There's nothing better for the soul than jumping off a tower with a rubber band attached to your ankles in Cairns, Australia. This bungy jump is something you will long remember as you safely bounce back close to the ground before being lowered to the ground.
5 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course
There is no better place to Learn to Dive than Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
If you are thinking about taking the plunge our 5 day PADI "Open Water" dive course is by far the most popular way to do it. The adventure of learning to dive as well as staying out on the reef for 3 days and 2 nights on one of our premium live aboard vessels is quite unique.
The Cairns diving training facilities are under one roof, which is one of the many reasons we have got the PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre status and PADI 5 Star Career Development status - one of the highest ratings awarded to any Dive Store as recognition of continued Diver training excellence. All our day trip dive and snorkel sites are on The Great Barrier Reef's Outer Reefs. These reefs (Norman, Saxon, and Hastings) are all part of the larger Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but also benefit from healthier waters, no freshwater runoff, strict access, and more of the typical tropical reef critters we all have come to love!
Deep Sea Divers Den's friendly, personalized service, combined with the warm tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, are the perfect combination for one of the very best PADI Open Water courses available
5 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course
Tour itinerary - 5 Days
9.00am pick-up from your city accommodation. It begins!! DSDD will provide a shuttle from your Cairns City accommodation
Classroom theory Once at Deep Sea you will meet your PADI Instructor, who will help you complete basic paperwork, and conduct a tour of our facilities
Dive medical to AS 4005.1 (if required). Once at Deep Sea you will meet your PADI Instructor, who will help you complete basic paperwork, and conduct a tour of our facilities. To ensure you don't need a medical certificate, we collect basic medical information and check your BMI. Usually the rest of the morning is spent in the classroom, studying the basics of SCUBA theory.
Lunch is not included, however we do have various amenities close to our classrooms for the Lunch Break.
Dive equipment selection During the afternoon the fun really begins with your SCUBA induction! We have ample time to introduce you to the sensation and skills of diving. Our purpose built pool is ideal for slowly building up your SCUBA super powers!
Pool training During the afternoon the fun really begins with your SCUBA induction! We have ample time to introduce you to the sensation and skills of diving. Our purpose built pool is ideal for slowly building up your SCUBA super powers!
Before we finish for the day, there's just enough time for a treading water test, 10 minutes and then Day One is complete!
At approximately 5:30pm our shuttle bus will return you to your city accommodation
9.00am pickup from your city accommodation
Pool training We jump straight into the pool on Day Two! If we didn't complete it in Day One, it’s time for your swim test: a continuous 200m swim.
We jump straight into the pool on Day Two! If we didn't complete it in Day One, it’s time for your swim test: a continuous 200m swim.
Then it’s time to don wetsuits and SCUBA euipment, and continue our skill sets underwater.
Lunch (not included) Again, lunch is not included, however we do have various amenities close to our classrooms.
Classroom theory After lunch we finish and review the SCUBA theory, finishing with a final multiple choice exam.
At approximately 5:30pm our transfer bus will return you to your city accommodation.
* Please note on days one and two - meals, accommodation and Medical are not inclusive. You will also at some point in the first 2 days be required to swim 200m and tread water/float for 10 minutes.
Great Barrier Reef
7.30am pickup from your city accommodation. This morning you’ll be collected bright and early at 7:30am to check in at the dive centre.
Transfer out to the reef aboard our day trip vessel and do your first 2 training dives. Once checked-in we will shuttle you to Cairns marina and our Day trip vessel SeaQuest.
During the 90min cruise to the Outer Reef your instructor will fully brief the itinerary of the day.
Arriving at the reef we 'gear-up', conduct our SCUBA safety procedures, and enter the water for our first Open Water training dive.
Lunch (included) Lunch is provided, a tropical buffet with cold cut meats, salads, and pasta.
Dive 2 sees us refining our skills both on the surface and underwater as well.
Now it’s time to get your snorkel skills up to scratch, slap on the sun tan lotion and explore the beautiful, shallow reef cays.
2:30pm, transfer to our Liveaboard vessel where you will spend the night.
Dinner, and accommodation is provided tonight, so its sit back, chill, watch the stars, and just take it all in. If the conditions are right, at night you may get the chance to take part in our
Great Barrier Reef
Wake up, the Great Barrier Reef is outside your window! We promise, there’s nothing like an early morning coffee on a sun lounger with a view of the spectacular Outer Reefs to kick start your day. Enjoy a hot, chef prepared breakfast.
2 more training dives - For the final time we zip-up our wetsuits and get ready for 2 more training dives on the reef. Then, with a hand shake underwater, you’re a certified PADI SCUBA diver! With a worldwide recognised certification all your unexplored doors have just been flung wide open.
Lunch (included) Time for lunch! Aboard OceanQuest we provide hot, chef prepared lunches. Vegetarian and vegan options can be requested.
Certification as Open Water diver
Afternoon pleasure dive
If your feeling brave, its now time to switch out the lights. Night Diving is a regular activity in SCUBA diving, and to be familiar with the water at this time of day is a huge benefit. It's a magnificent experience, and when conducted safely, can be even more exciting than our previous dives. The Night Dive will be guided by a member of our dive team.
Hot dinners are provided onboard, a licensed bar is open till 10:30pm, but sleep well, more to explore tomorrow!
Great Barrier Reef
Breakfast, 3 more fun dives
Last dive completed by 2.00pm.
Breakfast and lunch included.
5.00pm return to your accommodation.
On completion of your 4 certification dives you will get the opportunity to do one 'fun dive' (time permitting). If you wish to do more dives immediately after your course and experience the thrill of a night dive, choose the 5 day option.
Tour code: OW5D2NE
Double Ensuite Cabin.
Twin Ensuite Cabin (Half Twin available)
Double Ensuite Cabin. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Twin Ensuite Cabin. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
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Local payment Reef Tax
Daily (except Wednesdays and 27 Jan 2020 - 08 Mar 2020) at 9am from your Cairns city accommodation
German speaking course: Monday's
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- Price includes - EMC, Port Authority & fuel levy and $20 per person per day (subject to change without notice). Payable on day of travel only.
- If you are enrolling in an entry-level recreational diving certificate you must, prior to commencing the training, complete and submit a self assessed medical declaration form: Medical Declaration for Entry-Level Certificate Divers. If it has been identified on the stated document that you: (a) have or have had any of the medical conditions mentioned in the medical declaration; or (b) are over 45 years old; or(c) have a body mass index over 30 AND a waist circumference greater than 102 cm for males and 88 cm for females; then the person must provide an English language dive medical certificate from a doctor, certifying that the person is medically fit to dive.
- All persons undertaking training for an entry level recreational diving certificate must be at least a minimum of 12 years of age. If the diver is under the age of 18 years, parental or guardian consent should be obtained for the diver to undertake training for an entry-level recreational diving certificate.
- Ability to pass a 200m swim, and 10min treading water test.
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