Introductory Dives

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No experience necessary for introductory scuba diving! Try your first scuba dive on the outer Great Barrier Reef onboard Evolution, the newest, fastest, and most luxurious reef vessel in Cairns. The best value introductory scuba diving cairns day tour.

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Scuba Diving Cairns:

That’s right, if you have never dived before, and have always wished to experience first-hand the beauty of the underwater world you can arrange an Introductory dive with one of our friendly and professional Instructors.

Through the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, you will be taught all the basic skills required to dive down to a depth of up to 12 metres while accompanied by one of our experienced PADI qualified instructors. Divers are broken up into small groups of 4 people, are always guided and the experience lasts up to 20 minutes giving you time to feel comfortable and begin to enjoy your first dive on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Evolution's massive back deck, combined with specially designed fold-out 'Wings' which to provide more space, comfort, and safety for our guests as they enter the water.

Lycra suits are included free of charge. Wet Suits are available for hire at $10 per person.

Add up to 3 Dives:

Introductory Scuba Diving

  • 1st Dive: $50 (pre-booked discount, usually $70)
  • 2nd Dive: $35
  • 3rd Dive: $25

Our Reef Locations:

We choose two unique outer reef locations on the day based on water clarity and weather conditions to give you the best great barrier reef trip! All of our reef sites are a haven of marine life, turtles, colourful fish, and thriving coral colonies, offering an abundance of diverse areas to explore for both snorkelers and scuba divers.

Customer Feedback:

"We had the most fantastic day on the reef! The crew were amazing, so friendly and helpful! My daughter scuba dived for the first time, which she loved so much she went back a second time! They take you to 2 different reefs, both of them were beautiful. Can highly recommend this cruise, excellent value for money" - yololovetotravel via TripAdvisor

Important Information for Diving:

Participants must be at least 12 years of age. All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Download it here: Divers waiver.pdf Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. Divers over 65 years old and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.

Scuba Diving FAQ's:

Diving age restrictions requirements:

Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years and Certified divers: 10+ years. Please keep in mind that all divers are required to complete a medical questionnaire onboard. Preview the form here: Divers waiver.pdf

Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving.

Divers over 65 years (or 45 years for PADI dive courses) and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.

Do you offer guided dives with a PADI dive instructor?

All introductory divers will be accompanied by a PADI qualified dive instructor for the entire duration of the dive. Your instructor will provide you with ongoing instruction for your safety and also point out marine life for you.

If you are a certified diver, you will not be accompanied in the water by a dive instructor. If you would like a guided dive, we have these available for $10 per dive. You can pre-book this or purchase onboard on the day. During busy periods, we recommend pre-booking with our reservations team prior to travel.

What is included in an introductory dive?

During your introductory scuba dive, you will learn the basic skills required to dive down to a depth of up to 12 metres while accompanied by one of our experienced PADI qualified dive instructors. The scuba dive experience lasts up to 20 minutes giving you time to feel comfortable and begin to enjoy your first dive on the Great Barrier Reef.

What is the difference between an introductory dive and a certified dive?

Introductory dives are for those who are not certified or who have never dived before. A certified dive means you hold a certified diving qualification and are competent to dive in a group guided by a Dive Master.

For all scuba diving frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ's page:
https://downundercruiseanddive.com.au/faq.php

 

 



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  • Day 1 - Medical Checks, Paperwork, Classroom Training & Pool Sessions
  • Day 2 - Classroom Sessions, Exam
  • Day 3 - 2 Dive Sites on The Great Barrier Reef testing open water skills
  • Day 4 - Course completion at 2 Outer Reef locations

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EVOLUTION travels to 2 of our 12 exclusive outer reef dive locations every day. With over 5 hours at the reef, there's plenty of time between dives for snorkelling and relaxation. Our certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives per day, either guided with one of our professional Divemasters or with your own dive buddy or one we can provide for you. ​ Our experienced, environmentally conscious Divemasters know all the best areas at our sites, and know how to find and interact with all the amazing marine life.

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