Once you have enrolled in your course, you should receive an email from ourselves with further information as well as one from PADI containing information and links to your online training materials within 24 hours.
Yes of course.
We recognise everyone’s availability is different and people are busy – and take pride in being flexible and able to accommodate everyone’s needs.
If course dates do not suit you, please do contact one of our Instructors by email or on 0414 388 229
The age requirements for SCUBA, Freediving, & Mermaiding all differ.
Please refer to the sections below for more information.
The age requirements for each course are also listed on the appropriate page.
You will need to bring personal items including towel, swimwear, water bottle, sun protection etc
We provide all equipment for our entry level courses and experiences. It is recommended you have your own equipment for Advanced level courses, however hire gear is available.
It is best if you have your own SCUBA, Freediving, or Mermaiding equipment as it will be familiar, comfortable, and hopefully well fitted.
Contact us for details of the equipment we would recommend for your personal needs and your chosen activity.
You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkelling, skin diving or freediving is required.
SCUBA, Freediving, & Mermaiding are physical activities and can, at times, be potentially strenuous. As such you need to be in reasonably good physical condition with adequate swimming skills.
Basically, you just need to pass the brief medical, complete a short swim or float, and be old enough for your chosen course.
You will be required to complete a “Diver Medical – Participant Questionnaire” which will be provided to you prior to your commencement. If you answer “YES” to ANY of the questions, a GP’s approval will be required before we can start your course.
Although a specialised Diving Medical will generally not be required for courses below a professional level, it is nevertheless strongly recommended if you have any health concerns. A diving medical may uncover conditions or issues you may not be aware of, for example ear, nose and throat, or lung function issues, all of which could expose you to the risk of serious injury or death while diving.
Scuba Diving FAQ's
To start the PADI (Junior) Open Water SCUBA course you need to be 10 years old. This automatically becomes the full Open Water Certification once you turn 15 years of age.
We can take children as young as 8 years old in the Bubblemaker Programs and SCUBA Parties that we run.
Yes, we ensure that all of our child students (& the adults) use correctly fitted equipment to suit their body size to maximise comfort, enjoyment, and safety.
We can teach people as young as 8 the basics, with the pool based Skin Diver course.
However 12 years old is the minimum age to enroll in the PADI Freediver Course.
Freediving is often presented as a dangerous or “extreme” sport.
When undertaken with the appropriate training – and following some basic safety procedures in the water – it is actually very safe.
Unfortunately the majority of Freediving “incidents” happen to those either unqualified or not following the basic safety procedures we will teach you in your course.
In the Freediver & Advanced Freediver courses there are a series of sessions over 2 days. Each session builds upon the knowledge and skills from the previous sessions.
Day 1 – (Session 1) Theory Review, breathing and relaxation techniques for Freediving
Day 1 – (Session 2) Skills practise in pool or confined water
Day 2 – You will practise the skills you have learned and apply the knowledge as we go for a series of open water Freedives
After mastering the skills and achieving the goals of the PADI Freediving course, you can proceed to the PADI Advanced Freediver and then the Master Freediver courses, learning more advanced techniques and gaining the knowledge and ability to breathhold longer and dive deeper.
Yes, however equipment specifically designed for Freediving will be more comfortable and easier to use.
Yes. Almost any wetsuit is suitable for beginner Freediver training.
A Freediving specific wetsuit will probably have better seals around openings than scuba or surfing wetsuits, reducing the water flow and keeping you warmer longer. It will probably also be of a higher grade of material that will require you to wear less weight.
Yes. Please contact your instructor to discuss specific training options for your needs.
You will learn how to improve depth, duration, technique, as well as how to recognise what is happening mentally and physically – not to mention how to make sure you stay safe!
Yes, we have a range of carbon fins in different sizes for our students to use and can compare the difference between carbon and plastic blades.
The student carbon fins come from the same people that hand-craft our personal fins – Sommerso.
As far as we know this provides our students with an experience unmatched by other Freediving schools.
We can run the PADI Discover Mermaid experience or PADI Basic Mermaid course for ages 6+
To do the Mermaid and Advanced Mermaid courses you need to be age 10+ and 12+ respectively.