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Cairns Learn to Dive - Non Liveaboard Budget Course with Aqua Quest - 4 Day PADI Open Water Learn to Dive Course

Destination: Great Barrier Reef
Duration: 4 Day Learn to Dive - Non Liveaboard Course

Departs: Cairns Daily
Returns: Cairns Daily

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Cairns Learn to Dive - Non Liveaboard Budget Course with Aqua Quest - 4 Day PADI Open Water Learn to Dive Course
  • Cairns Learn to Dive - Non Liveaboard Budget Course with Aqua Quest - 4 Day PADI Open Water Learn to Dive Course
  • Cairns Learn to Dive - Non Liveaboard Budget Course with Aqua Quest - 4 Day PADI Open Water Learn to Dive Course
  • Cairns Learn to Dive - Non Liveaboard Budget Course with Aqua Quest - 4 Day PADI Open Water Learn to Dive Course
  • Cairns Learn to Dive - Non Liveaboard Budget Course with Aqua Quest - 4 Day PADI Open Water Learn to Dive Course
  • Cairns Learn to Dive - Non Liveaboard Budget Course with Aqua Quest - 4 Day PADI Open Water Learn to Dive Course
  • Cairns Learn to Dive - Non Liveaboard Budget Course with Aqua Quest - 4 Day PADI Open Water Learn to Dive Course
The Course

Deep Sea Divers Den have been operating in Cairns for over 25 years, making them one of the longest established Dive Centers in Cairns. Their training facilities are under 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, courses are currently conducte in English (with foreign language text books and course materials available). 

The 4 Day Non Liveaboard Budget PADI Learn to Dive Course option is designed for the traveler who is short of time and wants to learn to dive for the best possible price. This option does not allow for the opportunity to overnight on the reef (as the Live Aboard Courses do), so your own land based accommodation is necessary for this course.

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 and classroom facilities in Cairns. 

This is followed by a 2 separate day excursions, on days 3 and 4 visiting select sites on the Outer Barrier Reef aboard the fast, modern, purpose built catamaran, Aqua Quest.

Each day your will complete the 2 PADI training dives aboard the vessel with lunch included as well as the option to do a little snorkeling.

At the end of each day spent on the Great Barrier Reef you will arrive back into the Cairns' Marlin Marinas at approximately 4.30pm in the afternoon. This leaves course participants plenty of free time in the late afternoon and early evening for to have dinner or catch up with friends and overnight on land at 'own' accommodation - a fantastic alternative for those who are unsure that they will enjoy overnighting on a boat. 

On completion of your 4 PADI certification dives you will get the opportunity to do one 'fun dive' (time permitting).

Deep Sea Divers Den's friendly, personalized service from professional Dive Instructors and crew combined with the colourful coral and abundant marine life and warm tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, represents one of the best budget 4 Day Non Liveaboard Budget PADI Learn to Dive Course options available from Cairns.

This dive course is ideal for the budget conscious traveler or those with time constraints.
4 Day Budget Learn to Dive Course Itinerary

Day 1: The Deep Sea Divers Den coach will pick you up from your Cairns City accommodation at around 9am. You will spend the day learning theory & various skills in the pool and classroom (in Cairns).  Your day's learning should finish around 5pm and you will be dropped back to your Cairns City accommodation.

Day 2: The Deep Sea Divers Den coach will pick you up from your Cairns city accommodation at around 9.00am. Again, you will spend the day finishing the theory & various skills in the pool. Please note that on Days 1 & 2 meals and overnight accommodation are not included.

Day 3: Check-in at Aqua Quest vessel at Cairns Marinas at 8.00am. Depart to the Great Barrier Reef onboard Deep Sea Divers Den's fast, modern Aqua Quest catamaran. Arrive at the Outer Barrier Reef and do your first 2 PADI Open Water Training Dives. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and some snorkelling in between your training dives. At 2.30pm it is time to prepare to depart the Great Barrier Reef to travel back into Cairns, arriving at 4.30pm (Lunch included)

Day 4: Check-in at Aqua Quest vessel at Cairns Marinas at 8.00am. Depart to the Great Barrier Reef onboard Deep Sea Divers Den's fast, modern Aqua Quest catamaran for your second day on the reef. Arrive at the Outer Barrier Reef and complete the rest of your training dives, dives 3 and 4 before you are signed off as an PADI Open Water Diver. There is even the opportunity to do a 5th dive (a pleasure dive) before heading back to Cairns. Arrive into Cairns Marinas at 4.30pm (Lunch included)
Courses Commence
  • Thursday Each Week 
Course Inclusions
  • PADI Open water certification & PADI Manual (to keep)
  • Cairns City accommodation return coach transfers each day
  • 2 Day Tours to the Great Barrier Reef onboard Aqua Quest Vessel 
  • Includes up to 5 Dives (comprising of 4 PADI training dives & 1 pleasure dive)
  • Full gear hire including BCD's, Regulator & Dive Computer 
  • Prescription masks (deposit required)
  • Lunch on days 2 and 3 on Aqua Quest at the Great Barrier Reef 
  • Divers Log Book & C Card 

Rates - Course Cost - Valid from 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 4 Day Budget Course (Non-Liveaboard) AU$815.00 per person (includes Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy)

Please Note: Course cost includes your PADI Open Water manual, available in English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese and Spanish 
Rates - Course Cost - Valid from 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 4 Day Budget Course (Non-Liveaboard) AU$939.00 per person (includes Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy)

Please Note: Course cost includes your PADI Open Water manual, available in English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese and Spanish 

Course Extras

  • 2 x passport photos for your PADI ‘C’ card
  • Northern Beaches transfers
  • Purchase of snacks, drinks and souvenirs available onboard
  • Underwater cameras are available onboard for hire

Course Requirements
  • The ability to swim 200 metres and tread water for 10 minutes
  • The minimum age is 10 years (subject to a medical assessment). Children under the age of 15 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment entry 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.

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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