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4-Day PADI Learn to Scuba Dive Course

Tour Code: 590

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Learn to Scuba Dive
  • Make a booking between May and September and into October to experience the annual migration of the mighty Humpback whales and the inquisitive Minke whales.
  • 16 exclusive sites on 4 different reefs
  • Specialised training centre and pool 

Included In Price

  • Return Accomodation Transfers (on day 1 & 2)
  • Experienced Dive Instructors and guides
  • PADI Open Water manual
  • Dive Insurance
  • All dive & snorkelling equipment - includes dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch.
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • 2 days of diving (6 dives – 4 training dives and 2 guided experience dives) on the Great Barrier Reef
  • On day 3 & 4: Morning & afternoon tea with Buffet Lunch
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • Dive Log Book
  • 2 x passport photos needed for certification

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. 

PADI Learn to Dive Days 1 - 2

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.

PADI Learn to Dive Days 3 - 4

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.  

Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Day 1: 8:30am – 5.30pm (academic and pool training)
  • Day 2: 7.30am – 5.45pm (academic and pool training)
  • Day 3: 7.30am – 4.30pm (diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef)
  • Day 4: 7.30am – 4.30pm (diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef)
Departure Instructions
  • Includes return accommodation transfers on day 1 & 2
  • Please advise your pick up location at time of booking
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Please note, no pick-ups from the Airport or private addresses
  • Passengers can be collected from hotel or nearest pick-up point.
  • Self-drive: Meet at our training centre located at 116 Spence Stree, Cairns at 8.15am
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • The dive vessels provide access to 16 exclusive sites on 4 different reefs from Cairns.
  • 2 Days land Based training
  • 2 Days diving on the Outer Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Duration

8 hours per day for 4 days

Available for Purchase / Hire

Return Transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches Accommodation Day 3 & 4

Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active, Disabled

Restrictions
  • Scuba Diving minimum age 12
  • It is a dive course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.
  • It is not recommended to fly within 24 hours of diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 12pm (midday) on the day after your trip concludes.
  • Vessel is non-smoking
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional Information
  • The additional fee of AUD $75.00 per person consists of a $19.50 Government Environmental Management Charge, Port Departure Tax and administration charges. (This fee is subject to change and without notice)
  • 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
  • Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Beach towel & bath towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Cash or credit card
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Any sea sickness medications

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Wheelchair Accessibility

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.

Number of Steps

5 steps in and out of the pool at the Training Centre

Onboard Access

There are no wheelchair facilities on board. Able-bodied persons with disability may require assistance by a carer

Additional Information

It is a dive course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.
Transfers

Transfers available from accommodation in Cairns, Northern Beaches (to Palm Cove).

Limited space for collapsible wheelchair.

Wheelchair accessible taxis are available in the area

Pre-order Local Transport

You must arrange your own local transport in advance.

  • All Passengers under the age of 18 years old must have a parent / guardian accompany them on board.
  • Minimum age 12 years

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.

4-Day PADI Learn to Scuba Dive Course

Tour Code: 590

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Learn to Scuba Dive

From

POA

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Tour Code: 590

From

au$POA

15 yrs & over

12 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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