Open Water Course

Learn to Dive with Pro Dive Lord Howe Island. The Island's lagoon and outer reef provides a brilliant site to learn to dive

A world wide certification that permits you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres. The open water course can be delivered at flexible times during your stay on Lord Howe Island. We offer a personalised course, where numbers are kept to a minimum, allowing more time with your Instructor. 

A minimum of 3 days is required. Complete your Open Water Course theory online with PADI's interactive online eLearning.

Please note:

Due to limited internet access on Lord Howe Island, students must complete all theory components online prior to arrival.


  1. You are required to complete a Medical Examination (in the Australian standards dive medical AS4005). It is recommended you complete this prior to arrival, however it can be done on the Island with prior arrangement.
  2. You must be able to swim for 200 metres unassisted
  3. You must be over 10 years of age (for students 10-15 years age a Junior Open Water Certification is issued allowing a max depth of 15 metres). This meets NSW standards
  4. Parent or guardian permission is required for all students under 18 years


  • eLearning access
  • Tuition
  • Gear Hire
  • Confined water training
  • 4 x Open Water Dives 
  • Certification


  • Dive Medical

Special Instructions when checking out

  • Please provide your D.O.B
  • If purchasing more than one course, we require a separate email address for each person

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