Whitsundays - Airlie Beach SSI 3 Day Open Water Diving Course

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The Airlie Beach SSI Open Water Course is a 3 day course and comprises:

  • Pool training commences Monday and Thursday
  • Online theory lessons to be completed prior to 3 day course
  • Day 1 at Airlie Training Centre. 2 hours of theory plus theory exam followed by pool training sessions
  • Days 2 and 3 - Dives on coral reef around the Whitsunday Islands. Dive location dependent on tide and weather conditions.

Day-schedule:
Day 1:? 8.30 am meeting time at the Dive Centre in Cannonvale ? transfers available FOC. Finish PM
Day 2 ? Boat day:?7.30 am meeting time ? port of Airlie public boat ramp ? return approx. 1.30 to 2.30
Day 3 ? Boat day:?7.30 am meeting time ? port of Airlie public boat ramp ? return approx. 1.30 to 2.30

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The Open Water Course is conducted with small groups so that you get personalised instruction in friendly, comfortable surroundings.

This course can be taken as a PADI course. Registration for a PADI certification is an extra $150.00. The courses are the same and the certifications are both international.

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Prices

Rates - 2024/25 Per Person

3 Day Open Water Course

$899

Taxes & Charges

Included

SSI 3 Day Open Water $899
With PADI Certification (+$150) $1049

Rates valid to 30 June 2025, per person and in Australian Dollars

A minimum of two students are required to run this course.

A $90 deposit is required to register for the online learning and to book your place on the course.

Please complete the email Booking Enquiry form below or give us a call on 07 4946 1067 to check availability.

Airlie Beach Open Water Dive Course Structure

  • Online SSI theory of diving lessons in your own time followed by:
  • Day 1 at the Airlie Beach training centre. 2 hours theory - theory exam and pool training.
  • Days 2 and 3 - 4 qualifying training dives on fringing coral reefs around the Whitsunday Islands. (Subject to availability and weather permitting)

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Inclusions

  • Daily vehicle transfers from your Airlie Beach accommodation to the Airlie Beach Training Centre and return.
  • SSI International Open Water Diver Certificate on completion
  • all diving and snorkelling equipment and personalised instruction.(max. 6 students per class)
  • Training sessions at the dive centre's specialised training pool
  • 4 open water dives around the Whitsunday Islands.

SSI Referral Course

  • Also available is the SSI or PADI Referral Course for those who have done pool and theory elsewhere. This course is conducted on either one or two day trips depending on whether 2 or 4 dives are required to complete the course.

  • REFERRAL 2 dives: only 2 open water dives are needed to finalise their course. Requires one day trip.
    Cost:? $ 355.00 AUD

  • REFERRAL 4 dives: 4 open water dives needed to completion of the course. Requires 2 day trips.
    Cost: $ 699.00 AUD

  • These prices do not include the Certification Fee which would normally have been charged by the company that provided the pool and theory training. There will be an extra charge if the Certification fee has not been paid.

SSI Refresher Course

REFRESHER courses:

Pool refresher program:

 The Pool Refresher is a quick and easy way for divers to refresh some basic skills used in scuba diving.

A Diving Instructor will take you underwater and practice some of the essential and most used scuba diving skills with you.
Refresher sessions are a simple review of basic dive planning, equipment, theory, and dive skills. These sessions usually take 1.5-2 hours and include time in the pool, so you will need to wear your bathers and bring a towel.

Cost:? $ 150.00 AUD

FULL DAY Refresher program:

 On top of the pool program outlined above, divers will participate in a theoretical knowledge review, with time to answer questions and make sure all the important things about scuba diving, rules and safety regulations are remembered correctly!

Instead of a ?short? pool session, it will be a 2?3-hour pool session with loads of exercises to gain that confidence back that might have gone missing in a longer dive break.

Cost: RRP $ 219.00 AUD

Medical Requirements for SSI Australia Diving Courses

  • Compulsory Student Diver Medical Declaration: Prior to commencing your Open Water Dive Course you must complete the self assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration here:arrowright
  • A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training. To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs involved are payable directly to the doctor).
  • Important Note: Once completed the Student Diver Medical Declaration and Dive Medical (if required) is valid for 90 days.
  • If the student is 45 Years of age or above, a signed medical clearance from an approved physician prior to course start is needed as per Queensland legislation!

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