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Tour ID: 10000389


This course provides you with the theoretical skill and the practical skill that you require to dive anywhere in the world.
Your professional instructor will help you through the learning process. Each new skill gets you closer to the day you board our boat for your liveaboard dive trip. Your open water dive course is split up into three sections.

Theory gives you the knowledge required to dive in open water conditions. This takes the form of classroom presentations and lectures by the instructor in the comfort of our new air-conditioned classrooms.

Confined water training takes place in our gas-heated pool at our state of the art diver training centre, during which time you will master the skills of diving.

Open water dives will be conducted from the safety of the Kangaroo Explorer - your floating hotel, while staying on the Great Barrier Reef.

At Cairns Dive Centre, the emphasis is on increased training in actual dive conditions. The basis of our training concept is thorough practice of scuba skills in the controlled environment of our new diver training centre. These skills combined with the understanding of safe diving practices and theory, prepare you for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience.


* Schedules, dive site movements and number of dives planned are subject to weather and other conditions and are executed by the Master of the Vessel for the benefit and safety of all passengers and crew on the day.

8.30 am Free pick-up from city accommodation
9.15 am Theory lectures
12.00 am Lunch break and medical examination
1.00 pm Swim test & Pool training
4.30 pm Return to your accommodation
8.00 am Pick-up from city accommodation
8.15 am Pool training
12.00 am Lunch break
1.00 pm Theory lectures
4.30 pm Return to your accommodation

6.45 am Free pick-up from city accommodation
7.30 am transfer to the outer reef via Fitzroy Island
9.45 am Arrival at the reef
11.00 am Lunch
12.30 pm 1st training dive
2.30 pm Transfer to next dive site
4.00 pm 2nd training dive
6.00 pm Dinner

5.30 am Wake-up call
6.00 am 3rd training dive
7.00 am Breakfast
7.30 am Transfer to next dive site
8.00 am 4th and final training dive
11.00 am Pleasure Dive
12.00 pm Lunch
2.45 pm Depart for Cairns on M.V. Reefkist via Fitzroy Island

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    5 DIVES - All meals provided while on board, Multilingual instructors, All dive equipment, airconditioned classrooms, 4 metre deep dive pool (Gas Heated), International Five Star certification on completion of course, Torches for night dives, Free city pick-ups, Free prescription masks if required, Free log book and dive tables, lots of FUN and FANTASTIC DIVING, Courses start daily.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Pay on board charges : Reef, Port & Fuel Levy Charges $60.00 per person applicable from 1 April 2017.

  • Duration:

    4 Days

  • Departure:

    8:00 AM Mon, Wed, Fri

  • Return:

    4:45 into Cairns

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Complimentary pick ups within the CBD area but outlying areas and the Northern Beaches there is a $20 return transfer fee, payable direct to the driver. Please add your accommodation in the space provided on the booking form and state that you would like a transfer in the comments section. Please confirm booking and hotel transfers prior to day of travel using the contact details provided on your booking confirmation. SELF DRIVE - please be at the CDC shop by 8 am (121 Abbott Street)

  • What to bring:

    Towels x 2, Jumper on cool nights.

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Children under 12 are not catered for. Children 12 years and over, pay adult prices.

  • Additional Information:

    All criteria must be met before an open water certification is granted
    Students must be able to pass a swim test. Some medical conditions will prevent you from diving.
    Please note that the following conditions may prevent you from diving or gaining a medical clearance for a dive course:
    asthma, epilepsy, diabetes
    any heart or lung conditions
    any major operations
    some prescription medications
    Open Water (only) course students over 45 years, or anyone who exceeds a BMI requirement or have preexisting medical conditions will require a dive medical. Dive Medical cost is not included in the price.

  • Destinations:

    Cairns and Great Barrier Reef

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