Scuba In Schools Program


Since 1987, Pro Dive has been providing safe scuba diving education for high school students. Our teaching methods encourage a leisurely learning pace that maximizes knowledge retention and enjoyment of the subject. Our goal is to create the safest scuba divers possible while focusing on each student's attention.

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 scuba diving programs are structured in either 4-day or 10-week sessions, which accommodate the Open Water course to be completed within a week or school term. Please find further program information below.

Call Bob Diaz at Pro Dive Central Coast on 4389 3483 to arrange an appointment.

Our school's 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 

To commence training, pupils will register a profile on  
Pupils under 16 require parent/guardian endorsement. 

Following registration Pro Dive opens an online learning program for students to complete before any in-water training takes place.

Week 1
Introduction to the program-
Registration, collect dive medicals if necessary

Week 2
The first pool session is where your students take their first breaths underwater and learn the skills required for demonstration in the ocean. 
ProDive Central Coast has the only indoor heated diver training pool, on the Central Coast. 
Confined Water dives 1+2

Week 3 
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

Week 4 
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

Week 5 
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. 
Fill out online Log books 
Open Water Dive 3 & 4 
Finalise certification processes.

Week 6
Time to catch up on 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. 

The compulsory modules are: 

  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deep Diving 

Two further elective dives with a sixth bonus dive.

  • Underwater Naturalist 
  • Search and Recovery dive
  • AWARE-Fish ID

Week 1 

Perfect Buoyancy Dive. 
During this dive session, students will practice the necessary skills to help them gain complete control of their buoyancy. 

Week 2

In water compass and natural navigation techniques.
During this dive- students will demonstrate a range of navigation techniques

Week 3

Underwater Naturalist dive.
During this dive- students will use techniques to make notes underwater that will, enable them to successfully identify flora and fauna they encounter, whilst diving. 

Week 4 

Deep dive where students will complete a boat dive to a maximum depth of 30m.

Week 5 

Students will complete the Search and Recovery dive using techniques to recover lost objects from the dive site. 

Follow on-
As with the Open water program, when all dives and theory have been completed students will go on supervised pleasure dives. 

Make-up dives are 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 experience to dive in more adventurous areas. 

Requirements for Students Undergoing Open Water Training:
Students must:

Obtain a full medical clearance within six months of the commencement of the course from a general practitioner able to meet Australian Standard Training and Certification of Recreational Divers 4005.1
NOT PARTICIPATE if they suffer from a medical condition which puts that student and any other person at risk in the water.
Be able to demonstrate competency in the water by completing: a non-timed swim of 200 metres using any stroke and any combination of recognised strokes.
Tread water unaided for 10 minutes.
Be at least 15 years of age at the start of the program and have the maturity and physical ability (as specified in the medical clearance) to complete the program.
Have satisfactorily completed all theory and pool sessions specified in the training schedule of the certifying course before undertaking open water dives.

Register with SSI

Register with SSI to create a profile and start leaning today.

Download the SSI App

24/7 access to all of your registered digital learning materials and certification cards, both online and offline.

Flying after Diving

Please see the information linked below for guidelines on flying after diving.