Ocean Divers is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre and a Scubapro Platinum Dealer. Established since 1972, Ocean Divers is the longest operating dive store in Melbourne.
Ocean Divers has a range of experienced staff and Instructors on hand, some who have been in the industry for over 35 years. We have 5 full time staff members, both English and Chinese speaking, and 7 part time Instructors who teach with us on the weekends.
Amongst our team we have a PADI Course Director, 1 Master Instructor, 2 IDC Staff Instructors, 3 Master Scuba Diver Trainers, 2 PADI Tec Instructors, 2 CDAA Advanced Cave Instructors, and four OWSI Instructors.
We’re a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre – one of the highest ratings awarded to any Dive Store as recognition of continued Diver training excellence. We can start your diving journey with a learn to dive course, we can help you continue along a diving pathway with PADI specialty training, and if you’re technically minded we can teach PADI Technical courses or introduce you to cave diving with the CDAA courses.
At Ocean Divers we pride ourselves on the service we offer, whether it be to you as a student, a club member or an off the street customer.
What differentiates us from other dive shops is our staff love diving, we don’t only teach diving, we go diving ourselves whenever we have a free moment, our life is based around diving, if we’re not on a dive holiday, we’re planning the next dive holiday, we dive together, we dive with others and we’re more than happy to dive with anyone.
We don’t mind sharing our knowledge or advice and our expertise at no cost to make sure our divers are getting the most out of every dive they do. We help divers improve their skills and comfort in the water so they improve their enjoyment, and we get satisfaction watching others come out of a dive with bigger smiles than ours.
At Ocean Divers we specialise in retail and sales, travel both interstate and overseas, and local boat and shore dives. We also offer equipment hire, air fills, nitrox fills and on-site repairs and servicing including tank testing, as we are approved by Quality Assurance Services Australia.
Very skilled team
As a mature entrant to the world of SCUBA I very much appreciated the care, detail and safety taken in providing the training for my Open Water and Nitrox certifications. I'm a qualified industry trainer myself and observed a very skilled team helping everyone in our class to reach their goals. Thanks to Mike and Jane for helping with the training on this part of my journey, and, to Warrick and Liz for helping me out with my gear. Well done guys, I'm now hooked on SCUBA diving.
Thank you all so very much for your professionalism.
Warrick, Jane, Jono, Liz, Paris and Lucas - Thank you all so very much for your professionalism. Ocean Divers are amazing people, kind and friendly. Absolutely recommend! Can't wait to be out there diving with you.
5 Stars all round
Extremely welcoming team that you can quickly call family. Great service, gear and equipment 5 Stars all round
Thanks to Liz & Simone for very well oraganised open water course
Thanks to Liz & Simone for very well oraganised open water course, Thanks to you we build the foundations which we can build on & go forward. Thank you
I couldn't recommend her enough. It was a pleasure diving with you!
I recently completed a CDAA advanced cave diver course with Jane from ocean divers. The course was incredibly well organised, the instruction was the perfect balance of constructive criticism and encouragement, just the right amount of both to help me improve my skills and get to the finish line. Jane is a very experienced, skilful diver and always calm and collected above and below water. I couldn't recommend her enough. It was a pleasure diving with you!
The experience was awesome, you're simply not going to find more professional and welcoming instructors.
Just completed my PADI Open Water course with OD and am absolutely stoked. The experience was awesome, you're simply not going to find more professional and welcoming instructors. Jane, Terri, Warrick and Lizzy are such easy going people to deal with. Thanks again guys! Hope to see you out there this summer 🙂
Liz was our instructor and was extremely helpful.....with the patience of a saint!
Just completed the drysuit course this week 😁 Liz was our instructor and was extremely helpful.....with the patience of a saint! She gave great advice (as always) throughout the course and went beyond the course materials to make sure we understood what we were doing and why. Offering advice for improving trim and position in the water on the open water dives was really helpful. We always get great service in the shop when hiring gear and they always have time for a chat too!
I recommend that if you're thinking of doing a diving course do it at Ocean Divers.
I just qualified with Ocean Divers. Liz was the course instructor. The whole diving experience was excellent. Fom the theory, the swimming pool, shore dive and boat dive and equipment supply, the course was well organised. I recommend that if you're thinking of doing a diving course do it at Ocean Divers. Their experience and tuition gave me the confidence to make it through an at times, demanding course. I'll be continuing further diving with Ocean Divers.
So patient, supportive and friendly.
Went out with Ocean divers last Sat for our first dive after arriving from the UK. Water was cold at Flinders pier and my daughter of 13 was very nervous even though she’s dived in worse in the UK! The whole team were brilliant!! So patient, supportive and friendly. We can’t wait to dive again with them
Thanks Ocean Divers 👏👏
Just completed my advanced open water course with my daughter this weekend in less than perfect conditions. Both Lizzie and Luke are to be commended on the way they clearly communicated to us prior to each dive our goals not to mention there guidance underwater. Our debrief after each dive and in particular after our last dive today was spot on. No rush to get home for them and leave us until, we were all satisfactorily debriefed.
Did my PADI Open Water Diving there.
The staff is super nice and they really take their time to help you if you're struggling with something. Looking forward to doing more courses with them!
Have been diving for nearly 10 years.
A good way to find if the shop knows what they're doing is to find out if they fill and service tanks and equipment. Ocean Divers sell only quality gear and provide exceptional service from some of the most experienced staff in the country.
Jane and Warrick have been in the diving industry longer than most.
They understand the individual requirements and needs of all their customers and have a fantastic understanding of all things diving. I complete all my training at Ocean Divers.