4 Day Learn to Dive Course

Our 4 day PADI Openwater Scuba Diving Course is a land based Course
with 2 Day Trips to the Outer Reef
From 01 April, 2017 From $765 + $20 EMC/Fuel Levy


 

Itinerary Time Activity
Day 1 8.30am - 5.00pm Theory & Pool at Training Center
Day 2 8.30am - 5.00pm Theory & Pool, Theory Exam at Training Center
Day 3 7.30am - 4.30pm O/Water Dives 1 & 2 Day Trip to the Outer Reef
Day 4 7.30am - 4.30pm O/Water Dives 3 & 4 Day Trip to the Outer Ree

 

About the Course
If you are running short on time or prefer a land based learn to dive options then we can also offer you a 4 day  Learn to dive course. The first two days of the course will be at Pro Dive Cairns' professional Training Centre in Cairns City. The Training Centre features all the modern facilities needed to learn to scuba dive. We also boast Cairns deepest scuba diving training pool.  At 4.5 meters in the middle, students get an excellent idea of what diving really feels like with all the equipment. Days 3 and 4 are spent on a fast and modern day boat completing the 4 training dives for the PADI open water certification. The day boat is TUSA and they have up to 21 possible dive sites they can visit. The water barely drops below 22 Degrees Celsius and between December to February is up around 30 Degrees Celsius. Visibility is usually between 10 and 30 metres. Courses start every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Please contact travel@prodive.com or call 1 800 820 820 if you require more information

 

 

Inclusions


  • PADI Gold Open Water certification
  • PADI Open Water manual (various languages available)
  • Accommodation transfers on the first 2 days of the course only
  • Essential dive equipment hire, including dive computer and 5mm short arm/leg wetsuit
  • Prescription masks (if required)
  • 2x passport photos
  • 2 days of theory and confined water (pool) training
  • 2 days of diving on the Great Barrier Reef with Tusa Dive
  • 4 ocean training dives plus 2 pleasure dives (time permitting)
  • Morning tea and buffet lunch on the 2 days with Tusa Dive
  • Log book
  • Dive Insurance - for dive related injuries and evacuation only

Exclusions


  • Flights to and from Cairns
  • Accomodation in Cairns
  • Transfers for day 3 and 4 of the course (with Tusa Dive). These can be arranged for AU$15 per person from Cairns City; or AU$20 per person from the Northern Beaches
  • Environmental Management Charge, Port and administration fees, and fuel levy - AU$20 per person, payable direct to Tusa Dive
  • Underwater Canon digital camera hire - Click here for more information
  • Cost of Dive Medical (if required)
  • Trip cancellation or interruption Insurance
  • Deck and bath towels
  • Reef Teach course
 

Itinerary


4 DAY LEARN TO DIVE COURSE

Commences:   Cairns 8:30am day 1
Concludes:      Cairns 4:30pm day 4

PLEASE NOTE: The boat/open water training dives portion of this course includes 2 day trips out with Tusa Dive. You will have a different dive instructor for the 2 days of diving on the boat than the one you had in the pool.

Planning your travel arrangements
You will need to be in Cairns the night before departure.

Check-in and Hotel Transfers
Email info@prodivecairns.com up to 48 hours prior to course start date to advise your accommodation, we will then organise a transfer for you. Accommodation transfers are complimentary for the first 2 days of your course, and are an additional cost for day 3 and 4 (with Tusa Dive).

Fit to Dive
Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. You will be required to obtain a dive medical certificate if you answer “yes” to any of the questions on the Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration form. We recommend you complete a dive medical (if required) before you arrive in Cairns.

Web address for Doctors registered to do Dive Medicals Australia Wide- www.spums.org.au
Web address for Cairns 24hr Medical Center - Can provide Dive Medicals until 8pm - www.thedoctors.com.au

Minimum age to learn to dive
The minimum age in Queensland is 12 years. All students under 18 years of age will be required to provide signed parent or guardian consent form. This form is available at the dive centre.

Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 18.
Children between the ages of 12 and 14 years will be trained to dive to a depth of 12 meters and will qualify as Junior Open Water Divers.

What to bring on day one
Please bring along your swimwear, towel, cash for lunch and valid dive medical (if required).

Day 1: Academic and Pool Training (with Pro Dive Cairns)

8:00am - Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)
8:30am - Registration at the Pro Dive training centre - 116 Spence street
8:45am - Academic training in the classroom
1:00pm - Dive medical and lunch break (lunch not included)
2:00pm - Pool training
5:30pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available

Day 2: Academic and Pool Training (with Pro Dive Cairns)
 
7:30am - Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)
8:30am - Pool training
11:30am - Visit the Pro Dive retail shop
1:00pm - Lunch break (lunch not included)
2:00pm - Academic training in the classroom and final exam
5:45pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available or transfer to Reef Teach Marine Biology presentation (optional). Please note transfer not available after Reef Teach. 

Reef Teach: (Optional) You are invited to Reef Teach, which is a marine biology presentation held at 6:15pm the night before your trip departure for an extra cost. Unfortunately Reef Teach doesn't operate on Sunday evenings. 
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Day 3: Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef (travelling with TUSA Dive)

7:30am - Accommodation transfers (if required) *Additional cost incurred via Tusa Dive
8:00am - Depart Cairns for the Outer Reef
9.30am - Training dive
11:00am - Training dive
12.30pm - Lunch
1:30pm - Training dive
3:00pm - Depart the GBR for Cairns
4:30pm - Accommodation transfers (if required)

Day 4: Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef (travelling with TUSA Dive)

7:30am - Accommodation transfers (if required)
8:00am - Depart Cairns for the Outer Reef
9.30am - Training dive
11:00am - Guided Certified dive (time permitting)
12:00pm - Lunch
1:30pm - Guided Certified dive (time permitting)
4:00pm - Depart the GBR for Cairns
4:30pm - Accommodation transfers (if required)

Flying after Diving
We recommend you give yourself a 24 hour surface interval after your last dive before flying.

Reef Taxes and Levies 
There is an additional fee of AU$20 per person, which includes an Environmental Management Charge, as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration costs. This is payable direct to Tusa Dive.

Luggage restrictions
We reccomend a small backpack/carry bag onboard the Tusa T6 vessel.

What to bring on board Tusa Dive
Please bring your own towel, sunscreen, hat, and cash/card for snacks, drinks and reef taxes.

Cancellation Policy
Pro Dive Cairns guarantee: the course amount is fully refundable up to the end of the first day of the course. There is no refund for any reason after this time. If you plan to book through a travel agent, you will be subject to their cancellation policies (please check their cancellation policies).

Alcohol Policy
No alcohol is served on this trip. You are welcome to BYO (no bottles please but wine is fine). Alcohol can only be consumed in the evening and Pro Dive Cairns encourages responsible drinking.

Dive Site Guide

Requirements


You will be required to obtain a dive medical certificate if you answer “yes” to any of the questions on the Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration. This must be valid within 90 days of commencing the course and must be done before you start with us.

Great Barrier Reef - Cairns Openwater Courses
*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates.

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