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Cairns Diving Refresher Courses

If it has been a while since you obtained your dive certification / did your last dives, and you are feeling a little nervous about diving again, then a refresher course is highly recommended to put you at ease. A number of Cairns dive operators provide refresher courses, ranging from one hour to two days, depending on your requirements.

To participate in a refresher course, you need to already be a certified diver and you will need to have a copy of your license with you.

Do you need a refresher course?

Is really a question about making the most of your trip to The Great Barrier Reef. Please note that all trips will take you through a complete safety briefing which includes how to use all the dive equipment (if you are using their equipment) including how to use the provided dive computer. They will also take you through signals, safety procedures as well as what marine life you may see. At each dive location they will give you a site briefing either pointing out the features or by showing you on a dive map so you know what to expect.

If it is less than 5 years since you have been diving and you feel comfortable about going out diving then I would suggest no you don’t need a refresher course.

If you feel a little nervous as you have forgotten some of the skills you learnt when you did your course or it has been 5 years or more since your last dive then I would recommend doing one. Your Instructor will take you through all the equipment and skills that are part of diving so that you feel comfortable on your day of travel.


CDC Training Centre

CDC Training Centre

Prodive Training Centre

Pro Dive Training Centre

Skills Refresher

Skills Refresher


Cairns Dive Centre – Refresher Courses SSI

Cairns Dive Centre, located on Abbott Street, two minutes from the Cairns Esplanade, provide complimentary refresher courses for their day trips and liveaboard dive tour customers. As a certified SSI Training Centre, Cairns Dive Centre is committed to ensuring their scuba divers are comfortable and confident when exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns Dive Centre refresher courses take approximately one hour and are conducted the day before your departure. They are also available for divers who are not travelling with them, at a cost of $66.

Pro Dive Cairns – Refresher Courses PADI

Pro Dive Cairns, located on Spence Street, a five minute walk from Cairns Central Shopping Centre, offers private refresher courses and theory and pool refresher courses. Pro Dive Cairns are accredited as a PADI 5 Star Training and Instructor Development Centre and will help you get your dive skills and knowledge, back to where you want them to be.

The private refresher course takes 2.5 hours and costs $125 per person. One of Pro Dive Cairns’ dive instructors will refresh you on all of the in-water skills you learnt during your certification, to put you at ease for the dive trip ahead. For anyone booking a Pro Dive Cairns 3 day / 2 night liveaboard trip, the 2 day theory and pool refresher is provided free of charge and includes two theory and in-pool sessions.

Deep Sea Divers Den – Refresher Courses PADI

Deep Sea Divers Den offer refresher dive courses on a daily basis (subject to availability). They have three refresher courses available.

A morning pool course (9am – 12pm), where you will be refreshed with using scuba equipment and practising your underwater skills with a PADI Dive Instructor.
An afternoon course (12.30 – 4.30pm) which covers dive theory including dive planning, dive tables and the latest scuba diving safety guidelines.
A full day course, combining both of the above with refresher training provided by a qualified PADI Dive Instructor.

Scuba dive refreshers are a great way to remember those skills and signals, prior to taking to the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

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