Divers Den 5 Day Open Water Dive Course

From $1155

Fast facts

  • 5 Day open water course
  • All dive and snorkel equipment, including air fills, and full tuition
  • Two outer reef locations per day
  • Meals while at sea
  • Transfers from Cairns city accommodation
  • Dorm style accommodation while at sea

With Divers Den Open Water Course, you can learn to dive and obtain your PADI Open Water certification on the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is the ideal location to learn to dive. In just five days, you will complete your PADI Open Water Dive course certification with Divers Den. This course also includes two nights on the outer reef. And 3 nights dorm accommmodation at Summer house Backpackers in Cairns.

Spend the first two days at Divers Den five-star, purpose-built dive training facility in Cairns. Then, on a once-in-a-lifetime overnight excursion, hone your diving skills. Divers Den’s top-notch instructors will make sure you have a solid grounding in theory and in the pool on board our liveaboard vessel OceanQuest before you head out to the reef.

The Saxon, Norman, and Hastings reefs are fantastic locations for your overnight visits. So in these Cairns Great Barrier Reef dive sites, you may discover all the colourful gems. as you acquire important diving expertise.

It’s an experience unlike any other to spend the night at the Great Barrier Reef, wake up to the sunrise on the ocean, and realise you’re about to receive your PADI certification. You’ll be able to go on your first “fun dive” once you’ve finished all of your training dives. On the second night of your stay aboard OceanQuest, take advantage of the chance to try your first night dive as a newly certified diver. The day before you depart, take part in two more dives before traveling back to Cairns.


Day 1

9 a.m.: Pickup from your hotel in Cairns city
Meet your instructors at Divers Den course , finish the paperwork, and start learning about diving
Although lunch is not provided, there are many restaurants close by and you can pack a lunch.
Start practising your scuba abilities in the pool in the afternoon.
5.15 p.m.: Test of your ability to tread water
5.30 p.m.: Drop off at hotel in Cairns city

Day 2

9 a.m.: Pickup from hotel in Cairns 
Morning: Finish the 200-meter swim test and practise your scuba skills in the pool. Put on your wetsuit and gear to practise your abilities even more.
Afternoon: Complete and reread the scuba theory lesson before the multiple-choice test.
5.30 p.m.: Drop off at hotel in Cairns city

Day 3

Pick up from your city lodging (if reserved) between 7.30 and 8 a.m.
Embark on our quick, contemporary transfer boat at 8:30 a.m. for the 90-minute cruise to the outer barrier reef. Choose your gear and get thorough safety instructions
10am Arrive at the reef to begin your introductory dive.
12pm Lunch
12:30 The second practise dive
2.30pm: Take the transfer to OceanQuest and check into your cabin.
3.30pm: The third practise dive
6pm: The dinner is served.
6.30pm: Find delight in the  Sharks in the Darks one of our special liveaboard excursions, or you may just unwind.
8pm: Dessert

Day 4

Start the day off right with coffee on the sundeck and a nice breakfast made by our chefs because it’s going to be a busy day.
Get ready for your last training dive course on the reef at 8.30 a.m. You can formally become a certified SCUBA diver with a globally recognised certification by shaking hands underwater.
10.30 a.m.: Take your first enjoyable dive to put your new abilities to the test! Enjoy the feeling as you freely explore the underwater environment.
12.30 p.m.: Enjoy a delectable meal to celebrate.
Fun dive on the outer reef at 3:30 p.m.
6 p.m.: Dinner
6.30 p.m.: If you’re up for it, go under the water for your first night dive! 8 pm: Snack

Day 5

Today is all about having fun diving after all your hard work!
It’s time for a final buffet lunch and to pack your gear for the ride back to Cairns after breakfast and two more dive sessions.
Around 4.30 pm, when we return to Cairns Marina, we will transport you to any hotel in the city, stopping if necessary to get any luggage that was left behind at our diving shop.

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