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Cairns Open Water Diving Course

Cairns PADI 4 Day E-Learning Course

The Open Water Diving Course Cairns is sanctioned by PADI and is conducted at the Cairns PADI diver training centre. Cairns Dive Centre staff are all dedicated, long serving experts with great communication skills developed through years of interaction with and training of diving students and hundreds of dives on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

cairns open water diving course

Take the plunge and learn to dive on the 4 day PADI E-Learning Open Water course.

5 day course with 3 day Great Barrier Reef liveaboard included is also available. 5 Days - Cairns PADI Open Water

The four-day course includes the PADI e-learning component so that only one day is needed for practical pool traing at the Five-Star PADI Development Centre. Classroom theory is replaced with online eLearning which can be completed in your own time prior to arriving in Cairns.

All ocean training dives are conducted as normal during the three-day, two-night liveaboard to the Great Barrier Reef. With warm waters, minimal current and great visibility year round, The Great Barrier Reef is the best place on Earth to learn how to dive.

NOTE - You will have a different dive instructor for the 2 days of diving on the boat from the one you had in the pool.

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Rates - 2022/23


4 Day PADI E-Learning

Dive Course


Taxes & Charges* $85 - Included in price

Total Price $1085

Rates valid until 31st March 2023, per person and in Australian Dollars

Deposit only required

Courses commence Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and only instruction in English is available.

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Courses Commence

English Only: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

When you arrive at the training centre you will be fitted for your wetsuit, fins etc and optical mask if required.

Course Summary

Inclusions - On Land

  • 2 x passport photos needed for certification
  • All stationary requirements.
  • PADI Open Water Certificate
  • Accommodation transfers daily (city and Northern Beaches)
  • All dive equipment
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • PADI Open Water Manual.

Inclusions - At Sea

  • 2 Days of diving (6 dives - 4 training dives and 2 guided experience dives) on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Buffet lunch and snacks
  • All dive equipment (including Dive Computer)
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • Log Book

You can look forward to seeing an array of marine life such as turtles, sharks and manta rays.


Important Information For Learn to Dive Course Participants continuing on with their dive education.

Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessmentEntry Level Student Dive 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 associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor). Important Note:Student Diver Medical Declaration and Dive Medical (if required) must be completed within 90 days of commencement of your learn to dive course.



  • Camera Hire:Digital underwater camera's are available for hire on board our dive boats for a cost of A$40 per dive.

Important Information

  • The minimum age to learn to dive in Queensland is 12. There is no maximum age.
  • It is a dive course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.
  • We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your dive course concludes

Cancellation and Refund Policy

You can cancel your Learn to Dive course for any reason at any time up to the end of Day 1 of the course and only incur a $25 cancellation fee. There is no refund for any reason after this time.
Extra Charges: An additional fee of $20.00 per person is payable direct to Tusa Dive. This fee consists of $7.00 Government Environmental Management Charge, Port Departure tax and administration charges. City and Northern Beaches for Days 3 & 4 additional charges apply for accommodation transfers - $12 City and $17 Northern Beaches.

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 on arrival at the training centre.

Deposits can be paid using by credit card via telephone.

Bookings are required in advance.

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