Dive Courses

Byron Bay Dive Course in action

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

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

Freediving Course – Apnea Level 1

Freediving Course Byron Bay

Freediving Course $495

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

Apnea 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.

Next course: 24th January – 26th  January 2014

Introductory Dive Course

Introductory Dive Course Byron Bay

Intro Diver Course $160

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 6:30 am, 9.30am and 12:30 pm every day.

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

Next course: Everyday

Scuba Diver

Passport Diver Course Byron Bay

Scuba Diver $325

All inclusive

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 divemaster 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 .

Next course: Every Tuesday and Friday

Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver Course Byron Bay

Open Water Course $550*

All inclusive (except diving medical fee)

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 and Weekend courses are scheduled every month.

A recreational diving medical may be required dependent upon your medical history. If required, the medical should be completed prior to the first day.

Next course: Every Tuesday and Friday

*$595 25th December 2013 – 15th January 2014

Open Water Diver – Online Theory

SSI Online Training & Online Services

Open Water Course $550*

All inclusive (except diving medical fee)

The Open Water online theory 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.

Complete the theory component of the course prior to day one at your leisure, with step by step knowledge reviews and integrated videos.

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 and Weekend courses are scheduled every month.

A recreational diving medical may be required dependent upon your medical history. If required, the medical should be completed prior to the first day.

Next course: Every Tuesday and Friday

*$595 25th December 2013 – 15th January 2014

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.

Next course: Every Tuesday and Friday

Refresher Course

Refresher Dive Course Byron Bay

Refresher Course $160

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 with an instructor.

Next course: Everyday

Advanced Open Water Course

Advanced Dive Course Byron Bay

Advanced Course $550*

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.

Next course: Every Monday and Friday

*$595 25th December 2013 – 15th January 2014

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 three 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.

Next course: 21st October – 24th October 2013

Divemaster

Divemaster Dive Course Byron Bay

Divemaster Course $1595

All inclusive (except diving medical fee)

The Divemaster course is both fun and challenging, instilling you with the necessary skills to perform as a confident dive leader.

This program takes eight days plus we have trainee-ships available for the right candidates.

Next course: 18th November – 29th November 2013

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.