Learn to dive on some of the best dives sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, with excellent training facilities and first-class equipment.
The 4-Day PADI Learn to Dive course is perfect for those short on time but who still want enough experience and confidence underwater.
If you don't have the time to do a 5 day course or would prefer a land based Learn to Dive course then this course is the ideal option for you.
Please note: this option is a joint operation between 2 dive companies and the course is not entirely operated by MV - P Dive Cairns.
Day 1 and 2 are spent at our modern, purpose built training centre learning the theory and underwater skills of diving.
Days 3 and 4 are spent on one of TUSA Dives fast and modern day boats where you'll complete the 4 training dives required for your PADI Open Water certification. You'll return to your accommodation in Cairns each evening.
Note: This program is a product of joint operations of two different companies, therefore you will be working with different instructors throughout the course and will be with a different group of people for the Ocean training portion of the course.
Learn the basics of scuba diving, both in the classroom and the pool, at the purpose-built modern, diver training centre in the middle of Cairns City. You learn all about regulating your breathing, how much air is in the tanks and how long you can scuba for. All safety aspects of diving are covered to ensure safety both in and around the water.
There is also the option of attending Reef Teach, a two-hour marine biology presentation (minimal additional cost.) This informative presentation shows you a taste of what you will experience out on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Depart Cairns for the Outer Great Barrier Reef and prepare to put your skills to the test in the real environment.
Experience the excitement as you complete your first three training dives throughout the day. Enjoy a buffet lunch on the boat. That evening, you will depart for Cairns and return to your accommodation.
The next day, you will complete your PADI certification with your fourth training dive. This is followed by two guided experience dives where you can enjoy your new skills and gain experience. Lunch is also provided on the boat. Divers will then return to Cairns, signifying the end of their course.
January - December
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
8 hours per day for 4 days
Return Transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches Accommodation Day 3 & 4
Medium, Active, Disabled
Scuba Diving Restrictions
The training centre downstairs is on flat ground and wheelchair accessible.
1 wheelchair accessible toilet and shower on site.
Wheelchair accessibility around the pool area, with 5 steps in and out of the pool.
5 steps in and out of the pool at the Training Centre
There are no wheelchair facilities on board. Able-bodied persons with disability may require assistance by a carer
Transfers available from accommodation in Cairns, Northern Beaches (to Palm Cove).
Limited space for collapsible wheelchair.
Wheelchair accessible taxis are available in the area
You must arrange your own local transport in advance.
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
You can cancel your Learn to Dive course for any reason at any time up to the end of Day 1 of the course and receive a full refund of all money paid. There is no refund for any reason after this time.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 590