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3 Day Learn to Dive with eLearning

Scuba diving is the ultimate adventure, and the best way to explore the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. Quicksilver's Three Day Learn to Dive Course with eLearning (PADI Open Water Certification) is ideal for those ready to get certified but short on time. The online eLearning platform allows students to complete the theory component of the course at their own convenience before arriving. This reduces the amount of time spent in a classroom by a full day, allowing the entire course to be completed in just three days. 

The course is conducted in two components:

  • PADI eLearning (login details supplied via Quicksilver Dive 24hr after booking)  
  • 1 x days of testing and pool training
  • 2 x day trips to the outer Great Barrier Reef

Within 24hrs of your booking being confirmed, you will receive login details for the online PADI eLearning platform. This gives you access to the compulsory theory component of your open water certification, and it MUST be completed before practical pool training can start. The first day in the pool is spent at our 5 Star PADI IDC dive facility where you will put your eLearnings into practice, geared up and in the dive pool.
Days two and three are spent on the Great Barrier Reef aboard a modern dive catamaran, during which you will complete four training dives under the direct supervision of your instructor.



  • eLearning access
  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch every day 
  • All dive equipment and use of prescription masks 
  • Same Dive Instructor for all 3 days
  • Heated dive pool - Day 1 
  • 2 x Day Trips to the Outer Reef - Day 2 and 3
  • 6 open water dives on the reef (4 mandatory, 2 fun dives)
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • Dive log book

  • Soft drinks, beer, wine and chocolates etc on board day dive vessel.
  • Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches of Cairns.


Before Arrival
Complete the mandatory eLearning reading and knowledge tests prior to day one. 

Day One
Quiksilver Dive - Port Douglas
Practical Theory and pool exercises.

Day Two
Reef Trip - Day Dive Vessel
Depart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef on board one of Port Douglas' premier dive vessels. 

Day Three
Reef Trip - Day Dive Vessel
Depart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef on board one of Port Douglas' premier dive vessels.


  • Ability to swim - 200m (or 300m with mask, fins and snorkel) and tread water (float) for 10 minutes
  • Minimum age 10 years.
  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. Prior to commencing your dive course you are required to complete the self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any questions indicates there is a pre-existing condition which may affect your safety while diving and you will need to obtain a dive medical certificate that states you are medically fit to dive.
  • If you do require a dive medical, it must be obtained prior to commencing the course and must not be more than 90 days old when you start with us.

Terms and Conditions

You can cancel your learn to dive course for any reason up to the end of day 1 (7pm) of the course and receive a refund less the PADI eLearning*.

There is no refund for any reason after this time.  If you have booked through a travel agent cancellation fees may apply

*The PADI eLearning portion of the course is non-refundable.

*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates.

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