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Open Water Dive Course In Byron Bay
From $695pp

The perfect entry level diving course that will leave you walking away as a safe and comfortable diver.

Embark on an Open Water Dive Course in Byron Bay for 3 or 4 full days with the team at Byron Bay Dive Centre. This course will certify you to dive up to 18m anywhere in the world. An experienced dive professional will provide you with personalized training and a wealth of knowledge on the underwater world.

Day one will be spent reviewing important theory concepts and training you in essential scuba skills in the on-site training pool. The following days you will gain experience diving in the ocean at one of Australia’s top 10 diving sites, Julian Rocks! Upon completion of your training, you will receive your certification, log book, and ID, as well as the confidence to dive any spot you would like out in the deep blue sea.

Short on time, but still want to see the wonders of Julian Rocks, check out our incredible Julian Rocks Snorkelling Tour instead.

Trip Intinerary

Learn To Dive Itinierary

Learn to Dive at one of Australia’s most famous dive sites, Julian Rocks.
Become a certified Open Water Diver. It’s a game changer.
Length: 3 Day Course
Skill Level: Beginner
Course is a mixture of classroom, pool, and open water work
Qualified dive instructors guide you from start to finish
Dive alongside leopard sharks, manta rays, beautiful corals, and schooling fish (season permitting)
Fully heated training pool, custom built diving vessel & all diving gear included

Important Information

A dive medical is not compulsory in New South Wales however there are some medical conditions that may prevent you from participating in a scuba dive These include the following:
Lung damage or disorders including a history of asthma or recent congestion
Heart disorders
High blood pressure
Low blood pressure
Diabetes and epilepsy
Ear disorders and damage

If you are under 15 or over 45 years of age you will also be required to complete a dive medical.
If any of these apply please let us know.
Once you booked in the date for your dive training, you will be able to access the theory component of your course. Please allow 4 – 5 hours to complete this training in one session, alternatively you may log out at any time and complete the theory in stages. Please be aware that failure to complete this theory before starting your course may result in your exclusion without refund from the course.
It is also your responsibility to load a passport style photo onto your diver profile as certifications cannot be issued without one.
Please also note that any and all cancellations to an Open Water Course will incur a $75.00 non refundable deposit.
7 day cancellation policy. This means that if you need to cancel or change a booking for any reason, we need to know 7 days before the activity is due to commence. If cancellation or change is made after that time, we charge a 100% cancellation fee. If this is a problem, please contact us immediately.
Not suitable for children under 12 years
$795.00 for courses from Monday 21st December 2020 until Sunday 17th January 2021

Inclusions & Extras


  • Open Water Certificate
  • All Dive Gear
  • Fully Qualified Instructors

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Transportation To Accommodation
  • Extra Swimming Time

What to bring

  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Booking Confirmation

Pick Ups & Departures

No pick up provided
Daily departures
Departs from 9 Marvell Street, Byron Bay
All bookings MUST reconfirm 24 hours in advance

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Byron Bay Dive Center Terms & Conditions

All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water for all tours, no exceptions.
If you have not snorkelled before you will be required to complete a snorkel lesson before the tour commences.
All certified divers must provide proof of certification.
All tours are dependent on sea and weather conditions being suitable on the day.
Short notice cancellations can occur due to changes in weather and sea conditions.
Any cancellations by Byron Bay Dive Centre will result in a refund or reschedule where possible.
Cancellations or ‘no shows’ within our 48-hour cancellation policy will result in a 100% cancellation fee, no re-schedules allowed.
Minimum age for snorkel tours is 5 years old.
Minimum age for dive tours is 12 years old.
All participants must be able to speak and understand English for all tours and courses.
No expectant mothers are allowed to participate in diving tours. No expectant mothers 6 months + are permitted to participate in snorkel tours. (1-5 months is dependent on ocean conditions and expectant mother’s health).
Introductory divers aged 45 years and over are required to obtain a dive medical before participating.
All dive courses; anyone under 15 years of age or 45 years of age and over are required to obtain a dive medical before the course starts.
Our tours are not recommended for individuals with back problems.
Anyone with a serious medical condition must contact us prior to booking to determine suitability for the tour and if a medical is required.
If you are prone to seasickness please see a doctor or pharmacist before the tour, no refunds are issued due to seasickness.
If you require medication on board e.g. EpiPen or asthma inhaler you must bring this with you, you will not be permitted on the tour without it if required.
All participants must bring swimwear and a towel.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises of Byron Bay Dive Centre.
We do not have any onsite parking, please refer to our parking map below for the best place to park.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

World Nomads travel insurance policies offer coverage for more than 150 activities. Get a quote, make a claim, or buy or extend your policy while on the road.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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