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Bayplay - Open Water Course

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Address: 3755 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea, Victoria 3944, Australia
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Discover what lies beneath! Learn how to dive, discovering and interacting...

Discover what lies beneath! Learn how to dive, discovering and interacting with the amazing diversity of marine life to be found in the underwater world. Successful completion of the PADI Open Water Course qualifies you to dive independently to a depth of 18 meters in open water and is an internationally recognised passport to dive throughout the world!

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You won't regret it!

I had a truly amazing experience at the Bayplay Open Water course on the weekend. The instructor Piz was top rate, he explained things well, allowed each of us to progress... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Chrissie S
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

I had a truly amazing experience at the Bayplay Open Water course on the weekend. The instructor Piz was top rate, he explained things well, allowed each of us to progress naturally, was super supportive, and is a top guy to boot. The course began with an online component which went through all of the theory. i have done a... More 

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Pune, India
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

I registered for Open Water Course with Bayplay just a week before I was traveling to Melbourne. I had heard great reviews of Bayplay and was looking forward to see the sea dragons. I was very keen to do this since a long time and I guess I chose the wrong place at wrong time. I checked the weather before... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

completed my advanced open water course last week. mike was an excellent instructor. he even waited longer for the night dive so we could fully experience night conditions. saw interesting things on our dives, including rays, sea horses, sea dragons, octopus and a seal on our deep dive at port lonsdale. definitely recommend bayplay for any course.

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Thank ClarkV62
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We completed the last dive of our Open Water PADI with Mike and had a great time. Mike was very professional, funny (ask him about the signals for the big f. shark) explained very well and much better than our prior Open Water experience. He was efficient in term of doing the skills and accommodated well what we wanted to... More 

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Thank Vincent C
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

A good mate and I completed our PADI Open Water course at BayPlay last weekend (Sept 2016). It was a great experience. I wasn't confident when I first started and had a few anxious moments. However, the beautiful instructors we had (Pikey, Blake & Paris) were very patient & professional. Pikey, who taught us throughout, had such a calming effect... More 

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Thank joolichan
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We did not had the course, but dive with the dive master. The dive site next to the pier provides sea dragons. The company could almost pay the money back if not. If you are advanced scuba diver you could dive with out the master. Be Careful with the strong waves which you can feel constantly in this max 6m.... More 

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Thank Ilkka K
Bayplay, Owner at Bayplay - Open Water Course, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of our guided dive to the seadragon colony. As you noted, they are mostly guaranteed and easy to spot if you know where to look. Bayplay also offer boat dives in conjunction with the charter boat operators in the town, so there are many dives to choose from our guided refresher or beginner dives through to... More 

Bendigo, Australia
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

My boyfriend surprised me with a few hours kayaking around the bay in Portsea on a Saturday afternoon. When I got to the store I decided I would like to go SUPing instead. Wasn't an issue what so ever. The girls were all very friendly and helpful and didn't even get remotely flustered with the volume of people moving in... More 

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Thank Risca2014
Bayplay, Owner at Bayplay - Open Water Course, responded to this review

Thanks guys, glad to hear you had a great experience at Bayplay. Might see you again out scuba diving next time ;) More 

Airlie Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

I completed my Open Water course with Bayplay in January 2013. I was not a confident diver when I started but my Instructor made me feel comfortable and safe. The facilities were excellent, clean and organised. Diving in the bay was really fun and perfect for both beginners and experienced divers. I thoroughly enjoyed the course thanks to the staff... More 

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Thank Kate N
Bayplay, Owner at Bayplay - Open Water Course, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. I hope you are still out diving and apologies for the delay on this reply to your great review. Better late than never... From the Bayplay Crew More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2012

This is to say a very BIG thankyou to Bayplay for such an amazing experience. I completed my Open water course May 2012 and I can’t wipe the smile from my face. I was really impressed with your company’s professionalism, the way all staff members were encouraging and empathetic to individual needs. I have to say that Matt made the... More 

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Bayplay, Owner at Bayplay - Open Water Course, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting such a positive review on Tripadvisor for us, we really appreciate it! It’s great to hear everything went smoothly for your PADI Open Water Course and Matt was a great instructor (I’ve passed this on to him), now that you’ve got the Scuba Diving bug we hope that you’ll come and discover more of... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

I've had the pleasure of having done my Open Water with Bay Play and had no hesitation in booking a guided dive to Portsea and Rye. The team are professional, safety conscious and perhaps most importantly passionate about what they do.. it's great to talk diving with them. The tour exposes the diver to unique local sea-life; you're almost guaranteed... More 

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Thank mrenage
Bayplay, Owner at Bayplay - Open Water Course, responded to this review

Great to hear you had such a wonderful experience diving with us and we appreciate the great review you’ve put up on Tripadvisor! We hope you’ll be back soon enough for some more of Melbourne’s great scuba diving with Bayplay this Summer!  More 

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