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Perth Diving Academy (PDA) is Western Australia's premier scuba diving organisation. With many years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to draw on, PDA is the place you want to complete your diver training. First established in 1978 primarily to teach scuba diving, this fun and exciting activity proved to be one of the worlds fastest growing sports and the shop developed rapidly into one of Australia's largest dive store.

The emphasis at PDA has always been towards quality of instruction and service and in order to achieve these goals the company has built the most modern and complete training facilities in Australia. PDA offers a choice of three training outlets, Balcatta, North Fremantle and Hillarys Marina. All facilities have indoor heated pools and classrooms for diver instruction.
Full retail sales and service is available for most brands of equipment from both the Hillarys and Balcatta facilities. 

The Balcatta store has the largest range of equipment and a full service bay that caters to the servicing of Equipment from divers and dive stores all over Perth.

The PDA Balcatta retail sales area is one of the busiest in Australia, hence the large range.

The Fremantle training zone is based around the jetty that provides access to the PDA vessels as well providing an all-weather diver training area with a diver training wreck at 8 metres.

Fremantle offers sales facilities along with being the boat departure point for our diving and evening river cruises. Many independant instructors use the Fremantle facility to complete the shore and pool sessions prior to going out to Rottnest on our boat to complete their open water training. Fremantle is our warehouse store and has many clearance items not available at the other outlets.

The Hillarys Store is located on the northern side of the Hillarys Marina Complex alongside The Western Australian Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories. The close proximity to the Beach and Boat launching facilities make PDA Hillarys a popular location for divers, swimmers and other water sport enthusiasts. It is a vibrant store with long hours and a huge range of equipment, it is our busiest facility for equipment rental and sells a fair bit as well!

 PDA owns and operates the surveyed dive charter vessel, 'Lionfish IV', a 24 metre purpose built boat.

 This vessel runs from Fremantle to a variety of dive sites based around Rottnest Island as well as providing an excellent venue for social river cruises along the Swan River.

 'Wildcat', PDA Hillarys 12m dive vessel, operates from the Hillays Marina for single dives in the Marmion Marine Park.

Through our association with Diving Adventures and on our own we organise dive travel to many overseas and local destinations working hand in hand with the local operators.

The result of over 3 decades of development is Australia's most advanced diver training establishments offering a complete range of courses from entry level to instructor as well as dive travel and retail sales.