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PADI Discover Local Diving - 1 or 2 Guided Shore Dives

Starting at: $70.00

  • Model: PADI-DISC-LOCAL
  • Brand: PADI
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Not familiar with diving in Melbourne, or don't have a buddy available and really want to get in the water for a dive? Then this PADI Discover Local Diving experience is the way to organise to have your own PADI Professional in the water with you guiding you around a local shore dive site and making sure you are safe in the water of an unfamiliar area.

A PADI professional guide will acquaint you with one of the local shore dives here on the Mornington Peninsula (e.g. Blairgowrie Pier or Rye Pier), so that you feel more comfortable in the local underwater environment after your dive.

A guided dive is for divers of all levels, designed to assist you with applying what you know about Scuba Diving and apply this to the local environment via a fun, relaxed dive.

The PADI Discover Local Diving Dive includes a PADI Professional supervised dive in an area (normally a local pier) on the Mornington Peninsula.

The Fun Part

You'll be doing an open water dive in the pristine waters of one of Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula shore sites with no more than 4 people per guide.

Gain knowledge of one of our local dive sites to improve your diving ability at the site with a professional diver.

Your dive can be booked to suit your date requirements and once we have confirmed your booking date we guarantee it will run (weather permitting) with just one person (you). This means there are never any cancellations due to minimum numbers not being met.

Guided dives start with meeting your Professional Guide at the shop at 10:00am on the morning of your selected date and normally are finished by 12:00pm for a single dive or 1:30pm for a 2 dive guided experience at Rye Pier or Blairgowrie Pier. Travelling to Flinders Pier, Portsea Pier or Mornington Pier will extend these times and additional costs will be incurred, please see our Weedy Seadragon Flinders option under Guided Dives for Flinders prices or contact the shop for Mornington and Portsea additional costs.

What You Learn

You will use the scuba knowledge you learned during your diver training course — including the below, to have a safe dive at a local dive site:

  • Safe diving practices
  • Dive planning fundamentals
  • Recreational diving basic knowledge
  • Recreational diving dive planning

The PADI Discover Local Diving guided dive is particularly beneficial if you:

  • Are a new Diver to our area
  • Are a diver who knows the site but just haven't dived it in a while and want to get familiar with it again

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear — BCD, Cylinder, Regulator, SPG, Dive Computer, Weight Belt and Wetsuit/Drysuit. You should bring your own wetsuit, BCD, regs, weight belt and cylinder, if you have them. If not, you can hire this dive gear from us. See Scuba Equipment Rental for more details and pricing.

Personal Dive Gear: You will need your own Mask, Snorkel and Fins. Also bring your own Boots, Gloves and Hood if you need them. These are considered to be personal items and are NOT available for hire.

If you don't have the required gear, check with The Scuba Doctor dive shop about Scuba Equipment Rental and packages for this dive.

PADI Discover Local Diving Guide Prerequisites

To participate in the PADI Discover Local Diving Dive you must:

  • Hold and be able to show us your certification as a Scuba Diver via an accepted Scuba Diving Agency
  • Be at least 16 years old.

PADI Discover Local Diving Bookings:

The price for your PADI Discover Local Diving dive at The Scuba Doctor dive shop is just $70 for one dive, or $120 for 2 dives, plus the price of any dive gear hired or purchased.

To pay your non-refundable deposit to book the dive(s), please add this item to your shopping cart, then complete the payment process, providing full contact details.

Please let us know of at least two preferred dates for when you'd like to do the dive in the comments section on checkout. Also let us know if you'll need to hire any dive gear (and what your sizing is in clothing so we have an idea of your gear size requirements).

Next Steps:

Upon receiving your deposit payment we will:

  • Contact you to confirm a date for your guided dive.
  • Provide you with your instructor's details to allow correspondence.
  • Provide you with the finer details (i.e. requirements like towel, bathers, etc.) for the dive day.

What are you waiting for? Book your guided dive today!

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