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Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion

Destination: Great Barrier Reef
Duration: 5 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

Departs: Cairns Daily
Returns: Cairns Daily

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Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
The Course

Deep Sea Divers Den have been operating in Cairns for over 25 years, making them one of the longest established Dive Centres in Cairns. Their training facilities are located under the one roof, which is one of the many reasons they have also earned their PADI 5 star Instructor Development Centre status.

Deep Sea Divers Den’s friendly and personalized service allow them to offer one of the best learn to dive courses available in Cairns. They employ many bilingual PADI diving instructors with English, German and Japanese courses available.

The first 2 days of your course are spent learning the theory behind diving and learning new skills in the safety and comfort of their diver training pool. This is followed by a 3 day 2 night live-aboard excursion to the Outer Barrier Reef where you will do your 4 training dives, 4 pleasure dives and 1 (guided night) dive whilst onboard Ocean Quest.

The vessel Ocean Quest is where you will spend your 3 days on the reef for the liveaboard sector of your course. Ocean Quest is permanently moored on the Outer Barrier Reef and they use their day vessel, the Reef Quest, to fast transfer passengers to and from Ocean Quest on a daily basis. The convenience of being able start a dive course on any of the 7 days during the week is unsurpassed.

The new Ocean Quest is a 35.7m catamaran, she has 1 quad share cabin, 18 twin share cabins and 4 double rooms and offers the capacity to sleep 48 passengers overnight on the reef in unrivalled comfort and luxury. All rooms have en-suite facilities as well as TV’s, bar fridges and internal phones. There is a large saloon area on the wheelhouse deck with a bar where you can relax and kick back after a long days diving. The main deck has a large dining room capable of comfortably seating 48 passengers.

Accommodation onboard is based on twin share cabins. Accommodation upgrades to double cabins can be arranged for an additional charge (please specify on booking your course).
PADI Dive Referral 3 Day / 2 Night Course The PADI Open Water Dive Referral system allows you to commence your dive education in one place and then complete it somewhere else.

This three day Referral program is conducted by participating in a 3 Day / 2 Night Live aboard dive excursion. You will have the opportunity to do up to 9 dives over the duration of the trip.

Once you've completed the prerequisite 4 PADI Training Dives that you need to do to finish your PADI Open Water Certification, you can then participate in 5 extra recreational dives, including a guided night dive.

5 Day Learn to Dive Course Itinerary
Day 1 - Pool & Classroom Training
  • The Deep Sea Divers Den bus will pick you up from your Cairns city accommodation at around 9am. You will spend the day learning theory & various skills in the pool. In the morning the doctor will visit the facility for anyone who needs to complete the dive medical (AS4005-1). Your day should finish around 5pm when you will be dropped back to your Cairns city accommodation.

 

Day 2 - Pool & Classroom Training
  • The Deep Sea Divers Den bus will pick you up from your Cairns city accommodation at around 9am. Again, you will spend the day finishing the theory & various skills in the pool. Please note that on days 1 & 2 meals, accommodation and your dive medical are not included.

 

Day 3 - Diving on the Great Barrier Reef
  • The Deep Sea Divers Den bus and crew will collect you from your Cairns City accommodation at around 7:45am. You will be transferred to the Outer Barrier Reef aboard ReefQuest and do your first 2 training dives. At approximately 2:30pm you will be transferred over to their live-aboard vessel, OceanQuest, where you will spend the night. Lunch, Dinner and all onboard Accommodation included.

 

Day 4 - More Great Diving
  • Two further training dives with your instructor, followed by your PADI Open Water diver certification! In the afternoon after lunch there is the opportunity for a pleasure dive. In the evening enjoy a fully guided night dive. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and onboard Accommodation are included.

 

Day 5 - More Diving & Return to Cairns
  • After breakfast there is the opportunity for 3 pleasure dives before it’s time to head back to Cairns onboard the fast transfer vessel, Reef Quest and a return transfer to your accommodation in Cairns. Breakfast and Lunch are included.
Courses Commence
  • English - Daily
  • Korean - Friday
  • Japanese - Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday
Course Inclusions
  • PADI Open water certification
  • PADI Open Water dive manual and dive tables
  • Cairns city accommodation transfers each day
  • 2 night’s accommodation while onboard (Twin or Double Share Cabin)
  • 9 dives weather permitting (4 training dives, 4 pleasure dives & 1 guided night dive)
  • Full gear hire
  • Prescription masks (deposit required)
  • All meals while onboard
  • Bed linen (please bring your own towel/s)
  • Log book
5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Open Water
Rates Valid
 
Apr 2013 / Mar 2014
Apr 2014 / Mar 2015
5 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Open Water Course
Double Cabin - Ensuite
AU$875.00
AU$900.00
Twin Share Cabin -  Ensuite
AU$855.00
AU$860.00
 
   
3 Day 2 Night - PADI Open Water Referral
Double Cabin - Ensuite
AU$850.00
AU$890.00
Twin Share Cabin -  Ensuite
AU$830.00
AU$850.00
 
   
Additional Dive Days Onboard
Double Cabin - Ensuite
AU$205.00
AU$200.00
Twin Share Cabin -  Ensuite
AU$195.00
Au$180.00
 
   
* Additional charge of AU$20.00 per person per day applies to the above rates for Government Reef Tax, Fuel Levy & Port charge

Please Note: The 3 Day / 2 Night Dive Referral is only available to passengers who have completed the PADI Pool & Theory prior to travelling onboard Ocean Quest. The course sylabus is the same as the 5 Day Learn to Dive Course with out the Pool and Theory component. Please advise on making a reservation if requiring a Dive Referral Course and we will ensure that your prior learning and Pool & Theory course paperwork is in order. 

Important Notes: 
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Double Cabin with Private Ensuite, Twin Cabin with Shared Ensuite Facilities or Quad Share Cabin with Shared Ensuite facilities as well as any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for e.g. if additional days onboard are required, dietary requirements etc. 
Course Extras
  • EMC and Fuel Levy (at sea) - AU$20.00 per person, per day payable on course commencement on successful completion of Dive Medical
  • 2 x passport photos for your PADI ‘C card
  • Northern beaches transfers AU$20.00 per person return
  • Underwater cameras are available onboard for hire
  • Dive medical to Australian Standard AS4005-1. AU$60.00 per person (inc GST) – payable directly to the doctor on day one of your course
Course Requirements
  • The ability to swim 200 metres and tread water for 10 minutes
  • The minimum age is 12 years (subject to a medical assessment). Children under the age of 15 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • An Australian Standard AS4005-1 is required. Australian medical standards are different to those overseas. A medical obtained overseas will not be accepted in Australia. Some medical conditions may preclude you from diving. Asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, high or low blood pressure and pregnancy are the most common ones encountered.

 

Please note there are regulations about flying or going to altitude after diving.
  • Currently the rules state that for a single no decompression dive, you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 12 hours.
  • For multiple dives you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 18 hours.


We recommend waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible. These are guidelines only; there is no guarantee that these recommendations will prevent decompression sickness. Currently there are no guidelines regarding diving after flying.

Altitude is 300m/1000ft above sea level.
This includes going to the Atherton Tablelands, so be careful when you are booking tours to follow your dive course/trip.

Deep Sea Diver’s Den recommends you carry travel insurance as they do not refund or change trips within 48 hours of travel date.

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