Divers Den 5 Day Open Water Course

From $1125

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
  • 3 free nights dorm accommodation on day 1,2,5 at Summer house backpackers

Learn to dive and get your PADI Open Water certification on the Great Barrier Reef with Divers Den Open Water Course.

There’s nowhere better than the Great Barrier Reef to learn to dive. Complete your PADI Open Water Diver training in just five days, and this course also includes two nights on the outer reef.

Spend your first two days at our purpose-built, five-star dive training centre in Cairns. Then develope your dive skills on a once in a lifetime overnight experience adventure. On board our liveaboard vessel OceanQuest. Divers Dens world class instructors will make sure you’re thoroughly trained in theory and in the pool before you set out for the reef.

During your overnight stays, we choose amazing sites at the Saxon, Norman and Hastings reefs. So you’ll experience all the colourful treasures at these Cairns Great Barrier Reef dive locations. As you gain valuable dive experience.

Spending the night at the Great Barrier Reef and waking to sunrise on the water, knowing you’re about to become a PADI certified diver is a thrill like no other. After you’ve completed all your training dives you’ll also have the chance to take your first ‘fun dive’. Take the opportunity to try your very first night dive as a newly certified diver on the second night of your stay onboard OceanQuest. Enjoy two more dives the day of your departure before returning to Cairns.


Day 1

9am: Pick up from your Cairns city accommodation

Morning: Meet your instructor, complete paperwork and begin dive theory

Lunch is not included, but you can bring a packed lunch or there are plenty of places to eat nearby.

Afternoon: Begin your scuba skills training in the pool

5.15pm: Tread water test

5.30pm: Drop off at Cairns city accommodation

Including a free night dorm accommodation at summerhouse Backpackers courtesy of Cheap Az Travel

Day 2

9am: Pick up from Cairns city accommodation

Morning: Continue scuba skills in the pool and complete 200m swim test. Don your wetsuit and equipment for more skills training.

Afternoon: Finish and review scuba theory, finish with a multiple choice exam.

5.30pm: Drop off at Cairns city accommodation

Including a free night dorm accommodation at summerhouse Backpackers courtesy of Cheap Az Travel

Day 3

7.30-8am: Pick up from your city accommodation (if booked)

8.30am: Set off from Cairns Marina on board our fast and modern transfer boat, for the 90-minute trip to the Outer Barrier Reef. Select your equipment and receive in depth safety briefings

10am: Arrive at the reef for your first intro dive

12pm: Lunch

12:30pm: Second training dive

2.30pm: Transfer to OceanQuest and settle into your cabin

3.30pm: Third training dive

6pm: Dinner is served

6.30pm: Enjoy Sharks in the Dark, one of our unique liveaboard experiences, or simply chill out

8pm: Dessert

10pm: Bar closes

Day 4

7.30am: Kickstart your day with coffee on deck and a hot breakfast prepared by our chefs – this is going to be a big day!

8.30am: Gear up for your final training dive on the reef. With a hand shake underwater, you’re officially a certified SCUBA diver with a worldwide recognised certification.

10.30am: Put your new skills to practice with your first fun dive! Enjoy the sensation as you explore the undersea world in freedom.

12.30pm: Celebrate with a delicious lunch

3.30pm: Fun dive on the outer reef

6pm: Dinner

6.30pm: If you’re feeling brave, it’s time to hop into the water for your first night dive!

8pm: Dessert

10pm: Bar closes

Day 5

Above all with all the hard work behind you, today is all about fun dives! After breakfast and two more dive sessions, it’s time for a final buffet lunch, and to pack your gear for the return trip to Cairns.

Arriving back in Cairns Marina around 4.30pm, we will shuttle you to any city accommodation, if necessary going via our dive centre to collect any stored luggage.

Including a free night dorm accommodation at summerhouse Backpackers courtesy of Cheap Az Travel

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