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Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course

Destination: The Great Barrier Reef
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Departs: Cairns
Returns: Cairns

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Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Ocean Quest 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advance Open Water Dive Course - Liveaboard Course
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. They employ many bilingual PADI diving instructors with English, German and Japanese courses available.

Your PADI Advanced course is conducted in conjunction with a 3 day 2 night liveaboard dive excursion onboard Ocean Quest. Ocean Quest is permanently moored on the Outer Barrier Reef and they use their fast transfer vessel, the Reef Quest, to transfer passengers to and from Ocean Quest on a daily basis. This offers participants the convenience of being able start a dive course any day of the week.

The Ocean Quest is a 35.7m catamaran offering guests stability and comfort whilst at sea. The vessel offers accommodation in Twin or Double Share with private ensuite bathrooms. Ocean Quest can accommodate 48 passengers on an overnight basis 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 day’s diving. The main deck has a large dining room capable of comfortably seating 48 passengers.

The PADI Advanced Diver Course will offer 5 training dives which will present you with new challenges:


There are 3 core dives:
  • Advanced Navigation Dive
  • Advanced Night Dive
  • Advanced Deep Dive (30m/100ft)


Plus two additional dives selected from the PADI Advanced Training program:

  • Advanced Boat Dive
  • Advanced Search and Recovery Dive
  • Advanced Underwater Naturalist Dive
  • Advanced Multilevel Dive
  • Advanced Photography Dive


All five advanced training dives, place you in confidence mode to boost your personal diving experience. Training is conducted by Deep Sea Divers Den Instructors on board their live aboard diving vessel.

Courses Commence
  • English Advanced course starts daily
  • German Advanced course starts on Wednesday and Saturday
Itinerary

Day 1: 7.00am pick up from your city accommodation. Equipment selection aboard Reef Quest your transfer diving vessel. Complete 2 fun dives aboard Reef Quest to get back into the swing of things. At 14:30 transfer to Ocean Quest, the live aboard dive vessel where you will spend the next 3 days. Navigation and night training dives. Lunch, dinner and accommodation included.

Day 2: Two Advanced training dives plus two pleasure dives. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.

Day 3: Advanced training dive five plus two pleasure dives (a total of 11 scuba dives are possible on the trip) Advanced certification, breakfast, and lunch are included (Return to your accommodation approximately 5.00pm

Course Inclusions
  • Cairns City based accommodation transfers
  • Up to 11 dives (weather permitting comprising of 5 training dives & 6 pleasure dives)
  • PADI Advanced Manual
  • 2 nights multi share accommodation onboard vessel
  • All meals while onboard
  • Bed linen
  • Full dive equipment hire
  • Prescription mask if needed (deposit required)

Rates
Valid 01st of April 2018 through to 31st of March 2019
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Advanced Open Water Course - Private Double Cabin with Private Ensuite Facilities AU$965.00 + AU$20.00 per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Advanced Open Water Course - Private Twin Cabin with Private Ensuite Facilities AU$925.00 + AU$20.00 per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount

Important Booking 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 or Twin Cabin with Private Ensuite Facilities. Please also avise us of any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for, for example, if additional days / nights onboard are required, dietary requirments etc
Additional Dive Days Onboard Ocean Quest – Certified Divers 
Why not extend your course by choosing to stay an additional day or two out on the liveaboard vessel as you explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from an 'Underwater Perspective'? As you will have already gained your PADI Advance Open Water Certification in doing the course, you can elect to book extra nights, stay longer and do additional 'logged dives' - cementing your newly aquired diving skills and enjoying extra time at leisure !  Additional Dive Days include up to 4 Dives including a Night Dive and 3 Day Dives. Also included with each additional day is dinner, breakfast and lunch whilst onboard!

Valid 01st of April 2018 through to 31st of March 2019
  • Certified Divers - Private Double Cabin with Private Ensuite Facilities  AU$200.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Certified Divers - Private Twin Cabin with Private Ensuite Facilities  AU$180.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
Course Extras
  • Government Reef Tax, Port Chargers & Fuel Levy $20.00 per person per day
  • Underwater cameras available for hire onboard

Important Information for Divers 

Insufficient dive qualifications and/or some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. Prior to commencing diving you will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding your diving qualifications, experience and current fitness to dive. Should you answer yes to any of the medical questions asked you will be required to consult a doctor to acquire a written medical clearance to dive prior to your dive trip. If you are unsure about a specific medical condition please check with your doctor or with us prior to making your reservation.

Flying after Diving: It is recommended that you do not fly for at least 24 hours after your last dive

 
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