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Home| Experiences| Australia| Great Barrier Reef| Scuba Diving|4 Day Open Water Dive Course in Cairns

4 Day Divers Den Open Water Dive Course
From $945pp

What better location to become a certified diver than in Cairns, home of the Great Barrier Reef. This PADI Open Water Diver course with Divers Den is the first step towards becoming an experienced and skilled scuba diver.

Taking place over the course of four days, you will be spending two days in the classroom studying scuba theory and principles, and completing confined pool dives for basic training. Then, it’s off to the Great Barrier Reef to explore the thriving and vibrant underwater world. Two full Outer Reef day trips allows you to make the most of your new Scuba Diving skills while taking in the sights of colourful coral, rare fish, turtles and maybe even some reef sharks.

Getting your open water course is an absolute game changer, and will open up a world of opportunities on the rest of your travels, with so many incredible dive spots to explore. Divers Den offers an incredible and budget friendly experience and these day trips to the Great Barrier Reef are ideal for honing your skills amongst an abundance of marine life. An absolute must for any budding scuba enthusiast, you will be finishing your four days as a certified PADI Open Water Diver – and that is where the real fun begins!

  • Money Icon $945 Per Person
  • Clock Icon 4 Days

Trip Intinerary

Itinerary Disclaimer

Please be advised that all tour itineraries are subject to change as per supplier terms and conditions.

Day 1: Pool & Theory

9am: Check in at our Dive Centre at 319 Draper Street, Cairns. Meet your instructor, complete paperwork and begin dive theory.

Lunch is not included, but you can bring a packed lunch or there are plenty of places to eat nearby.

Afternoon: Begin your scuba skills training in the pool and complete your tread water test, finishing at approximately 5.30pm.

Day 2: Pool & Theory

Morning: Continue scuba skills in the pool and complete 200m swim test. Don your wetsuit and equipment for more skills training.

Lunch is not included, but you can bring a packed lunch or there are plenty of places to eat nearby.

Afternoon: Finish and review scuba theory, finish with a multiple choice exam.

Day 3 & 4: Day Trips to Outer Reef

8am: Check in and board SeaQuest at Cairns Marlin Marina for your day trip to the Great Barrier Reef

8.30am: Set off on a 90 minute cruise to the outer reef, receive a briefing, then gear up and do your first training dive

12pm: Fuel up with a hearty lunch

12.30pm: Hit the water for your second dive to refine your skills, and practice your snorkelling skills at the reef’s beautiful shallow cays. After your fourth open water dive you’ll be a certified diver – congratulations!

2.30pm: Cruise back to Cairns, arriving at approximately 4.30pm

Inclusions & Extras


  • All PADI materials
  • All dive and snorkel equipment, including air fills, and full tuition
  • Fresh chilled water, tea and coffee
  • 2 Outer Reef day trips
  • Lunch on Outer Reef day trips
  • Transfers from Cairns accommodation

Not Included

  • Meals on classroom days
  • Accommodation in Cairns
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Photo purchases
  • Digital camera hire
  • Quality souvenirs

What to bring

  • Hat, Sunglasses, & Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit & Towel
  • Sea Sickness Labels

Pick Ups & Departures

Day 1 and 2: Pick up from any inner city Cairns accommodation.
Day 3 and 4: Meet at SeaQuest at Cairns Marlin Marina.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Divers Den Terms & Conditions

Cancellations & Refunds:
Cancellations within 2 Days of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Cancellations on Day 1 of tour incurs an AUD$160 cancellation fee.
Cancellations on Day 2 of tour incurs an AUD$230 cancellation fee.
Cancellations after Day 2 incurs a 100% cancellation fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

World Nomads travel insurance policies offer coverage for more than 150 activities. Get a quote, make a claim, or buy or extend your policy while on the road.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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