Dive Courses

Byron Bay Dive Course in action

The Byron Bay Dive Centre is the only diving facility in Byron Bay that issues PADI and SSI diving certifications.

All confined water training is conducted at the dive shop, an instructor training facility, located in the heart of Byron Bay. Here we have a fully equipped classroom and a training pool heated to 25 degrees Celsius.

All open water-training dives are boat dives conducted at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Here you will swim with tropical species such as turtles and manta rays, as well as many interesting southern ocean animals including friendly blue gropers and wobbegongs. All this only a five-minute boat ride from Byron Bay.

Qualified scuba diving instructors supervise all course dives.

Please note that we have a 7-day cancellation policy for all dive courses, any cancellation made after this time will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

The following PADI and SSI dive courses are available at the Byron Bay Dive Centre:

Introductory Dive Course

Introductory Dive Course Byron Bay

Introductory Dive $195*

All inclusive

This course takes approximately 5 hours to complete. The course includes equipment hire, one swimming pool lesson and one dive at the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve with an instructor. Intro Diver Courses start 6:30am, 9.30am and 12.30pm every day.

If you have always wanted to try scuba diving this is the course for you, no experience is necessary.

All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. A recreational diving medical may be required dependent upon your medical history (if you are 45 years of age or over a dive medical will be required). If required, the medical should be completed prior to the course.

Next course: Everyday

*Please note that we require a minimum of 2 people to be booked at each time for the Introductory Dive to run. We can run an Introductory Dive for 1 person at an extra charge of $65.00.

Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver Course Byron Bay

Open Water Diver $595*

All inclusive (except if a dive medical is required)

The Open Water course takes three days to complete. The course includes equipment hire, tuition, swimming pool lessons, 4 scuba dives and a snorkelling lesson at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve.

Once certified you will be able to dive independent of an instructor, at any dive shop anywhere in the world. Open Water courses start 8am every Tuesday and Friday.

All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. A recreational diving medical may be required dependent upon your medical history (if you are under 15 years of age or 45 years of age or over a dive medical will be required). If required, the medical should be completed prior to the first day of the course.

Next course: Every Tuesday and Friday

Please also note that any and all cancellations to an Open Water Course will incur a $75.00 non refundable deposit for the online training.

Please note that any and all cancellations to an Open Water Course will incur a $75.00 non refundable deposit for the online training.

(*$695.00 for courses from Friday 21st December 2018 until Sunday 13th January 2019)

Freediving Course – Level 1

Freediving Course Byron Bay

Freediving Course$550*

Includes tuition, SSI Educational pack, pool entry fee, transport, three boat dives at Julian Rocks, mask, snorkel and long blade fin hire.

The SSI Freediving Level 1 program will take you deeper than you’ve ever been on a single breath, it will give you the opportunity to explore the ocean depths like never before.

Freediving Level 1 is for anyone with desire to explore, from the complete beginner to an experienced spearo, from anyone just wanting to snorkel the shallows to the extremist wanting to achieve great depths, the SSI freediving program will give you the foundation to reach your goals.

All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. A recreational diving medical may be required dependent upon your medical history (if you are under 15 years of age or 45 years of age or over a dive medical will be required). If required, the medical should be completed prior to the first day of the course.

(*$650.00 for courses from Friday 21st December 2018 until Sunday 13th January 2019)

Next course: Fortnightly, starting on a Friday.

Scuba Diver

Passport Diver Course Byron Bay

Scuba Diver $375*

All inclusive (except if a dive medical is required)

The Scuba Diver certificate starts every Tuesday and Friday and only takes 2 days to complete. The course includes equipment hire, tuition, swimming pool lessons, and two scuba dives at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve.

This course certifies you to dive with a dive professional anywhere in the world.  Also you can upgrade this certificate to Open Water level anywhere in the world by completing the difference (ie. 2 swimming pool lessons, 2 dives and theory). Scuba Diver courses start 8am every Tuesday and Friday .

All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. A recreational diving medical may be required dependent upon your medical history (if you are under 15 years of age or 45 years of age or over a dive medical will be required). If required, the medical should be completed prior to the first day of the course.

