Underwater Sports Scuba Diving



Learn to Scuba Dive with Adelaide’s most experienced Dive Centre, Underwater Sports Diving Centre, celebrating 21 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 21 years.



For the best Scuba Course in Adelaide, choose one of our three Open Water Course Packages:
Budget, Deluxe, or Platinum / Private.


What is Included? 

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)
- 4 Shore Dives (2 Days)
Non-flexible Course.

This course is for participants who are already confident in swimming & snorkelling, who want a budget course with no extra frills. If you are not confident in water we recommend the Platinum / Private Course.

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The Deluxe Open Water Course is our most popular course package. It is tailored to develop a lifetime passion for our spectacular underwater world.

This course differs from the budget course by:

1) Changing the final 2 sea dives from shore dives to boat dives* on our own custom built dive vessel Alladin. Value $90.
2) Broadening your diving experience making you a more competent diver.
3) Making your final dives easier (from a boat)
4) Allowing us to dive at hard to get to dive sites, providing a greater chance of seeing a Leafy Sea Dragon or Seal on your course dives.
5) Receiving your own quality dive mask, snorkel, fins and boots. Yours to keep. $260 Value. 
That's an extra $350 in value for only $200 more!
*Please note all boat dives are subject to weather conditions and diver numbers.                                                                

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The Platinum/Private course package is tailored to suit anyone who needs to set their own schedule. It is a fully flexible course, and you can choose your course dates to suit you. All equipment supplied.
Add $200 to receive your own dive mask, snorkel, fins & boots pack.

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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, 2 shore dives on Sunday, and then 2 boat dives the following Saturday (for Deluxe), and 2 shore dives on Sunday (for Budget).
Please note all boat dives run subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers.

Please also note that students must be available for all sessions to complete the course.


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, if you choose the Deluxe Learn to Dive Course, you will feel comfortable and confident on board.

We have the largest range of Scuba Equipment in stock and on display in Adelaide, so you can also learn to dive in your own personal SCUBA Equipment (instead of using our school equipment), which will give you some great advantages. Ask us for details.


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 20 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 Jan 2018                                  
  • 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
  • Course refunds are not available if you change your mind.
  • Available for new enrolments only.

Offers available for a limited time, for maximum 20 new enrolments only. 


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 Dive Computers - no more maths calculations using the old fashioned dive tables!
  • Experienced Instructor and Dive Master Team to teach and guide you in your course.

  • Plus you'll save huge $$ on any equipment purchases made before or during 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.

Discounts on Equipment purchases

All our diving students receive between 10%-30% discount off RRP for all purchases, including your own personal mask, snorkel, fins and boots. We sell top quality brands, including Aqua Lung, Oceanic, Hollis, Scubapro, Cressi, Tusa, and Mares.

Accredited Instruction

Underwater Sports has been owned and run by Dave Gordon for 20 years, and we have been a PADI 5 STAR Facility for nearly 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 three recognition awards from PADI in the last 6 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.

Learn to Scuba Dive


Do your PADI Advanced Open
Water or Wreck Specialist courses
diving on The Hobart!

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New to scuba diving? New to SA? Just want to dive for FUN?


South Australia's premier dive site.


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


Open Water Course


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!