PADI Scuba Diver Course

Become a PADI Scuba Diver and learn at the Solitary Islands in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

3laughingIf you don’t have time for the PADI Open Water Scuba CourseThen become a PADI SCUBA DIVER in Coffs Harbour in 2 Days!

The PADI Scuba Diver course is the first part of the full Open Water Diver course. If time is short for you, or you are not sure if you want to dive without a Divemaster or Instructor, this course is for you. You can also continue your training and move on to the PADI Open Water Diver course after you complete this course.

How the PADI Scuba Diver Course is completed in Coffs Harbour with Jetty Dive Centre

Day 1.

Start the day with registration and Theory sessions in our classroom. You learn part of the Open Water Scuba Diver theory, you then receive the first part of the skills training of an Open Water Scuba Diver course, in our pool training session, the fun part!

Day 2.

Join us aboard on our Dive Charter boat to the Solitary Islands’ best dive sites. You will enjoy 2 dives with one of our PADI Instructors. You will complete the required skills, but mainly dive the Magnificent Solitary Islands!


What is a PADI Scuba Diver Certificate?

The PADI Scuba Diver certificate allows you to dive again and again without any further training sessions. But because the training is not a complete Open Water Scuba Diver course, you must be supervised by a PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor. The depth of your dive is limited to 12 Metres only.

Course Pricing

PADI Scuba Diver Course….with 2 Dives at the Solitary Island Marine Park –  $495.00 per person (Textbooks included)


Group deals are available!

What is the advantages of a PADI Scuba Diver Certificate?

  • You get a Scuba Certificate in just 2 Days!

The real advantage is if you are limited on time, you still get a Diver certificate, not a lot of theory and training either!

  • No more training sessions before your next dive!

Unlike the Discover Scuba Diving Course which requires a training session each time.

  • You will dive with Supervision by a PADI Professional!

This means you will always be supervised by a certified Dive Leader, ensuring your safety and enjoyment!

You can move on to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver.

If you decide before you complete your Pool training that you would like to go further, to do the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course, we can include the required skills and allow you to upgrade at a lower cost than after the course.

When you are ready, with a PADI Instructor, you can continue your education and complete a further skills training, theory and 2 more Open Water Dives and you then qualify as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver!

Medical Considerations Prior to starting a PADI Scuba Diver course, you are required to complete a Divers Medical questionaire. If you have any medical conditions that are listed in the Medical Statement

(PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT THE DIVE MEDICAL THAT WE REQUIRE, THE MEDICAL FORM WE REQUIRE TO BE USED BY YOUR DOCTOR CAN BE FOUND IN THE LINK BELOW) , you are required to complete an approved Scuba Diving Medical Certificate (AS 4005.1) with a Medical Physician.

 You can download a copy of AS4005.1 Medical Form here.

These medicals are available from a wide number of selected practitioners. Locally in Coffs Harbour we can assist with locating a Dive Medical Doctor

Why learn to dive at Coffs Harbour?

  • The Solitary Islands Marine Park is where the Tropical Fish from the Great Barrier Reef meet the huge schools of fish from Temperate waters. You can see Nemo and Dory along with the friendly Grey Nurse sharks, rare Black Cod and Turtles, there is so much to see.
  • The Solitary Islands dive-sites are offshore! Close enough to be a quick trip and yet far enough to get clean, pristine water which you can’t get inshore. You may even see Whales in season, on the way!
  • The Solitary Islands Marine Park is Pristine! We have vibrant corals and over the top, wall to wall Fish! We dive in Marine Sanctuary Zones that are just action packed.
  • It may be just your boat out there! There is no crowds, like the larger boats at the Great Barrier Reef. It could be just you or your small group learning to dive!
  • The water temperature is the same as the southern Great Barrier Reef, not to cold, and with our wetsuits, great for all year round.
  • Genuine quality PADI courses. We teach in small groups and make sure you have the training and skill to dive anywhere in the world.

What is the Solitary Islands Marine Park?

“Coffs Harbour is the Gateway to the magnificent Solitary Islands Marine Park. The Islands are magnets for the mixture of fish from the Barrier Reef and the Southern Ocean. They all meet here! It truly rivals the Barrier Reef for the variety of fish and corals (Yes we have them too!) IT BEATS the Barrier Reef for the volume of fish that are in the Sanctuary Zones we dive in. 
The shore diving is not as spectacular as the Island diving, so Jetty Dive Centre offers boat diving at the Solitary Islands only, for all of our PADI courses. Whilst the cost of a course is reasonable and not the cheapest, the diving is nothing short of spectacular and worth every cent!

South Solitary Island is our main choice of dive sites and has sanctuary zones around it and offer some of the most prolific fish life in New South Wales. It has a unique blend of tropical fish, (like Nemo!) and subtropical fish life. During the year we have a shifting population of Grey Nurse Sharks along with huge and endangered Black Cod to amaze the first time Discover Scuba diving and Open Water Divers. Our courses are typically in small groups, whilst there is some time spent conducting skills, the majority of the dive is spent diving amount the schools of fish.”