Learning to Dive

Last weekend (Friday, July 22nd) I started a Scuba course at Dive Plus.

Friday, 6pm:  Introduction, basic theory and practice in Dive Plus swimming pool.

Saturday, July 23:
Sunday, July 24: Dives at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Pier.

Saturday, July 30: One Dive at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Pier and written test at Rye Pub.

Our group would have finished yesterday, but unfortunately the instructor had done too many ascents and descents to be able to continue with a second dive.

I have been extremely impressed with the level of training offered and would recommend Dive Plus to anyone wanting to learn scuba diving.

The final dive was fantastic because the temperature had risen to the high teens instead of the 10 or 11 with rain it was before.
In short if you don’t like cold water or cold weather do your training in summer



There is a really good website for deals if you live in Australia.

There is usually something worth having, like restaurant meals, massage specials or god forbid, Golf

Well I purchased the scuba course:

“Save over 80% on an International Open Water Dive Certification! JUST $134 – NORMALLY $695! Includes 4 Ocean Dives, 4 Indoor Heated Pool Dives + 4 Tutorials + Manual to keep + Worldwide Scuba Qualification! ALL Gear, Tanks + Air Fills Included!”

So I have to get a medical and then book the class.

Melbourne is not renown for its temperature waters, especially with winter coming up, so I wonder if they have a wet-suit in size fat?