Open Water

What You Cover When you learn to dive with Indi Dive

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of open water scuba diving
  • Confined Water Scuba Dives to learn basic scuba diving skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your diving skills and explore!

Open Water course  Open Water Diver Course

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

  • Be 14 years or older
  • Answer NO to all medical questions or pass a scuba diving medical
  • Be able to swim 200m without stopping (doesn’t have to be pretty)
  • Tread water for ten minutes

The Fun Part

The fun part about learning to dive on the PADI Open Water Diver course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to  scuba dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified PADI open water scuba diver.

open water course 2  Open Water Course 3

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba diving gear including a dive computer, buoyancy control device (BCD), scuba diving regulators, a dive compass and a submersible pressure gauge. The scuba dive equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water. When you learn to dive with us we will ensure that you are warm. We provide free thermal garments and gloves during the open water dives.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each scuba diving concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these scuba diving skills with your PADI scuba diving instructor. Later, as a certified PADI open water diver you can use the course materials as a reference guide for future scuba diving adventures and to review what you learned.

Open Water Course 4  Open water

The Indi Dive PADI Open Water Diver Course (Option 1)

Day one. Meet up in the morning, introduction to and fitting of the scuba diving equipment we will be using during the open water dive course, review of scuba diving theory, course paperwork.

Day two. It’s off to the pool to put into practice what we’ve learned so far and fine tune scuba diving skills in a controlled environment before venturing into open water. You are now half way into the PADI open water dive course. After this stage of the learn to dive course it’s out into open water!

Day three. Meet at Burns Beach, The Coombe nature reserve or Rockingham Wreck Trail (dependent on the weather) to venture into open water and explore the colourful near reefs on open water scuba dive one. On open water scuba dive two we start to demonstrate the scuba diving skills we have learned in the pool.

Day four. Meet in Fremantle or Hillarys to travel to Perth’s tropical playground-Rottnest Island for two action packed scuba dives on the fantastic reefs surrounding the island and complete the open water dive course.

The Indi Dive Open Water Diver Course (Option 2)

Day one. Meet up in the morning, introduction to and fitting of the scuba diving equipment we will be using during the open water dive course, review of scuba dive theory, course paperwork. Then it’s off to the pool to put into practice what we’ve learned so far and fine tune the skills in a controlled, relaxed environment before venturing into the open water dive section of the PADI Open Water Dive Course.

Day two.  Meet at Burns Beach, The Coombe nature reserve or Rockingham Wreck Trail (dependent on the weather) to venture into open water and explore the colourful near reef on open water dive one. On open water dive two we start to demonstrate the scuba diving skills we have learned in the diving pool.

Day three. Meet in Fremantle or Hillarys to travel to Perth’s tropical playground-Rottnest Island for two action packed scuba dives on the fantastic reefs surrounding the island and complete the PADI open water. dive course. Then it”s back to tell your friends how much fun the learn to dive course was with Indi Dive.

The Indi Dive Difference

Want to customise your open water scuba diving course? At Indi Dive all of our staff are qualified PADI scuba diving instructors. When you contact us you will speak to the PADI scuba diving instructor leading your PADI open water dive course. Give us a call and we can design an open water scuba dive course schedule to meet your individual or group needs. Open Water Diving Course options include but are not limited to:

  • Courses split over several weeks, learn to scuba dive at your own pace
  • Fly in Fly out PADI open water scuba diving courses
  • Private PADI open water scuba diving courses for family or friends
  • Evening PADI open water scuba dive courses
  • Courses using your own boat or pool for convenience throughout the PADI open water dive course
  • We will provide you a free CD with photographs and video content taken during your PADI Open Water Diver Course. Learn to dive with us and discover why Indi Dive is the best option for learning to dive in Perth.
  • Scared of sharks? Really there is no need to be. However, at Indi Dive we understand that some people are put off the learn to dive course by this factor. At Indi Dive we have several Freedom Seven Shark Shields. Ask our instructor to wear the shield during the open water part of the learn to dive course. Click on the link below to see how effective these shields are in open water. Do not let a misplaced fear stop you from enrolling on the learn to dive course.
  • LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE WITH INDI DIVE IN PERTH AND ADD DEPTH TO YOUR LIFE