PADI Learn to Dive Open Water Course

PADI Learn to Dive Open Water Course - Scuba Diving & SnorkellingHave you always wanted to experience the splendour and beauty of the underwater world? Plunge down under on an adventure to discover the world's most diverse ecosystem the Great Barrier Reef! Picture yourself face to face with sea turtles, tropical fish and many other different species of marine life that will have you screaming for more.

The standard Open Water Course is run over 4 Days, with 2 days in the classroom/pool then 2 days at the Outer Great Barrier Reef on our luxury cruise vessel.

There are also 5 Day Courses available that include extra days at the reef!

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
• Knowledge Development in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving
• Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
• Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

Course Itinerary

Day 1 (Classroom/Pool Training)
Medical checks and paperwork completed on site at 8am, before Classroom and video sessions commence. Refund on Day 1 applicable FOR ANY REASON. Lunch break, then the afternoon pool training session begins.

Day 2 (Classroom/Pool Training)
Classroom and video sessions re-commence & small Exam completed. Lunch break, before spending the afternoon finalising your skills in the training pool. Full reef biology presentation available at 'Reef Teach' on the second night.

Day 3 (Great Barrier Reef)
Onboard Evolution we travel to two exclusive dive sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef to conduct a series of training skills in the open water environment. 2 dives are completed. Returning to Cairns at 4:45pm then dropped off at your accommodation.

Day 4 (Great Barrier Reef)
We again travel onboard Evolution to our exclusive sites for completion of your course. Once both dives and all paperwork has been completed, your Instructor will present you with your Scuba Diving Licence! Returning to Cairns at 4:45pm then dropped off at your accommodation. Drinks and dinner that night to celebrate your certification.

Day 5 (optional) - Evolution (Great Barrier Reef)
With the optional 5th Day on Evolution you can experience the freedom of being a certified diver by enjoying 3 certified dives at our Outer Reef Locations at a date of your choosing. Take off with a buddy to explore on your own or join our experienced guides as they show you the best parts of the reef.

Day 5 (optional) - Adventures (Great Barrier Reef)
Choose the optional 5th Day Adventure Course and take your training to the next level. Extend your allowed dive depths to up to 40m when you complete your Deep Dive, perfect your navigation skills with the Underwater Navigation Dive and choose one of the many elective dives (Photography, Fish ID etc.) to optain your Adventure Diver Certification.

Tour Inclusions

• Two Full EVOLUTION Outer Reef Tours with 4 Training Dives
• PADI Open Water Manual
• Transfers to and from your Cairns City Accommodation
• PADI Photo Certification Card
• Two Passport Photos
• PADI Diver Log Book
• All Dive Equipment & Wetsuits


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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2022 - 2023 season. The 2022 - 2023 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023. The 2023 - 2024 season rates commence on the 1st April 2023.


Due to the ongoing and evolving nature of Covid-19 restrictions and the unpredictable impact it is having on bookings we have temporarily ceased taking new reservations for this package. If you have a gift voucher that you would like to redeem please contact us and we will be happy to check availability.

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