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Explorer 30 
From $495.00 

Explorer 30
(Level Two)

The RAID Explorer 30 course is an exciting, fun programme designed to increase your skills and understanding of the important core areas of diving.

This course is largely practical so you have more time to enjoy your journey and practice the skills your instructor will teach you.


The course will take you on 5 different dives so you expand on the knowledge and skills learned during your Open Water course.


This speciality can be run for any certified diver who has the equivalent of RAID Open Water 20.


Nitrox Speciality

We also offer a Nitrox Speciality certification in combination with the Explorer 30. This dry certification will be completed on the final day and only takes a few hours. 

As an add-on to this course, it is
ONLY $100

instead of the usual $170

*Please contact us directly to add this on to your Explorer 30 package.
For more information, please visit our

Nitrox Speciality Page

What is the Explorer 30 course all about?

Gain the basic skills to dive in a range of different environments or dive sites.

Gain a higher level of buoyancy skills.

Understand the principles of underwater navigation.

Understand the procedures for planning on deep dives.

Experience elective dives based on your local environment and interests.

Required Equipment

You will need to provide your own equipment for the Explorer 30 course. If you do not own, or cannot provide your own equipment for use on the course you are welcome to hire it from us. We will only charge you for one day of hire. The costing for this can be found on our Hire Page


Step 2 - Academics & Registration

The Online Training programs are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. 

Completion of Online study is required prior to practical training sessions.

Go to and register for an account.

*This step is only recommended after you have booked into a practical session to avoid confusion.

When you receive the confirmation email and log back in, make sure you nominate the training facility as PDA Hillarys.

DiveRAID provides a free version of the academics up until the final exam. 

You are welcome to begin the free version, it will all count towards the course.

When you have chosen a date for your course and booked in, we will unlock your final exam as part of your booking fee. You do not need to pay for anything on 

Once unlocked, to access the academics you must go to the Menu on the top right of the screen, choose the heading ‘My Courses’ then

‘Explorer 30’.

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Step 3 - Open Water Training

We conduct five open water training dives over two days.


The first three dives are on Day 1 and are shore-based, on our House Reef (Hillarys Wall) just a stones throw from our shop front. During these sessions we will complete a Navigation Dive, a Buoyancy dive and finally an elective dive, decided by your instructor depending on weather conditions.


The final two dives are on Day 2, and - as long as the weather permits - from our purpose built dive boat, Wildcat. During these sessions we will complete a 30m deep dive and a final elective dive, decided by your instructor, depending on weather conditions.

Step 4 - Certification

Upon successfully passing the practical training you will receive a Diver Certification E-card that you can carry on your mobile device.

You can purchase a hard copy the size of a credit card to carry in your wallet at a cost of $20. 


To be able to complete the Explorer 30 course, you will be required to:

1. Complete your online training course final exams.

2. Complete the Medical Self-Assessment Form on

*Diving medicals are required if 'yes' is given as an answer to one of the questions on the form, please read the full terms and conditions

3. Have previously completed an Open Water 20 certification or equivalent.

4. Have logged a dive or completed a refresher course within the previous 6 months.

5. Be a minimum of 15 years old (with a guardian consent form for up to age 18).


The above is subject to the General Diving Standards of RAID and may change without notice.

Our simple mission is to create safe, enthusiastic divers who always have an enjoyable experience at Perth Diving Academy.

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