Courses

PADI beginner SCUBA COURSES

To get you into the world of diving, PADI offers a range of essential dive courses to get your dive ticket or experience diving for the first time. 

Discover Scuba Diving

Open Water Diver

Scuba Diver

PADI continued education

After completing your Open Water course, you can continue your education to build on the knowledge learnt previously, and open the doors to PADI Specialty courses

Advanced Open Water

Rescue Diver

Master Scuba Diver

Scuba Refresher

PADI Specialty COURSES

Upon completion of PADI Advanced Open Water course, the world of diving becomes your own. Choose from a vast range of specialty courses available, working towards your Master Scuba Diver rating (achieve 5 or more specialty courses)

Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)

Wreck Diver

Deep Diver

Underwater Photographer

Underwater Navigation

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Equipment Specialist

Search and Recovery

Night Diver

PADI Professional COURSES

After becoming a PADI Divemaster, there are further courses that you can take to progress up the PADI Professional path. These courses will allow you to be paid, and can take you all over the world. Additional PADI Professional courses are available on request

Divemaster

Open Water Instructor

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Get Our Courses Easily

All PADI Courses are available in most languages, and accessible by the PADI e-Learning portal. This allows for pre-study to be conducted and time in the classroom minimised, meaning more time in the water! 

Frequently asked questions

DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM TO LEARN TO DIVE?
Yes, you need to be able to swim 200 metres non-stop in any swim style you choose and be able to tread water for 10 minutes.

HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO LEARN TO DIVE?
You must be 12 years of age or older to learn to dive in Western Australia.

DO I NEED A DIVE MEDICAL TO LEARN TO DIVE?
Maybe. Please answer the questions on your past or present medical history with a YES or NO and return to Scubanautics. A dive medical is NOT required if your medical history allows you to answer NO to all of the questions, however it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you have a dive medical anyway. These can detect issues that could cause injury or death.

HOW LONG WILL THE PADI ELEARNING THEORY TAKE TO COMPLETE?
The PADI Open Water eLearning takes approximately 8 hours to complete. You must complete all sections and the final exam and bring your completed exam printout to the first day of your course.

IS SCUBA DIVING SAFE?
Due to the nature of diving, standards and procedures are extremely strict and safety is the number one priority when learning to dive and once you become a recreational scuba diver. Like anything there are risks we accept when we choose to dive. We do our best to mitigate those risks through training and planning.