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Cairns Dive Courses

There is nothing quite like learning to dive on the Great Barrier Reef! Explore coral bombies, be amazed by the abundant marine life, cruise with nemo and observe stingrays, reef sharks and sea turtles.

Choose from a wide variety of Internationally accredited PADI dive courses. Instructors will show you how to dive safely, building your confidence, before taking you to the wonders of the reef. Cairns Dive Courses range from 3, 4 and 5 Day Open Water Courses, some with liveaboard options where you can sleep at the reef and also experience a night dive.

If you already have a dive certification you can upgrade your skills and complete a Cairns PADI Advanced Dive Course or Rescue Diver Course. You also have the option to complete a Divemaster Course for those who are seeking to gain a commercial qualification to start your Diving Career. Please enquire with us for more information.

Cairns Dive Centre - PADI Dive Courses


Rates from: $750

SPECIAL (Valid for bookings until end of October - must travel by the 30th November 2017)

4 Day Liveaboard Open Water Course - $610pp + $40pp levy = $650pp (Save $130pp)

5 Day Liveaboard Open Water Dive Course - $740pp + $60pp levy = $800pp (Save $160pp)

5 Day Liveaboard Dive Course + extra night on the reef (does not include Advanced Course) - $880pp + $80pp levy = $960pp (Save $140pp)

The PADI Open Water Dive Courses are taught to an International Standard and the knowledge, skills and experience that you gain will allow you to dive all over the world.  Simply choose your Learn-to-dive course duration; 4, 5 or 6 days! For the liveaboard options there is a range of accommodation onboard to choose - quad share, twin rooms or double rooms - cabins are allocated on a "first come first served" basis - Please advise at time of booking your cabin style preference.

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DSDD - PADI Open Water Dive Courses / Advanced Dive Course / Rescue Dive Course


Rates from: $700

OCTOBER SPECIAL

BOOK A 4 DAY LIVEABOARD DIVE COURSE AND GET UPGRADED TO THE 5 DAY LIVEABOARD DIVE COURSE - $715PP + $60 LEVIES = $775PP

Deep Sea Divers Den is a 5 star PADI Training Centre and offers PADI Open Water Dive Courses, Advanced Dive Courses and PADI Rescue Dive Courses. They have a few different options to complete the courses as they have both a day boat and a live aboard boat. Choosing the Budget Open Water Course you will spend two days at their training centre completing your theory component and pool training dives. On the last two days you will do two separate day trips on-board their Sea Quest day boat. Alternatively you can choose a live aboard course and stay overnight at the reef. Simply choose your Learn-to-dive course duration; 4, 5 or 6 days!  

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DUD - PADI Open Water Courses / Advanced Dive Course


Rates from: $420

SPECIAL (VALID FOR LIMITED TIME) - 4 DAY PADI OPEN WATER COURSE - $490PP (INCLUDING LEVIES)

Down Under Dive start their 4 Day Open Water Dive courses each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You will spend two days at their training centre completing your theory component and pool training dives. On the last two days you will do two separate day trips on-board Evolution to complete the 2 open water training dives each day, therefore a total of 4 training dives.  5 Day Open Water Dive Courses and PADI Advanced Courses are also available.  Please note they do not offer any liveaboard options.

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PD - PADI 5 Day Open Water Learn to Dive Course


Rates from: $995

Contact us to enquire if any STANDBY Rates are available

One of the "must do" things in Queensland is to dive on the Great Barrier Reef. They are Cairns premier dive school and outer reef live aboard dive trip operator. Since 1983 they have developed an international reputation for quality, professionalism, safety and value. They specialize in all levels of dive education. This company only offers the PADI Open Water Certification as a 5 day course. You complete 2 days of pool and theory at their training centre, and then go out on their luxurious live aboard vessel for 3 days and 2 nights. The great advantage to doing it this way is that you get night dives and pleasure dives, which will give you greater confidence.

 

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PD - PADI Advanced Dive Course


Rates from: $995

Contact us to enquire if any STANDBY Rates are available

This company offers a 3 Day & 2 Night PADI Advanced Dive Course.  This course is for those who already have gained their PADI Open Water Certification and wish to further their skills and dive knowledge. The PADI Advanced course is the popular first step in continuing your dive education. It is designed to expand your diving skills and knowledge and to give the inexperienced diver added confidence in their diving.

 

 

 

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PD - PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course


Rates from: $1045

This company offers a 3 Day & 2 Night PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course.  This course is for those who already have gained their PADI Open Water Certification and wish to complete a training course so they can use Nitrox. Enriched Air (Nitrox) is a nitrogen/oxygen mix that has a greater percentage of oxygen and a lesser percentage of nitrogen which means safer diving and potentially longer bottom times due to reduced nitrogen absorption.

 

 

 

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PD - PADI Ocean Referral Course


Rates from: $910

ProDive Cairns offer a 3 Day & 2 Night PADI Ocean Referral Course.  The PADI referral system allows you to split your "Learn to Dive" course so you can complete pool and theory work elsewhere and then finish your open water training dives and certification on our 3 day/2 night liveaboard dive trip.  This includes 9 dives (4 training dives and 5 recreational dives including a guided night dive).  We have a variety of Outer Reef locations at 16 exclusive dive sites.  Course commences every day except Tuesday.

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PD - PADI Rescue Diver Course


Rates from: $1160

Our PADI Rescue Diver course takes 4 days and is conducted in conjunction with our 3 day / 2 night dive trip. The course consists of 1 day of pool and classroom training at our 5 Star Dive and Career Development Centre followed by a 3 day / 2 night liveaboard trip where you will get up to 10 dives on a variety of spectacular outer reef locations. These dives consist of a combination of training and recreational dives.

 

 

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Tusa Dive: PADI 2 Day Referral Course


Rates from: $700

If you have completed your PADI pool and theory, you can join us for 2 day trips to the reef to complete your 4 training open water dives.  T6 is considered a premium motoring vessel that can carry 120 passengers, yet this company caps the number of passengers at 60 per day, therefore it only ever goes 50% full. This ensures ample seats for everyone and personalised service from the crew.  They are also the only Cairns day boat that is licensed for 16 sites, enabling the skipper to selectively choose the best 2 sites for you on the day. This equates to visiting higher quality reef sites as the company is dispersing less people over more reef sites every day, which slows the human impact on the sites.

 

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Tusa Dive: PADI 4 Day Open Water Dive Course


Rates from: $785

Tusa has a working relationship with Prodive as they don't have a live aboard boat and Prodive do not have a day boat. Both companies are considered ‘premium' in the quality of the vessels and service delivery. This 4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course is comprised of 2 days pool and theory at the Prodive 5 Star PADI Training Centre and 2 separate day trips on board Tusa T6. 

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