PADI Open Water Dive Course

Open Water Dive Coursefrom $560

Have 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.

  • PADI Open Water Dive Course
  • PADI Open Water Dive Course
  • PADI Open Water Dive Course
  • PADI Open Water Dive Course
  • PADI Open Water Dive Course
  • PADI Open Water Dive Course

About the Course

What will I do on the course?

2 days pool / theory, 2 day trips on EVOLUTION inc. 4 training dives.

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.

How long will it take?
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 EVOLUTION.
There are also 5 Day Courses available that include extra days at the reef!

When can I start?
Courses start on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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
On board 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
Again we travel on board 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.

OR

Day 5 (optional): Adventures (Great Barrier Reef)
Or 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 obtain your Adventure Diver Certification.

Requirements

What are the minimum requirements of the course?
PADI standards require that each student must be able to complete a basic swimming (200m) and floating (10min) test on the first day of the course.
 
Age Restrictions
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI JUNIOR Open Water Diver)
 
Do I need to complete a Dive Medical?
No. All students must complete a medical questionnaire before commencement of the course. If a medical issue is identified then a medical certificate may be required and will be arranged on the first day at a reduced cost.

 

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Inclusions / Exclusions

Included:

  • 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

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen, hat, change of clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases (Soft Drinks, Chocolates, Underwater Cameras, T-shirts etc.)

Transportation

Make your own way to the Reef Fleet Terminal at 7.30am or Transfers are available to and from your Cairns City Accommodation. Select your accommodation on checkout.

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Prices [ Australian Dollars ] Tour Levy(s)* Total  
4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course
(2 days pool/theory, 2 day trips on EVOLUTION + 4 training dives)
$520 $40 $560 BOOK
5 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course
(2 days pool/theory, 2 day trips on EVOLUTION + 4 training dives) + 1 day trip on EVOLUTION with 3 dives.
$620 $60 $680 BOOK
4 Day PADI Open Water + 1 Day PADI Adventure Dive Course
2 days pool/ theory. 2 day trips on EVOLUTION inc. 4 training dives + 1 day Adventure Diver Course on EVOLUTION (inc. Deep Dive, Navigation Dive + 1 Elective Dive)
$700 $60 $720 BOOK
Medical Certificate
If a medical issue is identified then a medical certificate may be required and will be arranged on the first day
$100 $0 $100

* Levies are per person and include EMC (Environmental Management Charge) of $5.50 per day, Port charges of $1.25, administration fee of $3.75 and Fuel Levy of $10 inclusive of GST.

PLEASE NOTE: Discounted price only applies to pre-booked tours (online, direct or through selected agents). These prices may not be available for last minute bookings on the day of travel.

All students must complete a medical questionnaire before commencement of the course. If a medical issue is identified then a medical certificate may be required and will be arranged on the first day at a reduced cost.

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