Scuba Diving is a unique experience that allows you to explore places that only a handful of human beings have laid eyes on, and with 72% of the world being underwater, your Open Water SSI Diving Certification is your license to explore it.
A Scuba Diving Course is for fun loving individuals that crave adventure and social sporting activities. Meet new friends and enjoy the freedom of gliding through the blue!
Take a scuba diving course in Mooloolaba and in your new serene weightless environment you will be enthralled by undersea caverns, swim with schools of beautiful fish, marvel at the beauty of turtles, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the ocean. Come and join the many people learning to dive on the Sunshine Coast who have made diving their life time passion.
Learn to scuba dive and explore some of the best diving sights that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. In summer you’ll have the opportunity to see beautiful coral reefs, turtles and the masses of tropical fish while enjoying 26°C plus water temperatures. From May to October you will have the opportunity to witness the spectacle of the migrating humpback whales. This is a must!
Up to 31 Dec 2023:
Locals price* – $1050 (SAVE $150!!!)
*the locals price is for Australian residents who live with 150km of our dive shop in Mooloolaba, please call to clarify if you are unsure if you fit into the zone.
Standard price – $1200
Commencing 1st Jan 2024 the price of the course will be based on the Instructor who is teaching the program. We have four amazing instructors at Scuba World, ranging from new instuctors to the general manager who has been teaching since 2007. The cool part is you get to select who teaches you to dive. Please remember that we run 2 courses a month, so some instructors may not be teaching every month. If you want a specific instructor, you may have to wait.
Course prices range from $900 – $1350 (locals) – non locals are $150 extra.
It is MANDATORY to either hire or purchase your snorkel equipment from Scuba World. You will enjoy diving a lot more if you have your own professionally fitted set of Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots purchased from Scuba World. Packages range from $420 to $700.
You also have the option to hire this equipment for $100 for your 4 day course. If you decide to purchase your Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots from Scuba World during your course the $100 hire fee will be credited towards your equipment.
SPECIAL – Purchase your Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots during your course and receive a gift voucher* for two dives on the ex-HMAS Brisbane wreck “One of Australia’s top five dive sites” (valued at $319)!
*This gift voucher is on a STANDBY basis
Our courses run over two weekends or four consecutive days – please check the course dates before booking.
A dive medical is only required if you fall into one or more of the following categories:
If you fall into one or more of these categories you will need to obtain a diving medical (AS4005.1) The cost is roughly $110 – $140 and takes about 45 minutes to complete with a registered diving doctor.
Not sure if you have an at risk medical condition? If you answer YES to any of the questions in this medical statement, you will need to obtain a dive medical.
Find a local diving doctor in your area or find out more information about diving medicals.
We offer monthly full time (4 days in a row) and weekend courses (always consecutive). View our learn to dive schedule for course dates.
APPROX COURSE TIMES:
DAY 1 & 2: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm | DAY 3 & 4: 6:45 am – 2:00 pm
The steps to becoming a certified Open Water Diver are as follows:
Congratulations! You’re now a certified Open Water diver with a qualification that will allow you to dive to 18 metres anywhere in the amazing underwater world.
Our mission is simple; create safe, comfortable, enthusiastic divers who always have a personal & enjoyable experience at Scuba World. We specialise in teaching safe, fun and extensive 4 day learn to dive courses. These courses are mainly aimed at locals who plan to take up scuba diving as a life long sport.
Scuba World is one of only three dive shops in Queensland that can offer you both an Australian Government Nationally Recognised Training Statement of Attainment and Internationally recognised certification card. These two qualifications guarantee you will receive the safest and highest quality learn to dive course in Australia!
You will learn to dive at our training dive sites around the Gneering Shoals.
The Gneering Shoals offer great dive sites ranging in depth from 5 metres – 30 metres. These sites are located only 15-20 minutes from our dive shop.