PADI Open Water Learn to Dive Course

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Our professional and friendly instructors will provide attentive expert tuition on all Open Water dive courses. Once you have successfully completed your chosen course, you will be competent and internationally recognised as a PADI Open Water Diver.

Where: Down Under Dive Headquarters / Evolution Great Barrier Reef

When Mondays & Fridays

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Day 1

Medical checks and paperwork completed on site at 8am, before classroom & training pool sessions completed.

Day 2

Classroom sessions re-commence with a small exam and finalising skills learnt in training.

Day 3

Onboard Evolution we travel to 2 fantastic dives site on The Great Barrier Reef to conduct a series of training skills in the open water environment. 2 dives are completed.

Day 4

Onboard Evolution we again travel to our dive sites for completion of your course. When 2 dives are completed, your instructor will present you with your Scuba Diving License!

Important information for diving:

All divers must complete a Medical Questionnaire. Download it here: Divers medical questionnaire.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 45 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 must also be able to swim 200 metres and tread water for 10 minutes. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.

What's included?

  • Includes Cairns City accommodation transfers each day
  • Includes all applicable PADI training material
  • Day 1 & 2: learning dive theory with classroom lessons and practice basic scuba diving skills, safety drills, and correct ascending and descending techniques during training sessions in a swimming pool.
  • Day 3 & 4: enjoy two full-day cruises, a total of four dives, includes an Aussie BBQ Buffet lunch onboard
  • PADI Open Water Dive Certificate, which 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.

What to bring

  • Certified Dive Medical 
  • Small day bag for your belongings
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Spare Clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel each day
  • Food is at your own expense on Day 1 & 2
  • Cash or Credit Card for snacks & drinks 


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  • Day 2 - Classroom Sessions, Exam
  • Day 3 - 2 Dive Sites on The Great Barrier Reef testing open water skills
  • Day 4 - Course completion at Saxon and Norman Reef
  • Day 5 - Advanced PADI Course
  • Day 6 - Advanced PADI Course Completion

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