Airlie Beach Whitsundays PADI Open Water Course

Timetable for Dive Trips and PADI Courses
Day dives, Liveaboard dive trips and PADI diving courses will become available as per this temporary timetable - As changes occur we will continue to update the information.

Complete the appropriate enquiry form for your preferred cruise/course and we will provide all current prices and full details.

Phone : 07 4946 1067

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Airlie Beach Open Water Course

4 Day Open Water Certification Course

The Airlie Beach Open Water Course comprises 2 days of pool and theory training at the Airlie Beach diver training facility plus 4 qualifying open water dives conducted over two days. Dives are generally conducted during two Whitsunday Island day dive trips, however, in the event of bad weather or unavailability of the dive boat for whatever reason we have alternative venues.(See Getting to Airlie Beach)

The Open Water Course is conducted with small groups so that you get personalised instruction in friendly, comfortable surroundings.


Course Structure

  • 2 days of pool and theory training at the Airlie Beach diver training facility followed by:

  • 4 qualifying training dives on fringing coral reefs around the Whitsunday Islands. (Subject to availability and weather permitting)


    • Daily vehicle transfers from your Airlie Beach accommodation to the Airlie Beach Training Centre and return.
    • PADI certification Open Water Diver Certificate on completion
    • all diving and snorkelling equipment and personalised instruction.
      (max. 6 students per class)
    • Log book, dive logs, pic form, manual, photographs.
    • 4 training sessions at the dive centres specialised training pool
    • 4 open water dives conducted over two days in the Whitsunday Islands .(Subject to availability and weather permitting)


Rates - 2018/19
Per Person

4 Day Learn Scuba



PADI Referral Course


PADI Refresher Course


Taxes & Charges


PADI 4 Day Open Water $750

Rates valid 01 to 31 March 2020, per person and in Australian Dollars

A minimum of two students are required to run this course. If there are two students the course can start on any chosen day.

We only require a deposit to hold your place for this diving course. The balance is payable when you check in at the dive centre.

Please complete the email Booking Enquiry form below or give us a call on 07 4946 1067 to check availability.

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PADI Referral and Refresher Courses are also available. See below for details and enquiry form.

Referral Course

To be able to do the referral course you must have first completed the pool and theory section of the Open Water Course with a qualified PADI instructor. You will also need to complete a Medical Questionnaire.

The instructor will then supply you with signed PADI Referral documents which you must bring with you as well as your PADI manual and logbook which will have been issued to you when you commenced your training.

Once these requirements are met you will be able to do your 4 remaining open water dives on the Whitsunday Island reefs to complete your course and be issued with your PADI Open Water diver certificate. PADI Referral Course details here:


  • Daily vehicle transfers from your Airlie Beach accommodation to the Marina and return
  • 2 X Full day Whitsunday Islands Dive cruises on Mantaray
  • 4 qualifying open water ocean dives
  • all equipment and personalised instruction
    (max. 6 students per class)
  • Log book, dive logs, pic form, manual, photographs.
  • All taxes and levies

Not Included

The price assumes that the student already has the following:

  • a divers log book
  • completed the knowledge section of the course
  • completed the confined water skills section
  • 2 passport photos
  • a signed PADI Referral Form
  • a PADI Openwater Manual

Refresher Course

If you haven't been diving for a while then a private refresher course is an ideal way for you to increase your confidence and comfort in the water.

This course is 2.5 hours of poolwork with a Diving Instructor conducting basic diving drills. PADI Refresher Course details here:

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Bookings - Deposit Only Required

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Once your enquiry has been received we will confirm whether places are available on the dates that you have chosen. You will then receive directions for payment of a deposit to secure your place on the course. The balance owing is paid when you arrive at the dive training centre.

Deposits can be paid by credit card via telephone.

Bookings are required in advance.

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