Airlie Beach PADI Open Water

Phone: 07 49461067

International: 61 7 49461067

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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 2 full day dive cruises to the Whitsunday Islands. Dives are conducted before lunch and after lunch we visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. (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.

  • 2 x full day dive trips to the best Whitsunday Island dive sites including visits to Whitehaven Beach.


    • 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
    • 2 full day dive cruises to the Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach to complete 4 Open Water training dives.(Subject to availability and weather permitting)
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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 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, 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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Medical Requirements for PADI Australia Diving Courses

  • Compulsory Student Diver Medical Declaration: Prior to commencing your Open Water Dive Course you must complete the self assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training. To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs involved are payable directly to the doctor).
  • Important Note: Once completed the Student Diver Medical Declaration and Dive Medical (if required) is valid for 90 days.

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 we will be able to take you for your 4 remaining open water dives on the Whitsunday Island reefs to complete your course and issue you with your PADI Open Water diver certificate.


  • Daily vehicle transfers from your Airlie Beach accommodation to the Marina and return
  • 2 X Full day Whitsunday Islands Dive cruises on Mantaray
  • 4 open water ocean dives on reefs around the Whitsunday Islands.
  • 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.

Bookings are essential


Please use the form below for your Booking Enquiry so that we can check availability. Book online using our secure SSL Booking Form or by phone. We accept Visa and Mastercard.

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Bookings - Deposit Only Required

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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4 day PADI course that includes 2 day dives in the Whitsunday Islands
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Product ID: Airlie Beach Open Water Course
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AUD 750 - Available in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Australia

Whitsunday Dive Centre
Address: 1/4 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach>
ABN: 67 180 995 182
Phone:07 49461067
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Whitsunday Dive Centre
Price Range: All prices are current
Airlie Beach, Queensland


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