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2018 Freediving Level 1 courses – now available!!

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Freediving Level 1 is an introduction to the purest form of diving. Learn proper breathing techniques, familiarise yourself with diaphragm breathing and take a deep breath like you never have before. In the SSI level 1 Freediving course you acquire the proper skills and knowledge to participate in Freediving to depths of 20 meters in the most relaxed and safest manner possible. You will develop the skills necessary to train your body to be more efficient with breath-holding, gain better respiration and muscle flexibility and learn new skills to take your Freediving to the next level.

Duration: 3 days
Cost: $550
Upcoming courses:
May 25th, 2018
June 8th, 2018
June 22nd, 2018
July 6th, 2018
Freediving Level 1 is an introduction to the purest form of diving. Learn proper breathing techniques, familiarise yourself with diaphragm breathing and take a deep breath like you never have before. In the SSI level 1 Freediving course you acquire the proper skills and knowledge to participate in Freediving to depths of 20 meters in the most relaxed and safest manner possible. You will develop the skills necessary to train your body to be more efficient with breath-holding, gain better respiration and muscle flexibility and learn new skills to take your Freediving to the next Freediving Level 1 is an introduction to the purest form of diving. Learn proper breathing techniques, familiarise yourself with diaphragm breathing and take a deep breath like you never have before. In the SSI level 1 Freediving course you acquire the proper skills and knowledge to participate in Freediving to depths of 20 meters in the most relaxed and safest manner possible. You will develop the skills necessary to train your body to be more efficient with breath-holding, gain better respiration and muscle flexibility and learn new skills to take your Freediving to the next level.

Dive Conditions

Date: Monday 23rd July, 2018

Visibility: 15m

Temp: 21 degrees

Description: Awesome conditions :)

PADI Divemaster course

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Who should take this course?

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.

What will you learn?

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

Our next Divemaster course runs November 16th – 27th, 2015, email info@byronbaydivecentre to book on or get more information :)

padi rescue diver course august 2015

padi rescue diver course august 2015

Intro to Byron Underwater

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Part of the introduction sequence to Byron Underwater -- the documentary. Where tropical and temperate waters merge. More info at http://www.byronunderwater.com

Bull Ray at Byron Bay

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Part of Byron Underwater -- the documentary. Where tropical and temperate waters merge. More information at http://www.byronunderwater.com.au

Octopus at Byron Bay

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Part of Byron Underwater -- the documentary. Where tropical and temperate waters merge. More information at http://www.byronunderwater.com.au

Grey Nurse Shark in Byron Bay

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Part of Byron Underwater -- the documentary. Where tropical and temperate waters merge. More information at http://www.byronunderwater.com.au

Leopard sharks at Byron Bay

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Part of Byron Underwater -- the documentary. Where tropical and temperate waters merge. More information at http://www.byronunderwater.com.au

Pelagic hunters at Byron Bay

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Part of Byron Underwater -- the documentary. Where tropical and temperate waters merge. More information at http://www.byronunderwater.com.au

Nudibranch sex life at Byron Bay

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Part of Byron Underwater -- the documentary. Where tropical and temperate waters merge. More information at http://www.byronunderwater.com.au