Underwater Sports Scuba Diving


Learn to Scuba Dive with Adelaide’s most experienced Dive Centre, Underwater Sports Diving Centre, celebrating 22 years of World Class Diving and Instruction under the same South Australian Family.                               

Our professional PADI Pro crew are committed to providing you with the ultimate underwater experience while maintaining our world class standards, which have been the cornerstone of our Adelaide business for 22 years.   


For the best Scuba Course in Adelaide with Boat dives included at No Extra Charge! Enrol in one of our four Open Water Course Packages: Budget, Deluxe, Flexi, or Private.


Bring a Friend and Save $50 each 



What is Included in this group class? 

All Equipment Supplied
- Genuine PADI Open Water 
- Experienced PADI Instructor &  Dive Master Team to teach you
- Small Classes (4-6 Students)
- Homework Study
- Classroom Review Session
(1 Evening)
- Pool Session (1 Day)
- 2 Shore Dives
- 2 Boat Dives (weather dependent)
Non-flexible Course.

This course is for participants who are already confident in swimming & snorkelling, who want everything supplied with no extra costs. 
Minimum 4 participants required. 

If you are more serious about Scuba Diving and would like your own personal equipment, we recommend you enrol in the Deluxe Course, and receive a $200 equipment voucher. 

If you are not confident in water, or you prefer private lessons we recommend you enrol in a Private Course.


BONUS: Receive $200 Equipment Voucher

Bring a Friend and Save $50 each


The Deluxe Open Water Course is our most popular group course package.

It is tailored to develop a lifetime passion for our spectacular underwater world. 

The Deluxe Course includes everything in the Budget Course, but you also receive a $200 Equipment Voucher to put towards your own personal Scuba Mask & Fins. 

Why choose the Deluxe Course? Your dive mask is one of the most important pieces of personal dive equipment that you will purchase. A well fitted mask will ensure you are more comfortable in the water while you are learning to dive. We will help you choose the correct fit for your face shape.




The Flexi Course is a more flexible course that may suit Shift Workers, FIFO workers, Tourists, or Students on holidays. It is available to start any day of the week, with pool and sea dives available mid-week. 
Minimum 2 participants required. All equipment supplied. 
No further discounts apply. 

Add $100 to receive $200 Equipment Gift Voucher.  



The Private Open Water Course package is tailored to suit anyone who needs or prefers 1-on-1 instruction. It is a fully flexible course, and you can choose your course dates to suit you, including weekdays. 
You will receive extra time with the Instructor, which may help you overcome any challenges faced during the course. 
All equipment supplied.

Add $100 to receive $200 Equipment Gift Voucher.




How Do the Budget and Deluxe Courses Run?

You will come in to Underwater Sports at Holden Hill to enrol and choose your Learn to Dive course package.
(Or you can enrol over the phone, 08 8263 3337).
You will complete approx 15-20 hours of homework study and complete a Scuba Diving Medical Questionnaire prior to the course start date. This Questionnaire will determine if you have any pre-existing medical conditions that require you to have a full Dive Medical.
The classroom review session is typically on a Thursday evening 6pm – 10pm, Pool sessions (5-6 hours) on Saturday, back up day on Sunday, then 2 shore dives the following Saturday, and 2 boat dives the second Sunday.
We ask you to keep the first Sunday available for course dives in case we have bad weather conditions on one of the other course days. 

Please note all boat dives run subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers.

During the pool session you will be required to swim 200m and tread water for 10 minutes. 

Please also note that students must be available for all sessions to complete the course. Make-up/extra sessions will incur additional charges. 

Our Budget and Deluxe Classes are scheduled to begin every 4 weeks from September - April, during the main diving season. 


You will experience the best professionally run entry level 'Learn to Dive Course' in Adelaide. Small course classes are guaranteed, and you'll be taught by one of our experienced Instructor & Dive Master teams.

Boat diving is an important part of learning to dive, and with our own purpose built and fully surveyed dive charter vessel Alladin, you will feel comfortable and confident on board.

We provide professional & knowledgeable advice when you are ready to purchase your own diving equipment. With 22 years owning the business, and even longer working in the industry, you won't find better knowledge, service, and advice in all things SCUBA in Adelaide.  


Your Safety is our Priority

At Underwater Sports student safety is our priority. We teach to the highest standards, and after the course we offer further diving opportunities for new divers with an active Dive Club, plus supervised boat diving opportunities.

