PADI Scuba Diver Upgrade

From AUD $385.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Main Beach, Queensland
What does this qualification allow me to do?
  • Dive in Open Waters up to 18m depth
  • Internationally recognised certification

How does the course work?
  • You can start right now via PADI eLearning or the PADI touch tablet application.
  • You will conduct some self-study in your own time, watch short video clips and complete some quizzes and knowledge reviews. The online and touch applications are simple and guide you through the process.
  • Once complete you will book in for your practical training sessions with your PADI Instructor.
  • Sesson 1 starts in the swimming pool, where you learn and practice basic scuba skills.
  • Sesson 2 will  be 2 open water dives with your PADI Instructor.
  • Chose between shore dives or boat dives for a little bit extra. The shore dives are conducted at the Gold Coast Seaway whilst the boat dives are at either North Stradbroke Island, Cook Island or Byron Bay (depending on availability and weather conditions).

Do I need any Scuba Equipment?
  • NO – However for hygienic and comfort reasons we strongly recommend to purchase at least your own mask and snorkel. Ask us for a deal along with your course or whether we have any current promotions.
  • As our student, we offer you a massive discount on our mask range which saves you up to 30%.

What is the basic Itinerary of the course?
  • Meet us at the pool to complete paper work and get familiar with the equipment and practice basic scuba skills.
  • Participate in 2 Open Water dives to complete the new skills (shore dives).

Where from here once I am certified?
  • Now you are part of the Scuba Coach family and we will look after you for the years to come.
  • Once certified it is vital to keep diving immediately. The Scuba Coach runs dive trips nearly every weekend which will give you the opportunity to build up your confidence and to stay in touch with your instructor. Browse our trips on our Facebook page.
  • Whilst you keep diving with us, you should upgrade your certification to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and dive up to 30m deep.
  • We will help you finding the right gear at the right price with our price match guarantee exclusively for our ex-students.

Course Prerequisites
  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Have basic swimming skills
  • Complete a medical questionnaire (click on the link to download the form). No dive medical is required unless you have answered yes to any of the medical questions.

Why The Scuba Coach?

  • Small groups of usually 2 students but never more than 4, or One-on-One!!
  • Unlike many other dive centres, we do not believe in diving courses with 8 or more participants. We want to provide you high quality and personalised training.
  • You have the choice between many highly qualified and experienced PADI Instructors.
  • We are flexible like no one else. We can tailor a course around your needs and split your training in several sections and over as many days as you want.

Enrolment and Payment
  • When choosing the course date from the calendar, you are selecting your preferred date for the pool session. We'll be in touch to confirm this date and work out suitable dates for the open water dives.

  • Unlimited email and phone support from your PADI Instructor
  • Pool Entry fees
  • Equipment hire
  • PADI Open Water Certification Card
  • 10% to 30% off most articles on for the duration of your course.


  • Travel costs and transfers between Pool and Dive Sites
  • Food and Drinks
  • Cost of Dive Medical if required

Frequently Asked Questions