Unidive likes to promote and support continuous learning and skills development, as we believe this is an important part of safe and enjoyable diving.
Swim Tests are normally on the first Sunday of each month 2pm, and on the same nights as the club pool nights at 7:30pm. Check the events calendar,
Haven't dived in the last 6 months? You may want to join a refresher workshop!
Contact our training officer if you'd like to know more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training includes fitness, technique, fun, freediving, beginner underwater rugby, social underwater hockey and SCUBA and all members can participate. If you want to do SCUBA, you need to have a buddy. Workshops must be booked ahead as places are limited - check the Trip calendar and advertising emails. Please bring fins, mask and snorkel!
On Pool Nights - We are having the full pool to ourselves from 7pm with free entry for members (the club pays a booking fee instead).
We are always up to practice, refresh and improve our skills to become safe and competent divers. For this we are running regular workshops with deal with topics like
Refresher which includes a review of basic diving knowledge and refreshing 20 skills (e.g. gearing up, buddy check, buoyancy, etc etc) and is for certified divers that have not dived for a while, or would like to refresh their skills. If you are unsure you need one? Check here!
Buoyancy & Trim to become perfectly positioned in the water which increases safety, decreases air consumption and protects the environment
Finning to improve your technique and efficiency when moving through the water
Problem scenarios, so that we are well equipped if things go pear shaped while diving and can react calm and considered
Rescue refreshers, to brush up on rescue skills or practice rescuing divers with non-standard gear
Try out workshops, for those who are interested in trying out new gear configurations
DSMB deployment, for those who like to practice
Boating workshops, for those who are keen to become UniDive Boathandlers and take our dive boat DOWN UNDER out
See the trip calendar and/or emails for dates - these run as often as we have volunteers to run them.
We have members who are qualified instructors and who run courses at cost price for our members. However, these instructors are not paid for their time and run these courses in a voluntary capacity. As such, we do not have a specific schedule and courses are run only when instructors are available.
If you have a particular course you would like to do, please email email@example.com or check out "Training interest" top right on this page.
Scheduled Courses and workshops are listed on the Unidive Trip Calendar
Workshops and courses are organised through the UniDive training officer in combination with various UniDive members, divemasters or instructors. The courses are from various agencies (e.g. SSI, PADI, BSAC, NAUI, GUE) and a lot of different types of courses have been taught in the past (Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Nitrox Diver, Reef Check Surveyor, O2 Provider, CPR, First Aid, Dry Suit, Underwater Photography, GUE Fundamentals,..).
Most dive courses are taught from shore (e.g. Amity Point, Goldcoast Seaway, Tweed River) or boat (e.g. Point Lookout Dive Charter). None are taught from the UniDive Boat.
If you are divemaster or instructor and you would like to be involved with training please contact the training officer, UniDive is always happy about more trainers.