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Refresher Scuba Diving Course

How much does the course cost?

Our refresher course is only AU$110 dollars! This is our cheapest scuba diving course on offer.

What is this course about?

Our cheap scuba diving Refresher course is designed to update and review the knowledge and skills of an inactive scuba diver.​​ This course is run in conjunction with the Open Water Scuba Diver course, either on the confined dive day at the pool or on the third day at the Tweed Heads shore dive site.

How is the course structured?

Our refresher course is our shortest course on offer because it is aimed at divers who have previous scuba diving knowledge. Therefore, you can get in the water as soon as possible! A typical refresher course looks like this:

Pre-Dive: First, you must complete the necessary paperwork before getting in the water.

Day 1: During day one, we refresh your scuba diving skills in the water. You can join us in our pool sessions, which typically run from 8:00am – 1:00pm. Alternatively, you can join the open water course students for a full day of diving at Tweed Heads.

So, what happens after I finish this course?

After successfully completing this scuba diving course, you can:
  1. Enrol in the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver, individual SDI Specialty Courses, or the SDI Advanced Dive Course.
  2. Dive without the direct supervision of an instructor.
  3. Enrol in a Diver Development Program based on your prior certification. Completing your Dive Master or Instructor course enables you to use your scuba diving skills on a professional capacity.

I’m ready! What do I need to do?

First, please fill out the medical and liability forms below. Next, use the Book Now button to contact us to arrange your course registration.

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Open Water Scuba Diving Course

How much does the course cost?

Our open water course is only AU$449 dollars. Your open water certification never expires. Thus, this one-off cost is an investment in a lifetime of underwater explorations!

What is this course about?

 Our cheap scuba diving Open Water course is your first step into the Deep Blue. This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor. The course covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater. Further, the open water course allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres.

How is the course structured?

The Open Water course is structured in the following way:

Pre-Dive: First, we study scuba diving theory. Next, we submit your registration with SDI and complete the necessary paperwork to begin your course.

Day 1 – Pool Session:
First, we cover the course layout. Additionally, we show you how to assemble and disassemble your dive equipment. In addition, we show you the different styles of kits available. In particular, we expose you to as many different manufacturers as possible, so that you have an understanding of what the market offers. Second, the instructor verbally explains the different skills and exercises that you will practice in the pool. Finally, once in the pool, the instructor demonstrates these skills and requests that you recreate them multiple times.

Day 2 and 3 – Open Water Dives:
We spend days 2 and 3 out at sea. Thus, getting a taste of your first dive in the ocean! You have the option of doing both days at Tweed Heads. Alternatively, we can also visit Cook Island on the third day. This is only possible if you have booked this upgrade. During these two days you will enjoy four (4) open water dives. Once again, we cover the same skills we practiced at the pool. You will need to demonstrate that you have mastered the skills and exercises covered.

I’m ready! What do I need to do?

First, please fill out the medical and liability forms below. Next, use the Book Now button to contact us to arrange your course registration.
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Advanced Scuba Diving Course

How much does the course cost?

Our advanced course is only AU$479 dollars. Your advanced diver certification never expires. Thus, this one-off cost is an investment in a lifetime of underwater explorations!

What is this course about?

Our cheap scuba diving Advanced course is for those who have completed their Open Water diving course and would like to further their skills and experience of the underwater world. This course is only a two day course. Furthermore, it introduces you to five speciality dives, three of which you choose based on your own preferences. On the other hand, Navigation and Deep Diving are compulsory. After obtaining your advanced certification, you will be trained to dive to a depth of thirty metres.

Please note that overhead environments and non-diving specialties are not allowed. However, you do have the option of exploring the ex HMAS Brisbane wreck.

How is the course structured?

The Advanced scuba diving course is structured in the following way: ​

Pre-Dive: First, we cover the advanced diving theory. Additionally, we complete registration with SDI and complete the necessary paperwork.

Day 1: Second, we conduct three (3) open water dives at Tweed Heads. Our instructor will ensure you cover the skills required as part of your deep diving and navigation courses.

Day 2: Finally, on the second day, we conduct two (2) open water dives. At this time, we cover the skills necessary for the remaining specialty courses you have chosen.

What are the course requirements?

  • You will need to be medically fit.
  • You have to be at least 15 years old. Students younger than 18 will need parent or guardian consent.
  • If you currently have or have had any medical conditions mentioned in the medical and liability forms, you will need to present a dive medical.
  • You will need to have completed at least one dive in the past 12 months preceding the course. If necessary, you can organise a refresher course.
  • Our instructors will need to sight your Open Water Diver certification.
  • You will need to have a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and a knife. These can be hired from Scuba Shane Diving.

I’m ready! What do I need to do?

First, please fill out the medical and liability forms below. Next, use the Book Now button to contact us to arrange your course registration.