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PADI Open Water Course

PADI Open Water Course

Gain access to another world through learning how to dive with the PADI Open Water Course! This three day course offered through Sunreef includes online theory, one day of instruction at the pool, and two days diving the local reefs.

Anyone can learn to scuba dive - provided your are 10 years or over, feel comfortable in the water, and can swim.

Our Open Water course is designed to get you into the water as soon as possible without skimping on any of the essential theoretical information. Once in the pool, you will learn the basic skills, starting in the shallows and gradually working into deeper water as you master the skills.

The final step is your four qualifying ocean dives where you get to experience what diving is all about. We take you to our local coral reefs to finalise your training and qualify you as a fully certified diver. We teach you to dive in such a way that you will experience maximum enjoyment in a maximum safety environment.

There are certain medical conditions that can prevent you from learning to dive or require you to get a dive medical clearance before starting the course. Just ask our friendly staff if you have any questions.

Clear and proper training guarantees full competency and understanding of basic skills prior to your first dive, which ensures your new sport is a completely safe and rewarding activity.

How long does it take?

Course times can be made quite flexible; however, our most popular format is “part-time” conducted over two consecutive weekends. Or, you may prefer “full time”, a three straight days of tuition. Evening courses can also be arranged.

Course includes:

All specialised scuba gear

Pool training and theory sessions

PADI eLearning and Log Book or PADI Ultimate Crew Pack, including manuals, Open Water DVDs and Log Book

All Open Water boat dives

PADI International recognised Gold Open Water Certification Card

Things you have to supply:

Swimmers, Towel and Sunscreen

Mask, snorkel and fins. These are available for hire or can be purchased at a discounted rate whilst you are on the course.

This is also in Open Water and we suggest that you look into Seasickness medication to minimize the chance of it effecting your trip.

Be prepared to have FUN in complete safety!

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From AUD $649.00

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PADI Advanced Open Water Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Take your diving to the next level with Sunreef's Advanced Dive Course - 5 dives over two days on local reefs and the Ex-HMAS Brisbane

Sunreef’s Advanced Dive Course provides divers with a structured, well-supervised means to gain additional experience. It involves students in various underwater tasks that broaden their awareness of the environment and their capabilities as divers.

This course gives you a taste of what more specialised diving activities are out there. It is designed to advance your skills under the supervision of an experienced instructor to help you feel comfortable in a variety of situations, including being certified to dive to 30 metres! You will learn how to navigate underwater and explore greater depths and much more!

This course is also credit towards the Master Scuba Diver Rating and/or a Divemaster rating. 

To obtain your advanced diver status, you will need to complete 5 dives on local reefs and the Ex-HMAS Brisbane. There is no particular order in which the courses need to be completed. There is also an e-learning portion to the course which needs to be completed. Finishing the theory before your dives will help you get the most out of your time underwater. 


Your day on the ex-HMAS Brisbane: 


Thriving marine life, pleasant year round diving conditions and ease of access have quickly made former guided missile destroyer, the HMAS Brisbane, one of Australia's most talked about dive sites. The typical three dives completed at this site are underwater navigation, deep, and wreck. Underwater navigation focuses on reinforcing your skill with an underwater compass and use of natural navigation. The deep dive conducted will demonstrate to you the effects of pressure and the changes of colour at depth. The risks of nitrogen narcosis will also be covered, making you a better equipped diver for deeper dives in the future. As we are diving on the ex-HMAS Brisbane, you have the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for future wreck dives. You and your instructor will identify potential hazards to wreck dives, better preparing you for safer, more enjoyable dives on different wrecks in the future. 


Your day on the local reefs:


Large expanses of coral, sandy trenches, shallow gulleys, rocky walls, and limestone overhangs await your exploration on our local reefs. This natural environment is where hundreds of fish and invertebrates call home, and we're fortunate to visit them. For your two dives on the local reefs, you can select from a variety of options, including: 


•  Nitrox (Extend your bottom time!)*

•  Underwater Photography*

•  Fish ID

•  Underwater Naturalist

•  Boat Diver

•  Peak Performance Buoyancy

•  more are available...please enquire

Whichever you choose, your instructor will cover the different requirements and aspects of the dive. Pick whichever you find interesting, or what you feel you need improving on. These dives build upon the foundation of your basic diving skills, helping you become not only a better diver, but a diver who can get more enjoyment out of the aspects they love best. 

