducted at a private pool on the Saturday before the open water dives. This is where the fun begins, you will be taught to breathe underwater and become familiar with dive equipment and how to use it. You will become a master at all the skills you need to perform in the ocean.
Open Water Diving Component
The open water dives are held at "WAUBS BAY" in Bicheno. Here you will take part in four open water dives over a weekend, building on what you have learnt in confined water. These shore dives offer excellent sightseeing opportunities and it is not unusual to see dolphins, seahorses, crayfish and weedy sea dragons. Our experience has shown us that the shore dives are most successful for first time divers. They avoid the possible stress associated with first time boat divers, sea sickness and anxiety. Also, the chance of cancellations due to weather conditions is dramatically decreased.
Course costs and what that covers
The course cost is $575, your equipment and dive gear is provided for you, however we do recommend for hygiene reasons and for a more comfortable dive, that you purchase you own mask and snorkel. Every face is different and every mask will fit differently. You will need to purchase gloves if required. When you book, and pay your deposit you will receive your PADI crew pack. The Balance of the course is then due on the day of the pool dive.
Your course cost includes
- Open water PADI crew pack
- Professional PADI tuition and instruction
- Scuba Diver certification card
- Confined Water (pool dive)
- Use of high quality Scuba equipment and gear
- All air fills
- Accommodation at Bicheno
- Discount Card on dive equipment purchases
WHAT WE DO
- A full range of PADI Scuba Diving Courses
- Dive Equipment Sales & Hire
- Dive Tank fills from our certified filling station
- Dive tank testing
- Dive Equipment servicing and computer battery changes