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Indicative Rate* $149.00 to $1950.00 Tour and Admission

07 4946 4499
1300348464
info@whitdiving.com
www.whitsundaydivingacademy.com.au

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Whitsunday Diving Academy

Learn Diving at Queensland's Best Dive School

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PADI professionals catering for your needs

Learn from the best!!

At the Whitsunday Diving Academy we specialise in Teaching Diving. We don't compromise when it comes to providing the best instructors and thorough curriculum.

• Affiliation with PADI

• One of the best equipped scuba training centres in Queensland

• Small and compact groups for individual attention to all participants

• Extensive pool training for Beginners at their "own pace"

• Flexible schedules and "work hours"

• Constant communication and feedback towards "Continuing Education" in SCUBA diving

Whitsunday Diving Academy is committed to:

Water Safety: Our visitor orientation initiative in conjunction with Royal Lifesaving Queensland and the Whitsunday Charter Boat Industry Association

Starting them Young: Our School and Youth oriented programmes aimed at developing Responsible eco-tourism and awareness while incorporating related school syllabus in diving courses to offer in-depth and hands on practical knowledge

Scuba Diver Education: All our dive courses are to the highest standard.

Careers in Diving: We have dedicated programmes towards becoming a Dive Pro!

Marine Conservation and Education: Through Forums and Awareness programs focusing on the health, state and protection of our Blue Planet.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Checkin Desk
    Checkin Desk
  • Crewed charter
    Crewed charter
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Public Transport
    Public Transport
  • Waiting Area
    Waiting Area

Activities

  • Cruising
    Cruising
  • Sailing
    Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
    Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
    Snorkelling
  • Swimming
    Swimming

Other Information

Children:
Contact operator for further details.

Disabled:
Contact operator for further details.

Further Details:
Who can become a PADI Openwater Diver? Junior Openwater - 10 to 11 years old - Adult/Instructor supervision, maximum depth 12m Junior Openwater - 12 to 14 years old - Certified Adult, maximum depth 18m Openwater Diver - 15 years up - Maximum depth 18m What's included in the PADI Openwater Diver Course PADI Openwater Diver Manual Recreational Dive Planner Table version (dive table) Recreational Dive Planner Table version Instructions for use booklet Diver's Log Book with Training Record PADI Decal Vinyl Satchel GOLD PADI Openwater Diver Certification Card PADI Openwater Diver Certificate of Recognition PADI Openwater Diver Emblem All scuba equipment including: Mask, Fins and Snorkel (personal equipment, highly recommended) Exposure suit appropriate for local environment Weight Belt Regulator with SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauge) Alternate Air Source for sharing air with another diver BCD with low pressure inflator Complete instrumentation, including a means to determine depth, time and direction Dive Bag Tank All air fills during pool training and Openwater Training Marine Park Fee's What you need to bring Complete a Diver's Medical Questionnaire to determine if you require a dive medical from a Doctor stating you "are fit to dive" prior to engaging in dive activities
Learning Options Week day format
Wed - Fri (Pool & Class) Sat & Sun ( Openwater dives, two each day) Evening Format
Mon & Wed for 3 weeks Sat & Sun of the 3rd weekend Openwater Dives Evening Format
Tues & Thurs for 3 weeks Sat & Sun of the 3rd weekend Openwater Dives Individual schedule
Private Course Extra cost applies


Whitsunday Diving Academy Tours


OPEN WATER RDP TABLE


PADI Open Water Diver RDP Table

Getting certified as a PADI Openwater Diver is a lot easier than people think, once you have been certified as a PADI Openwater Diver, there is a whole range of activities and adventures to experience. Activities like digital underwater photography, visiting new diving locations both here and overseas, adventures like swimming around a ship wreck and taking photos of it and meeting people who have the same interests as you do.