Course includes:

•  Full Academics

•  Advanced Open Water Divers Manual or el earning

•  PADI Advanced Open Water Certification Card

•  5 Great Dives and Lots of Fun!

•  Tanks  and weights

Things you need:

•  Dive Gear  (Hire of equipment extra charge of $150 for the course duration)

•  Open Water  Divers  Certification Card

•  Dive Slate

*Additional costs involved

  • Duration : 2 Days (approx.)
From AUD $599.00

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Ex-HMAS Brisbane Specialty Course

Ex-HMAS Brisbane Specialty Course

The Ex-HMAS Brisbane Speciality Course familiarizes divers with the history of the HMAS Brisbane, the project to sink it as an artificial reef and the ecology of the marine life that has developed over the years.

The Ex-HMAS Brisbane Speciality Course familiarizes divers with the history of the HMAS Brisbane, the project to sink it as an artificial reef and the ecology of the marine life that has developed over the years. In addition, this course introduces divers to wrecks as artificial reefs and encourages respect for the marine environment. We emphasize fun, safety and awareness.

Includes two dives on the Ex-HMAS Brisbane

 

Thriving marine life, pleasant year round diving conditions and ease of access have quickly made former guided missile destroyer, the HMAS Brisbane, one of Australia’s most talked about dive sites. Sunreef Scuba Diving Services runs morning, afternoon and night dives and can supply all gear. Join the growing number of divers from around Queensland, elsewhere in Australia and overseas who can say “I’ve dived the Brisbane”.

COURSE INCLUDES:

·        Full Academics

·        HMAS Brisbane Slate                   

·        HMAS Brisbane Queensland’ s Coral Warship Book by Nigel Marsh

·        T-Shirt      

·        2 dives with tanks and lots of fun!                    

·        PADI HMAS Brisbane Certification Card

·        Credit Towards your Master Scuba Diver Rating      

 

THINGS YOU HAVE TO SUPPLY:

·        Dive Gear  (Hire equipment can obtained at Sunreef)

·        Slate and Pencil

  • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $499.00

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PADI Deep Diver Course

PADI Deep Diver Course

Sunreef's Deep Course program is divided into knowledge development and open water training. The knowledge development portion explains the principles and information you need for planning and enjoying Deep dives.

There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. 

Sunreef’s Deep Diver Course provides divers with a structured, well-supervised means so that you can explore deeper dive sites.

Whether it’s a wreck, sealife or just the lure of the deep, this program will dive you the skills to dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres (130 feet). 

The program will include tuition about specialised deep diving equipment, deep dive planning, managing your gas supply and more.

This course is also credit towards the Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver Rating.


Four dives on the ex-HMAS Brisbane

Thriving marine life, pleasant year-round diving conditions and ease of access have quickly made former guided missle destroyer, the HMAS Brisbane, one of Australia’s most talked about dive sites. Sunreef Mooloolaba runs morning, afternoon and night dives and can supply all gear. Join the growing number of divers throughout Australia and the world who can say... “I’ve dived the Brisbane”


Course includes:

Four dives on the ex-HMAS Brisbane

Full Academics

Deep Diver Manual

PADI Deep Diver Certification Card

Tanks and weights

Can be combined with Nitrox Course (additional cost)

Things you have to supply:

Dive Gear including dive computer and light (hire equipment available at extra cost)

Open Water Divers Certification Card

Dive Slate

  • Duration : 2 Days (approx.)
From AUD $599.00

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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course on the Ex-HMAS Brisbane (includes Tanks)

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course on the Ex-HMAS Brisbane (includes Tanks)

The PADI Nitrox Course program is divided into knowledge development and open water training. The knowledge development portion explains the principles and information you need for making and enjoying Enriched Air diving.

