Make sure you learn from a pro when you learn to dive. Safety is always a top priority at Feet First Dive, who run PADI diving courses in Nelson Bay and the Port Stephens area.
Whether you're taking your first dip in to the ocean with our 'Discover Scuba' course for recreational divers, taking the popular 'PADI Open Water Course', learning technical diving, rescue diving or taking a professional diving course for your chosen career, the pro team at Feet First Dive have all the necessary qualifications and experience to ensure your dive experience is fun, exciting and safe.
Check out the large variety of pro scuba diving courses available from Feet First Dive Nelson Bay below.
Check out the Feet First Dive Nelson Bay PADI OPEN WATER COURSE below. With the new convenience of eLearning, the theory component of our scuba diving course can be done at home online.
The course includes 2 days with an instructor and 4 ocean dives. All your equipment is included and small class numbers mean you'll get the attention you deserve.
Have you always wanted to try scuba diving? Don't have the time to complete a course? Why not complete the PADI Discover Scuba program. In just three hours, a instructor will show you the basics and take you on a shore dive in the magnificent Port Stephens marine park.
All the equipment is included in the price, you just need to complete a medical questionnaire, slop on some sunscreen and have fun!
Feet First Dive now offers the PADI Open Water Diver course with a convenient new e-Learning option – become a fully qualified open water scuba diver in only 2 days with us!
The PADI theory component is completed at home, at your own pace, prior to the 2-day practical scuba training. Great for those wanting to complete the course with only two days of on-site training. For those who prefer more contact time, other arrangements can always be made. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident with your learning experience.
This course is for the beginner – and will give you the skills to dive, to a depth of 18m – with a world most recognized open water diver certification.
The PADI Open Water course includes:
- PADI dive manual (on-line OR paper option also available)
- Pool training
- Four training dives in the waters around Nelson Bay
- Full equipment hire
- PADI open water certification
- Transport while on course
All you need is swimmers, sunscreen and a smile!
This is the next skill level after your open water certification. The Advanced Open Water Course is conducted over two days and includes five open water dives. You will do a deep dive to 30 metres; you will learn to navigate on your underwater navigation dive. You can do a night dive or many other optional dives to choose from such as underwater photography or search and recovery, to name a few.
PADI Advanced Open Water Course includes:
- PADI Advanced Open Water certification costs
- Advanced Open Water manual and slates
- Full scuba hire for two days
- Five Advanced Open Water training dives
- (FREE) One voucher for 50% off your next hire gear
The PADI Rescue Course will give you the skills and the confidence to take on the challenges of all types of diving. The Rescue Diver Course is conducted over two days and one night. During the course you will receive theory lessons, diver aid, self rescue and a variety of realistic rescue scenarios. This course is physical and in your face!
PADI Rescue Diver Course includes:
- PADI Rescue Diver certification costs
- Rescue Diver manual and slate
- Swimming pool entry and dives
- Four open water rescue training dives
- (FREE) One Feet First Dive safety sausage on completion of the course
Feet First Dive can offer a range of short specialty courses. These courses will provide you with more knowledge to pursue new and exciting diving in a variety of fields that take your fancy. You may find yourself exploring an underwater shipwreck, or taking spectacular photographs of the many beautiful marine species that reside in the Nelson Bay and Port Stephens area. Perhaps you want to expand your technical skills and experience longer dive times.
Speciality courses generally go for two days and course requirements can vary – contact Feet First Dive for more information.
Now we are getting serious. You are now entering the professional diving arena. The Dive Master course is conducted over 7 days on the full time course or as an internship. The internship involves working with the Feet First team on a part time basis, in the shop, on the boat and in the classroom. The Dive Master course involves a close relationship with the dive centre.
Dive Masters form an integral part of any diving business. They conduct scuba refresher courses, lead guided dives from the boat and the shore, assist instructors during training and their dive expertise provides retail assistance to customers.
The Dive Master course involves an extensive training program, required to bring you up to the professional standards expected in the industry. For more details on the course, please contact us.
The Instructor Development Course, called the IDC, is required before you can become an instructor. If you love diving and want to be paid to dive, then become a Instructor. If you are after a lifestyle change or a fun exciting part time job this is the course for you. Perhaps you just want to take advantage of the shortage of dive instructors around the world and enjoy a working holiday in exotic locations.
At the completion of the IDC you will be certified as an Assistant Instructor. To become a fully qualified Instructor you are required to complete the Instructors Exam, called the IE. Feet First Dive can organize the IDC on a full time or part time basis, leading up to the next scheduled IE.
Come in and talk to the Feet First Dive team to discuss your dive career development.