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Aquatic Experiences

The Dive Victoria Group

Aquatic Experiences

Get up close to the marine life with one of our aquatic experiences and from snorkeling to Scuba Experiences and full certification courses.

Snorkeling Experience – Pool Snorkel (Queenscliff Only)

Snorkeling Experience – Pool Snorkel (Queenscliff Only)

Duration: 1.5 hours

Conducted in a controlled and safe environment the Snorkeling Experience program will introduce students to the experience of snorkeling allowing them to be competent in the water whilst providing a memorable experience. The program will commence with a theory session prior to progressing to our custom-made onsite pool where we will teach participants the basics of snorkeling.

Shore Snorkel

Shore Snorkel

Duration: 2.5 hours

Allowing students to be immersed in the beauty of Victoria’s marine diversity, the shore snorkel program will assist participants in becoming competent whilst providing a memorable experience. We will commence the program with a theory session then fit all participants out in our custom made hire equipment prior to heading out to one of our local shore snorkeling sights.

Boat Snorkel and Swim with the Seals

Boat Snorkel and Swim with the Seals

Duration: 2.5 hours

Commencing with a snorkeling theory component, participants will then be fitted out in our custom made hire equipment. Whist on their boat snorkel, beginners will be introduced to the basic skills of snorkeling, and the advanced snorkelers will be provided with more advanced techniques. We will take a short boat ride out to Pope’s Eye marine park where will begin our snorkeling session. Participants will practice and show off their new skills taught by our instructors. A highlight of the program is experienced at Chinaman’s Hat where snorkelers are able to get into the water and interact with the big playful seals that live in the colony.

Pool Scuba Experience (Local Pool arranged by individual group)

Pool Scuba Experience (Local Pool arranged by individual group)

An introductory program designed to allow students to experience the freedom of the underwater world in a comfortable and organized format. Booking and payments at a local swimming pool are to be arranged by you and we will take care of the rest. Our instructors will liaise with you regarding the finer details, then will bring all the necessary equipment with them and conduct the program as planned.

The Scuba Experience program is designed to provide students with a safe and enjoyable environment to experience the sensation of scuba diving. Participants will leave the water with a sense of achievement and an increased level of comfort.

Travel and external pool costs will vary due to geographic location.

Pool Scuba Experience (Queenscliff Only)

Pool Scuba Experience (Queenscliff Only)

Duration: 3 hours

Allow us to take care of all the details and host your scuba experience program in our on-site purpose built training pool, which allows for a much wider range of activities. As per the above program students will have a feeling of self-confidence and improved water skills at the completion of this program.

Shore Scuba Experience

Shore Scuba Experience

Duration: 3 hours

This program introduces students to the sensations of scuba diving whilst being immersed in one of the most impressive underwater environments in Port Phillip Bay. Students will participate in a group theory session before heading to the water. All in-water activities are completed in small groups allowing the instructor to provide not only a safe environment but a personal experience for each participant.

Pool Scuba Experience and Snorkel with the Seals (Queenscliff Only)

Pool Scuba Experience and Snorkel with the Seals (Queenscliff Only)

Duration: 4 hours

Combining the best of both worlds, the program incorporates a pool scuba experience with a boat ride to snorkel with the seals or alternatively at Pope’s Eye. This is a great option to introduce students to the aquatic learning program.

Shore Scuba Experience, snorkel at Pope’s eye and Snorkel with the Seals

Shore Scuba Experience, snorkel at Pope’s eye and Snorkel with the Seals

Duration: 4.5 hours

This combination provides students with a great opportunity to experience the diversity of Port Phillip Bay from both under and on the water. Students will begin with the shore scuba program followed by a boat snorkel trip to either Chinaman’s hat seal colony or alternatively Pope’s Eye marine park.

Scuba Adventure Program (the most popular program we offer)

Scuba Adventure Program (the most popular program we offer)

Duration: 5 hours

This program offers the ultimate in real ocean experiences prior to committing to a full learn to dive scuba certification course. Students will be initiated to scuba in a comprehensive introductory session in a controlled and safe environment followed by a boat ride to Popes Eye marine reserve. Participants will be guided around the area on scuba in maximum group sizes of 4 allowing a personal experience and leaving students wanting to know more about the environment.

Scuba and Snorkeling Certification Programs

This section provides for further training for those who wish to continue their underwater training and provide the participant with an internationally recognized certificate. This caters for stages starting with the entry level through to Advanced Open Water.

The Open Water Diver certification qualifies divers over 15 years of age to 18m internationally without supervision. Modifications on the certification apply to students between the ages of 12 and 15.

The Advanced Open Water Diver certification qualifies divers over 15 years of age to 30m internationally with the inclusion of night diving.

Snorkel Diver Qualification

Duration: 2 days

This certification course is full of tips and advice to enhance the participant’s competency in snorkeling and increase enjoyment. Incorporating an academic session in which you will learn about the equipment used and procedures along with practical session where skills will be adapted and improved.

Freediving Apnea Level 1

Duration: Min 3 days

Freediving, although not new, is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and is seen as a very healthy lifestyle choice. Students will be taught skills beyond the snorkel diver and upon successful completion of the course will have the skill and ability to free dive to a depth of 20m.

Basic Open Water Diver Certification

Duration: Min 4 days

Following our modern training system, participants will easily and safely learn the theory to scuba diving. All training is progressive ensuring participants are comfortable before moving to the next level including training in our custom built pool which will begin in the shallows, progressing to the deep end prior to heading to the open water. Once comfortable and competent with skills divers will be introduced to the underwater world under the close supervision of our diving instructors, with the inclusion of four ocean dives in and around Port Phillip Bay. Successful participants will earn a worldwide recognized certification giving them a sense of achievement and a lifetime of underwater experiences.

Course components include:

  • Student materials
  • Certification
  • Full snorkel/scuba equipment rental
  • 4 ocean boat dives
  • 1 Snorkel dive

Comprehensive Open Water Diver Qualification

Duration: Min 5 days

This course covers all aspects of the Open Water Diver course with a more comprehensive approach to training conducted over additional dives. An additional two to three dives greatly enhances students comfort levels and understanding of being a scuba diver, allowing them to relax and enjoy their diving beyond a training level.

Course components include:

  • Student materials
  • Certification
  • Full snorkel/scuba equipment rental
  • 8 ocean boat dives

Advanced Open Water Course

Duration: Min 5 days

Run over a five day period, this program guides students through five different specialty areas including Navigation, Night, Deep, Wreck, Boat and more. Each specialty will be conducted on a different dive including a complete briefing on the topic being covered. Divers earning this certification will have increased confidence as a dive including advanced skills with the ability to dive to 30m and conduct night dives.

Course components include:

  • Student materials
  • Certification
  • Full snorkel/scuba equipment rental
  • 5 ocean boat dives