Learn to Dive FAQs

The minimum age to learn to dive is 10. However, we have a company policy of 16 years. Over our 45 years of combined diving experience, we have found children 16 years and older are more mature and get more out of the course. We have found some kids under 16 cause multiple interruptions to the class. 

Visit https://scubaworld.rezdy.com/37900/gift-voucher-open-water-course to purchase the gift voucher online. Alternatively, you can visit our shop.

You are eligible for locals price if you live within 100km of Scuba World.  This address must match the address on your driver’s licence.  You will be able to select the locals price option when you complete the booking form.  

The pool dive experience is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in confined water, without committing to a full open water diver program.

A pool experience is beneficial for the following reasons because it ensures you:

  • Feel comfortable and safe breathing underwater and using scuba diving equipment
  • Feel comfortable and comfortable completing the fundamental skills that you will be taught and required to demonstrate in your learn to dive course
  • Feel comfortable and safe equalizing the pressure in your ears
  • Have fun scuba diving. If you are not, what’s the point in learning to dive?!

Click here for more information about the Pool Dive Experience.

This is a must for anyone who would like to learn to dive with Scuba World, but does not feel comfortable in the water, or is a little nervous about scuba diving or just not sure if scuba diving is for them.

Not at all. Over 90% of people who learn to dive with us enroll by themselves.

 4 full days (roughly 24 – 30 hours). Day 1 and 2 is 7AM – 5PM, Day 3 and 4 is 7AM – 3:30PM.

We will supply you with all the equipment that’s required to safely and comfortably scuba dive. This will be personally fitted for you by your instructor.

We dive the Coral Reefs just a short 15-20 minute boat ride from our shop. You will explore some of the best dive sites that South East Queensland has to offer. In summer you are likely to see graceful rays, turtles and masses of tropical fish while enjoying 26°C plus water temperatures. From June to November you could witness the spectacle of the migrating humpback whales on the way to or from the dive site. This is a bonus!! There are numerous sandstone formations covered with hard and soft corals, numerous ledges, caves, pinnacles and gutters to explore.

Our dive vessel departs from outside our dive shop, right next to TANK DAY SPA

Diving is a shared activity and you will always see a group of divers discussing the great things they saw after the dive. We keep your course to a maximum of five (5) people so you can get the attention you need while learning. We can even help with a tailored or private program.

You need to be able to keep yourself a float and be able to swim 200m in a pool. Your Instructors can help and include this as a fun exercise during your training.

You get your SSI International Open Water Diver Certification. This is your passport to dive anywhere in the world at dive sites suitable for your training and experience.

Your Open Water Diver certification will allow you to dive safely to 18m. You can hire gear, get air fills, and go on organized dive activities like travel, shore dives and boat dives. You can open up more underwater opportunities through a series of fun specialty courses that will hone your skills and take you to new depths.

Yes, plenty of FREE parking is available.

Strictly no refunds are possible once payment has been made. You’ll forfeit all money. If you return the promotional wetsuit unused and in perfect condition a refund of $75 for a 3mm, $150 for a 5mm and $200 for a 7mm will be provided.

Transferring your course to another date will incur fees.

Transferring more than 4 weeks out from the start of your course date = $100 fee

Transferring within 2 to 4 weeks from the start of your course date = $300 fee

Transferring within 2 weeks from the start of your course date = forfeit all monies paid for your course

Yes, the ocean dives on the beautiful Mooloolaba Coral Reefs are in open sea conditions. There is no protection from surrounding islands & reefs. If the ocean dives are cancelled due to the weather we will reschedule your dives for the following weekend.

No. Your SSI certification card will be recognised by any dive shop in the world.

he easiest way to book is online. Simply click here to book.

Each day we meet at Scuba World, 207 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557.

Yes. We would recommend your partner/friend/family member come diving with you on the last day of your course.

Yes. We have trained over 10,000 divers and we boast a 100% training safety record.

We encourage all our past students to post testimonials on Google Reviews, Facebook Recommendations and TripAdvisor. To read these click on the following links:

Google Reviews – click here

Facebook Recommendations – click here

TripAdvisor – click here