Q. Who can dive?
A. Everyone! Diving is no longer the male (and by male, we mean buff, superfit 20 - 35 year olds) dominated sport that it was a few decade ago. Nowadays, there are equal numbers of females and families diving too. Diving technology has come a long way in the last few years, making it safer and easier for everyone to dive. As long as you are over 12 years of age and pass a recreational diving medical, you are able to dive! So what are you waiting for? Step into the beauty of the underwater realm today!
Q. What is involved in learning how to dive?
A. There are three components to the Open Water Course. The first is the theory component which consists of home study (watching a dvd, reading the manual and answering the knowledge reviews), quizzes and an exam. The second component is confined water training which involves learning a number of skills over a couple of pool sessions. The final component is open water training where we bring you out to Pelorus island to experience diving in the ocean.
Q. Do I need a medical?
A. Queensland law states that everyone doing the entry level scuba course (Open Water Course) and professional courses (Divemaster and Instructor) must have a dive medical done by a licensed doctor.
Q. Will I be able to equalize my ears?
A. As long as you are able to equalize in an aircraft, you will. If you are still in doubt, consult the doctor when you get your dive medical done.
Q. I'm afraid of sharks. Will they harm me?
A. Most aquatic animals only bite or sting out of retaliation. If you leave them alone, not cornering them, you will be fine.
Q. Do I need to have my own gear?
A. Although owning your own gear is highly recommended, we do have rental gear available for hire.
Q. What do I have to bring for the weekend trip?
A. It is a camping safari so bring a towel, a change of clothes, a sturdy pair of shoes that can get wet, a hat, mosquito repellent, sunscreen and a camera. Warm clothes are also useful in winter.
Q. Can I fly after diving?
A. It is recommended that you wait a minimum of 18 hours before flying
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