How do I get my dive certifcate?

To dive internationally as a qualified scuba diver, you will need to complete a ‘Scuba Diver (Open Water)’ course.

This course consists of theory and practical pool work.  During the early stages, you will gain confidence learning underwater skills and hand signals from the safety and convenience of the heated pool.

The core pat of the course is spent in the open water.   The first of five sea dives will be conducted in approximately 5-6 metres of water.

Dive 1, we take you to explore marine life around Lakes Entrance.  After this dive you will feel a lot more at home underwater.

Dive 2, is devoted to repeating some of the skills learnt in the pool.

Dive 3, now you’re ready for an adventure you will not forget at Cape Conran.  Diving over the kelp requires little or no effort, while you gaze at the flora and fauna before you.

Dive 4 & 5, are boat dives that will be a highlight of your open water diving.

Expect to enjoy feeding brightly coloured fish that will give you a feeling of belonging to this underwater world.

Finally, the course comes to a close after log books have been filled out and gear washed in fresh water.

You will then be able to go home as an internationally recognised and qualified scuba diver.


How safe is scuba diving?

With correct training diving is amongst the safest of all recreational activities.

We provide a structured, professional training course under the guidance of highly qualified and experienced instructors. Our equipment is fully serviced and maintained.


Is diving expensive?

Diving is no more expensive than other leisure sports. You can hire all the gear required from Cross Diving Services from as little as $80 a day for a cylinder, regulator and buoyancy vest. Depending on your ongoing needs, you can either buy or continue to hire as required.

There is no obligation to buy as all gear is supplied for your course.

*Prices subject to change without notice.


Is scuba diving scary?

As with most new things people are generally nervous at the first pool session, but after they have been shown a few skills they are a lot more at home in the water. By the end of the second dive, most people are confident enough to progress to the open water.

Your instructors will only allow you to go to the open water when they are satisfied that you are competent and ready.


What are the pre-requisites for a scuba course?

  • Medical fitness. A diving medical certificate must be submitted prior to engaging in any of the practical work of the course.
  • Aged 15 or over. (Juniors 12-15 years).
  • Not pregnant.
  • You can swim 200 metres in any style (there is no time limit – within reason).
  • Bookings are essential.


What courses are available?

  1. Try a dive: One dive in the pool with an instructor
  2. Scuba Diver (Open Water): Full international certification. Five days full time or part time over three weeks or two weekends.
  3. Advanced/Master Diver: Gain more in-depth knowledge and confidence as you explore speciality dives.
  4. Specialties: Wreck, search and recovery, deep, night to name a few.
  5. Leadership: Gain qualification to train and conduct diving programs.


What is the cost of the course?

The full cost of the course is $660*. Discounts apply for family and group bookings.

Cross Diving Services supplies all equipment, books, air, tanks, and boats necessary to complete the course.

No hidden expenses. We can guide with accommodation if required.

* Prices subject to change without notice. Please call for confirmation of price.

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