We have owned Underwater Sports for 22 years,
and our Instructors are very experienced.

We will not cut corners in your course, and we do not believe that you can complete an Open Water Dive Course and become a competent diver in 1 weekend, that is why we run our courses over 2 full weekends.

For your added safety, our staff will wear a shark deterrent (we believe they are like wearing a seatbelt when you are driving a car).



*To enrol in our Learn to Dive Courses some conditions apply.

  • Payment must be made in full at the time you enrol
  • The dive course must be completed prior to the end of May 2019
  • Boat dives are included free of charge                 
  • Additional fees will be charged for make-up or additional course sessions to cover Instructor wages and other additional costs.
  • 7 Days notice is required to change the dates of your Budget or Deluxe Course, or you will forfeit the course
  • Course refunds are not available if you change your mind.
  • Available for new enrolments only. 
  • Discount Offers available for a limited time, prices / discounts subject to change. 


Enrol today and start your Scuba adventure!

Ph Underwater Sports on 08 82633337 for more information, or 

submit an enquiry form


In Summary, why should you learn to dive with 
Underwater Sports?


  • Small, professionally run classes guaranteed! (Maximum 6 students)


  • Your safety and enjoyment are our priority.

  • We don't cut corners in our courses, and we won't teach a course in 2 days, so you'll receive the best instruction possible!!

  • All our courses are taught using new PADI Materials 
  • Experienced Instructor and Dive Master Team to teach and guide you in your course.


Further Information about learning to scuba dive in Adelaide with Underwater Sports:


Small groups are our specialty

Here at Underwater Sports we focus on quality rather than quantity so small groups are our specialty. This gives us more time to teach you so that you receive personalised attention. Typically our classes are 4-5 students, with a maximum of 6 students per instructor / dive master team.

SCUBA Equipment hire at no extra charge

We have recently added a new range of BCDs and Wetsuits for students to use during the Open Water Course. SCUBA Equipment hire is included in the OW course at no extra charge. All our SCUBA equipment is maintained and serviced by our own full-time experienced in-house service technicians.

On-site Equipment Servicing 

We sell only quality brands of SCUBA Equipment, and with 22 years owning the business, we are the only Adelaide store who provides on-site Equipment Servicing, with a fully qualified & accredited service technician for Cressi, Aqua-Lung, Apeks, Scubapro, Hollis, Oceanic, Mares & Tusa brands. 


Accredited Instruction

Underwater Sports has been owned and run by Dave Gordon for nearly 22 years, and we have been a PADI 5 STAR Facility for over 20 years also. Our small group classes are taught by experienced PADI Instructors, and we also have experienced PADI Dive Masters to add extra supervision and help during the practical diving sessions. We have also received Five recognition awards from PADI in the last 8 years for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry', thanks to our fantastic Instructors and Dive Masters.  

Your diving journey will begin with the world recognised PADI Open Water Course.

PADI certification is the most common and widely recognised scuba diver certification. Plus, PADI courses are designed to be FUN!

Additional supervised dives are available once you have completed your Open Water Course.

Once you have learnt to dive and are a certified Open Water diver, we believe it's important to get you back in the water as soon as possible to practice your new skills and gain some confidence. We provide experienced Dive Masters to supervise your first dives as a qualified diver (if you wish). These supervised dives are usually held on every second or third Sunday (subject to weather conditions and interest.


No more dive tables!

We teach you the newly updated PADI Open Water course with the recently updated course materials. You will learn using Dive Computers, which is a  more practical way of learning, and will ensure you know how to use your dive computer once you are certified.

Don't have a lot of time?

You can complete the theory portion of your course at your leisure online through PADI's eLearning or new tablet Touch program, and then after a meeting & quiz with your instructor for approx. 1 hour, you can then join in a group course at the beginning of the pool sessions.
Click Here for eLearning. Or we can arrange the
e-Learning materials for you.
PADI Elearning                               



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We have all your scuba & snorkelling equipment needs including quality scuba hire gear, top brands of scuba, freediving, spearfishing,  snorkel  equipment & accessories, air/nitrox fills, tank hydro tests & equipment servicing by our in-house qualified technician.

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Come on an amazing World Class Dive Tour, to see the beautiful Leafy Sea Dragon.


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Upcoming Open Water Course start dates: Courses will also be run on demand, and with a group of 4 friends we can even schedule a course just for you!