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Cairns Dive Centre: PADI Open Water Dive Course

Multi-Day Options | Operates: PADI Open Water Dive courses only start Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays | Departs: 8.00am | Transfers available: Cairns city included

Cairns Dive Centre has been teaching people to scuba dive in Cairns for over 35 years. Locally owned and operated, Cairns Dive Centre has two PADI Open Water Learn to Dive Course options. (please see the prices tab below), allowing you to tailor your course to suit your itinerary and budget.

What is a PADI open water course? The PADI Open Water Course is an internationally recognized certification which will allow you to scuba dive anywhere in the world, within the limits of your license (see the Diving Info tab below).  It takes 4 days to complete our Open Water Dive Course.

Cairns Dive Centre has its own training facilities and pool in Cairns, as well as a second Dive Centre on Fitzroy Island. They also have a day boat, providing day tours to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns Dive Centre has two Open Water Dive Course options:  Each of the Open Water Courses includes a minimum of two (2) days learning theory and practicing basic scuba skills in their Cairns classroom and pool, Day 3 training dives are completed on tropical Fitzroy Island and Day 4 the last training dives are completed on the spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef, and upon successful completion you will become a PADI certified diver.

The second option is INCLUDING one night in four share accommodation in a Butterfly Bungalow at Fitzroy Island Resort, plus one extra training dive, therefore allowing the student to enjoy one certified dive on the Great Barrier Reef once they have completed their course:

Please Note: PADI Open Water Dive courses only start Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

NOTE: An Australian dive medical (AS 4005.1) may be required to be completed prior to/in conjunction with this course. This is an additional cost and can be undertaken on the first day of the course or before at several Cairns doctors / medical clinics.

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Rate Option # Dives Price Taxes Total Deposit
4 Day Budget PADI Open Water Course (Day trips to Fitzroy Island Only) Starts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Dive Course 4 $520.00 $25.00 $545.00 $104.00
4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course (2 x Day Pool & Theory) + (2-Day/1-Night at Fitzroy Island) - Starts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Dive Course 5 $640.00 $25.00 $665.00 $128.00
Snorkeling - $ - $0.00 $0.00

Remember to learn to dive you must be able to swim, you must be medically fit with no asthma and not be taking any prescription medication. If you are over the ages of 45 years, then you will need a Queensland certified dive medical. PADI recommends allowing 24 hours after diving before flying in an airplane.

Please Note: PADI Open Water Dive courses only start Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Inclusions:

Open Water Island and Reef: (Option-A) Transfers from your CBD area accommodation, transfers over and back from Fitzroy Island and to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.  Use of all the dive equipment. Lunch on the boat on Day 4.  4 training dives. On successful completion you will have your PADI Open Water Certification.

Open Water Island – Overnight and Reef: (Option-B) Transfers from your CBD area accommodation, transfers over to Fitzroy Island and back from the Outer Great Barrier Reef.  Use of all the dive equipment. Lunch on the boat on Day 4.  4 training dives and one certified dive. On successful completion you will have your PADI Open Water Certification.

Extras: (Dive Medical) If you tick yes to any condition on the self-assessment medical declaration form you may be required to complete a dive medical to the AS4005.1 you can do this at the Cairns 24 hour medical clinic open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Fridays.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

The first 2 days are the same for all Cairns Dive Centre open water dive courses: from day 3 the itinerary varies, pending which package you book please see option A and B below:

A) PADI 4 Day Open Water Island and Reef Course:

Day 1 – Pool and theory at our training center in Cairns.

Day 2 – Pool and theory at our training center in Cairns.

Day 3 – pick up from hotel/Cairns accommodation at 6:45 am – leave from E-Gate at the Marlin Marina at 8:00 am for a trip to Fitzroy Island for the day. 2 training dives. Return to Cairns roughly 4:45 pm.

Day 4 – pick up from hotel/Cairns accommodation at 6:45 am – leave from E-Gate at the Marlin Marina at 8:00 am for a trip to the outer reef for the day. 2 training dives = certification. Return to Cairns roughly 4:45 pm.

No accommodation or meals (except for lunch on day 4 on the boat) included.

B) PADI 4 Day Open Water Island – Overnight on Fitzroy Island – and Reef Course

INCLUDING one night in four share accommodation at Fitzroy Island Resort, plus one extra dive, therefore allowing the student to enjoy one certified dive on the Great Barrier Reef once they have completed their course:

Day 1 – Pool and theory at our training center in Cairns.

Day 2 – Pool and theory at our training center in Cairns.

Day 3 – pick up from hotel/Cairns accommodation at 6:45 am – leave from E-Gate at the Marlin Marina at 8:00 am for a trip to Fitzroy Island for the day.

Overnight in a four share Bungalow on Fitzroy Island / extra time to do 3 training dives on day 3 at Fitzroy Island, therefore on Day 4 they will have two dives on the Great Barrier Reef – their 4th training dive and one certified dive!

Day 4 – pick up from Fitzroy Island jetty at 8:45 am – for a trip to the outer reef for the day. 1 training dive plus one certified diver. Return to Cairns roughly 4:45 pm.

Please keep in mind the Open Water Dive student will need to answer medical questions and will need to pass a swim test. The test is a 200m swim (can use any stroke and at their own pace). A person can not dive if they have Asthma, Epilepsy, Diabetes, have had or have any major heart, lung or ear problems, be taking certain medication (including some anti-depressants) or if they are pregnant.

Please Note: PADI Open Water Dive courses only start Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The minimum age to learn to scuba dive is 12 years old. There are some basic swimming requirements, which you will need to demonstrate during the course. You must be able to swim at least 200m and float for at least 10 minutes. This is for your own safety.

Please note: You may be required to complete an Australian Dive Medical Certification prior to the start of a dive course. Please note that some medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes and heart conditions) will preclude you from learning to dive. For more information, please visit the Dive Medical page.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is internationally recognized and will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need, to dive anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 18m, when diving with a buddy. All instruction manuals are included in the course cost. At completion, you are not certified for solo diving or deep diving.

You will spend two days in Cairns, learning the core skills needed to scuba dive safely with PADI Diver Instructors. If you are nervous in the water, make sure you let them know, as the instructors are only too happy to spend extra time with you, making you completely at ease before you head out to the open waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

The theory elements are completed in air-conditioned classrooms and include a PADI DVD presentation. Basic scuba skills are practiced in the 4m deep heated pool, providing a controlled, safe environment for nervous first-time scuba divers. Once this is completed, you will complete four (4) training dives, with your instructor, on the Great Barrier Reef.

The number of scuba dives you will complete depends on which course you choose.

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