Opening Hours
Open 7 Days 
Winter Hours 
June - September
Mon - Fri  9 - 5
Sat - Sun  8:30 - 5
Summer Hours
October - May 
Mon - Fri  8:30 - 6
Sat - Sun  8:30 - 6
Perth Diving Academy Hillarys Pty Ltd

ABN 28 115 247 053

1 Northside Dr. Hillarys, WA 6025 

(08) 9448 6343

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Learn To Dive for Only $495


Only $495 all inclusive

OPEN WATER 20 Level 0ne

Purpose of the Course:

This highly sought after and quality diving course is designed to train you, with no diving experience, in the safe use of SCUBA (air only) diving with no decompression, to a maximum depth of 20 meters/66 feet.
With personalised training and taking enough time, we make sure you are truly comfortable underwater with the skills and equipment that you will use. 
In general, an Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.

Step 1 - Academics

The Online Training programs are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You complete the academics online and then attend review sessions and in-water practical training at our Dive Centre.


RAID - Online Registration

Go to and click register and follow the instructions to register yourself for online training. When you receive the confirmation email and log back in, make sure you nominate the training facility as PDA Hillarys. This is so that we can follow your progress and access your results prior to your practical in-water training. We will unlock your training package for a RAID Open Water 20 (Level 1) Diver, once you have confirmed your booking with us. (Completion of Online study is required prior to practical training sessions.)

Step 2 - Pool Training

Step 3 - Open Water Training

At Perth Diving Academy we conduct our open water training over four dives. The first two are shore-based, with the following two dives done from our purpose built boat. During the first open water session, we will practice some of the surface skills learnt in the pool including buoyancy, equalisation and basic snorkel skills to get you prepared for your following open water dives.

Required Equipment

Perth Diving Academy will supply you with a BCD, Regulator with computer and cylinders for the duration of the course.

Any extra gear required can be hired from Perth Diving Academy at an extra charge.

We also have special discounted packages available to buy, as advertised in store...

The pool training is done over the first two days of the course:


Day 1 is split up between theory assessment and pool training using our in-store pool.


Day 2 involves completion of the pool training and then into the open water!

Using our indoor pools over 4 separate sessions we will train and assess the required skills prior to venturing out into the open water. During these sessions, we will cover basic buoyancy, equalisation, use of the equipment and many more skills. This is an opportunity for you to put your academic training to the test in a safe and controlled environment.


Upon successfully passing the practical training you receive a Diver certification E-card that you can carry on your mobile device. A hard copy card is available if you prefer a card to carry in your wallet, a production fee may be required for this option.


To be able to complete the Open Water course, you will be required to:

1. Complete your online training course final exams.

2. Complete the Medical Self-Assessment Form.

3. Be able to comfortably complete a 200-metre swim without stopping or touching the side or bottom of the pool.

4. Be able to complete a 10-minute float, keeping your head above the water at all times.

5. Be a minimum of 14 years old (with written guardian consent up to the age of 18 yrs). Note: 12-14 year-old courses can be run by appointment.

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.