Cairns Dive Courses, 4 Day + 5 Day Padi Open Water Courses in Cairns

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Learn to Dive on the Great Barrier Reef is an amazing experience!!!

Our Tourist Information Centre carries the most comprehensive range of scuba and dive courses from all the dive schools in Cairns, including ‘Padi Courses’ and ‘SSI Dive Courses’ that lead to a certified diving certification. Courses include the popular ‘budget dive courses’ which are very affordable.

Learn to dive ‘open water dive courses’ or ‘open water dive courses combined with a live aboard boat trip to the Great Barrier Reef’. Looking for the cheapest dive courses, last minute rates and specials then contact us.

Like to brush up your dive skills with a refresher course or take your diving to a higher level we have all the dive course options from ‘beginner’s courses’ to ‘advanced courses’ through to ‘Dive Master Courses’.

Cairns Learn To Dive options and locations

Here are 5 popular options for “Open Water Diving Courses in Cairns”. If there is another dive course that you would like to do but is not listed here please contact us

1. DAYS BUDGET DIVE COURSE: Includes 2 days pool & theory at training centre in Cairns and 2 single day trips to the outer reef, 4 to 5 dives depending on which dive school chosen.

2. 4 DAYS OPEN WATER DIVE COURSE: Including live aboard, includes 2 days pool and theory at training centre in Cairns and overnight stay on the reef with four training dives and one fun dive.

3. 5 DAYS OPEN WATER DIVE COURSE: Including live aboard boat on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Includes 2 days pool and theory at training centre in Cairns and 3 days 2 nights live aboard on the outer reef. Up to 9 dives including 1 guided night dive.

4. 6 DAYS COURSE OPEN WATER, LIVE ABOARD & ADVANCED DIVE COURSE: 2 days pool and theory at training at training centre in Cairns plus 4 days 3 nights live aboard trip to the outer reef. Up to 13 dives including 2 nights dives.

5. LEARN TO DIVE AT FITZROY ISLAND: 3 night’s budget accommodation on Fitzroy Island, canteen style meals, 4 island training dive and day trip to the outer reef plus 2 dives. Transfers to the island included. A completed dive medical is required prior to arriving on island.


7. CAIRNS DIVE COURSE OPERATORS/SCHOOLS: Include Deep Sea Divers Den, Pro Dive, Down Under Dive, Cairns Dive Centre. Interested in a dive course with any of these dive schools just contact us.


If you already have open water Dive certification we have a range of other dive courses in…

1. Cairns Refresher Courses: Haven’t been diving for a while? Doing a refresher course is a great way to increase confidence in the water. Courses run most days just ask.

2. Cairns Padi Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course.

3. 3 days 2 nights Ocean Referral Course.

4. Cairns Padi Advanced Courses: live aboard, 2 days 1 night or 3 days 2 nights. There are 5 training dives involved which include Deep Night Underwater Navigation as well as 2 elective dives.

5. Cairns Rescue Diver Course: This course is an important part of any divers education and is highly recommended.

6. Padi Dive Master Course

7 Padi Instructor Course

General information

Important: Some medical conditions will prevent you from diving. Please check with your doctor first. There are also regulations regarding flying after diving, please check with your doctor and website of the dive course company you select. Weather conditions can alter the number of dives available. Please check each dive companies requirements and safety notices etc. prior to booking.

Special Discount

We have special discount for students, seniors and groups. Discount vouchers and coupons to save you on a large variety of other Cairns attractions. Discounts off underwater cameras and many others. We are famous for our knowledge of specials and discounts, last minute deals and specials. Just check with us for more information.


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It depends on the tour selected, your budget and number of persons booking. We find the best and cheapest options as well as applying discounts to your tours. There are a wide range of dive courses available from budget to premium dive courses. There can also be great last minute specials/standbys so always check with us first.
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