Introductory Dive

What is an Introductory Dive?

An Introductory Dive entails introducing an individual into the wonderful world of SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus). Introductory dives are aimed at people who have never used any Scuba equipment before and would like to push their boundaries in the water.

Depending on your own capabilities and adventurous nature, introductory dives can be perfect for both thrill seekers and those of an apprehensive nature alike. You set the standard of the dive, being in control to push your own limits, or take it slow and steady. Introductory divers will be under constant supervision by a qualified CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques) instructor who will be able to calmly deal with any eventuality or emergency. At Alpha Dive, we pride ourselves on our untarnished safety record, without a single major incident in all our 25 years of experience. You are in very safe hands.

What will I be doing?

An Introductory Dive is performed over a morning, usually only taking a couple of hours in total to complete. Divers will be guided through the safe operation of the equipment and emergency procedures. A small amount of theory is also included as part of the dive. Communication under the water cannot be done by talking, so divers must learn the fundamentals of hand signals so they can communicate with their instructors underwater.

The dive itself will generally last for 30 minutes and you will dive to a depth of between 5-10m. You will be looked after by your instructor throughout the dive, keeping within arms reach in case you need assistance. You instructor will guide you through the dive site, opening your eyes to the beautiful world under the waves. Scuba diving is a very unique experience and the only thing you will need to worry about is taking in your surroundings, the team will take care of the rest.

Before you begin your course, please take a look at the Video Tutorials page. It is expected that you have at least a basic understanding of the equipment, hand signals and emergency procedures before you begin your course. This will mean we can go through the theory sections of the course relatively quickly and hence spend longer in the water – the fun part!

What should I bring?

On the day you will need:

  • Your Voucher
  • ID (Drivers License or Passport)
  • Your completed medical form Download Medical Form
  • Swimming shorts/bathing suits
  • A big bottle of water
  • Sunscreen/sunhat
  • Something to eat
  • A pen and paper

Alpha Dive will provide all other equipment that you will need for the dive, including air tanks, BCDs and wetsuits.

Where will I be doing my course?

For an Introductory Dive, Alpha Dive operates out of locations all around the Sydney area. In your confirmation email, sent to you 24 hours before your course begins, you will be given the exact address and time to be present on your first day.

For booking enquiries, please email

The Introductory Dive is only $99

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For general enquiries on course locations, start times, or any other issue, please phone the Alpha Dive office on +61 450 24 34 54 (Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm). For on the day emergency contact, please call Paul, the dive operations manager, on +61 447 012 580.

Alpha Dive is a lean company in high demand. Please be patient if the lines are busy or if we take a few days to return your email. Our staff are working very hard to put your needs first.

Note: Dive locations and dates are subject to change due to weather constraints. Alpha Dive has an untarnished safety record and we would like to keep it that way. This does however mean that if seas are rough or currents are strong that we will have to postpone our dives to a later date. This is for your own safety and that, of course, must come first!