The PADI Openwater Diver Course is divided into three parts, knowledge development (5 modules or chapters), skills development in confined water (5 modules or chapters) and Openwater Dives (4 openwater dives)

What's included in the PADI Openwater Diver Course

PADI Openwater Diver Manual

Recreational Dive Planner Table version (dive table)

Recreational Dive Planner Table version Instructions for use booklet

Diver's Log Book with Training Record

PADI Decal

Vinyl Satchel

GOLD PADI Openwater Diver Certification Card

PADI Openwater Diver Certificate of Recognition

PADI Openwater Diver

Tour Information


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Indicative Rates*

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$769.00$899.00Tour Only


Other Information

Children: Contact operator for further details.

Disabled: Contact operator for further details.

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Adventure Diver


ADI Adventure Diver

Price $599.00

Whether you have just completed your Openwater Course or you have been diving for a while and have a number of logged (or not logged) dives already, you will benefit from the PADI Adventure Diver Course. This course introduces you to three (3) different types of diving available in this region. Any special interest you have is catered for, computer diving is Multilevel, photography is Underwater Digital Photography, naming the fish is Underwater Naturalist, making movies is Underwater Videogapher and so on. The PADI Adventure Diver Course is made up of three (3) different dives, Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventures Dives are recommended, or you choose any three (3) Adventure Dives that interest you from a menu of 16 Adventures Dives. This really makes your PADI Advanced Openwater Course specific to you.

Tour Information


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Tour Departs From

  • Adventure Diver

Tour Travels To

  • Adventures in Diving Manual

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$559.00$559.00Tour and Admission
ADI Adventure Diver Price $599.00 Whether you have just completed your Openwater Course or you have been diving for a while and have a number of logged (or not logged) dives already, you will benefit from the PADI Adventure Diver Course. This course introduces you to three (3) different types of diving available in this region. Any special interest you have is catered for, computer diving is Multilevel, photography is Underwater Digital Photography, naming the fish is Underwater Naturalist, making movies is Underwater Videogapher and so on. The PADI Adventure Diver Course is made up of three (3) different dives, Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventures Dives are recommended, or you choose any three (3) Adventure Dives that interest you from a menu of 16 Adventures Dives. This really makes your PADI Advanced Openwater Course specific to you. Adventure Dive Menu


Other Information

Children: Contact operator for further details.

Disabled: Contact operator for further details.

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Advanced Open Water


PADI Advanced Open Water

Whether you have just completed your Openwater Course or you have been diving for a while and have a number of logged (or not logged) dives already, you will benefit from the PADI Advanced Openwater Course, this course introduces you to five (5) different types of diving available in this region.

Any special interest you have is catered for, computer diving is Multilevel, photography is Underwater Digital Photography, naming the fish or coral is Underwater Naturalist, making movies is Underwater Videographer and so on.

The PADI Advanced Openwater Course is made up of five (5) different dives, Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventures Dives are required, and then you choose any three (3) Adventure Dives that interest you from a menu of 16 Adventure Dives. This really makes your PADI Advanced Openwater Course specific to you.

Tour Information


Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$769.00$769.00Tour Only
ADI Advanced Open Water Price $769.00 Whether you have just completed your Openwater Course or you have been diving for a while and have a number of logged (or not logged) dives already, you will benefit from the PADI Advanced Openwater Course, this course introduces you to five (5) different types of diving available in this region. Any special interest you have is catered for, computer diving is Multilevel, photography is Underwater Digital Photography, naming the fish or coral is Underwater Naturalist, making movies is Underwater Videographer and so on. The PADI Advanced Openwater Course is made up of five (5) different dives, Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventures Dives are required, and then you choose any three (3) Adventure Dives that interest you from a menu of 16 Adventure Dives. This really makes your PADI Advanced Openwater Course specific to you. What's included in the PADI Advanced Openwater Diver Course Adventures in Diving Manual Project AWARE 10 Ways Brochure Vinyl Satchel Gold PADI Advanced Openwater Certification Card PADI Advanced Openwater Certificate of Recognition PADI Advanced Openwater Diver Emblem Classroom session to review "knowledge reviews" and confirm logistics (where & when) Pool session to review diving skills and practise with specialty equipment (digital camera, lift bags etc.) Tanks and fills for pool session and Openwater dives Marine Park Fees


Other Information

Children: Contact operator for further details.

