Learn to dive in Cairns, the home of the Great Barrier Reef with Down Under Cruise and Dive - a five-star PADI training facility in Cairns that has been operating for over 30 years!
When: starts Fridays
Depth: expect shallow dives (12m/40ft), the maximum allowed depth is 18m/60ft.
Minimum Age: 12 years or older
There is no better place to learn to dive than Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. With classes limited to eight participants, led by professional and friendly instructors, you’ll learn to dive and earn an internationally recognized PADI certification on your 4-day PADI Open Water dive course.
Hotel transfers are included each day, and your course is gradual and safe. Learn basic scuba skills in the classroom, a pool, and confined water dives, then explore the Great Barrier Reef on open-water dives. Once you have successfully completed your course, you’ll be a qualified PADI diver!
7.30am Arrival at the Down Under Cruise and Dive HQ (287 Draper St, Parramatta Park). Medical checks and paperwork are completed on-site before classroom & training pool sessions are completed.
Classroom sessions re-commence with a small exam and finalising skills learned in training.
Cruise to the outer reef onboard award-winning Evolution. You will travel to 2 fantastic dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef to conduct a series of training skills in the open water environment. 2 dives are completed.
Travel again onboard Evolution to our dive sites for the completion of your PADI dive course. Once you have completed 2 more dives, your instructor will present you with your PADI Scuba Diving License! You can then have another dive for fun on us.
Now that you are a qualified PADI Open Water Diver, you can continue your education courses with an Advanced Open Water Dive Course, learn more here.
Besides the obvious that the Advanced Diver Course is the next level above the beginner Open Water Learn to Dive Course, you may still be wondering how the Advanced Open Water Course differs from the PADI Open Water Diver Course and what new things you will learn and experience.
The Open Water Diver Course is an entry-level course into the world of Scuba Diving. It teaches you the essential knowledge and practical skills to explore the underwater world. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course is a great way to continue your scuba journey, discover new interests and develop your scuba diving ability. You will sample different specialities to see what interests you most. You will also dive deeper during the Advanced Course, between 18-30 metres (60-100ft) depending on your age.
Upon completion you will receive your PADI Open Water Dive Certificate allows you to scuba dive up to a depth of 60 feet (18 meters), join certified dive tours, rent diving equipment, and take part in advanced PADI diving courses.
Pre-requisites: Prior to diving, all divers must complete a Dive Course Medical Questionnaire.
In our commitment to the safety of our guests, divers over 45 years for PADI dive courses must have medical clearance from a physician who confirms you are Fit To Dive. This can be provided by your own GP before you leave for your holiday. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving.