Learn to SCUBA dive with Bay City Scuba, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula's premier diver training facility and jump into the world of scuba diving with the RAID, worlds leading online diver-training provider.
Learning to dive is not only fun and exciting, it’s a great way to meet new friends and experience the underwater world.
At Bay City Scuba we know that safe scuba diving revolves around quality education and practical experience, there are certain rules and theories you need to understand in order to become a diver, during the theory component you will not only learn them but you will understand the principles behind them. Our education program is like no other, we take a fresh approach to dive education using the latest in online training programs offered by our training partner RAID, audio visual aids, class discussions and a series of practical workshops, as well as a lot of direct interaction with your instructor.
Our RAID Open Water 20 program is aimed to make sure that our students are getting the very best underwater experience. With a maximum instructor to student ratio of 1:4, allowing our instructors to be able to spend time individually with each student to make sure they are comfortable and are getting all the attention they need.
At Bay City Scuba we offer two RAID Open Water 20 Programs:
RAID Open Water 20 Basic course includes -
One evening of theory on a Thursday night 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Half a day in the pool
Day 1 – 2 x Shore dives
Day 2 – 2 x Boat dives
The Platinum RAID Open Water 20 course includes -
Two evenings of theory:
One evening of Open Water theory on a Thursday night 6:30pm – 9:30pm
One evening of Enriched Air Nitrox theory on a Thursday night 6:30pm – 9:30pm
A full day in the pool.
Day 1 – 2 x Shore dives
Day 2 – 2 x Shore dives
Day 3 – 2 x Boat dives
Day 4 – 2 x Boat dives
An additional qualification in the use of Nitrox gas.
Confined Water Training:
Before setting you free on the oceans of the world, you will need to learn a few basic skills, things such as clearing your mask under water, sharing air with your dive buddy, understanding the importance of mastering buoyancy & many other skills that will make you a confident, proficient & competent diver.
At Bay City Scuba our emphasis is to ensure that you are ready to proceed to the next step once you have achieved mastery of the skills in a controlled environment, not just rushed through. This module is run in the comfort of a heated swimming pool over a half or full day depending on the program that you choose.
Open Water Training Day 1: Shore Dives
The following day or days depending on your selected program you will do a series of shore dives, each will average between 50 minutes to 1-1/2 hours, on each dive you will be required to demonstrate the skills you acquired in your pool training and to familiarise yourself with the marine environment.
Open Water Training Day: Boat Dives
The following day will see us board the dive vessel to undertake 2 boat dives, one of which will have you reach a depth of 20 metres - this is the certifying depth through our internationally recognised training partner RAID. This is your passport to dive anywhere in the world independently of a dive professional!
Congratulations, you’re now a RAID Open Water 20 Diver! Go and explore, have fun and feel confident that you have learnt to dive with the best!
Don’t forget, we would love for you to continue to your diving with us & continue your diving education
If you are interested in learning to dive with Bay City Scuba, let us know by attending this event on Facebook, emailing or calling us to find out more!
When choosing a dive course, feeling confident that your newly earned certification will be able to be used worldwide is extremely important. RAID (Rebreather Association of International Divers) is the worlds fastest growing diver training organisation.
RAID is recognised as the worlds first Online Diver Training Agency. With a mission to be the most ecologically friendly training organisation, offering the highest training standards, the latest training techniques, the most convenient and comprehensive training systems in the industry and of course worldwide diver recognition, its easy to see why learning to dive with Bay City Scuba & RAID is clearly the best choice.
RAID is recognised by the following :
World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC)
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
ISO Standards and the European Underwater Federation (EUF)
RAID has also achieved another major milestone after our core recreational training programs were found to be compliant with ISO standards in an independent audit. The audit was conducted by the EUF nominated Austrian Standards organisation!
You can also check out the Dive RAID website below and sign up to the RAID Open Water 20 Course Make sure you select Bay City Scuba as your training provider and get stuck into the theory!
If you're ready to take the plunge to explore what the amazing underwater world has to offer, follow the link and sign up and lets get you in the water!
If you have any questions that you would like to ask please feel free to call and speak with or email one of our friendly dive professionals and we will be more than happy to help.
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