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INTRODUCTORY DIVING
INTRODUCTORY DIVING
FULLY GUIDED WITH EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR
FULLY GUIDED WITH EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
QUALITY EQUIPMENT
QUALITY EQUIPMENT
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Introductory Diving

Updated: 27-Jun-2008


Introductory Scuba Diving is diving for which you require absolutely no previous experience — you don’t even need to know how to swim!!

 

All you have to is breathe – now we all can do that!!

 

Your day begins with a comprehensive dive brief by your experience instructor regarding the equipment, hand signals, diving procedures and answer any questions you may have enroute to the reef.

 

You will be required to fill out a dive medical questionnaire (supplied on the boat) to ensure that you have no medical problems that are contraindicated to diving. Certain medical conditions may stop you from diving, and if you are uncertain if this will affect you please enquire when you make your reservation.

 

On arrival at the reef you are put into small introductory diver groups. The maximum group size is four per instructor.

Afterward a couple of skills in the water and once you feel comfortable, your instructor you will take you on a short shallow dive around beautiful coral gardens.  The dive generally lasts 30 minutes depending on your air to a maximum of 12 metres/40 feet.

 

Your instructor will have a hold of you the entire time so you can enjoy the whole experience safely.

Although learning to dive requires some application, it is not difficult to learn and it does not require any sort of superhero strength or fitness. In fact one thing you quickly learn is that doing things with the minimum expenditure of energy is what diving is all about. Your diving time is determined by your tank of air and the more gently you do things the longer that air is going to last.

 

On conclusion of the dive you may get a wall certificate or card as a souvenir of the occasion.  To get a recognised qualification you will need to complete a Learn to Dive Course.

The minimum age in Queensland is 12 years old. However many doctors will not pass children under the age of 14.

 

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