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Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion

Destination: Great Barrier Reef
Duration: 4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

Departs: Cairns Daily
Returns: Cairns Daily

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Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
  • Ocean Quest - 4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Course - Liveaboard Inclusion
PADI 4 Day Learn to Dive Course including 2 Day / 1 Night Liveaboard 

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 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 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 2 day 1 night liveaboard trip to the Outer Barrier Reef where you will do your 4 training dives and 1 pleasure dive whilst onboard Ocean Quest.

The liveaboard vessel Ocean Quest, is where you will spend your 2 days on the reef for the liveaboard sector of your course. Ocean Quest is permanently moored on the Outer Barrier Reef and they use the day vessel, Reef Quest, to fast transfer passengers to and from Ocean Quest on a daily basis.

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 at an additional charge (please specify on booking your course).

4 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 will pick you up from your Cairns city accommodation at around 7:45am. You will be transferred to the outer reef aboard Reef Quest and do your first 2 training dives. At 2:30pm you will be transferred over to Ocean Quest where you will spend the night. The afternoon will offer free time to sunbake and snorkel. Lunch, dinner and accommodation included.

Day 4 - More Diving & Return to Cairns Two further training dives with your instructor, followed by your PADI Open Water diver certification! You will now have the opportunity to do a pleasure dive before being transferred back onto Reef Quest for your transfer back to Cairns. You will arrive in Cairns at around 5pm for your transfer back to your Cairns city accommodation. Breakfast and Lunch 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
  • 1 night’s accommodation onboard liveaboard vessel Ocean Quest
  • 5 dives (4 training dives & 1 pleasure dive)
  • Prescription masks (deposit required)
  • Full gear hire including BCD's, Regulator & Dive Computer 
  • Divers Log book
  • All meals while onboard
  • Bed linen (please bring your own towels)

4 Day Learn to Dive - PADI Open Water Course - Rates
Valid 01st of April 2019 to 31st of March 2020
  • Double Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$775.00 + AU$40.00 per person Government Reef Tax amount 
  • Twin Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$755.00 + AU$40.00 per person Government Reef Tax 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 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, special dietary requirements etc.

2 Day/1 Night - PADI Open Water Referral - Rates Valid 01st of April 2019 to 31st of March 2020
  • Double Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$745.00 + AU$40.00 per person Government Reef Tax amount 
  • Twin Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$725.00 + AU$40.00 per person Government Reef Tax amount 

Dive Referrals Please Note: The 2 Day / 1 Night Dive Referral is only available to passengers who have completed the PADI Pool & Theory prior to travelling onboard Ocean Quest. The course is the same as the 4 Day Learn to Dive Course without 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 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 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, special dietary requirements etc. 
Additional 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 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 & 3 Day Dives. Also included with each additional day is dinner, breakfast and lunch whilst onboard!

Valid 01st of April 2019 to 31st of March 2020
  • Certified Divers - Double Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$200.00 + AU$20.00 per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Certified Divers - Twin Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$180.00 + AU$20.00 per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
Course Extras
  • EMC and Fuel Levy (at sea) - AU$20.00 per person, per day (whilst  at sea) 
  • 2 x passport photos for your PADI ‘C card
  • 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 12 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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