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course run by Sunreef is divided into knowledge development and open water training.This trip is designed to be booked in conjunction with any other double dive trip offered on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. The knowledge development portion explains the principles and information you need for making and enjoying enriched air diving. Differences in maximum operating depths and benefits to diving on nitrox are thoroughly explained, so that you are aware of how to check your own air blend, and how you can dive with it safely. 

The open water training component is made up of two open water dives on any of our dive sites. These courses are conducted any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  You will put into practice the knowledge gained from the e-learning component, as our qualified instructors thoroughly explain how to analyse your nitrox blend, and adjust your computer accordingly. The benefits and hazards of Nitrox diving are addressed, along with how to plan your dives safely within oxygen exposure limits.

Imagine being able to lengthen your dives and make the most of your money by extending your No Decompression Limits.


Course includes:

Full Academics

Nitrox eLearning or manuals

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Certification Card


Things you have to supply:

Dive Gear (hire equipment available at extra cost)

Open Water Divers Certification Card

Must be booked in conjunction with a Sunreef double dive trip. 

SAVE money and combine your Nitrox Course with either a Wreck, Advanced, or Deep course.

  • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $298.00

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Diver Course

By completing the PADI Rescue Course, you will be prepared to handle and prevent emergency situations, making you a better diver, and a better dive buddy.

Sunreef’s Rescue Course is a pivotal step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience.

Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. This is why the PADI Rescue Certification is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership level training (PADI Dive Master, Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor.)

Although the nature and context in which rescue training may be used is serious, the course is an enjoyable challenge that builds diver confidence.

This course is also a step towards the Master Scuba Diver rating, the highest amateur diver rating through PADI.

Diving Challenging environments

Rescue Diver Training expands the basic problem prevention and accident management skills student’s divers learn beginning with the PADI Open Water Diver course. At the Rescue Diver level, students are ready to learn to manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in an emergency. This will be achieved through a combination of theory, pool and open water sessions. By its nature, the course is demanding, through realistic in its conduct, content and approach. 

Requirements:

First Aid and CPR certification prior to starting your course (also available from Sunreef)

Advanced Open Water Certification

Course includes:

PADI Rescue Manual or eLearning

Pool training sessions

PADI Rescue Certification

Open Water divers

Tanks and weights

Things you have to supply:

Dive Gear (hire equipment can be obtained at Sunreef on the day of your dive)

Open Water and Advanced Divers Certification Card

First Aid and CPR Qualifications

Pocket Mask

  • Duration : 2 Days (approx.)
From AUD $599.00

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PADI Wreck Diver Course

Sunreef's Wreck Specialty Course program is divided into knowledge development and open water training. Learn principles and information you need for making and enjoying recreational wreck dives.

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed.

Sunreef’s Wreck Diver Course provides divers with a structured, well-supervised means to gain responsible wreck diving practices.

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to safely explore many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. You will learn the safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks, surveying and mapping a wreck and using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration and more. 

Four dives on local reefs and the ex-HMAS Brisbane

Thriving marine life, pleasant year-round diving conditions and ease of access have quickly made former guided missle destroyer, the HMAS Brisbane, one of Australia’s most talked about dive sites. Sunreef Mooloolaba runs morning, afternoon and night dives and can supply all gear. Join the growing number of divers throughout Australia and the world who can say... “I’ve dived the Brisbane”


Course includes:

Four dives on the ex-HMAS Brisbane

Full Academics

Wreck Diver Manual

PADI Wreck Diver Certification Card

Tanks and weights

Can be combined with Nitrox Course (additional cost)

Things you have to supply:

Dive Gear including dive computer and light (hire equipment available at extra cost)

Open Water Divers Certification Card

Reel

Dive Slate

  • Duration : 2 Days (approx.)
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PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

Sunreef's Digital Underwater Photographer Course program is divided into knowledge development and open water training. The knowledge development portion explains the principles and information you need for planning and enjoying Deep dives

Sunreef's Digital Underwater Photographer Course program is divided into knowledge development and open water training. 

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.

What will you learn?

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you’ll discover:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
  • Principles for good composition of underwater images.
  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.


