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Cairns Learn to Scuba Dive | PADI Open Water Dive Courses Cairns

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Learn to Scuba Dive

From

au$460.00

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

Child: au$460.00
Family: au$1,840.00

Tour Code: 589

  • Extend your diving skills on the famous Great Barrier Reef
  • Receive your PADI Open Water Diver certification and logbook

Cairns largest range of Scuba Diving Courses with amazing deals, and amazing dive locations. Choose to learn to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 4 Days, 2 Classroom, 2 Island, Reef Days . Choose a dive course operated by a well respected and professional 5 star PADI training facility in Cairns.

Cairns Dive Courses - Learn to Scuba Dive in Cairns.

The Great Barrier Reef is the scuba diving capital of Australia with thousands of people from all over the world coming to Cairns to learn to scuba dive, or to upgrade their scuba diving skills.

And it's no wonder those that wish to learn to dive choose the Great Barrier Reef as the bucket list place to complete a scuba diving course, it's because Cairns has the reputation of offering some of the highest quality dive courses, that have a high focus on safety, world class dive training centers and custom built dive boats for those liveaboard advanced diver certifications.

We have been teaching the world to scuba dive since 1985 and we offer some of the best value deals on our learn to scuba dive courses in Cairns and on the Great Barrier Reef. 

We specialise in teaching people to learn to scuba dive and embrace the freedom that diving offers in a new underwater world just waiting to be discovered by you. 

Divers choose from our four learn to dive courses to find the one to suit them, and the days that suit them, along with the following options 

Open water island and reef courses 

Open water reef and reef courses 

Open water island and reef-overnight island courses 

Open water reef and reef overnight island courses 

If you have ever wanted to learn to scuba dive our 4 day open water dive courses are some of the best you will find and the best value learn to dive deals in Cairns.

Perfect for locals or travellers alike, these dive courses are the best way to get your dive certification and experience the Great Barrier Reef and a tropical Island at the same time.

Open Water Reef and Reef Scuba Dive Course - Overnight Fitzroy Island

This 4 day learn to scuba dive course is one of our most popular as the students four training dives are completed from both Fitzroy Island and out on our Great Barrier Reef tour.   

Learn to Scuba Dive Course Includes:

Two days classroom theory and pool skills training
One snorkel training dive, four open water scuba training dives 
Overnight in share accommodation in a Butterfly Bungalow on Fitzroy Island
State-of-the-art dive gear, including dive computers
Wetsuits or Lycra Sun Suits
Use of Training materials (available in all major languages)
Free use of a prescription mask if required during the course

Learn to Scuba Dive Itinerary

Day 1

8:00am Free pick up from Cairns city accommodation

9:15am Theory lectures

12 noon Lunch break and medical examination

1:00pm Swim test & pool training

4:30pm Return to your Cairns accommodation

Day 2

8:00am Pick up from Cairns city accommodation

8:15am Pool training

12 noon Lunch break

1:00pm Theory lectures

4:30pm Return to your Cairns accommodation

Day 3

6:45am Free pick up from Cairns city accommodation

7:30am Transfer to Outer Great Barrier Reef

9:45am Arrive at first reef dive site

10:00am First training Dive Session

12 noon Lunch break

1:00pm Transfer to second reef dive site

1:15pm Second training dive session

2:30pm Depart the reef for Fitzroy Island

4:00pm Third training dive sessioin

5:00pm Check in to Butterfly Bungalow (share accommodation)

Day 4

8:00am Check out

8:15am Be down at the jetty for our Great Barrier Reef tour

9:45am Arrive at first reef dive site

11:00am Fourth Training Dive Session

12 noon Lunch

1:15pm Certified dive session

2:30pm Depart for Cairns

 4:30pm  Arrive back in Cairns 

4 Day Open Water Island and Reef Dive Course

For first time divers the first level of certification offered is the PADI open water diver certification.

This will allow you to complete certified dives on board any scuba dive tours in the world and provides you with the knowledge you need to manage yourself and your equipment safely and comfortably underwater.

Our 4 day open water island and reef dive course includes two days of pool and theory work,with four training dives completed on Fitzroy Island and out at an exclusive dive site on our Great Barrier Reef tour. 

