Australia / Cairns, Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest
4 Days / 3 Nights

Open Water Course - PADI


5.0 (1 review)

Adventure Awaits

Learn to dive in just two classroom and pool training days, and two separate day trips! Come and join us for the adventure of a lifetime learning to dive on the magnificent Outer Barrier Reef with Cairns most established and renowned dive operator! Perfect for travellers who are short on time, but still want to learn to dive in a beautiful locale.


Day 1 : Pool and Theory
9:00 am pick-up from your city accommodation followed by classroom theory, dive medical (if required), lunch (not included), dive equipment selection and pool training. After this big day of pool and theory, head back to Cairns around 5:00 pm return. 
Meals: None

Day 2 : Pool and Theory
Day two follows the same structure as day one, beginning at 9:00 am. At some point over the course of the two days, you will be required to swim 200 meters and tread water/ float for 10 minutes. 
Meals: None

Day 3 : Two Dives
Today we are diving! At 7:30 am you will be collected from your city accommodation and transferred out to the reef aboard our day trip vessel. There are two training dives, lunch and at 2:30 pm, a transfer to our Liveaboard vessel. There is an allocated study time, then dinner and Sharks in the Dark experience, pending conditions on the night. 
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Three Dives
Breakfast is first point of call for the day, followed by two more training dives and lunch. Then it is time to be certified as Open Water diver! If time permits we will have a fun dive then return you to your accommodation around 5:00 pm. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Your Adventure Includes

  • Courtesy Shuttle Bus Transfers Daily
  • PADI Open Water Manual
  • 2 pool and theory days
  • 2 outer reef dive trips
  • 5 scuba dives
  • Air fills
  • Wetsuit / Stinger suit hire
  • SCUBA / Snorkel equipment
  • All meals whilst on board

The Specifics

Departure Days: Departure days vary - please confirm when booking. 

Departure Times:

Day 1: Pick up 9:00 am, brought to the shop

Day 2: Pick up 9:00 am, brought to the shop

Day 3: Pick up 7:30 am, check-in at the boat 8:00 am

Day 4: Pick up 7:30 am, check-in at the boat 8:00 am

Tour Returns: 5:00 pm days 1, 2 and 4

Additional Costs:

  • Lunch not included on days 1 and 2
  • Snacks, alcoholic beverages, photo, digital camera hire and souvenirs can be purchased on board

Extra Information:

  • Return transfers from the Northern Beaches $60.00 valid to 31st March 2020 - payable on the day of travel
  • Return transfers from the Northern Beaches $75.00 valid from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 - payable on the day of travel
  • 2 x Passport photos required for the course
  • Prerequisites for the course - pass a medical and swim test


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Chen G 05 Oct 2019
My experience here is fabulous! Love the vibe here and the team is so supportive and friendly. Dan is very nice and provided me a lot of advise for my future dive. A big big thanks to Yolanda! She is super nice and patient and encouraging me all the time. She kept checking my feelings so that I feel secured and really get to learn the skills and enjoy my time. The course itself is well designed. The confined water session is also performed in the sea but in the shallow areas which makes it more fun as you can see fishes swimming around you while you are practicing all those techniques. Definitely recommend this place!
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