  • Duration : 1 Days (approx.)
From AUD $399.00

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PADI Instructor Development Course

Sunreef’s PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the key step in taking your professional PADI Divemaster rating to an entire different level.

Sunreef’s PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the key step in taking your professional PADI Divemaster rating to an entire different level. As an instructor, your range of capabilities will dramatically increase, allowing for greater employment opportunities in the dive industry, and will give you a larger foundation of knowledge to draw on. Sunreef’s IDC is made up of three parts: eLearning, the course itself, and your PADI instructor exams.


Instructor Development Course

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) runs over seven days. These seven days are full time here at Sunreef, with your time equally split between the classroom, pool, and open water dives. You will work closely with our own PADI Course Director who has mastered the art of teaching PADI Open Scuba Instructors. During this period, you will learn how to teach courses from Open Water to Divemaster, assess your students’ competencies, acknowledge student difficulties and help them overcome issues. Our qualified staff in store and on board the dive boats will also assist you in understanding all industry avenues, and how to best meet the requirements of working in a high-paced, fun-filled diving environment.

In this timeframe, you will also complete the PADI Emergency First Responder Instructor (EFRI) course, which is required to be in teaching status as a PADI Instructor. This will not only equip you with skills to mitigate diving incidents, but will also give you the tools to equip others with these same skills, making for a safer working
environment.


eLearning

The eLearning for PADI’s instructor program is what you first receive access to, and needs to be completed before the start of your course. This eLearning portion is specially designed by PADI’s own teaching department in conjunction with active status PADI instructors and Dive Centres. The eLearning is expansive and covers how to
teach using PADI’s own prescriptive teaching method, and an in depth on how each PADI course is structured and run.


PADI Instructor Exams

After completing your PADI IDC, you will be eligible to go on and complete your PADI Instructor Exams (IE). These are an external examination run by PADI Head Office, at an external location (typically Brisbane or the Gold Coast). During these 2-day examinations, you will cover again all the learning completed during your IDC by completing theory exams, PADI Standards and Procedures exams, confined water teaching, open water teaching and rescue skills. The PADI IE has been developed
by PADI to ensure all Instructor Candidates have achieved the same level of training and are competent to teach PADI Courses and Programs. As these are external examinations conducted by PADI, these fees are paid directly to them, and are summarised in the table below.

Once you have completed your IE and paid all associated costs to PADI they will issue you your certificate and you are now a PADI Open Water Scuba instructor and
certified to teach PADI Open Water Divers and PADI Continuing Education Courses. Please note there is an administrative period of 2-3 working days for your teaching status to become active. During this period, you may promote yourself as a PADI instructor, but may not teach any courses.

The tables below show the price breakdown. Note that part of the course is payable to Sunreef, and the other payable to PADI. Also, there is no gear hire available, as it is expected that you have your own as a dive professional. If you need a set of your own, Sunreef offers promotional packages for its instructor and Divemaster candidates.


Sunreef Fee Breakdown

Instructor Development Course  $2175

Instructor Development Course Materials  $750

eLearning  $219

Emergency First Response Instructor Course  $595

Emergency First Response Instructor Course Materials  $260

Sunreef Total $3999


PADI Fee Breakdown (As of Jan. 2019)

Instructor Exam Fees  $979

Instructor Application Fees  $392.70

Liability Insurance (varies with different providers – up to $600 annually)  ~$600

PADI Total  ~$1971.70


What Now?

Sunreef has multiple courses that run throughout the year, and you can determine which dates are the best for you. Remember to allow enough time to complete the e-learning/theory beforehand. We understand this is a considerable investment, which is why we let you get started with a deposit. To secure your spot for a session and gain access to the course theory, you can pay a deposit of $1278 for your materials and eLearning. PADI fees are not due until your IE takes place. Final Payment is due at the start of your course.

What Comes After Becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba instructor?

