Divers Den Cairns 4 Day Open Water Course

From $899

Fast facts

  • 2 Days pool & theory
  • 2 day 1 night liveaboard boat
  • Twin share accom on the boat
  • Or you can choose 2 day tours and not liveaboard we will contact you on your option.

Spend your first two days at our five-star, purpose-built dive training facility in Cairns before honing your diving abilities with Divers Den on a once-in-a-lifetime journey onboard our liveaboard catamaran OceanQuest

Divers Den will make sure before you head out to the reef, their top-notch teachers will make sure you’ve had a comprehensive grounding in theory and in the pool.

They handpick spectacular dive sites at Saxon, Norman, and Hastings reefs for your overnight tour so you can explore all the vibrant gems at these Cairns Great Barrier Reef dive areas while gaining significant dive experience.

A joy unlike any other may be found in spending the night at the Great Barrier Reef and waking up to the sunrise on the water. Before you head back to Cairns, you’ll get the opportunity to go on your first “fun dive” once you’ve finished all of your training dives.


Day 1

9 a.m: Divers Den Pickup from your hotel in Cairns city

Morning: Meet with your instructor, finish the necessary papers, and start learning PADI Open Water dive theory. On pool days, lunch is not included, however there are plenty of restaurants close by or you can pack a lunch (our dive centre has kitchen facilities).

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

9am: Pickup from a hotel in Cairns downtown.
Morning: Finish your 200-meter swim test and continue honing your scuba abilities 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

Pickup from your Cairns city lodging between 7.30 and 8 a.m., check-in at the dive shop, and transport to Cairns Marlin Marina for your day trip

Set out for the reef at 8.30 a.m. Your teacher will give you a thorough briefing before you set out on your 90-minute sail to the outer reef.
Arrive at the reef by 11.30 a.m.
12:00: Lunch is provided.
Time for your first dive at noon
Second dive at 3 pm
6 p.m: Unwind, take in the scenery from the top deck, and then have a sumptuous supper prepared by the chef on board.
6.30 p.m: If the circumstances allow, you could get to take advantage of our unique Sharks in the Dark event!
8 pm: Snack
9:30 p.m: Bar closes

Day 4

7.30 a.m: Watch the sunrise over the reef as you awaken. Enjoy a hot, tasty breakfast.
Third training dive at 8.30 a.m.
10.30am: Finish your last training dive; you have earned your PADI Open Water Diver certification!
12 pm: Departure
12:00: Lunch time
2.30pm: Embark on our transfer ship and head back to Cairns Marina and your lodging.

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