Open Water course information - with course schedule 8th December 2020

Congratulations, you are one step further towards becoming a PADI Open Water Diver.

Before you can start the course we need you to complete the necessary paperwork to confirm that you understand the risks involved with skin and scuba diving, and are medically fit to undertake this course.

These forms can be completed electronically.
To complete these forms please


IMPORTANT:  You need to pop into the store prior to the commencement of your course to be sized up for the dive gear.

To ensure that you received the best and safest experience possible we recommend that you look into owning a few dive items such as a  dive mask, snorkel and dive boots. 
Owning your own dive equipment  is more hygienic and provides greater comfort, resulting in a better and safer dive experience.  Our professional staff can assist you with these purchases.

As a student with Indepth Scuba you are entitled to our student discount in store or on our online store, just type ‘OWSTUDENT’ when you check-out to receive this discount.
Alternatively, Indepth Scuba offers equipment rental to all our students and customers. As an Open Water course student we have rental equipment available for the duration of your course for just $80.00.


Dive theory

Your online eLearning dive theory which you will receive via email. You will need to complete in full before day 2 of your course (the coast session).  Once received please log on as soon as you can, to ensure the maximum amount of time to complete.

DAY 1 -  Tuesday 8th December

Pool training session - Please arrive at the Stromlo Leisure Centre. 

The pool session will commence at 9:00am. Your pool session is located in the Stromlo Leisure Centre. Today’s session should end around 3:00pm.

What to bring:

  • Your swimmers (we don’t recommend wearing loose swimmers or board shorts under your wetsuit).
  • A towel.
  • A bottle of water and a light snack.

    DAY 2 - Tuesday 9th Decmber

    Open water course training dives 1-3 at Batemans Bay.
    Please arrive at the allocated accommodation prior to the coastal dive component of your course. You will need to organise your own transport or car share while completing this component of the course.

    DAY 3 - Wednesday 10th December

    Open water course dive 4 at Batemans Bay.

    What you will need for the weekend:

    • Sleeping bag and pillow
    • Towel and warm clothes
    • Food and drink

    The accommodation is bunk shared rooms, with a full kitchen.  Food is not supplied.