If you are thinking about taking the plunge and learning to dive, the five day PADI Open Water dive course is the most popular option for you to become a certified scuba diver. The adventure of staying out on the reef for three days and two nights and the five extra recreational dives makes this course unmatched for experience and value.
This dive course option consists of two days of theory and pool training then a three day two night liveaboard dive trip which includes the opportunity to do nine dives.
Day 1 & 2: Learn the basics of scuba diving, both classroom and pool, at our modern, purpose built diver training centre in Cairns. Both dive training pools are heated all year round for student comfort.
Day 3 - 5: Spend out on the reef on a premium liveaboard dive boat. You will have the opportunity to do nine dives on a variety of our exclusive Outer Reef dive sites. These dives consist of four training dives to complete your certification, then five additional recreational dives to enjoy your new skills and gain some experience. One of these five dives is a guided night dive. These extra dives, especially the night dive, will be a highlight of your dive trip.
- Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. Before commencing your dive course, you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question may indicate there is a pre-existing condition which 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 you are medically fit to dive. The Dive medical must be valid within 90 days of commencing the course.
- You must have the ability to pass a 200 metre swim, and 10 minute treading water test.
- It is recommended that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. The earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your trip concludes.