Learn to Dive in a Day

Dive with Sea Dragons! No certification required!

For those looking for an original and exciting activity for their school camp, our Discover Scuba Diving activity is the best option! Bring students to learn plenty of new skills, build confidence, practice teamwork, and above all discover what lies beneath! No certification is necessary for this program, as we will take students through a theory session, skills practice and an open water dive once they're confident!


Adventure Details

  • Session 1: Learn the basic theory behind scuba diving in the comfort of a classroom environment.

  • Session 2: Now we move to the Bayplay pool blowing bubbles in shallow water allowing a comfortable transition to the underwater world. Here we introduce the skills necessary to maximize safety and comfort for the amazing dive ahead.

  • Session 3: It's time to meet the marine life! Visit the Weedy Sea Dragon Colony or Octopus and Seahorse garden. This you will never forget

Students will meet rare and beautiful Sea Dragons, Stingrays, Porcupine Fish, swim through sponge gardens, and discover our gorgeous local marin ecosystem!

Participant Conditions:
Participants need to be aged 12 and above. They will need to have basic swimming skills. If students suffer from diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, heart or lung problems then they may need to consult a Doctor prior to the course and provide a written Medical Certificate on arrival. Our local Dive Doctor is Dr Murrie (Ph 5984 4322) and is based in Sorrento. Visit www.spums.org.au for additional Dive Doctors in Melbourne.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How old do you need to be?
The minimum age is 12.We do offer a Pool only dive adventure for children for $120 that covers basic theory and then gives them the opportunity to have a dive experience in the pool. With all participants under 18 years of age who are diving, a parent or legal guardian must be available to sign the paperwork.
2. Do you need to have dived before?
No you don't! We cater for people who haven't even snorkeled before! All skills required will be taught on the day of the activity.
3. How many can do it?
The group ratio is 4 divers to 1 Instructor or 6 divers to an Instructor with a Divemaster assisting. Ratios are set to maximize diver safety, comfort and enjoyment. Groups are more than welcome and are broken into the correct ratios for the pool and dive component. 
4. What do I need to bring?
Bring a towel, bathers, and something dry to wear afterwards. Self catering applies, please be sure to bring money to purchase or a packed lunch.
5. Do I need to be able to swim?
Not strictly, but it is preferable to have some basic confidence in the water. A one on one dive can be arranged for those with a fear of water/swimming/claustrophobia.
6. Is it cold?
Scuba Diving wetsuits and hoods are supplied providing warmth to all participants. 
7. Is all the gear provided?
Yes, all required equipment and materials are supplied. 
8. Is lunch provided?
No. Time is made available for a lunch break. Please be sure to bring money to purchase from the local shops or a packed lunch.

Why Learn with Bayplay PADI Dive Resort?

Bayplay PADI Dive Resort boasts its own on-site facilities including a theory training room and a three-tiered scuba dive training pool. Bayplay Dive Resort adheres to the highest of standards. Safety is paramount as is reflected in Bayplay Dive Resort's accreditation by the Better Business Tourism Accreditation Program. We are a 3-time winner of the Victorian Tourism Awards for Adventure Tourism, in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Our dive team is PADI qualified and pride themselves on comprehensive marine education covering marine life encountered.