Get your Open Water PADI Dive certification in one of the most spectacular locations – The Great Barrier Reef – with this 4-day course.
4 Day Learn to Dive Open Water Certification Highlights
- 4-day Learn to Dive course with the same dive instructor for all of the course days
- 2 days spent at the 5 Star PADI IDC dive facility for classroom learning & heated pool testing & training
- 2 day trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, including 6 open water dives on the reef (4 mandatory & 2 fun dives if your mandatory dives are successful)
- Morning & afternoon tea, plus a delicious lunch each day
- Use of all dive equipment including prescription masks
- PADI Gold Open Water Certification & dive logbook
- Convenient return transfers from selected Port Douglas accommodation
- Environmental Management Charge, which contributes to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's management & conservation of the reef
- Departs from the meeting point at 19 Warner St, Port Douglas (Day 1 & 2) then Crystalbrook Superyacht, Port Douglas (Day 3 & 4)
What to Expect
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, there are sharks in every ocean, and a variety of sharks inhabit The Great Barrier Reef. The most common are smaller species that pose no threat to divers or snorkellers. The most infamous Australian shark, the Great White, prefers the cold water of the Southern Ocean and does not visit the waters of Tropical North Queensland.
You will need to bring swimwear, a towel, a dive medical if required, and a passport or Australian driver's licence.
Student numbers are capped at 6 students for every 1 instructor.
Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. You will be required to obtain a dive medical certificate if you have a positive response to any of the questions on the Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration.
A positive response to any question indicates 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, preferably in English, which states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training. This medical certificate must be valid within 90 days of course commencement. If you are unsure about a specific medical condition please check with your doctor prior to making your reservation.
Diving is not permitted if you haven't passed your dive medical.
The recommendation is to allow at least 24 hours after your last dive before flying. However, you can fly and then dive on the same day.
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