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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