PADI Open Water Course | 4 Days | 6 Great Barrier Reef Dives

PADI Open Water Course | 4 Days | 6 Great Barrier Reef Dives
From AUD $780.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Cairns, QLD

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.

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.

Courses Commence (guide only)

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (English Only)

COURSE SCHEDULE

Please Note: Pick up times will vary depending on location so please check your pick up time with our office. Please bring travel voucher and/or course fees, your dive medical if required, swimwear and a towel.

Day 1: Academic and Pool Training (With Pro Dive Cairns)

  • 8:00am - Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)
  • 8:30am - Registration at the Pro Dive training centre - 116 Spence street
  • 8:45am - Academic training in the classroom
  • 12:30pm - Lunch break (lunch not included)
  • 1:30pm - Pool training
  • 5:30pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available

Day 2: Academic and Pool Training (With Pro Dive Cairns)

  • 7:30am - Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)
  • 8:30am - Pool training
  • 12:30pm - Visit the Pro Dive retail shop
  • 1:00pm - Lunch break (lunch not included)
  • 2:00pm - Academic training in the classroom and final exam
  • 5:45pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available or transfer to Reef Teach Marine Biology presentation (optional). Please note transfer not available after Reef Teach.

Reef Teach: (Optional) You are invited to Reef Teach, which is a marine biology presentation held at 6:15pm the night before your trip departure. Unfortunately Reef Teach doesn't operate on Sunday evenings. (Additional cost).

Day 3: Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef (Travelling with TUSA Dive)

  • 7:30am - Accommodation transfers (if required) *Additional cost incurred
  • 8:00am - Depart Cairns for the Outer Reef
  • 9.30am - Training dive
  • 11:00am - Training dive
  • 12.30pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - Training dive
  • 3:00pm - Depart the GBR for Cairns
  • 4:30pm - Accommodation transfers (if required)

Day 4: Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef (Travelling with TUSA Dive)

  • 7:30am - Accommodation transfers (if required)
  • 8:00am - Depart Cairns for the Outer Reef
  • 9.30am - Training dive
  • 11:00am - Guided Certified dive
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - Guided Certified dive
  • 4:00pm - Depart the GBR for Cairns
  • 4:30pm - Accommodation transfers (if required)

Inclusions - On Land

  • 2 x passport photos needed for certification
  • All stationary requirements.
  • PADI Open Water Certificate
  • Accommodation transfers daily (city and Northern Beaches)
  • All dive equipment
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • PADI Open Water Manual.

Inclusions - At Sea

  • 2 Days of diving (6 dives - 4 training dives and 2 guided experience dives) on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Buffet lunch and snacks
  • All dive equipment (including Dive Computer)
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • Log Book
EXTRAS

Important Information For Learn to Dive Course Participants

Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training.

To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor).

Important Note: Student Diver Medical Declaration and Dive Medical (if required) must be completed within 90 days of commencement of your learn to dive course.

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Taxes and Charges: An additional fee of $20.00 person is payable direct to Pro Dive Cairns. This charge includes a $12.00 Government Environmental Management Charge as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Important Information

  • The minimum age to learn to dive in Queensland is 12. There is no maximum age.

  • 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.

  • We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 2:30pm on the day after your dive course concludes

BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT

  • All bookings are subject to availability. 
  • Your credit card is not immediately charged until we have confirmed availability. This usually takes less than 2 hours during business hours.
  • Courses commence either Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please include your preferred start date in the comment/special requirement section.