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PADI Open Water Course

Quick Details

  • Be over 14 years old
  • Be able to swim 200 meters non-stop and float for 10 minutes
  • Complete the PADI medical form and be fit to dive
  • Complete e-learning in your own time before the course start date (it takes roughly 8 hours to complete)
  • You will need a vehicle to go to the pool and dive sites
  • Includes all dive gear, certification fees and Rottnest Island fees

Become a certified PADI scuba diver in Perth!

The PADI Open Water Course in Perth is designed to help you discover the underwater world and become a safe diver. The scuba diving course takes place over 3 days, includes a day of pool training, 4 ocean dives and the PADI e-learning course.

The PADI certification is an awesome experience where you are going to learn skills that you will use for many years. During the pool session, you learn how to set up and maintain your dive gear, including how to prepare your mask, wetsuit and fins. You will then learn several skills in the shallow water, like swimming with your gear or exchanging air with your buddy. Because we only take small groups, you get plenty of 1-to-1 time with your instructor to learn those skills and you do not waste time waiting for a big group!


We run PADI Open Water courses starting on Fridays to Sunday’s and some Tuesdays to Thursdays. Our schedule for each course looks like this:


8am Meet your instructor and fellow divers directly at Aqua Jetty, Warnbro for a full days training in the pool. This is a full day and you will need to bring a packed lunch as we will finish around 4pm


Meeting at the allocated shore dive site as discussed with your dive instructor on the previous day. This is a slightly shorter day and you should be finished around 1pm


If you are doing a Standard Open water course it will be the same as the previous day. If you are joining us for the Premium open water course then you will be heading out from East street Jetty Fremantle on our dive vessel Linni for 2 Rottnest island dives. During the summer months we meet at 7am for our dive boat and finish at 2pm and during the shoulder season and winter we depart at 8am and return 3pm

At the end of our Perth PADI dive course, you will be able to:

  • Dive independently with a buddy
  • Go no deeper than 18m
  • Respond to any accident happening during a dive
  • Control your buoyancy to optimize your experience

Bucket List Diver is offering 3 different type of PADI Open Water Course to adapt to your schedule and budget.

Our Premium Open Water Course includes the final day at Rottnest Island where you will do your final two dives with your instructor in the pristine water of the marine park!

Our Standard Open Water course is our budget friendly open water course. You still get the full PADI ticket, but all the dives will be from the shore. It is the perfect course if you are on a budget or if you are getting ready for your Exmouth Holidays!

Our 1-on-1 course will cater for your tight schedule. We will work with you to deliver the most adapted course for you while giving you 100% of the instructor attention.

Standard Open Water Course Premium Open Water Course 1-on-1 Private Course
Price A$ 575 A$ 695 A$ 1296
Group Size up to 8 students per instructor up to 8 students per instructor Private instruction
Equipment All dive equipment included from head to toe!
Certification PADI Open Water Diver. Dive to 18 meters everywhere in the world
Theory Style PADI Digital Learning and Video
Number of Shore Dives 4 shore dives 2 shore dives 4 shore dive
Number of Boat Dives 2 dives at Rottnest Island 2 Dives at Rottnest island, once certified
Duration 3 Days Course 3 Days Course Up to your schedule
Logbook type Online logbook Online Logbook Logbook and Online Logbook
What do I need to buy? We do not sell gear! We are focused on your training and fun. No pressure to buy equipment!