Everything You Need to Know

What should I bring?

Some items to consider bringing include: hat, sunscreen, towel, warm change of clothes, water bottle, snacks.

We can provide all of the equipment you will need for diving.

Where can I hire equipment from?

Our range of equipment is available from hire from Pickles Fishing and Outdoors in Eden from 7am daily.

Do I need to be at a certain fitness level to train as a PADI Open Water Diver with Sapphire Coast Scuba?

New divers will need to pass a basic in water swimming test to become a diver. This involves a 200m swim and 10 minutes of treading water. 

How is the theory component of training completed?

Theory subjects for all courses are completed online and at your leisure. Your instructor is available by email to answer any questions. The theory should be completed before completing any practical training.

How long does it take to complete practical training to become a diver?

Practical training can be completed in as little as 2 days. This includes 5 confined water sessions and 4 open water dives.