Disabled: Contact operator for further details.

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PADI Bubblemaker 8+


For the water babies of the family, to come and breath underwater like a fish and swim around underwater like a Dolphin. This program is designed to introduce the younger family members to scuba diving in a controlled environment, where they are instructed and Supervised by a team trained in Scuba Diving Instruction. All equipment is in children's sizes, for comfort and enjoyment.

These programs are conducted on request whether one young diver is available, or there is a group of young divers ready to go! Very good for after school activities or get a group together for a school holiday adventure. For further details about this program please speak to the Whitsunday Diving Academy team.

Tour Information


Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 13 Jun 2014
- 5:30am
PADI BUBBLEMAKER

Indicative Rates*

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$149.00$149.00Per Unit
For the water babies of the family, to come and breath underwater like a fish and swim around underwater like a Dolphin. This program is designed to introduce the younger family members to scuba diving in a controlled environment, where they are instructed and Supervised by a team trained in Scuba Diving Instruction. All equipment is in children's sizes, for comfort and enjoyment. These programs are conducted on request whether one young diver is available, or there is a group of young divers ready to go! Very good for after school activities or get a group together for a school holiday adventure. For further details about this program please speak to the Whitsunday Diving Academy team.


Other Information

Children: Contact operator for further details.

Disabled: Contact operator for further details.

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PADI Seal Team 8+


For the younger family members who have already completed the PADI Bubblemaker Course, now they are looking for more challenges underwater, the PADI Seal Team is what they need. There are five (5) Aqua Mission's to be completed, Aqua Mission 1 followed by Aqua Mission 2 up to Aqua Mission 5, each of the Aqua Mission's build confidence and skill levels on the previous Aqua Mission. In each of the Aqua Mission's the PADI Seal Team Members learn how to work together, use scuba equipment in a responsible way, and communicate with each other and the Instructor through hand signals underwater. After each of the Aqua Missions has been completed the Instructor signs and dates the PADI Seal Team Members, PADI Seal Team Log Book.

Tour Information


Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$299.00$299.00Tour Only
For the younger family members who have already completed the PADI Bubblemaker Course, now they are looking for more challenges underwater, the PADI Seal Team is what they need. There are five (5) Aqua Mission's to be completed, Aqua Mission 1 followed by Aqua Mission 2 up to Aqua Mission 5, each of the Aqua Mission's build confidence and skill levels on the previous Aqua Mission. In each of the Aqua Mission's the PADI Seal Team Members learn how to work together, use scuba equipment in a responsible way, and communicate with each other and the Instructor through hand signals underwater. After each of the Aqua Missions has been completed the Instructor signs and dates the PADI Seal Team Members, PADI Seal Team Log Book. Once all five (5) Aqua Missions has been completed, the PADI Seal Team Member is ready for other challenges, now that they have the skills and confidence. All of these new challenges are completed in our diver training pool at Whitsunday Diving Academy under the direct in water supervision of our Instructional team. There are other performance requirements with each of the Aqua Mission Specialist challenges, these few are listed for you to see that the PADI Seal Team Members are using confidence and skills gained from the Aqua Mission 1 - 5, each of the Aqua Mission Specialist challenges have an extra cost or can be packaged to reduce the cost. These programs are conducted on request whether one young diver is available, or there is a group of young divers ready to go! Very good for after school activities, Saturday morning fun or get a group together for a school holiday adventure. For further details about this program please speak to the Whitsunday Diving Academy team. There are Ten (10) Aqua Mission Specialist adventures


