Diving in Melbourne
You can dive anywhere in the world, here in Melbourne however, we are spoilt for choice. We have piers and reefs easily accessible and with carparking close by. A dive could be just a walk into the sea. Melbourne offers a number of dive boat charter business that run trips in and outside the bay. There are two graveyards with ship wrecks, an array of reef and wall dives all ranging from deep to shallow. Diving for all levels of certification and interests. If diving in Melbourne doesn’t interest you diving in Australia or internationally has an abundance of dive sites. From temperate waters to warm water diving up north. Your options are endless!
To become a certified scuba diver you must enrol and successfully pass our Open Water program. Here at All About Scuba we only offer a premium course this is to ensure all students understand that with our enjoyment of exploring the sea there are dangers within diving. It is our duty of care to you as a student to make sure you can identify, understand and be equipped with the skills necessary to dive within your level of training and thus enjoy the sea and its marine life. Competence is not confidence. Practice is everything.
To being this course there is a minimum age of 10 years. You will be required to complete online e-learning at your convenience. Once completed you will begin your course which includes one session of theory, one session at a swimming pool where you will practice and perform skills. You will also have four open water dives one of these from a boat. Your training will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres. Having successfully completed this course will allow you to dive anywhere in the world and to hire dive equipment from dive shops.
Motivation for diving
The fact that most people can learn to scuba dive does not necessarily mean that everyone should. Before enrolling in a scuba diving course, a potential diver should consider their reasons for doing so.
Divers who want to learn to dive because it seems like a risky adrenaline filled sport should re-consider their motivation. Recreational scuba diving is a sport about control, relaxation and adventure. Recreational scuba diving is NOT about pushing yourself and others into life threatening situations.
A person should never take up scuba diving simply to please a partner, parent or friend. These people may serve only as an inspiration to take up diving. For diving to be safe and enjoyable, a person needs to want to be underwater. The good news is that if you want to learn to dive, you most likely will be able to. Welcome to the 70% of the world that most people never get to see!