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Fast track your way to diving all of the worlds best reefs with a PADI Open Water Dive Course, and what better place to do this than on the Great Barrier Reef.
4 Day Budget Padi Open Water Dive Course
- Trip Styles: Budget
Cairns is the best place to learn to dive! Where better to learn to dive than on the Great Barrier Reef with our professional dive instructors and amazing coral reef.
This 4 day learn to dive PADI course from Cairns is our best value learn to dive course in Australia.
You can book your own accommodation in Cairns and head out daily on the course to our classroom, pool, and Great Barrier Reef day trips. You will learn to Dive in just two classroom and pool training days, and two separate day trips.
The Budget option is designed for you if you are short of time and want to learn to dive for the cheapest possible price. This option does not give the opportunity to sleep overnight on the reef. On completion of your 4 certification dives, you will get the opportunity to do one ‘fun dive’ (time permitting).
Come and join us for the adventure of a lifetime learning to dive on the magnificent Outer Barrier Reef with Cairns most established and renowned dive operator.
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Our travellers often combine this trip with some of these trips:
What To Bring
Important Booking Info
- Learn to dive in Cairns and on the Great Barrier Reef
- Become a certified PADI Open Water Diver
- 2 days pool and theory
- 2 day trips to the Great Barrier Reef plus a free extra day trip
Essential things to pack
- Swim suit and towel for every day.
- Money for lunch days 1 & 2.
- Money for soft drinks, snacks etc. days 3 & 4
- 2 x Passport photos
Important Booking Info
- No accommodation Included
- Medical certificate if required. Ability to pass a 200m swim, and 10min treading water test. 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.
- Currently, the rules state that for a single no-decompression dive, you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 12 hours. Multiple dives: 18 hours. Deep Sea Divers Den recommends waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible. These are guidelines only, there is no guarantee that these recommendations will prevent decompression sickness. Currently, there are no guidelines regarding diving after flying. Altitude is 300m/1000ft above sea level. This includes going to the Atherton Tablelands, so be careful when you are booking tours to follow your dive course/trip. Under normal circumstances, you should be out of the water on your last dive at 12 pm (midday).