Other Information

Children: For the younger family members who have already completed the PADI Bubblemaker Course, now they are looking for more challenges underwater, the PADI Seal Team is what they need. There are five (5) Aqua Mission's to be completed, Aqua Mission 1 followed by Aqua Mission 2 up to Aqua Mission 5, each of the Aqua Mission's build confidence and skill levels on the previous Aqua Mission. In each of the Aqua Mission's the PADI Seal Team Members learn how to work together, use scuba equipment in a responsible way, and communicate with each other and the Instructor through hand signals underwater. After each of the Aqua Missions has been completed the Instructor signs and dates the PADI Seal Team Members, PADI Seal Team Log Book. Once all five (5) Aqua Missions has been completed, the PADI Seal Team Member is ready for other challenges, now that they have the skills and confidence. All of these new challenges are completed in our diver training pool at Whitsunday Diving Academy under the direct in water supervision of our Instructional team. There are other performance requirements with each of the Aqua Mission Specialist challenges, these few are listed for you to see that the PADI Seal Team Members are using confidence and skills gained from the Aqua Mission 1 - 5, each of the Aqua Mission Specialist challenges have an extra cost or can be packaged to reduce the cost. These programs are conducted on request whether one young diver is available, or there is a group of young divers ready to go! Very good for after school activities, Saturday morning fun or get a group together for a school holiday adventure. For further details about this program please speak to the Whitsunday Diving Academy team. There are Ten (10) Aqua Mission Specialist adventures

Disabled: Contact operator for further details.

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PADI Scuba Diver 15+


Getting certified as a PADI Scuba Diver is a lot easier than people think, once you have been certified as a PADI Scuba Diver, there is a whole range of activities and adventures to experience. Activities like digital underwater photography, visiting new diving locations both here and overseas, adventures like swimming around a ship wreck (12m maximum depth) and taking photos of it and meeting people who have the same interests as you do.

The PADI Scuba Diver Course is divided into three parts, knowledge development (3 modules or chapters), skills development in confined water (3 modules or chapters) and Openwater Dives (2 Openwater dives)

Tour Information


Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$499.00$499.00Tour Only
Getting certified as a PADI Scuba Diver is a lot easier than people think, once you have been certified as a PADI Scuba Diver, there is a whole range of activities and adventures to experience. Activities like digital underwater photography, visiting new diving locations both here and overseas, adventures like swimming around a ship wreck (12m maximum depth) and taking photos of it and meeting people who have the same interests as you do. The PADI Scuba Diver Course is divided into three parts, knowledge development (3 modules or chapters), skills development in confined water (3 modules or chapters) and Openwater Dives (2 Openwater dives)


Other Information

Children: What you need to bring Complete a Diver's Medical Questionnaire to determine if you require a dive medical from a Doctor stating you "are fit to dive" prior to engaging in dive activities Learning Options Week day format Mon & Tues (Pool & Class) Thurs (Openwater dives, two per day) Evening Format Mon & Wed for 2 weeks Sat of the 3rd weekend Openwater Dives Evening Format Tues & Thurs for 2 weeks Sun of the 3rd weekend Openwater Dives Individual schedule Private Course Extra cost applies

Disabled: Contact operator for further details.

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Kiana Open Water Diver


Complete your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course and then spend 3 days diving the Great Barrier Reef on Kiana.

Package includes:

5 day PADI Open Water Diver Certification with class room and pool sessions and 4 ocean dives (see Open Water Diver for more information)

PADI Boat Diver Specialty certification (see Boat Diver for more information)

6 Nights accommodation on site at our training centre (see accommodation for more info)

3 days on Kiana visiting and diving the outer reef (see Kiana for more info)

First dive on Kiana included in the special price

Schedule

This package usually starts on a Wednesday (accommodation is included from Tuesday night) with the open water course being run Wednesday through Sunday. The trip on Kiana departs on the Monday and returns Wednesday afternoon.

