All about the 4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

Top of everyone's bucket list; Learning to dive on the Great Barrier Reef!

Two days of theory and pool sessions, 2 days / 1 night Ocean Quest liveaboard Outer Reef trip. Cairns accommodation required for nights one and two. Join us for 4 days to get your Open Water Certificate. 2 days pools and theory at our custom built dive centre and 2 days out on the stunning Great Barrier Reef

We partner with Deep Sea Divers Den who have been conducting PADI courses for over 40 years and has established itself as Cairns premier dive school. They have cairns only fully covered purpose built dive pool that is heated to 32 degrees all year round as well as 6 modern air-conditioned classrooms with state of the art teaching facilities.



 

4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course Itinerary - 4 days

  • Day 1 Pool and Theory
    9.00am pick-up 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 5:30pm 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 equipment, 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 5:30pm 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 Depart for liveaboard
    7.30am pickup from your city accommodation. This morning you’ll be collected bright and early at 7:30am to check in at the dive centre.
    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 cays.
    2:30pm, transfer to our Liveaboard vessel where you will spend the night.
    Dinner and accommodation is provided tonight, so its sit back, chill, watch the stars, and just take it all in.
  • Day 4 2 Training Dives + 1 Fun Dives
    Wake up, the Great Barrier Reef is outside your window! We promise, there’s nothing like an early morning coffee on a sun lounger with a view of the spectacular Outer Reefs to kick start your day. Enjoy a hot, chef prepared breakfast.
    2 more 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 recognised 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, personalised service, combined with the warm tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, are the perfect combination for one of the very best PADI 4 day Open Water courses available
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Real Aussie Says:
There is no better place to Learn to Dive than Australia's Great Barrier Reef. If you are thinking about taking the plunge our 4 day PADI "Open Water" dive course is by far the most popular way to do it. The adventure of learning to dive as well as staying out on the reef for 2 days and 2 nights on one of our premium live aboard vessels is quite unique. The Cairns diving training facilities are under one roof, which is one of the many reasons we have got the  PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre status and PADI 5 Star Career Development status - one of the highest ratings awarded to any Dive Store as recognition of continued Diver training excellence. All our day trip dive and snorkel sites are on The Great Barrier Reef's Outer Reefs. These reefs (Norman, Saxon, and Hastings) are all part of the larger Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but also benefit from healthier waters, no freshwater runoff, strict access, and more of the typical tropical reef critters we all have come to love!

4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course Price information
AUD per person

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Tour code: OW4D1N
$715
Twin with ensuite
$735
Double with ensuite

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Starts

Daily at 09:00 am from your Cairns city accommodation

Ends
Cairns


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Price includes - EMC, PORT AUTHORITY & FUEL AT $20 PER PERSON PER DAY (subject to change without notice).Fee includes: EMC $3.50, Fuel Levy $10.00, Port and Administration Charges $6.50) Payable on day of travel only.
  • If you are enrolling in an entry-level recreational diving certificate you must, prior to commencing the training, complete and submit a self assessed medical declaration form: Medical Declaration for Entry-Level Certificate Divers
  • If it has been identified on the stated document that you:

(a) have or have had any of the medical conditions mentioned in the medical declaration; or
(b) are over 45 years old; or
(c) have a body mass index over 30 AND a waist circumference greater than 102 cm for males and 88 cm for females; then the person must provide an English language dive medical certificate from a doctor, certifying that the person is medically fit to dive.

  • All persons undertaking training for an entry level recreational diving certificate must be at least a minimum of 12 years of age. If the diver is under the age of 18 years, parental or guardian consent should be obtained for the diver to undertake training for an entry-level recreational diving certificate.

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