Next course: Every Tuesday and Friday

(*$475.00 for courses from Friday 21st December 2018 until Sunday 13th January 2019)

NEW! – Referral Open Water Course – NEW!

Referral Open Water Course - Learn to Dive in Byron Bay

Referral Open Water Course $250

All inclusive

Why not complete all your theory and confined water sessions (classroom and swimming pool) while in Byron Bay. You can then choose an exotic location anywhere in the world to complete your four open water dives (within the next twelve months).

The Referral Open Water Course takes advantage of the Byron Bay Dive Centre’s purpose built scuba education facility which combines a multimedia classroom with a dive training pool heated to a minimum of 26 degrees Celsius. Let our instructors give you the best preparation for your diving adventure so you will feel safe no matter what country you choose to complete your Open Water certification.

All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. A recreational diving medical may be required dependent upon your medical history (if you are under 15 years of age or 45 years of age or over a dive medical will be required). If required, the medical should be completed prior to the first day of the course.

Next course: Every Tuesday and Friday

Refresher Course

Refresher Dive Course Byron Bay

Refresher Course $165

All inclusive

If you love diving but it has been a while since your last dive you will need to complete a scuba refresher course. This course will re-introduce you to important scuba skills and procedures.

The scuba Refresher starts every day and takes approximately 5 hours to complete. The price includes equipment hire, one swimming pool lesson and one dive at the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Refresher Courses start at 6:30am, 9.30am and 12.30pm every day. Please note that divers that have not dived in 18+ months will be required to complete the refresher course.

All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. A recreational diving medical may be required dependent upon your medical history. If required, the medical should be completed prior to the first day.*

*If you have not dived in 12-18 months you will be required to complete a quick refresher (starts 30 mins prior to dive and is an additional $25.00).

Next course: Everyday

Advanced Open Water Course

Advanced Dive Course Byron Bay

Advanced Open Water Diver Course $595

All inclusive

Take your diving qualifications a step further by completing the Advanced Open Water course.

The advanced course takes 3 days to complete and includes specialty dives such as Boat diving, Underwater naturalist, Navigation diving, Drift diving and Deep diving.

Learn how to go with the flow by diving in current, get down low being able to dive beyond 18m or improve on your navigation. Improving on your confidence and ability to dive in a broad range of situations is the aim of this course. Open up new dive sites and opportunities with the advanced course at Byron Bay Dive Centre.

The advanced course focuses more on improving your confidence and expanding your scuba skills and dive experience. There are two compulsory adventure dives; a deep dive to take you up to 30m and navigation; the other options include search and recovery, perfect buoyancy, drift diving, boat diving, marine fish identification and many more. Each course is tailored to the individual group.

Next course: 11th-15th February 2019, 8th-12th April 2019, 10th-14th June 2019, 12th-16th August 2019, 14-18th October 2019.

Rescue Diver Course

Rescue Dive Course Byron Bay

Rescue Course $595

All inclusive*

Increase your skills and confidence with the Rescue Diver course.

The Rescue course takes four days to complete. This course includes classroom sessions, 2 pool sessions and 4 boat dives.

The rescue course is divided into two components. The first deals with recognising and avoiding stress whilst engaged in diving activities and hence avoiding rescue situations. The second component deals with rescue management and the initiation of rescues. Please note, to be certified as a rescue diver you must have a current first aid certificate. Please contact us for First Aid courses.

Next course: 18th-22nd February 2019, 15th-19th April 2019, 17th-21st June 2019, 19th-23rd August 2019, 21st-25th October 2019.

Divemaster

Divemaster Dive Course Byron Bay

Divemaster Course $1595

All inclusive (except diving medical fee)

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.

The course takes place over two fun and challenging weeks and includes tuition, course materials, membership with PADI and any equipment you require for the duration of the course.

Next course: 18th-29th March 2019, 20th-31st May 2019, 15th-26th July 2019, 16th-27th September 2019, 18th-29th November 2019.

Open Water Instructor

Instructor Dive Course Byron Bay

Open Water Instructor Course $POA

The Open Water Instructor course takes you the next step from Divemaster level. This course will provide you with the necessary skills to be an effective dive educator.