Scuba Dive Airlie Beach - Whitsundays and Cairns Australia

Phone : 07 4946 1067

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Looking for a PADI Open Water Dive Course in Cairns?

5 Day Course - Includes 3 day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

Cairns PADI Open Water 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.

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4 day course with E-Learning is also available. Cairns 4 Day Open Water Diving Course

Take the plunge and learn to dive on our 5 day PADI Open Water course.Complete 2 days of instruction at the PADI Cairns Dive Centre and then experience the adventure of learning to dive as well as staying out on the Great Barrier Reef for 3 days and 2 nights on a specialised dive liveaboard vessel where you will have the opportunity of using a portion of your Australia liveaboard dive trip as a qualified diver on completion of your Cairns PADI dive course. See our full Australia Liveaboard Dive Trips selection here.


Rates - 2022/23


5 Day Learn To

Dive Course


Taxes & Charges* $85 - Included in price

Total Price $1125

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

Deposit only required

Courses commence Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and include the 3 day Great Barrier Reef dive liveaboard.

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Time to Enjoy the Experience

Your course includes 9 dives on some of the best dive sites the Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer as well as plenty of time to snorkel, relax and really enjoy the underwater reef experience. The Pro Dive Cairns Dive Centre is unmatched for experience and value.

Also available at the PADI Cairns Dive Centre are the PADI Referral Open Water Course, PADI Refresher Course, PADI Rescue Course and PADI Advanced course.

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Here is a breakdown of the divesites that may be visited on this dive liveaboard:

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Medical Requirements

  • 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. cairns padi openwater

Courses Commence

  • English: Daily except Sunday
  • German: Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Japanese: Thursdays

For those customers who speak languages other than those mentioned above we also have PADI textbooks available in a range of other European and Asian languages.

If you have a friend or partner who is either already a certified diver or perhaps a non-diver there is no problem with them joining you on the 3 day cruise.

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 stationery requirements needed for classroom activities.
  • Dive insurance
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certificate on completion
  • Accommodation transfers daily (city and Northern Beaches)
  • All dive and snorkelling equipment (use of prescription mask if necessary)
  • PADI Open Water Manual. (Available in English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish and Japanese).

Inclusions - At Sea

  • 2 nights twin share accommodation on board vessel
  • All meals whilst on board
  • Bed linen - (no towel included)
  • All dive and snorkelling equipment (including Dive Computer and Long leg wetsuit)
  • Use of prescription mask if necessary
  • All Government charges and taxes
  • Log Book

* You should book well in advance if you require particular dates or if you would prefer a double cabin. Most of the cabins are twin share (2 bunks) only two have queen size beds. You can look forward to seeing an array of marine life such as turtles, sharks and manta rays.


  • Digital Underwater Camera's are available for hire at a cost of A$45 per dive.
  • Please use the Booking and Enquiry Form below for your enquiry.

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

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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 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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