5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:  4 days (approx.)
Take the opportunity to learn to dive while you’re in Cairns! 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!


  • 4-day learn to dive PADI course in Cairns
  • Experience 2 days of diving on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy 2 barbecue lunches served on board the Osprey V
  • Classes limited to a maximum of 8 students
  • Expert and friendly professional tuition
  • Dive equipment and wetsuits provided
  • PADI Open Water manual and PADI photo certification card included
  • Return hotel transfers each day

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There is no better place to learn to scuba dive and experience the beauty of the underwater world than Australia's Great Barrier Reef. This is the best-value PADI-certified course in Cairns. With a maximum of eight students per class, you’ll receive personalized attention from your instructors.

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What You Can Expect

Learn to Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef: 4-Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

Great Barrier Reef

Day 1: Cairns
After being picked up from your Cairns hotel, your first day is all about getting prepared to enter the water. Complete your medical checks and paperwork on site at 8am, then begin the day’s classroom and video sessions. If you don’t pass the medical/swimming check, you’ll receive a full refund on Day 1. After a break for lunch, join in the afternoon’s pool training session, then be returned to your hotel.

Day 2: Cairns
On the second day of your PADI Open Water Diver course, there are more classroom and video sessions in the morning, including completion of a small exam. After the lunch break, refine your skills in the training pool.

Day 3: Cairns -- Great Barrier Reef (L)
Today takes you out to the Great Barrier Reef on board the cruise vessel known as Osprey V. Visit two great dive sites to carry out a series of training skills in the open water environment, and then put your training to the test by completing two dives. While out on the water, enjoy a barbecue lunch on board the boat.

Day 4: Cairns -- Great Barrier Reef (L)
On the fourth day of your dive course, return to the Great Barrier Reef dive sites aboard the Osprey V. On the completion of two dives, plus all the paperwork, your instructor will present you with your PADI Open Water scuba-diving license! Enjoy a barbecue lunch served on the boat, and in the evening celebrate your new diving status with dinner and drinks.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Awesome experience! J. Wall, our instructor, was very patient with my wife who was struggling with one of the skills that we needed to learn in order to be certified. The company focuses very heavily upon safety and making sure everyone can take care of him/herself when diving. The open water dives were beautiful and amazing things were scene. IF you get seasick, make sure you prepare for that, as it takes at least an hour via boat to get to the different reef sights. My wife and I loved it. Thanks, J!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

I had a really great time. In the beginning I was not so sure, because the Padi Open Water Licence is so cheap compared with other Diving Schools in Cairns. This is so, because they dont have an own boat, so you are with a lot of other people on the boat. It was quite a fast boat and it took us between 1 and 1,5 hours to the outer reef.

The Instructor was qualified, funny and he was with us for the 4 days. You got free coffee, tea and cookies all the time + Lunch at the two Reef trips. In the class were 7 people. 6 of this 7 people were backpackers and we all had a really great time even after scuba diving ;)
Even if I got sea sick on the first day, I would recommend this trip. Diving in the reef was incredible!!

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