Courses Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a member of MUUC before completing a course?
I haven’t dived before but want to learn – what do I need to do?
The PADI Open Water course is for you. Successful completion of this course will certify you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres with a suitably qualified buddy.
I’ve already got my PADI Open Water (or equivalent) – what other courses do you offer?
We have a number of courses available to extend your training and gain additional skills.
- PADI Advanced Open Water course – successful completion certifies you to dive to a maximum depth of 30 metres with a suitably qualified buddy.
- Emergency First Response course – successful completion of this Course is required to achieve Rescue Diver certification (see below) and will equip you to provide basic first aid.
- PADI Rescue Diver course – successful completion of this Course will equip you with skills to manage dive accidents as well as tools to manage your own diving stress and other diving issues.
- Other courses – MUUC will run other courses such as wreck, nitrox and Divemaster and facilitate courses with other organisations such as CDAA upon request. If you are interested in a PADI course that is not listed here, please email the Course Coordinator.
When are the next courses scheduled?
Upcoming course dates are listed here.
How do I enrol for a course?
Enrolment information for each course is described on the applicable course page. Generally speaking you will need to review the course pre-requisites, complete an enrolment form and PADI statement of risk and liability and submit along with your course deposit to the Course Coordinator on any Thursday night between 7-8pm at the MUUC shed.
Help, I am confused by some of the definitions!
Pre-requisite – minimum certification and/or experience a student must have
Required equipment – equipment a student must have in order to undertake the course
Gear hire – standard scuba equpment such as BCD, tanks, regulator, fins, wetsuit
Membership – Melbourne University Underwater Club membership (student or non-student)
If you have any other course-related questions, please come and chat to the Course Coordinator and Instructors on any Thursday night between 7-8pm at the club shed, or send an email to the Course Coordinator