Open Water Courses

Learn to Dive in 2, 3, 4 or 5 days!

Have your students discover what lies beneath! They will learn how to dive, discovering and interacting with the amazing diversity of marine life to be found in the underwater world. Successful completion of the PADI Open Water Course qualifies students to dive independently to a depth of 18 meters in open water and is an internationally recognised passport to dive throughout the world!

Bayplay is the only Dive Center on the Mornington Peninsula to offer a 2-day Open Water Course! Taking advantage of PADI's great E-learning facility, your school group is now able to study and complete all knowledge reviews, quizzes and final exam at home on their own time!

However, the theory training can also be completed in-house through classroom sessions by our instructors, therefore bringing the length of the course to 3, 4 or 5 days depending on the size of your group and the studying done prior to the course, if any.

The course involves developing in-water skills through pool sessions and 4 open water dives, your students' first steps into the Underwater World!
Confined water dives are conducted in the heated on site Bayplay dive training pool under the direct supervision of our professionally qualified PADI Instructors. This enables skill development and safe diving procedures to become second nature in a controlled environment.
Students will complete four open water dives, including one boat dive. This exciting stage of the course provides a perfect opportunity for them, under direct supervision of their dive instructor, to complete skills learnt in the training pool environment and to adapt them to an open water scenario.

Pre Requisites:
A Dive Medical needs to be completed prior to commencing the course by a certified Dive Doctor. Our local Dive Doctor is Dr Murrie (Ph 5984 4322) based in Sorrento, or you can get a list of Dive Doctors online on

Please Bring:

  • Dive medical completed by a dive doctor,
  • 2 passport photos - available at chemists or photo shops
  • Pen, paper and highlighter
  • Swim Wear, Sunscreen, Towel
  • Certificate of Completion of the E-learning Theory Training / Books if doing the theory training in-house


  • Private Heated Pool, Hot Showers and Private Change Rooms!
  • Scuba Dive Instruction, Equipment Hire & Air fills
  • Pool Dives, showers & change rooms after dives
  • 4 Open Water Dives including 1 Boat Dive in Port Phillip Bay
  • PADI Open Water Course Material
  • PADI Scuba Dive Certification Card
  • A trolley service for tank cartage to and from dive sites
  • Top class charter boats meeting all safety requirements
  • Personalised sales advice for dive equipment purchases at a discount!
  • Return transport to dive sites

Dive Gear Specials!!

As an Open Water student, you will enjoy a 10% discount throughout the shop and an extra discount on   Mask/Snorkel/Fins packages!

Why Learn with Bayplay PADI Dive Resort?

Bayplay PADI Dive Resort is the only one of its kind in Victoria. The Dive Centre boasts its own on-site facilities including a theory training room and a heated, three-tiered scuba dive training pool. Bayplay Dive Resort provides personalised service with some of the most spectacular marine life awaiting discovery, including our famous weedy sea dragons and sea horse gardens. World-class dive sites include Submarines and Shipwrecks scattered in and around Port Philip Bay.

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.

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Available for Purchase:
Underwater cameras, masks, fins, booties as well as an extensive range of other dive equipment is available for purchase. Please take the time to speak to one of our Instructors about your needs. Dive and Travel insurance is highly recommended.