Learn To Dive Gift Card SSI Open Water Course + Bonus $100 Gift Card

Learn To Dive Gift Card SSI Open Water Course + Bonus $100 Gift Card

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Dive Newcastle's learn to dive course is the perfect way to begin your Dive Journey, with fantastic shore and boat diving right at our door step in Swansea!  Our Dive Centre is located just 100m from one of Australia's best shore dives, allowing Dive Newcastle's experienced professional dive instructors to teach you the most suitable diving skills and techniques for our local diving environment.

Training to becoming a certified diver locally allows you to build the valuable skill sets needed to explore exotic travel destinations like the Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Vanuatu and more. Being confident, comfortable and a more experienced certified diver prior to travelling abroad or to remote destinations is a great advantage. This allows you to save money, spend more time relaxing, exploring and discovering the new sites and marine life whilst on vacation.          

Learning to Scuba dive is a life changing experience, allowing you to see places few people have had the opportunity to explore. With over seventy percent of the world being underwater, as a certified diver you will have all this at your doorstep waiting for you to dive in and explore. The SSI Open Water Certification will qualify you as a competent autonomous certified diver, allowing you to dive internationally to a depth of 18 metres.  

Additional course information can be found here.

  • Minimum age is 10. Depth restrictions apply for 10 & 11 year old's with the maximum depth of 12m. (Special bookings and adjusted prices are required for any students aged under 15 years, due to limited depth and reduced class sizes. Total class size is reduced to a maximum of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Children).* VIP courses for children or small groups can be arranged please contact our staff or visit our VIP course booking page. 
  • All persons under the age of 18 require parent/guardian signature for participation.

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a parent/guardian over the age of 18.

  • Successfully complete the fitness to dive questionnaire. (A medical is only required if you answer yes to any of the following questions on this form.)
  • Swim 200m without stopping. There is no time limit and you can swim in any style you like.
  • Float or tread water for 10 minutes without stopping or holding on.
  • Own transport is required to all pool and diving locations 
 Course Includes: 
  • Online academic training to be completed prior to face to face training
  • 6 pool/confined water sessions
  • 4 open water dives
  • Maximum depth is 18m / 60 feet (age 12+) (age 10-11 reduced to 12m).
  • Completion over 3 days (weekend or midweek options available)
  • The use of modern diving equipment for the duration of the course including all Tanks, Regulators, Gauges, BCD, Weights and Wetsuits.
  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots. 
  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For example: heart disease, asthma, or epilepsy. Cost of diving medical is not included. A medical is only required if you answer yes to any of the following questions on this form.


 What To Bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Lunch
  • Mobile phone
  • Completed paperwork with Parent/Guardian signature if required. (Contact our shop staff if you are unsure)
 Flying After Diving Guidelines


  • For a single no-decompression dive, a minimum preflight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. (Including pool and shallow water immersions)

  • For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum preflight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested. Dive Newcastle recommends 24 hours to err on the side of safety. 

  • For dives requiring decompression stops, 24 hours minimum is recommended. 

    To err on the side of safety, many divers plan a 24-hour surface interval or longer and spend their time exploring topside attractions.

  • All divers and students need to follow the recommendation given by the manufacturer of the dive computer regarding No Fly Times and should always take the most conservative approach in regard's to flying after diving. Waiting longer before flying when possible after diving and exploring the top side during this period is always your best approach. This information is discussed further and in more detail during your dive course.

Dive Packages, allowing you to save hundreds of dollars off your dive training. You can bundle together 2 or more courses saving another 5%. (Must be paid in full as a bundle). Training packages are a great way to build and gain that extra experience for your upcoming vacation or diving destination like the Yongala Wreck or Osprey Reef on the Great Barrier Reef.