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Private watermanship coaching

Do you have specific areas of your watermanship skills you'd like to work on?

Have you attended one of our courses previously and would like to re-visit some of the content in a 1-on-1 or small group situation?

Our Private Watermanship Coaching sessions are set up to allow keen watermen and women the opportunity to fine-tune specific skills and learn at their own pace.


Course Overview

Private Watermanship Coaching sessions allow students the chance to train and improve at their own pace. These sessions are for all levels of watermen and waterwomen - in fact, we especially encourage beginner-level students to undertake on of these low-stress private courses.

Bring us your "work ons" and we'll help you every way we can to set - and achieve - your goals! 

Each private coaching session is deeply contextualised to individual student needs and goals, including highly-specialised training programmes and realistic practical settings. 

Students also have the option to book a package of multiple lessons, during which we can set medium-term goals to work through systematically.

Depending on the discipline and student requirements, practical training may cover areas such as:

  • Apnea

  • Depth Training

  • High Heart Rate situations

  • Hold Down Techniques

  • Advanced Swimming Techniques

  • Discipline-specific Training Principals

  • Sea Survival

  • Planning and Preparedness

  • First Aid and Rescue

  • Panic and Fear Management

course length

Minimum 2 hrs.

Who is this course for...?

This course is suitable for beginner-level watermen, waterwomen and watergrommets. Typically, we specify that Private Coaching students must have completed a Basic Watermanship course prior to booking theses sessions.



Starting from AU$100 / hour (excluding GST) [Minimum 2 hours]

Multiple Sessions Programme: Starting from AU$550 [Includes 4 x 2hr sessions]

Minimum standards


Students must be able to swim and be medically fit (see below).

Minimum age is 16.

To obtain the Basic Waterman certification, students must:

  • Pass a theory test with a score of at least 80%

  • Perform a static apnea of at least 1’45”

  • Perform a dynamic-no-fins underwater swim of 25 m

  • Complete a 200m swim in under 8min

  • Correctly demonstrate survival swimming techniques

  • Perform a black out rescue on the surface

  • Tread water for 5mins (without wetsuit)


  • Freediving mask and flotation aids (if required)

what to bring

  • Towel

  • Wetsuit (board shorts/bikini/swimsuit minimum)

  • Water

  • Lunch and snacks

  • Zink/sunscreen

  • Pen and notepad

  • Lunch.

Medical Fitness

You will be asked to complete a medical declaration as part of your course registration. Unless you suffer a medical condition that is a contradiction to watermanship training, you will not be required to complete a medical examination.

Students with contradicting medical conditions, however, will be required to undergo a Dive Medical that meets the Australian Standard 4005.1. We require documentation of this prior to course participation.

Medical conditions that are of concern to watermanship training are: lung conditions, heart conditions, epilepsy, diabetes, any ear problems or any other major medical conditions. 

If you are in any doubt regarding your medical eligibility please don’t hesitate to contact One Ocean International.

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