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Learn to Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef: 4-Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

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  • Official course for PADI Open Water Dive Certification
  • Four guided scuba dives along the Great Barrier Reef
  • Hassle-free daily transfers from your Cairns hotel 
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Learn to Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef: 4-Day PADI Open Water Dive Course
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Learn to Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef: 4-Day PADI Open Water Dive Course
From US$ 469.79
Overview
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system and there are few better places on earth to learn to scuba dive. This 4-day PADI Open Water Dive course offers the ideal introduction, with expert instruction both in and out of the water, two full-day scuba diving excursions along the Great Barrier Reef including lunch on-board, and official PADI dive certification upon completion of the course.
What to Expect
The PADI Open Water course is the leading certification course for scuba divers and suitable for complete beginners. During your 4-day training course, spend the first two days learning the theory with fun and education classroom lessons, as well as training sessions in a swimming pool to practice basic scuba diving skills, safety drills, and correct ascending and descending techniques.

Once you are fully prepared, put your skills to the test in the open waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy two full-day cruises, each including two guided scuba dives—a total of four incredible dives—and experience the underwater wonders of the UNESCO-listed reef. During your dives, glide past blankets of vibrant coral, swim through schools of tropical fish, and look out for marine life such as reef sharks, sting rays, and sea turtles. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you stay safe and maximise your chances of spotting marine life. Both cruises include a delicious BBQ buffet lunch served on-board.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive your PADI Open Water Dive Certificate, which allows you to scuba dive up to a depth of 60 feet (18 meters), join certified dive tours or rent diving equipment, and take part in advanced PADI diving courses.
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Reviewed 13 April 2018
Great experience with diving course

I chose Down Under Cruise & Dive in Cairns for my first encounter with diving and I’m pretty sure it was the best decision I could have made. I met an amazing bunch of people here and we had such a great time even during...More

Thank Irena_Santorini
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile
Amazing 😊 Highly recommend!

I just became a certified open water diver, and it was incredible. Frankie is the best teacher ever!! I would highly recommend this course and definitely with Frankie, he is such an amazing teacher. The boat is big and beautiful, the staff are so friendly...More

Thank EmilySWong
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile
Nice and good experience

Did the open water course here. I had a nice and good experience. Very friendly staff. Ryan was our dive instructor, very kind and really helpful! Reefs we've visited were pretty (Norman and Hastings). Besides diving also the option to snorkle afterwards. Good lunch (different...More

Thank Daniëlla S
Reviewed 8 February 2018
Excellent Diving Certification Course - Unforgettable Location

Without a doubt, the best thing I've done in my time in Australia. I'd been scared to try scuba diving, but when visiting the Great Barrier Reef, you have to give it a shot. Our class was of 4 which allowed for sufficient one-on-one time...More

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 29 November 2017
Amazing Open Water Class from a Great Company

My wife and I recently completed the 4 Day PADI open water dive cert through Down Under Dive, and we loved every minute of it. From the first two days of classroom and pool work to the two full days out on the Reef, every...More

Thank Luke O
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