Moving forward, you can gain more industry experience through hands-on work as an instructor. If you want to take your career even further, your next steps are to take on PADI Specialty Instructor Ratings. These are specialized ratings which will allow you to teach PADI Specialty Courses such as PADI Deep Diver, PADI Wreck Diver
and PADI Enriched Air Diver. There are plenty more to choose from, depending on your interests. The purpose of the PADI Specialty Instructor ratings are to allow instructors to teach more specialized courses to help divers achieve the coveted PADI Master Diver Rating, or for divers diving specialized sites requiring more knowledge. More information can be provided on the PADI Specialty Instructor ratings and further PADI professional courses on request.

  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From AUD $3,999.00

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PADI Basic Freediving Course

The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills.

The PADI Basic Freediver course is a subset of the PADI Freediver course. 
It’s a great first step for developing solid freediving skills. You learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breath hold techniques in a pool or confined water site.


This one day course consists of:

· Half-day of theory: Including the interactive PADI Touch Program which is a tablet-based program with videos and content designed to enhance the students learning.

· Introduction to the mechanics of breath and breath hold.

· Pool session to practice/learn static apnoea and work on technique for preparation for the ocean.

To enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver course you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with snorkeling, skin diving or freediving is required. You must provide your own equipment.

  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
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PADI Freediving Course

The Padi Freediver course is the beginning of your underwater Journey into Freediving. You will learn about the Physiology of Freediving, the mechanics of the breath and breathhold and the safety aspect of open water Freediving.

The PADI Freediver course is the beginning of your underwater Journey into Freediving. You will learn about the physiology of freediving, the mechanics of the breath and breath hold and the safety aspect of open water freediving.


The 2-Day course consists of:

Day 1

· Half day theory including the interactive PADI Touch
Program which is a tablet-based program with video’s and content designed to
enhance the students learning

· Introduction to the mechanics of breath and breath hold

· Pool session to practice and learn static apnoea and work
on technique for preparation for the ocean

Day 2
· Boat charter to the Ex-HMAS Brisbane
· 2 open water dive sessions
· First session: Technique diving down the line on the buoy
· Second session: A mix between line diving and fun diving
on the wreck which is truly world class and full of sea life



To enroll in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15
years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical
health. No prior experience with snorkelling, skin diving or freediving is
required.


  • Duration : 16 Hours (approx.)
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PADI Self Reliant Diver Course

By completing the PADI Self Reliant Diver Course, you will be prepared to handle and prevent emergency situations when diving alone.

Sunreef’s Self Reliant Diver Course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving. 

There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self Reliant Diver course:

- To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary.

- To sharpen skills of diving self reliant, making the diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.


This course covers when diving alone may be applicable and the need to compensate for those situations, including dive planning, life support system readiness, adaptive training, equipment and responsibility.

This course is an introduction to self reliant diving that helps student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner.


This course is run over 2 days consisting of pool, open water dives and theory sessions.

It is important that you read the below prerequisites before signing up for the course.


Course Prerequisites

1. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Equivalent.

2. Minimum of 100 logged dives.

3. Be 18 years of age or older.

4. Have all the required equipment listed below (We do have limited hire options available but not all are available for hire. Most of the required equipment is also for purchase in our shop as well.)


Required Equipment

1. Fins, mask and snorkel

2. Spare mask

3. Buoyancy control device (BCD) with tank mount or separate backpack, and low pressure inflator

4. Primary regulator and alternate air source

5. Breathing gas monitoring device (e.g. submersible pressure gauge or SPG)

6. Depth monitoring device

7. Quick release weight system and weights

8. Adequate exposure protection appropriate for local dive conditions

9. At least one audible emergency surface signaling device (whistle, air horn, etc.) - Included with BCD Hire but if using your own gear it is not available for hire separately

10. Dive computer or RDP (eRDPmlTM or Table)*

*Note: If dives are planned using the RDP, the student diver must have a timing device

11. Surface marker buoy, such as a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) or lift bag with at least 30 metres of line - Not available for hire.

12. Redundant gas source / Pony cylinder - Limited number available for hire

13. Redundant depth gauge and bottom timer or dive computer

14. Redundant surface signalling devices (both audible and visual) - Not available for hire

15. Knife or cutting tool - Not available for hire

16. Slate and pencil - Not available for hire

  • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
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