• 6 Days Duration
  • English
  • No Cancellation or Revision
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Certain City Hotels Pick Up

Open Water and Advanced 6 Day 3 Night Course Cairns

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What to Expect
  • DAY 1 Theory Training
    Travel reference:
    • It begins!! DSDD will provide a shuttle from your Cairns City accommodation, pick up is at 9:00am.

    • Once at Deep Sea you will meet your PADI Instructor, who will help you complete basic paperwork, and conduct a tour of our facilities.
    • To ensure you don't need a medical certificate, we collect basic medical information and check your BMI.
    • Usually the rest of the morning is spent in the classroom, studying the basics of SCUBA theory.
    • Lunch is not included, however we do have various amenities close to our classrooms.
    • During the afternoon the fun really begins with your SCUBA induction! We have ample time to introduce you to the sensation and skills of diving. Our purpose built pool is ideal for slowly building up your SCUBA super powers!
    • Before we finish for the day, there's just enough time for a treading water test, 10 minutes and then Day One is complete!
    • At approximately 5:30pm our shuttle bus will return you to your city accommodation
    Assembling arrangement:
    • Hotel pickups from Carins

    • Pick up and Drop off not available for Northern Beaches or Private Addresses.

    Dining arrangement:
    • Not include

    Accommodation arrangement:
    • Not include

  • DAY 2 Theory Training
    Travel reference:
    • Cairns city accommodation collection, pick up is at 9:00am.

    • We jump straight into the pool on Day Two! If we didn't complete it in Day One, it’s time for your swim test: a continuous 200m swim.
    • Then it’s time to don wetsuits, SCUBA tanks, and continue our skill sets underwater.
    • Again, lunch is not included, however we do have various amenities close to our classrooms.
    • After lunch we finish and review the SCUBA theory, finishing with a final multiple choice exam.
    • At approximately 5:30pm our transfer bus will return you to your city accommodation.
    Assembling arrangement:
    • Hotel pickups from Carins

    • Pick up and Drop off not available for Northern Beaches or Private Addresses.

    Dining arrangement:
    • Not include

    Accommodation arrangement:
    • Not include

  • DAY 3 Open Water training dives
    Travel reference:
    • This morning you’ll be collected bright and early at 7:30am to check in at the dive centre.

    • (If you have any belongings that require storage during your nights at sea, Divers Den does have facilities for storage although baggage is left at your own risk, simply have them with you at pick up).
    • Once checked-in we will shuttle you to Cairns Marina and our Day trip vessel SeaQuest.
    • During the 90 min cruise to the Outer Reef your instructor will fully brief the itinerary of the day.
    • Arriving at the reef we 'gear-up', conduct our SCUBA safety procedures, and enter the water for our first two Open Water training dives.
    • Lunch is provided, a tropical buffet with cold cut meats, salads, and pasta. 
    • Now it’s time to get comfortable, transferring to our live aboard OceanQuest at 2:30pm.
    • Dinner, and accommodation is provided tonight, so its sit back, chill, watch the stars, and just take it all in. If the conditions are right, at night you may get the chance to take part in our 'Sharks in the Dark’ experience.
    Dining arrangement:
    • Lunch and dinner

    Accommodation arrangement:
    • Live aboard

  • DAY 4 the Great Barrier Reef
    Travel reference:
    • Wake up, the Great Barrier Reef is outside your window! We promise, there’s nothing like an early morning coffee on a sun lounger with a view of the spectacular Outer Reefs to kickstart your day or maybe even jump in for a snorkel. Enjoy a hot, chef prepared breakfast too!

    • Time to Gear Up and get ready for two more training dives on the reef. Then, with a hand shake underwater, you’re a certified PADI Open Water diver! But it's not over yet. Next up, PADI Advanced Diver!
    • First lunch! Aboard OceanQuest we provide hot, chef prepared lunches. Vegetarian and Vegan options can be requested.
    • First dive of the Advanced Course, 'Peak Performance Buoyancy' time to fine tune those buoyancy skills that you learnt on the Open Water course and become an underwater Ninja.
    • Next it is time to switch out the lights. Night Diving is a regular activity in SCUBA diving, and to be familiar with the water at this time of day is a huge benefit. It's a magnificent experience and can be even more exciting than our previous dives. The Night Dive will be guided by a member of our dive team.
    • Hot dinners are provided onboard, a licensed bar is open till 10:30pm, but sleep well, more to explore tomorrow!
    Dining arrangement:
    • Breakfast,lunch and dinner

    Accommodation arrangement:
    • Live aboard

  • DAY 5 Night Dive
    Travel reference:
    • We have three dives this morning, two of which will contribute towards your PADI Advanced Course certification. These include a 'Deep Dive', 25-30m, and a 'Navigation Dive'.

    • Again, a hot breakfast, dinner, and lunch will be included aboard OceanQuest.
    • Now go explore and try out your new skills! two more Pleasure Dives on the Outer Reefs. 
    • We've tried our first guided 'Night Dive' on Day Three, the PADI Advanced Course 'Night Dive' will teach you everything you need to SCUBA without a guide at night. 
    • Sleep well tonight, we only have one more Advanced Course dive to complete, and then the reef is yours to explore!
    Dining arrangement:
    • Breakfast,lunch and dinner

    Accommodation arrangement:
    • Live aboard

  • DAY 6 Advanced Course dive
    Travel reference:
    • Your Advanced Course will introduce you to some of PADI's extra dive activities, during your course you will choose one of these as your elective module, this will include one dive and can be chosen on-board after conversations with your PADI Instructor.

    • This final Advanced Course dive will conclude your certificate, congratulations you are now an Advanced Open Water diver, affectionately known as AOW!! The world of advanced diving now awaits so get out there and see it!
    • For the final time we zip-up our wetsuits and get ready for two more Pleasure Dives on the reef. 
    • A hot breakfast and lunch is included on board.
    • 2:30pm, sadly it’s time to pack up all our things and transfer to the day trip vessel SeaQuest for our 90min trip back to Cairns Marina.
    • Once in Cairns we will shuttle you to any city accommodation.
    Dining arrangement:
    • Breakfast and lunch

    Accommodation arrangement:
    • Not inlcude

    Travel reminder:
    • Please bring sunscreen, hat, change of clothes, swimsuit and a towel and cash or credit card for on board payment/purchases (fares, soft drink, chocolates, underwater camera, T-shirts).

    • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended.

    • Itineraries can change based on weather and sea conditions.

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Operats :Mon ,Tues ,Thur,Fri,Sat Sun
  • Not recommended for participants with heart or other serious medical conditions.

  • Not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Minimum age 12 and that children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Answering all statements in the Self Assessed Medical Declaration form.

    Medical certificate if required

  • Ability to pass a 200m swim, and 10mins treading water test.


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  • No refund will be given after booking.
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