PADI Open Water Course - DEPOSIT ONLY


PADI Open Water Course - DEPOSIT ONLY


Have you been thinking about taking scuba diving lessons? It’s time to take the plunge! Get your PADI Open Water Certification.

The PADI Open Water Course is your first offical scuba diving license that will let you start exploring the amazing underwater world. PADI is the worlds largest diver training organisation and the PADI Open Water Course is a worldwide recognised scuba diving certification. By completing this entry level scuba diving course you are certified to go diving with a buddy anywhere in the world.

The course is run over 4 Days.

Although many dive schools offer PADI Open Water Courses over 2 or 3 days, this is because the theory that is part of the course is done through on-line eLearning. This has to be completed in your own time before commencing the course. We have chosen to teach the theory of diving in a classroom environment. With most of our students being kids, we feel that teaching the dive theory in a classroom environment is best to ensure students have a full understanding of all the information. 

Divers aged between 10 and 14 years old will receive a PADI Junior Open Water Certification. After certification, divers aged 10 or 11 must dive with either a parent / guardian or a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres. Divers aged 12-14 must dive with an adult certified diver.

The course schedule with us is:

  • Day 1 - Classroom and pool - Redcliffe Dolphins Health Precinct 

  • Day 2 - Classroom and pool - Redcliffe Dolphins Health precinct 

  • Day 3 - 2 Open Water Dives - Tweet River or Gold Coast Seaway*

  • Day 4 - 2 Open Water Dives and Beach BBQ - Tweed River or Gold Coast Seaway*

    *dependant on conditions and tide times 

All participants must:

  • be aged 10 years +

  • complete a dive medical form prior to undertaking the course and undertake a medical examination if required. This is available here

  • swim 200 metres without stopping

  • tread water for 10 minutes


  • Experienced PADI Instructor

  • Small groups. Maximum of 4 students.

  • Scuba diving equipment except personal snorkelling gear

  • PADI Open Water Diver Materials


  • Transport. Must be able to make your own way to pool and dive sites

  • Personal snorkelling gear. Mask, boots, fins and snorkel.


Available Dates:

  • 7th - 10th January

  • 4th/5th & 11th/12th January

*Minimum of 2 participants for course to run

Secure your space today with a non-refundable $300 deposit. The balance is payable 1 month prior to course start date.

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Please ensure you have fully read and can complete the Adult Medical form, this can be found here. This applies for both kids and adults who are completing the PADI Open Water Course. Please do not make a booking until you have read and can pass the medical form. If you or your child answers "Yes" to any questions on the form, you will need to see a Dr prior to taking part in any scuba diving experiences with Aquaventures.

For further information, please feel free to contact us prior to making a booking.