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Diver Experience

Introductory Diver: An Instructor must accompany an Introductory Diver on all dives. An Introductory Diver fits the following profile:
  • Does not have a scuba certification
  • Has little or no training and has not completed certification

You may be interested in Learn to Dive or Referral courses, and introductory dives on day trips or live aboards.

Beginner Diver: Has a basic Open Water Certification from internationally recognized certifying company. A Beginner Diver generally fits the following profile:

  • Dives infrequently
  • Logged fewer than 25 dives total dives
  • Little or no experience diving in similar waters and conditions
  • Dives no deeper than 18 m (60ft)

You may be interested in Advanced Open Water courses, and certified dives on day trips or live aboards.

Intermediate Diver: An Intermediate Diver generally fits the following profile:

  • May have participated in some form of continuing diver education
  • Logged between 25 and 100 dives
  • Dives no deeper than 40 m (130ft)
  • Has been diving within the last six months in similar water and conditions

You may be interested in Advanced Open Water courses, and certified dives on day trips or live aboards.

Experienced Diver: An Experienced Diver generally fits the following profile:

  • Advanced certification
  • Has been diving for more than two years
  • Logged over 100 dives
  • Has been diving in similar water and conditions within the last six months

You may be interested in Rescue Diver or Divemaster courses, and certified dives on day trips or live aboards.

Regardless of skill level, you should be in good physical condition (which will be determined by a Dive Medical) and know your limitations. If you are uncertain as to your own level of expertise, just ask an instructor's opinion. Ultimately, you must decide if you are capable of making a particular dive, depending on your level of training, recent experience and physical condition, as well as water conditions at the site.

If you are a Certified Diver all dive operators in Australia need to sight your "C" Card (Certification Card) or qualification papers prior to diving. If you do not have it with you, you will not be able to dive. If you have misplaced, lost or had yours stolen please replace it prior to arriving. Click here If you need to replace your card or documents.

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