Open Water Diver

Learn to Scuba dive and begin your exploration of the underwater world...

You will earn a lifetime, world wide recognised Open Water Divers certification, allowing you to dive with others to a maximum depth of 18m. 


Minimum age 12, (no max age limit)

Under 15 must be accompanied by an adult

Be medically fit to dive - refer to dive medical requirements

Must be able to swim (200m, any stroke with no time limit, and also tread water/float for 10 mins)

Course Program

Capital Scuba provides a personalised dive service which includes a flexible approach to delivering the course content. The following schedule can be changed to meet individual or group requirements.

Introduction Evening (usually a Thursday evening for 2 hrs)

  • Complete course documentation

  • Provided with your Open Water Course crew-pack (manuals, training logbook, etc)

  • Sizing of scuba dive equipment

  • View Course Introduction Video

  • Advice/assistance with purchasing online dive gear (only if you want to buy some of your own gear)

  • Overview of self study requirements

Self-Study Theory (in your own time)

  • Watch 5 Training videos

  • Complete 5 Knowledge Reviews (KR's)

Theory (Usually a Saturday AM, a week after the Intro Evening)

  • Review of your self-study KR's

  • 4 short multi-choice quizzes

  • Tutoring in the use of dive tables and dive planning

  • Quick quiz on dive tables

Pool Skills Session (Saturday PM, after the Theory)

  • Swimming ability check (200m swim and tread water/float 10 mins)

  • Dive gear assembly and dismantle

  • Dive skills and safety procedures

Open Water Dives 1 and 2 (Usually the next day - Sunday)

  • Drive down to the coast - leave Canberra at 7:00AM

  • Training Dives 1 and 2

  • Return to Canberra approx 5:00PM

  • Clean up dive gear (part of the training)

Open Water Dives 3 and 4 (1 day of the following weekend)

  • Drive down to the coast - leave Canberra at 7:00AM

  • Training Dives 3 and 4

  • Return to Canberra approx 5:00PM

  • Clean up dive gear (part of the training)

  • Final exam

  • Diver certification presentation

What's Included

  • Open Water Diver Course manual

  • Dive table planning slate

  • Personal Dive Log and training record 

  • Open Water Diver Certification card

  • 4 shore dives

  • All dive gear for use throughout the course

    • wetsuit

    • boots

    • hood

    • gloves

    • Buoyancy Control Device (BCD - Dive Buoyancy Jacket)

    • regulator set

    • dive computer

    • weight belt

    • fins

    • air cylinders

    • inflatable Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)

    • mask and snorkel

  • Morning tea between dives whilst at the coast

  • Towels for use at the pool and the coast (Private Course Only)

  • Transport to and from the coast (Private Course only)

  • Pool entry

  • Guaranteed processing of your certification within 48 hours of completing all course requirements


Standard Course


  • Class sizes are a maximum of 4 students

Private Course


  $525 for 2nd person

  •  1 on 1 with the instructor, or bring a "buddy" (maximum of 2 students)

  • Transport to and from the coast each weekend

  • Premium Dive equipment - BCD's with Integrated weights, Spring Strap Fins and Wrist mounted modern Dive computers.


Upgrade to include a boat trip to Montague Island and dive with the seals for an extra $160, and get a bonus 5th dive.

Include transport to/from the coast for the standard course. $10 per trip

# refer to the Booking, Cancellation and Refund Policy

Canberra Scuba Diving 

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