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Learn To Dive

There is nothing quite like learning to dive on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia! Explore coral bombies, be amazed by the abundant marine life, cruise with nemo and observe stingrays, reef sharks and sea turtles.

Choose from a wide variety of Internationally accredited PADI scuba dive courses. Instructors will show you how to dive safely, building your confidence, before taking you to the wonders of the reef. Cairns Dive Courses range from 3, 4 and 5 Day Open Water Courses, some with liveaboard options where you can sleep at the reef and also experience a night dive.

If you already have a dive certification you can upgrade your skills and complete a Cairns PADI Advanced Dive Course or Rescue Diver Course. You also have the option to complete a Divemaster Course for those who are seeking to gain a commercial qualification to start your Diving Career. Please enquire with us for more information.

*Add An Underwater Camera Hire!


Rates from: $39

Open 7 days a week, our Cairns digital underwater camera hire starts at just $39 per day and includes free professional advice from expert photographers / videographers.

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Divers Den - PADI Open Water / Advanced / Rescue Diver


Rates from: $790

Divers Den is a 5 star PADI Training Centre and offers PADI Open Water Dive Courses, Advanced Dive Courses and PADI Rescue Dive Courses. They have a few different options to complete the courses as they have both a day boat and a live aboard boat. Choosing the Budget Open Water Course you will spend two days at their training centre completing your theory component and pool training dives. On the last two days you will do two separate day trips on-board their Sea Quest day boat. Alternatively you can choose a live aboard course and stay overnight at the reef. Simply choose your Learn-to-dive course duration; 4, 5 or 6 days!  

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Divers Den: PADI Open Water Referral Courses


Rates from: $495

Referral Courses can be undertaken if you have completed only part of your dive training. Once you arrive in Australia, you can then finish your dive training.  This is a great option if you don't want to spend two days of your holiday doing pool and classroom training! The PADI referral system enables you to complete your PADI Open Water Dive Course with us in Cairns, Australia. From day trips to liveaboard options, the choice is yours!

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ProDive - PADI 5 Day Open Water Learn to Dive Course


Rates from: $1095

PADI Open Water Certificaton on the Great Barrier Reef.  Since 1983 ProDive are Cairns premier dive school.  Their reputation for quality, professionalism, safety and value is world class. They specialize in all levels of dive education.  2 days of pool and theory at their new training centre, and then go out on the Scubapro vessel for 3 days and 2 nights. The great advantage to doing it this way is that you get night dives.

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ProDive - PADI Advanced Dive Course


Rates from: $1115

This company offers a 3 Day & 2 Night PADI Advanced Dive Course.  This course is for those who already have gained their PADI Open Water Certification and wish to further their skills and dive knowledge. The PADI Advanced course is the popular first step in continuing your dive education. It is designed to expand your diving skills and knowledge and to give the inexperienced diver added confidence in their diving.

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ProDive - PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course


Rates from: $1120

This company offers a 3 Day & 2 Night PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course.  This course is for those who already have gained their PADI Open Water Certification and wish to complete a training course so they can use Nitrox. Enriched Air (Nitrox) is a nitrogen/oxygen mix that has a greater percentage of oxygen and a lesser percentage of nitrogen which means safer diving and potentially longer bottom times due to reduced nitrogen absorption.

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ProDive - PADI Ocean Referral Course


Rates from: $1010

ProDive Cairns offer a 3 Day & 2 Night PADI Ocean Referral Course.  The PADI referral system allows you to split your "Learn to Dive" course so you can complete pool and theory work elsewhere and then finish your open water training dives and certification on our 3 day/2 night liveaboard dive trip.  This includes 9 dives (4 training dives and 5 recreational dives including a guided night dive).  We have a variety of Outer Reef locations at 16 exclusive dive sites.  Course commences every day except Tuesday.

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ProDive - PADI Rescue Diver Course


Rates from: $1275

Our PADI Rescue Diver course takes 4 days and is conducted in conjunction with our 3 day / 2 night dive trip. The course consists of 1 day of pool and classroom training at our 5 Star Dive and Career Development Centre followed by a 3 day / 2 night liveaboard trip where you will get up to 10 dives on a variety of spectacular outer reef locations. These dives consist of a combination of training and recreational dives.

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