Your Questions Answered

From our experience we have found that this information should start to answer the most frequently asked questions regarding The Australian Divemaster Academy.

However, if your questions are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us or your booking agent. We look forward to receiving your application!

Yes, the minimum age is 18.

The minimum visa you will be required to hold is the 3 month Tourist Visa. However, if you wish to continue your travels around Australia with the opportunity to supplement your travel funds through incidental employment you will be required to hold a valid Australian Working Visa. For more information ask your booking agent or visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship web site at

No form of dive certification is required to start the course. However, if you are joining the program already holding an Open Water/ Advanced or Rescue certiifcation, the relevant paper work, certification card and log book will be needed. You are required to complete the application form included in this pack. It is also necessary for you to be able to swim at least 400m in under 20 mins.

A dive medical is required to participate in this program. To ensure there is no medical conditions preventing you from diving, it is advised to complete this before your arrival onto the program. The dive medical must be completed under the Australian SPUMS Standards. Please visit the SPUMS website to download a copy of the full medical.
It is your responsibility to make your way to either Brisbane, Coolangatta (Gold Coast) or Ballina Airport where you will be met by a local bus company to transport you to Byron Bay. There are many international flights direct to Brisbane or Sydney and we recommend where possible to connect on a domestic flight to arrive at either Ballina or Coolangatta to shorten travel time to Byron Bay (45 mins from Coolangatta, 25 mins from Ballina).

You will be staying above the Byron Bay Dive Centre in its self- contained, on site lodge. All linen, kitchen ware and laundry facilities are provided. You'll be able to watch the sunset