Scuba in Schools
ProDive have been teaching High School pupils to safely scuba dive since 1987, giving pupils the opportunity to learn scuba diving at an easy pace that, focuses their attention, maximises their knowledge retention, increasing their enjoyment of the subject, thus creating the safest scuba divers, possible.
This scuba diving program has been designed, developed and implemented to fit seamlessly into local High school sports and or Marine studies programs during a single term.
Our schools program has been successfully run since 1987 and continues to be offered at many Central Coast High schools. Pro-Dive have successfully taught students from:
- St Peters High
- Tuggerah Lakes Secondary
- Wyong High
- The Entrance High
- Central Coast Adventist High
- Henry Kendall High
- Lisarow High
- Mater Dei Catholic High
- Gorokan High School
- Berkeley Vale Community High
- Erina High
- Kincumber High
- Central Coast Grammar
- Northlakes High
- Umina High
- Gosford High
- Brisbane Waters Secondary
Our scuba programs are designed in 4 day or 10 week blocks to allow the Open water course to take place during a single week or school term.
The program we offer, is outlined below.
This is the entry level course where we train your students in the basics to allow them to safely scuba dive to a depth of 18 metres. The qualification, students receive is, internationally recognised, ISO rated, valid for the rest of their life.
Introduction to the program-
Registration, collect dive medicals if necessary
The first pool session where your students take their first breaths under water and learn the skills required for demonstration in the ocean.
ProDive Central Coast have the only indoor heated diver training pool, on the Central Coast.
Confined Water dives 1+2
The second pool session where we continue the basic skills and graduate to some more complex skills, that will be practised in the ocean.
Confined Water dives 3-5
Our first two dives in the ocean.
We take a relaxed underwater tour of a local bay that will enable students to get comfortable with their equipment, in this exciting new environment.
Fill out online Log books
Open Water Dives 1 & 2
The second ocean dive session.
We recap some of the skills from the pool and then proceed to complete two underwater tours to gain more confidence and a greater degree of comfort, with the underwater world.
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Open Water Dive 3 & 4
Finalise certification processes.
Time to catch up any ocean dives that may not have been completed due to weather concerns.
Students who have completed all requirements for certification, have the opportunity of completing two more social, leisure dives as certified divers.
At all times during the in water sessions, students are supervised by one of our professional Instructors or a certified safety assistant/Divemaster.
The program is designed for up to eight students with one instructor and 16 students with two instructors however, they may be broken into smaller groups for the ocean sessions.
Advanced Adventurer Course
This is the second program that will take the students to the Adventure Diver certification, which will help your students to grow their diving experience and knowledge, of the underwater world.
This program will teach students more diving skills and improve their knowledge of aquatic plants and animals.
The program requires students to complete all five modules.
Each module contains online theory, with reviews and practical diving components.
There are compulsory scuba training dives and two elective dives.
Search and Recovery dive
Perfect Buoyancy Dive.
During this dive session, students will put into practice, the skills necessary, to help them gain complete control, of their buoyancy.
In water compass and natural navigation techniques.
During this dive- students will demonstrate a range of navigation techniques
Underwater Naturalist dive.
During this dive- students will use techniques to make notes under water that will, enable them to successfully identify flora and fauna they encounter, whilst diving.
Students will complete a boat dive to a maximum depth of 30m.
Students will complete the Search and Recovery dive using techniques to recover lost objects from dive site.
As with the Open water program, when all dives and theory have been completed- Students will go on supervised pleasure dives.
Make up dives to be completed during these weeks.
This program is open to students aged 15 years and above- who have successfully completed the Open water diver program, either through the school program or in their own time.
At the conclusion of this program, students are certified to dive to 30m and will have gained experiences, to dive in more adventurous areas.
Where To from here ?
Call Bob Diaz at Pro-Dive Central Coast on 4389 3483 to arrange an appointment