All about the 4 Day Budget Padi Open Water Dive Course

This 4 day learn to dive PADI course from Cairns is our best value learn to dive course in Australia. You can book your own accommodation in Cairns and head out daily on the course to our classroom, pool, and Great Barrier Reef day trips. You will 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.

The Budget option is designed for you if you are short of time and want to learn to dive for the cheapest possible price. This option does not give the opportunity to sleep overnight on the reef. On completion of your 4 certification dives, you will get the opportunity to do one 'fun dive' (time permitting).

If you wish to do more dives immediately after your course and experience the thrill of a night dive, choose the 5 or 6-day option. Where better to learn to dive than on the Great Barrier Reef with our professional dive instructors and amazing coral reef.

4 Day Budget Padi Open Water Dive Course Itinerary - 4 days

  • Day 1 Pool and Theory
    9.00am pickup from your city accommodation. It begins!! DSDD will provide a shuttle from your Cairns City accommodation
    Classroom theory Once at Deep Sea you will meet your PADI Instructor, who will help you complete basic paperwork, and conduct a tour of our facilities
    Dive medical to AS 4005.1 (if required). Once at Deep Sea you will meet your PADI Instructor, who will help you complete basic paperwork, and conduct a tour of our facilities. To ensure you don't need a medical certificate, we collect basic medical information and check your BMI. Usually, the rest of the morning is spent in the classroom, studying the basics of SCUBA theory.
    Lunch is not included, however, we do have various amenities close to our classrooms for the Lunch Break.
    Dive equipment selection During the afternoon the fun really begins with your SCUBA induction! We have ample time to introduce you to the sensation and skills of diving. Our purpose built pool is ideal for slowly building up your SCUBA super powers!
    Pool training During the afternoon the fun really begins with your SCUBA induction! We have ample time to introduce you to the sensation and skills of diving. Our purpose built pool is ideal for slowly building up your SCUBA super powers!
    Before we finish for the day, there's just enough time for a treading water test, 10 minutes and then Day One is complete!
    At approximately 5:30 pm our shuttle bus will return you to your city accommodation
  • Day 2 Pool and Theory
    9.00am pickup from your city accommodation
    Pool training We jump straight into the pool on Day Two! If we didn't complete it in Day One, it’s time for your swim test: a continuous 200m swim.
    We jump straight into the pool on Day Two! If we didn't complete it in Day One, it’s time for your swim test: a continuous 200m swim.
    Then it’s time to don wetsuits and SCUBA euipment and continue our skill sets underwater.
    Lunch (not included) Again, lunch is not included, however, we do have various amenities close to our classrooms.
    Classroom theory After lunch we finish and review the SCUBA theory, finishing with a final multiple choice exam.
    At approximately 5:30 pm our transfer bus will return you to your city accommodation.
    * Please note on days one and two - meals, accommodation, and Medical are not inclusive. You will also at some point in the first 2 days be required to swim 200m and tread water/float for 10 minutes.
  • Day 3 Training Dive on Great Barrier Reef
    7.30am pickup from your city accommodation. This morning you’ll be collected bright and early at 7:30 am to check in at the dive center.
    Transfer out to the reef aboard our day trip vessel and do your first 2 training dives. Once checked-in we will shuttle you to Cairns marina and our Day trip vessel SeaQuest.
    During the 90min cruise to the Outer Reef, your instructor will fully brief the itinerary of the day.
    Arriving at the reef we 'gear-up', conduct our SCUBA safety procedures, and enter the water for our first Open Water training dive.
    Lunch (included) Lunch is provided, a tropical buffet with cold cut meats, salads, and pasta.
    Dive 2 sees us refining our skills both on the surface and underwater as well.
    Now it’s time to get your snorkel skills up to scratch, slap on the sun tan lotion and explore the beautiful, shallow reef says.
    2:30 pm, we pack up all our toys, have a quick fresh water shower, grab a refreshment, and watch the sea go by. Just a 90min cruise back to Cairns,
    4:30 pm Return to Cairns by 16:30 approx
  • Day 4 Training Dive on Great Barrier Reef
    7.30am pickup from your city accommodation
    Cruise out to reef aboard our Day trip vessel and do your final 2 training dives. Once checked-in we will shuttle you to Cairns marina and our Day trip vessel SeaQuest.
    During the 90min cruise to the Outer Reef, your instructor will fully brief the itinerary of the day.
    Arriving at the reef we 'gear-up', conduct our SCUBA safety procedures, and enter the water for each of our last 2 Open Water training dives.
    For the final time we zip-up our wetsuits and get ready for 2 more training dives on the reef. Then, with a hand shake underwater, you’re a certified PADI SCUBA diver! With a worldwide recognized certification, all your unexplored doors have just been flung wide open.
    Lunch (included) Time for lunch! Aboard OceanQuest we provide hot, chef prepared lunches. Vegetarian and vegan options can be requested.
    Certification as Open Water diver
    Now sadly it’s time to pack up all our things, and transfer to the day trip vessel SeaQuest for our 90min trip back to Cairns Marina
    Once in Cairns, we will shuttle you to any city accommodation, going via Deep Sea's facilities to collect any stored luggage. It's sad to say goodbye, but knowing Cairns, we'll usually find each other again soon!
    5.00pm return to your accommodation.
    On completion of your 4 certification dives, you will get the opportunity to do one 'fun dive' (time permitting). If you wish to do more dives immediately after your course and experience the thrill of a night dive, choose the 5-day option.
    Deep Sea Divers Den's friendly, personalized service, combined with the warm tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, is the perfect combination for one of the very best PADI 4 day Open Water courses available
4 Day Budget Padi Open Water Dive Course Price information
AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: OW4DB
$625
Adult
Local fees payable
$40
Reef tax and fuel levy

Departure information

Starts

Cairns

Day 1: Pick up 9.00am, brought to the shop
Day 2: Pick up 9.00am, brought to the shop
Day 3: Pick up 7.30am, check-in at the boat 8.00am
Day 4: Pick up 7.30am, check-in at the boat 8.00am
Returns: 5.00pm, Days 1,2 and 4
Duration: 4 days
English course - available every day except Wednesday
Japanese course- Saturdays
Manuals available in most languages please contact us for more information

Ends
Cairns


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

No accommodation Included

Medical certificate if required. Ability to pass a 200m swim, and 10min treading water test. Dive medical to AS 4005.1 (if required). Once at Deep Sea you will meet your PADI Instructor, who will help you complete basic paperwork, and conduct a tour of our facilities. To ensure you don't need a medical certificate, we collect basic medical information and check your BMI.

Currently, the rules state that for a single no-decompression dive, you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 12 hours. Multiple dives: 18 hours. Deep Sea Divers Den recommends waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible. These are guidelines only, there is no guarantee that these recommendations will prevent decompression sickness. Currently, there are no guidelines regarding diving after flying. Altitude is 300m/1000ft above sea level. This includes going to the Atherton Tablelands, so be careful when you are booking tours to follow your dive course/trip. Under normal circumstances, you should be out of the water on your last dive at 12 pm (midday).

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