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Diver levels

The Diving Industry of Victoria Association (DIVA) Code Of Practise Requires ALL Divers To Carry A Personal Surface Marker Buoy With Them On All Boat Dives.

Dive Site Ratings

Level 1 - Snorkeller or Scuba Diver to 12 Metres.

Level 2 - Open Water Diver to 18 Metres...........

Level 3 - Advanced Open Water to 30 Metres.....

Level 4 - Deep Diver to 40 Metres....................

Level 5 - Advanced Nitrox to 45+ Metres...........

Please note that our boat operators require a redundant air source (eg pony bottle or twin tanks) on all dives over 30 metres.

  • Level 1 (1-11m)

    1. Divers shall be at least open water certified
      Or if trained outside Victoria shall be at least open water certified and should have completed an Area Orientation.

    2. To retain a current Level 1 rating divers shall have completed and logged at least four Level 1 dives in Victoria in the previous 12 months or shall have undergone a Refresher Program.

  • Level 2 (12-18m)

    1. Divers shall be at least open water certified and trained in Victoria with at least two logged boat dives one of which shall be greater than 12m and at least one while under instruction.
      Or if trained outside Victoria shall be at least open water certified and should have completed an Area Orientation and at least two logged boat dives, one of which shall have been at least 12m.

    2. To retain a current Level 2 rating divers shall have completed and logged at least four Level 2 dives in Victoria in the previous 12 months or shall have undergone a Refresher Program.

  • Level 3 (19-30m)

    1. Divers shall be at least Advanced Diver certified and trained in Victoria with a total of at least 15 logged dives consisting of four dives greater than 12 metres with at least one dive between 25 and 30 metres whilst under instruction.
      Or if trained outside Victoria shall be at least open water certified and should have completed an Area Orientation and dive requirements as specified.
      Or have completed at least 50 logged Level 2 dives in Victoria of which at least four were in the last 12 months.

    2. To retain a current Level 3 rating divers shall have completed and logged at least four Level 3 or higher dives in Victoria in the previous 12 months or shall have undergone a Refresher Program.

  • Level 4 (30-39m)

    1. Divers shall be Deep Diver certified and trained in Victoria or be a CDAA Sinkhole Diver and shall have a total of at least 30 logged dives consisting of at least four dives greater than 24m whilst under instruction including two dives deeper than 35m.
      Or if trained outside Victoria shall be at least Deep Diver certified and should have completed an Area Orientation and the dive requirements as specified above.

    2. To retain a current Level 4 rating divers shall have completed and logged at least four Level 4 of higher dives in Victoria in the previous 12 months or shall have undergone a Refresher Program.

  • Technical Diving
    Level 5 Qualified to 50m
    Level 6 Qualified to 60m
    Level 7 Qualified beyond 60m

    To retain a current level rating, divers shall have completed and logged at least four dives to their rated level in the last 12 months or shall have undergone a Refresher Program or dive with an appropriately qualifed instructor.