Cairns PADI Learn to Dive Courses

Tour Code: 218

Prices From

au$310

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

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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If you've ever dreamed of exploring the undersea phenomena of colourful coral and exotic marine life, there is no better place than the world renowned diver’s heaven; the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

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Highlights

  • You’ll be able to explore a world of dolphins and sea-turtles, coral mountains and tropical reef fish, unsupervised from here on out with your Open Water Diver Certification! The Outer Great Barrier Reef awaits your new-found knowledge!
  • Once you’re an experienced Open Water Certified Diver, you may want to earn another notch in your weight-belt! More diving experience will enhance every diving experience, with an Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water Certification!

Perfect Selfie

  • Take a snap of yourself, smiling right next to yourself! Once you have your license to dive, you’ll also be the proud owner of a photo ID Padi Open Water card.

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Day One and Two of your Open Water Diver Course

Welcome to the dive class! Here you'll receive a wonderous education on how to move weightlessly and breathe easily underwater!

To explore the captivating Outer Great Barrier Reef without restriction, you'll learn to be at one with your dive equipment, (tank, regulator, weight-belt) in a specially designed swimming pool.

You will learn extensive, yet fascinating theory taught to you by the best experienced scuba diving-instructor teachers.

With both a welcoming air-conditioned classroom and practice pool, you'll become familiar with clearing your mask for a greater view of the reef, and in no time, recognise important underwater hand signals for both safety and drawing attention to marine creatures!

Every question is answered here, and with a full education in safety and the best techniques, this course will both enhance your diving experience and insure you graduate a talented certified scuba diver.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Medical check
  • BBQ lunch provided for days 3, 4 & 5
  • All equipment included
  • Free city transfers provided
  • Experienced dive instructor
  • Wetsuits
  • PADI Open Water Course includes Two Full Outer Great Barrier Reef Tours with 4 Training Dives
  • Adventure Diver Course includes Full Day Outer Reef Tour with Three Training Dives
  • PADI Open Water Manual or PADI Adventures in Diving Manual
  • PADI Photo Certification Card
  • PADI Diver Log Book
  • Open Water Course includes Two Passport Photos for ID Card
  • Advanced Open Water Course includes full Two Day Outer Reef Tours with 5 Training Dives and 1 Fun Dive
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Day 1 and 2 begin at 8:00am
  • Day 3, 4 and optional 5th day departs on boat at 8.15am
Departure Instructions
  • Day 1 and 2 - Cairns City
  • Day 3, 4 and Option 5th day depart from Cairns Marlin Marina - Boarding at 08:00am
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Complimentary pick up from Cairns City Accommodation
Destinations

Great Barrier Reef - Outer Barrier Reef

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Friday - Saturday

Duration

4 days, 5 days, or 7 days

What to Bring
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Change of Clothing
  • Cash or credit card
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (charged)
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Underwater Camera
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Souveniors
  • Upgrade to Scenic Heli Flight
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions
  • Medical questionnaire provided for divers. In the occurrence of any health issue identified, a medical certificate may be required and arranged at a reduced cost.
  • PADI standards require each student must be able to complete a basic (200m) swim and floating test (10 minutes) on first day
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.

Child Policy
  • Minimum age for Padi Junior Open Water is 12-15 years
  • Course available for 15 years and over
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Cancellation or amendments to booking will incur a fee if received within 24 hours of departure
  • Full refund is available before 24 hour cancellation
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Ecotourism Certified
Containes notes on wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessibility

Although the vessel is not specially designed, it is accessible with some movement by disabled passenger, or in some cases, travellers can be assisted in boarding, reef and swimming pool entry and exit.

Additional Information

An experienced dive instructor can assist with disabled passengers

Many disabled travellers have qualified for their Open Water Diver Certification.

Please advise at time of booking regarding your disability and requirements

For a small extra cost, personal supervision can be obtained during the course by a dive instructor.
Transfers

Disabled guests will need to arange Disabled friendly Taxi

If you've ever dreamed of exploring the undersea phenomena of colourful coral and exotic marine life, there is no better place than the world renowned diver’s heaven; the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Read More

Highlights

  • You’ll be able to explore a world of dolphins and sea-turtles, coral mountains and tropical reef fish, unsupervised from here on out with your Open Water Diver Certification! The Outer Great Barrier Reef awaits your new-found knowledge!
  • Once you’re an experienced Open Water Certified Diver, you may want to earn another notch in your weight-belt! More diving experience will enhance every diving experience, with an Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water Certification!

Perfect Selfie

  • Take a snap of yourself, smiling right next to yourself! Once you have your license to dive, you’ll also be the proud owner of a photo ID Padi Open Water card.

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Day One and Two of your Open Water Diver Course

Welcome to the dive class! Here you'll receive a wonderous education on how to move weightlessly and breathe easily underwater!

To explore the captivating Outer Great Barrier Reef without restriction, you'll learn to be at one with your dive equipment, (tank, regulator, weight-belt) in a specially designed swimming pool.

You will learn extensive, yet fascinating theory taught to you by the best experienced scuba diving-instructor teachers.

With both a welcoming air-conditioned classroom and practice pool, you'll become familiar with clearing your mask for a greater view of the reef, and in no time, recognise important underwater hand signals for both safety and drawing attention to marine creatures!

Every question is answered here, and with a full education in safety and the best techniques, this course will both enhance your diving experience and insure you graduate a talented certified scuba diver.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Medical check
  • BBQ lunch provided for days 3, 4 & 5
  • All equipment included
  • Free city transfers provided
  • Experienced dive instructor
  • Wetsuits
  • PADI Open Water Course includes Two Full Outer Great Barrier Reef Tours with 4 Training Dives
  • Adventure Diver Course includes Full Day Outer Reef Tour with Three Training Dives
  • PADI Open Water Manual or PADI Adventures in Diving Manual
  • PADI Photo Certification Card
  • PADI Diver Log Book
  • Open Water Course includes Two Passport Photos for ID Card
  • Advanced Open Water Course includes full Two Day Outer Reef Tours with 5 Training Dives and 1 Fun Dive
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Day 1 and 2 begin at 8:00am
  • Day 3, 4 and optional 5th day departs on boat at 8.15am
Departure Instructions
  • Day 1 and 2 - Cairns City
  • Day 3, 4 and Option 5th day depart from Cairns Marlin Marina - Boarding at 08:00am
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Complimentary pick up from Cairns City Accommodation
Destinations

Great Barrier Reef - Outer Barrier Reef

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Friday - Saturday

Duration

4 days, 5 days, or 7 days

What to Bring
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Change of Clothing
  • Cash or credit card
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (charged)
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Underwater Camera
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Souveniors
  • Upgrade to Scenic Heli Flight
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions
  • Medical questionnaire provided for divers. In the occurrence of any health issue identified, a medical certificate may be required and arranged at a reduced cost.
  • PADI standards require each student must be able to complete a basic (200m) swim and floating test (10 minutes) on first day
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.

Child Policy
  • Minimum age for Padi Junior Open Water is 12-15 years
  • Course available for 15 years and over
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Cancellation or amendments to booking will incur a fee if received within 24 hours of departure
  • Full refund is available before 24 hour cancellation
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Ecotourism Certified

Tour Code: 218

Prices From

au$310

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

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

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