PADI Course

Learn to dive today

Always wanted to take scuba diving lessons and see the world beneath the waves?  The PADI Open Water Course is the world's most popular and widely recognised scuba diving certification.  No prior experience with scuba diving is required! 

Here at Dive Centre Bondi, we believe in quality education and quality training which means all of our PADI Open Water Classes are kept small, with a maximum of 5 students per class. 

Choose a Weekday or Weekend Course

Our weekday PADI Open Water Courses run from Tuesday to Thursday (3 consecutive days) and our weekend courses start on a Sunday and finish the following weekend (Saturday and Sunday).  The course includes your PADI e-learning (the theory component of the course which you can complete at home), three days practical instruction, certification fees, log book, dive tables and your PADI Open Water Certification Card. 

Course Schedule

  • Theory: Complete your e-Learning (online theory) at home or on the move before Day 1.
  • Day 1: 9am (8am weekends) to 5pm. Registration, equipment fitting then off to the swimming pool.
  • Day 2: 9am (8am weekends) to 4pm.  Open Water dives 1 and 2 - Taking your new skills to the open water!
  • Day 3: 9am (8am weekends) to 4pm.  Open Water dives 3 and 4 - Refining and developing skills with your instructor.


$495 which includes all equipment except mask, snorkel, boots and fins - see below.  


All equipment is included in the course cost with the exception of mask, snorkel, boots and fins.  These are personal items and for comfort, hygiene and safety reasons most students prefer to buy their own.  Our professional staff can help you to find equipment which fits properly and suits your requirements.  Alternatively, all of these items can be rented for $50 for the whole course ($25 for mask + snorkel, $25 for boots + fins).  Students who purchase their own mask and snorkel can rent boots and fins for FREE.  

Book Now!

To book your course online simply select a start date and follow the instructions.  You can also book by phone with credit card details or drop into the Dive Centre to book in-store.  Payment is made at the time of booking to secure your place and receive your PADI e-Learning access code - that way you can get started straight away!

To enrol you must be at least 12 years old, be in good physical health, and be able to swim 200m and tread water for 10 mins.