`Learn to Scuba Dive

Learning to dive is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Like any skill, keeping your experience and education current is very important, not only for your competence, but for your confidence also. Good divers never stop learning from what they experience.

This is the Learn to Dive/Become a Diver Program that SubmersibleHuman offers:

The PADI Open Water Diver Course with SubmersibleHuman


 If you are looking for a ‘quickie’ course, this is not the course for you. 


I only teach personalized scuba courses with 1 or maximum 2 students (special buddy pair request) at a time, ensuring divers have all the time needed to practice and  develop diving skills vital to your safe diving in different locations, aboard different boats and physical methods all offered here in the Great South East.

The PADI Open Water course is an internationally recognised – full certification program allowing you to scuba dive independently of an instructor or divemaster to a maximum recommended depth of 18m. As a certified diver you will experience amazing dive destinations and marine life, new friends, new adventures and lots of fun. The open water  course is just the beginning however. As you continue your training and gain experience, your opportunities will expand.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is a performance-based course and can be broken down to three components:


PADI Interactive Open Water Diver Touch Program

Knowledge Development

The course begins when you receive notification from PADI that your Online ‘Touch’ Program has been assigned to you.

This manual can be downloaded onto your touchscreen device (Smartphone/iPad/ Tablet) and you can then complete the manual whilst not requiring internet connection.

The interactive program has 5 distinct sections, complete with videos to assist your understanding. At the end of each section is a knowledge review to complete before moving to the next section.


Confined Water Training

Pool Day 1 

After successful completion of the theory component, we head to the confined water training session to familiarise and understand the equipment and how  to use it, along with identifying problems and responding correctly.


Open Water Training  –  3 Days


Ocean Day 1   

Will take us to Cook Island to complete the first two dives of the course requirements. During these dives you will demonstrate skills learned in the confined water session.


Ocean Day 2

We head to a shore diving site to reinforce the specifics and techniques for local shore diving. There are skills completed on this dive also.

Ocean Day 3

We head out to Moreton Bay Marine Park to enjoy your final training dive and an extra recreational dive to reinforce your confidence and celebrate your achievement.

 The Scuba Gear You Will Use 

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer. This equipment is the same style as the majority of rental equipment  in dive centres worldwide.

The Learning Materials You Will Use 

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course – this program utilizes thePADI eLearning ‘Touch’ program which requires web  connection to get started, and then can be proceeded through offline until completed.

PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll  read a description and watch a video demonstration.

The Pool and Ocean sectors reinforce this learning with putting those skills into practical use.

As you are an only student, there is plenty of time underwater in the marine environment to enjoy the sights, and time to ask questions and get the feel ‘being a diver’ rather than waiting your turn to perform. 


Course Investment Includes:
  • PADI eLearning Program ‘Touch’ version – Value $196.00
  • 4 Days One-on-One Personalised Instruction
  • 3 days Ocean Diving:
    • 2 Days Boat Based Diving (4 dives)
    • 1 Day Shore Based Diving (1 – 2 dives)
  • Scuba Diving Equipment Used During course
  • Longer Dive Times in the Local Environments
  • Discounts on Dive Equipment purchases from Go Dive Brisbane


Not Included:
  • Watermanship Skills         
    • 200 Metre Surface Swim         
    • 10 Minute Survival Float
  • Australian Dive Medical 4005.1   (not all students require a Dive Medical – please complete this questionnaire – we will advise if you need a dive medical from the information you provide)
  • Mask, Snorkel & Dive Boots suitable for Scuba Diving. (Please see our Software Packages page for special deals for our students through Go Dive Brisbane Servicing & Dive Charters)




Investment in your own bespoke training program – $1599

As this is a personalised program, we will build a schedule around your timeframe and availability.  Tides will affect the shore diving day, and Vessel availability will affect the boat days – however we will work together to create a bespoke program especially for you.

Does this sound like the kind of training you are interested in?

Please contact Di at training@submersiblehuman.com to receive a suggested itinerary which can be designed around your availability for your PADI Open Water Diver Certification.

If you are a pair of divers who want to learn to dive together, please contact us and we can work on the option of a personalized buddy course.