Other schedules are possible by arrangement, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Tour Information


Indicative Rates*

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$1399.00$1399.00Tour Only
Complete your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course and then spend 3 days diving the Great Barrier Reef on Kiana. Package includes: 5 day PADI Open Water Diver Certification with class room and pool sessions and 4 ocean dives (see Open Water Diver for more information) PADI Boat Diver Specialty certification (see Boat Diver for more information) 6 Nights accommodation on site at our training centre (see accommodation for more info) 3 days on Kiana visiting and diving the outer reef (see Kiana for more info) First dive on Kiana included in the special price Schedule This package usually starts on a Wednesday (accommodation is included from Tuesday night) with the open water course being run Wednesday through Sunday. The trip on Kiana departs on the Monday and returns Wednesday afternoon. Other schedules are possible by arrangement, please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Other Information

Children: Complete your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course and then spend 3 days diving the Great Barrier Reef on Kiana. Package includes: 5 day PADI Open Water Diver Certification with class room and pool sessions and 4 ocean dives (see Open Water Diver for more information) PADI Boat Diver Specialty certification (see Boat Diver for more information) 6 Nights accommodation on site at our training centre (see accommodation for more info) 3 days on Kiana visiting and diving the outer reef (see Kiana for more info) First dive on Kiana included in the special price Schedule This package usually starts on a Wednesday (accommodation is included from Tuesday night) with the open water course being run Wednesday through Sunday. The trip on Kiana departs on the Monday and returns Wednesday afternoon. Other schedules are possible by arrangement, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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PADI Divemaster Course

PADI Divemaster

The PADI Divemaster Course is the first professional level rating of the PADI system of diver education. Those who successfully complete the PADI Divemaster Course will have the skills and knowledge to become a PADI Assistant Instructor and/or a PADI Openwater Scuba Instructor. Throughout your PADI Divemaster Course you will learn how to supervise students in training, supervise certified divers and lots more. Additionally, your diving skills will be polished so that someone is able to watch your demonstration so that they are able to perform the same skill. Public speaking will become second nature.

If you enjoy scuba diving and are looking for an opportunity to work part time or full time in the Dive Industry, this is your entry point, with work here in Australia or in other parts of the world. The positions available in the Dive Industry are varied and challenging, Dive Centre's, Live-aboard Dive Boats, Underwater Photography/Videography on board day boats and Resorts. As a PADI Divemaster you will have access to the Pro's section of the PADI Website, this is where the employment board is, here there are a lot of Dive Centre's, Charter Boats, Resorts advertising positions to be filled.

Tour Information


Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$1950.00$1950.00Tour - All Inclusive
The PADI Divemaster Course is the first professional level rating of the PADI system of diver education. Those who successfully complete the PADI Divemaster Course will have the skills and knowledge to become a PADI Assistant Instructor and/or a PADI Openwater Scuba Instructor. Throughout your PADI Divemaster Course you will learn how to supervise students in training, supervise certified divers and lots more. Additionally, your diving skills will be polished so that someone is able to watch your demonstration so that they are able to perform the same skill. Public speaking will become second nature. If you enjoy scuba diving and are looking for an opportunity to work part time or full time in the Dive Industry, this is your entry point, with work here in Australia or in other parts of the world. The positions available in the Dive Industry are varied and challenging, Dive Centre's, Live-aboard Dive Boats, Underwater Photography/Videography on board day boats and Resorts. As a PADI Divemaster you will have access to the Pro's section of the PADI Website, this is where the employment board is, here there are a lot of Dive Centre's, Charter Boats, Resorts advertising positions to be filled. Whether you want a career change or just want something more challenging in scuba diving, this is the course that will do that for you, come and join the ranks of PADI Professionals who have to "blow bubbles" for a living. Any questions about this course or the opportunities for a PADI Divemaster please speak to the Whitsunday Diving Academy team.


Other Information

Children: Contact operator for further details.

Disabled: Contact operator for further details.

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