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Year 11 Marine Studies Scuba Diving Course

PADI Open Scuba Diving Course 2022

PADI Open Scuba Diving participants in 2022

Excursion/Incursion Details


  • Wednesday, 15 and Thursday, 16 March – MS02

Click here to view the permission slip for 11MS02 on 15 and 16 March

  • Monday, 20 and Tuesday, 21 March – MS01

Click here to view the permission slip for 11MS01 on 20 and 21 March

Time: 8:30am – 4pm

Cost: $499

Abyss Scuba Diving will run a PADI Open Water Diving Certification with our students, which is internationally recognised and will allow students to dive up to 18m below the surface.

The course is split into two sections – Theory and In-water training/Dives.

Theory will be completed online during class time and at home if necessary.

Dives will take place on:

  • Monday: in the College pool and one dive in the afternoon at Camp Cove. Students will be dismissed from Camp Cove.
  • Tuesday: at Bare Island from 8:45 am to 4pm. Students will make their own way to Bare Island and will be dismissed from Bare Island.

Dive Medical

For safety, all students must complete a Scuba Medical Questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start.

Some Considerations

If your son has or has ever had asthma, or wheezing with breathing, or wheezing with exercise; frequent or severe attacks of hay fever or allergy; frequent colds, sinusitis or bronchitis; any form of lung disease; pneumothorax (collapsed lung); other chest disease or chest surgery; behavioural health, mental or psychological problems (panic attack, fear of closed or open spaces); epilepsy, seizures, convulsions or take medications to prevent them; recurring complicated migraine headaches or take medications to prevent them; blackouts or fainting (full/partial loss of consciousness); frequent or severe suffering from motion sickness (seasick, carsick, etc.); dysentery or dehydration requiring medical intervention; a head injury with loss of consciousness in the past five years; recurrent back problems; back or spinal surgery; diabetes; back, arm or leg problems following surgery, injury or fracture; high blood pressure or take medicine to control blood pressure; heart disease; heart attack; angina, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery; sinus surgery; ear disease or surgery, hearing loss or problems with balance; recurrent ear problems; bleeding or other blood disorders; hernia; ulcers or ulcer surgery; a colostomy or ileostomy, he may not be able to participate in the PADI Open Water SCUBA diving course.

If any of the conditions in the medical form or above apply to your son, as a safety precaution, a dive medical must be completed by a specialist physician to assess the condition as it relates to diving, and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive.


I recommend that you phone and arrange an appointment as soon as possible. You will need to accompany the boys as their parental guardian/carer and sign the paperwork.

A copy of the permission slip has been emailed to students’ parent/carer/guardian email address.

Please read the above information and give your permission for your son to participate in this excursion.