The Great Barrier Reef is a wonderful place to learn scuba diving. The safe, warm waters offer year-round access to some of the best scuba diving in the world.
If you have evening plans and prefer not to stay overnight on a vessel, this four-day PADI Open Water Course with Divers Den is the perfect way to get the most out of your Open Water certification.
You’ll do your training over four days: The first two days, you will learn the theory and practice your skills in the classroom and pool at Divers Den five-star PADI career development and dive training centre. This will be followed by two day trips to the Great Barrier Reef onboard their day boat vessel, AquaQuest.
By the end of the course, you will become a certified PADI Open Water scuba diver, which allows you to scuba dive anywhere in the world.
Or why not join a liveaboard and have additional time to practise your newly gained skills?
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver certification
4 Day Course Including 2 Day Trips – Monday or Thursday Start
Day 1 & 2: Pool and theory at Diver’s Den training centre
Day 2 & 3: Complete your certification with two day trips to the Great Barrier Reef!
All PADI materials
All dive and snorkel equipment, including air fills, and full tuition
Fresh chilled water, tea and coffee
Dive a variety of Great Barrier Reef dive sites
Meals while at sea
Transfers from Cairns city accommodation
What to bring
Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
Swimsuit and towel
How to get there
9:00 am : Meet at Divers Den located 319 Draper Street, cairns, QLD, 4870
The minimum age is 10 to participate in a PADI Open Water Course (12 for the advanced course). If the diver is under 12, we must be informed before the course starts, as a private instructor will join on the sea days.
Anyone 15 or under needs to be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian during day trips on the Reef. A 16 or 17-year-old may travel without a Parent or Guardian if we have prior written parental consent and the relevant liability forms signed by a Parent or Guardian.
Ability to pass a 200m swim and 10-minute treading water test
A minimum of 48 hours' notice is required to re-schedule or alter all or part of a reservation.
Cancellation fees are as follows:
20% cancellation fee 30 days or more prior to departure
50% cancellation fee if within 30 days prior to departure
100% cancellation fee within 14 days prior to departure
There will be no refund of any part of your tour costs should you fail to arrive at a scheduled tour departure time. Tour departures may not be delayed due to passenger circumstances - including events beyond your control, medical problems, airline delays, weather etc.
All passengers are strongly advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation insurance, evacuation and medical cover. Please read the wording of your insurance policy carefully and ensure it covers you for all potential activities
Terms And Conditions
This website acts as a booking agent only for the tours advertised herein. Although we endeavour to provide accurate information, we are not liable for inaccurate information concerning services.
Terms And Conditions
No alcohol may be consumed before in-water activities.
Children’s prices are from 4 to 11 years of age.
Locations, vessels and itineraries are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances, but with full consideration of your safety and enjoyment.
All Reef Levies and EMC charges are included in your booking price.
Please call to confirm your trip 48 hours in advance at +61 7 4037 2700
We are not liable for changes to tours, pricing or itineraries, all of which are subject to change without notice.
Neither this site nor any associated company or agent advertised through this site is responsible for your costs or losses resulting from alterations, cancellations, any loss, any damage, delays, deaths or personal injury.
All passengers are strongly advised to purchase Comprehensive Travel Insurance that covers personal injury and the events, including but not limited to your cancellation for any reason and the cancellation or alteration to the scheduled itinerary for reasons involving weather or passenger, crew or vessel safety. Please read your insurance policy's wording carefully and ensure it covers you for all potential activities. Please be aware that scuba diving and other in-water activities are not covered by all travel insurance companies. In a medical emergency, any evacuation, vessel relocation, medical or other expenses are the financial responsibility of that passenger.
Please inform us of any special requirements 48 hours before your travel date, such as dietary requirements, allergies, mobility and disability issues. This can be done in the ‘Booking Message’ section of your online reservation or by contacting our friendly reservations team.
SCUBA DIVING - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please note it is not our company’s decision regarding these laws - we are regulated by the Queensland Government.
You must complete a Medical Questionnaire before participating in any Scuba activities.
Some medical conditions OR medications may prevent you from scuba diving unless a current Queensland Diving Medical Certificate can be shown to the Dive Instructor on board.
For example, here’s a list of medical conditions that will/may prevent you from scuba diving: Asthma / Wheezing or the use of an inhaler, Brain, spinal cord or nervous/anxiety disorder, Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint, Chronic sinus condition, Collapsed Lung (pneumothorax), Diabetes, Chest Surgery, Heart Disease of any kind, high blood pressure, Crones Disease in particular. Please note medical conditions are not limited to the aforementioned; there are many other conditions.
It is the passenger’s responsibility to be proactive concerning their medical conditions and take medications to ensure they are ok to scuba dive if they wish to do so on the day.
Upon arriving at our vessel, and before commencing any dive activities, all passengers must complete our liability forms. All information provided must be strictly accurate. If during the tour, it becomes apparent that a form has been incorrectly completed, either by omission or false statement, we reserve the right to prevent any customer from undertaking any scuba diving or snorkelling activities while on board our vessel. Any decision made in this regard will be at the absolute discretion of the Dive Crew aboard the vessel.
Please be advised that if you are not allowed to Scuba Dive due to your medical condition/medication this is the decision of the Queensland Dive Doctors, and their decision is final.
DO NOT presume that by taking medication is controlling your medical conditions, and you should be fine to scuba dive, as it is the medication that can be the problem when scuba diving.
No refunds on uncompleted dives due to medical conditions or change of mind.
Please remember you must allow 24 hours from your last dive before flying.
If you do have any pre-existing/existing medical conditions or are taking any medication whatsoever and are not sure whether you will be deemed medically fit to Scuba Dive, please contact our Office at 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected], we will be only too happy to help you if we can. Alternatively, consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1.’