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How much does it cost to get scuba certified in Australia?

How much does it cost to get scuba certified in Australia?

around $600
In Australia, on average it will cost around $600 which usually includes, all of your equipment hire, pool training sessions, 4 open water dives, and all certification and training fees.

How can I scuba dive cheaply?

Generally, land-based (not liveaboard) diving is cheapest, especially if you can save on fuel costs by diving from the shore instead of from a boat. In this article, we look at six of the most affordable places to do your PADI Open Water Diver course.

What is the best place to scuba dive?

Best Scuba Diving in the World: 10 Top Locations

  • Great Blue Hole, Belize.
  • Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island.
  • Maaya Thila – South Ari Atoll, Maldives.
  • Richelieu Rock, Thailand.
  • Santa Rosa Wall, Cozumel.
  • SS Thistlegorm Wreck, Egyptian Red Sea.
  • SS Yongala Wreck – Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
  • 1000 Steps, Bonaire.

Is scuba diving expensive hobby?

Yes, scuba diving is an expensive hobby. You can expect to spend roughly $300 to receive your diving certification, anywhere from $200 – $2,000 on scuba diving gear, and anywhere between $75 – $150 per dive. Renting your gear instead of buying can let you scuba dive on a budget.

Can you scuba dive without a license Australia?

However, scuba diving without certification is a big no-no in Australia, as it is a passion that requires training and, consequently, certification! But this doesn’t mean budding divers can’t learn the trade there, as there are plenty of options for introductory diving in the Great Barrier Reef.

How fast can you get scuba certified?

It’s possible to complete your confined and open water dives in three or four days by completing the knowledge development portion via PADI eLearning, or other home study options offered by your local dive shop or resort.

Can you convert BSAC to PADI?

The answer is of course yes, you can get a new PADI card and the training that you have already done (even if with a different training agency such as BSAC, CMAS, SSI or NAUI) will not have been wasted and it is rare that we need to start from complete scratch again.

How much does a full scuba set cost?

Buying a basic scuba gear set would cost around $300, and a complete scuba gear set would go up to $1000 and more. Renting a scuba gear unit would cost you less, at just $30, and it would be a better solution if you plan to dive only once a year or during a vacation.

Is getting scuba certified worth it?

While you can go out and scuba dive without certification, it can be a death sentence. Most people who are certified will tell you not to go out without at least some knowledge of how to dive properly, how to resurface, how to communicate, etc.

Who is the best diver in Australia?

Matthew Mitcham

Personal information
Country Australia
Event(s) 1 m, 3 m, 5 m, 7 m, 10 m
Club Abbotsleigh Diving Club NSW, Perfect 10 diving
Former partner(s) Scott Robertson (3 m)

What happens if you go scuba diving without certification?

There are no laws that currently prohibit you from going scuba diving without a certification. This does not mean that you should try and do it. Scuba diving can be very dangerous and without the proper training, it can often be fatal for those who try and do it. So, get certified.

Can I scuba dive without certification?

It is not illegal to dive without certification, but no reputable dive center or club would allow someone to dive with them without first being certified to scuba dive.

Is BSAC better than PADI?

BSAC courses tend to be slighter cheaper and longer than PADI’s, and many argue that BSAC training is more thorough. However, PADI offers a slightly faster way to get qualified.