Scuba Diving Courses

Learning to scuba dive in the Whitsundays is an excellent choice. The diversity of marine life, coral reefs, islands, all within the protected waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which guarantees you a colour filled class room for dive education.

PADI Dive Courses

What you get:

*Open Water certification that limits you to 12m (2DAYS)
* Open water course with theory already done (3DAYS)
* Full open water course (3/4 DAYS)
* Full Advanced course (2 DAYS)

PADI Dive Courses

Our professional and experienced dive instructors will take pleasure in guiding you through your education, using the PADI system. PADI is the largest and most recognised dive organisation in the world. We have small group and class sizes, delivering a higher rate of personal attention in a fun filled and friendly environment.

As a visitor to the Whitsundays, you are able to perform the majority of your course theory work for Open Water and Advanced Open Water qualifications via PADI's online eLearning web site prior to your arrival in the Whitsundays.

It must be said that breathing underwater is easy, but understanding, retaining and practicing the knowledge and skills you learn in your dive course is vitally important to both yourself, and our Dive Centre.

We have a purpose built dive centre that has classrooms and two swimming pools and their own boat to take you to the Islands.


An SSI Open Water course can be completed in a minimum of three days. At Airlie beach, your three days may comprise of either:

* One day in the classroom/pool at Shingley Beach resort, followed by two day trips to the Great Barrier Reef aboard 'Seaflight' to complete 4 training dives.

* Three individual day-trips to the Great Barrier Reef aboard 'Sealight' to complete 6 training dives.

SSI Dive Courses

An Open Water Course is the entry level SCUBA diving certification. On successful completion of the course you will be allowed to dive up to recommended depths of 18 meters (60 feet) with other certified divers.

We offer students the choice of location for their open water course. The diving environment and exact schedule of the course various from location to location, so please feel free to compare the locations below.

Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

The above will be subject to dive numbers. All of the open water training dives are from the Knuckle reef pontoon

They complete their courses on Daydream Island and also out at the Outer Knucke Reef

h20 Diving

E Learner: Open water course with theory already done (3DAYS)
Open Water: Full Open Water + 1 extra dive (4 days)
Advanced: Full Advanced Course (2 days)

H20 Sportz

H2O Sportz, is a P.A.D.I. 5 STAR DIVE CENTRE specializing in scuba diving and snorkeling in the central section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Our large air conditioned retail shop and training school is located at the marina on Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Islands.

Our custom designed boats, are moored in front of the shop ready to take you on snorkeling and scuba diving trips to the best locations in the area.

Our instructors conduct daily pool courses for absolute beginners. These courses allow you to have an escorted scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef.

We also conduct the P.A.D.I. Openwater diver certification and Advanced course each week.

What better place to do your training than the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef.