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Open Water Course at Rottnest

The PADI OPEN WATER course is the most popular learn to dive program in the world.  The card you earn at the completion of the course certifies you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters and is the first step on your way to experiencing the wonders of the underwater world.

Learn to dive with us and you'll never look back.  We'll ensure you receive the training to equip you with the skills and knowledge to safely embark on a lifetime of underwater exploration and enjoyment.


The course is divided into three parts:

  1. Knowledge development- completed through self study and classroom time
  2. A session in the swimming pool where you will learn and practice the basic scuba skills and familiarize yourself with the equipment.
  3. As the final part of your training you will complete 4 ocean dives at our local dive sites.

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


In order for you to learn as much as possible and get the greatest benefit from your training, you are required to complete the theory section of the PADI Open Water course prior to commencing the in-water training.

On booking, you will given the PADI OpenWater manual which is your to keep, you are required to read the entire manual and answer questions at the end of each chapter before you start your course. All theory sections will be reviewed in class before you sit a final exam. We will then head to the pool to start breathing underwater.

PADI Open Water Diver Course is a 3 day course and can be completed on a full time or part time basis. The full time course starts every Monday and runs through to Wednesday or you could do the part time course which runs for two consecutive weekends.


To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must 

  • Be 10 years or older (In Australia the min age is 12 years old)