4 Day Budget Padi Open Water Dive Course

    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.

    Join us for an unforgettable 4-day PADI Open Water Dive Course on a budget in Cairns, which offers exceptional value and a chance to explore the stunning Great Barrier Reef. This comprehensive program is designed for those seeking an affordable and efficient way to learn to dive. Here’s what you can expect from this incredible adventure:

    Best Value Learning: Our 4-day PADI course stands as one of the best value dive programs in Australia. You have the flexibility to arrange your own accommodation in Cairns, allowing you to explore the city while immersing yourself in this exciting learning experience.

    Efficient Learning: Dive into your underwater journey with just two days of classroom and pool training. Our expert instructors will guide you through the theory and essential skills, preparing you for the real adventure that awaits beneath the surface.

    Reef Exploration: The course includes two separate day trips to the mesmerizing Great Barrier Reef, where you’ll put your newfound knowledge into practice. Witness the reef’s vibrant marine life, crystal-clear waters, and breathtaking coral formations.

    Budget-Friendly Option: Ideal for those with limited time and a desire for affordability, this option offers a cost-effective way to become a certified diver. Our Padi course budget Cairns cost is great value! Please note that it does not include overnight stays on the reef.

    Unforgettable Fun Dive: Upon completing your four certification dives, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy one exhilarating ‘fun dive,’ time permitting. It’s a chance to explore the underwater world at your leisure and make lasting memories.

    Cairns’ Premier Dive Operator: Join us for this adventure of a lifetime with Cairns’ most established and renowned dive operator. With years of experience and a passion for diving, we ensure your safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout the course.

    Discover the magic of the Outer Barrier Reef and embark on a journey of discovery as you become a certified diver. Book now and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

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    PADI Open Water Dive Course (2 Days Pool & Theory & 2 Day Trips)

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      Day 1: Pool Theory

      9 AM: Your adventure begins at our Dive Centre, conveniently located at 319 Draper Street in Cairns. As you step in, you’ll be warmly greeted by your experienced instructor, and the journey toward becoming a certified diver officially kicks off. Expect an engaging dive theory session that not only educates but also sets the stage for the exciting days ahead.

      Free Lunch Choices: While lunch isn’t included, you have the freedom to bring your own packed meal or explore the abundance of nearby dining options.

      Afternoon: Dive into the pool and start mastering essential scuba skills. By day’s end, you’ll have triumphed over the tread water test, concluding your underwater practice at around 5:30 PM.

      Day 2: Pool Theory

      9 AM: We’ll pick you up right from your Cairns city accommodation, ensuring your convenience and comfort throughout the course.

      Morning: The pool is your playground again as you continue to hone your scuba skills. Today, you’ll conquer the 200-meter swim test and gear up in your wetsuit and equipment for more exciting underwater adventures.

      Free Lunch Choices: Similar to yesterday, lunch arrangements are flexible, giving you the opportunity to bring your own or explore local dining options.

      Afternoon: The day concludes with a comprehensive review of scuba theory, culminating in a multiple-choice exam that showcases your newfound knowledge.

      Day 3 and 4: Day trips to the Outer Reef

      Day Trips to the Outer Reef: Prepare for an unforgettable journey as you board the AquaQuest at the scenic Cairns Marlin Marina. The adventure to the Great Barrier Reef commences with a 90-minute cruise, filled with anticipation and excitement.

      8:30 AM: Arriving at the outer reef, you’ll receive a detailed briefing before gearing up for your first training dive. Here, you’ll put your skills to the test in a breathtaking underwater world.

      12 PM: Lunchtime is a hearty affair, replenishing your energy for the exhilarating afternoon ahead.

      12:30 PM: Dive in for your second dive, where you’ll further refine your newfound abilities. Plus, take the opportunity to practice snorkeling amidst the reef’s picturesque shallow cays. Following your fourth open water dive, you’ll emerge as a certified diver—congratulations on this incredible achievement!

      2:30 PM: As the day winds down, you’ll cruise back to Cairns, arriving at around 4:30 PM. Reflect on your extraordinary journey and the new world you’ve discovered beneath the surface.

      Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a thrilling adventure, learn invaluable scuba skills, and explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Join us for four unforgettable days that will leave you with a lifetime of underwater memories.

      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
      • Hat
      • Sunscreen
      • Sunglasses
      • 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).
      Do I need to be able to swim to do a PADI course

      Ability to pass a 200m swim and 10 minute treading water test is required.


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