PADI open water dive courses commence three times per week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Island & Reef - 4 Training Dives

Classroom:- Day 1 and Day 2 are spent learning basic theory and use of dive gear in the classroom and pool at the dive school in Cairns

On Day 3 you will enjoy a day trip to beautiful Fitzroy Island which lies just off the coast near Cairns

Day 4 will see you taking a Great Barrier Reef tour to the outer reef. This is your reward dive and it will provide you with amazing opportunities to see the beautiful coral garden formations and the myriad of marine life that call these World Heritage reefs home.

Dive Course Includes:

Two days classroom theory and pool skills training
One snorkel training dive, four open water scuba training dives 
State-of-the-art dive gear, including dive computers
Wetsuits or Lycra Sun Suits
Use of Training materials (available in all major languages)
Free use of a prescription mask if required during the course

Learn To Dive Itinerary

Day 1

8:00am Free pick up from city accommodation
9:15am Theory lectures

12 noon Lunch break and medical examination

1:00pm Swim test & pool training

4:30pm Return to your accommodation

Day 2

8:00am Pick up from city accommodation
8:15am Pool training

12 noon Lunch break

1:00pm Theory lectures

4:30pm Return to your accommodation

Day 3 

6:45am Free pick up from city accommodation
7:30am Transfer to Fitzroy Island

9:45am Arrive at first reef dive site

10:00am First training Dive Session

12:00pm Lunch break

1:00pm Transfer to second reef dive site

1:15pm Second training dive session

3:00pm Depart Island for Cairns

Day 4

6:45am Free pick up from city accommodation
7:30am Transfer to Great Barrier Reef

9:45am Arrive at first reef dive site

11:00am Third Training Dive Session
12 Noon Lunch

1:15pm   Fourth training dive session
2:30pm Depart for Cairns

4 Day Open Water Reef and Reef Dive Course

Reef & Reef – 4 Training Dives

Day 1 and Day 2 are spent learning basic theory and use of dive gear in the classroom and pool at our dive school in Cairns 

Days 3 and 4 you will travel to the Outer Great Barrier Reef 

Learn to Dive Course Includes:

Two days classroom theory and pool skills training
One snorkel training dive, four open water scuba training dives 
State-of-the-art dive gear, including dive computers
Wetsuits or Lycra Sun Suits
Use of Training materials (available in all major languages)
Free use of a prescription mask if required during the course

Learn to Dive Itinerary 

Day 1

8:00am Free pick up from city accommodation
9:15am Theory lectures

12 noon Lunch break and medical examination

1:00pm Swim test & pool training

4:30pm Return to your accommodation

Day 2

8:00am Pick up from city accommodation
8:15am Pool training

12 noon Lunch break

1:00pm Theory lectures

4:30pm Return to your accommodation

Day 3

6:45am Free pick up from city accommodation
7:30am Transfer to Great Barrier Reef

9:45am Arrive at reef dive site

11:00am First Training Dive Session

12 noon Lunch

1:15pm Second training dive session

2:30pm Depart for Cairns

4:30 pm Arrive back in Cairns

Day 4

6:45am Free pick up from city accommodation
7:30am Transfer to Great Barrier Reef

9:45am Arrive at reef dive site

11:00am Third Training Dive Session

12 noon Lunch

1:15pm Fourth training dive session

2:30pm Depart for Cairns

4:30pm Arrive back in Cairns

Open Water Island and Reef Dive Course - Overnight Fitzroy Island

This is a super exciting learn to dive scuba course as you get to spend a night on a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef called Fitzroy Island.

The views from the island both day and night will blow your mind with the sheer beauty that is all around you.

Our open water island and reef dive course with island sleep over includes two days of swimming pool and classroom theory work with four training dives completed from Fitzroy Island and on our Great Barrier Reef tour.  

Learn to Scuba Dive Course Includes:

Two days classroom theory and pool skills training
One snorkel training dive, four open water scuba training dives 
Overnight in share accommodation in a Butterfly Bungalow on Fitzroy Island
State-of-the-art dive gear, including dive computers
Wetsuits or Lycra Sun Suits
Use of Training materials (available in all major languages)
Free use of a prescription mask if required during the course

Learn to Dive Course Itinerary

Day 1

8:00am Free pick up from city accommodation
9:15am Theory lectures

12 noon Lunch break and medical examination

1:00pm Swim test & pool training

4:30pm Return to your accommodation

Day 2

8:00am Pick up from city accommodation
8:15am Pool training

12 noon Lunch break

1:00pm Theory lectures

4:30pm Return to your accommodation

Day 3

6:45am Free pick up from city accommodation
7:30am Transfer to Fitzroy Island

10:00am First training Dive Session

12 noon Lunch break

1:00pm Second training dive session

3:30pm Third training dive session

5:00pm Check in to Butterfly Bungalow (share accommodation)

Day 4

8:00am Check out
8:15am Be down at the jetty for a transfer to Great Barrier Reef

9:45am Arrive at first reef dive site

11:00am Fourth Training Dive Session
12 noon Lunch

1:15pm Certified dive session
2:30pm Depart for Cairns

 4:30pm  Arrive back in Cairns

Advanced Open Water Dive Courses

If you already have your PADI open water certification and want to take your diving to the next level, the PADI advanced open water dive course is perfect for you!

All PADI advanced courses take place out on the ocean over 2 days, with no classroom or pool work required.

Advanced open water courses commence daily.

Advanced Open Water – 2 Days 5 Dives

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cairns free of charge (pickups from Northern Beaches are at an additional cost) and taken to the Marlin Marina where the transfer vessel MV-SK will take you out to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

The advanced open water course includes a mandatory deep dive to a maximum of 30 metres and a navigation dive using a compass.

Peak performance buoyancy, as the name suggests, is all about mastering your buoyancy in the water, so you can descend, ascend and move through the water as smoothly as possible so as not to disturb the marine life around you.

Fish identification dives are all about teaching you to recognise and positively identify the different fish species that call the ocean home.

Instead of asking 'what was that fish?' after each dive you will have the answers!

You will enjoy your reef dives even more when you learn about the different amazing fish which call the coral home.

The remaining dive can be a fun dive or you may choose to complete another adventure dive – it's up to you.

Requirements

All students must be able to pass a swim test. Some medical conditions will prevent you from diving.

Open Water (only) course students over 45 years old or who exceed a BMI requirement or have pre-existing medical conditions will require a dive medical.

Medical costs are not included in the above prices.

Included In Price

  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification
  • PADI Log Books
  • High quality professional instruction and supervision
  • All Scuba Diving equipment
  • Wet suits and lycra suits
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Government reef levy
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Day 1 & 2 - Free pick up from Cairns City Accommodation 8.00am
  • Day 3 & 4 Boat Transfer pick ups 6.45am for a 7.30am out to the reef
Departure Instructions
  • Fitzroy Island transfers from Cairns Marlin Marina at 7.30am
  • Day 4 check out time on Fitzroy Island 8.00am
Pickup Locations

Cairns

  • Return Transfers From South Cairns & Northern Beaches - Extra Cost
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Outer Barrier Reef
  • Fitzroy Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Duration

Open Water Dive Courses: 4 days
Advanced Open Water: Daily

Available for Purchase / Hire

Note that you will need to buy your own lunch during your days at the dive school in Cairns and when on Fitzroy Island

Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions
  • Any guests with asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, any major heart, brain or lung problems or pregnant, or on certain medication (like beta blockers for high blood or ADHD medication) will not be able to dive
  • All participants must pass a swim test prior to commencing their advanced open water course
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 but preferably 24 hours, if doing 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

Large bags or suitcases are not permitted onboard the vessel

  • Cash or credit card for any onboard purchases or at the training facility
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Warm jacket for liveaboard trip
  • Minimum age 10 years
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian

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.

  • Trips cancelled more than 48 hours from departure time will receive full refund.
  • Trips cancelled within 48 hours of departure time will receive no refund.
  • No shows on day of travel regardless of reason will receive no refund.

Cairns Learn to Scuba Dive | PADI Open Water Dive Courses Cairns

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Learn to Scuba Dive

From

au$460.00

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

Child: au$460.00
Family: au$1,840.00

Tour Code: 589

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