PADI Advanced Open Water Dive course
includes 3-day/2-night Great Barrier Reef trip
Deep Sea Divers Den
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This trip is aboard OceanQuest, a 117 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 10 divers and a Dive Staff of 1. It is for 3 days, 2 nights, and allows 9 dives, plus 2 night dives.
Departure is from your Cairns lodging (free pickup), Cairns at 7:30 AM every day, return time 4:30 PM.
This PADI Advanced Open Water dive course takes place entirely on board a 3-day/2-night live aboard dive trip. The only required preparation for this course is that you already hold your PADI Open Water Certification and are in good health.
There are no formal classroom sessions with this PADI course. The courses consists of five specialty dives, two required topics, and three that you can choose. The only academic work you will need to do is to read the relevant chapters in the PADI Adventures in Diving Manual thatís given you during the course and complete the knowledge reviews at the end of each of the chapters.
(Itís a very good idea to come by the dive school and pick up your copy of the course text a couple of days prior to the dive trip, that makes the trip a lot more enjoyable. Your dive instructor will go over your answers in the knowledge review, do the pre dive briefing, and youíll go diving!
More PAID Advanced Open Water course details.
All told youíll make 11 dives during these two days; the five specialty dives that make up the course, plus six additional recreation dives.
If you speak English then you can start your course/dive trip any day you want, Divers Den starts new sections of this course every day. If English is your second language Divers Den has textbooks available in many languages. There are courses taught in Japanese starting Mondays and Thursdays, and a course taught in Korean starting Sunday of every week.
Are you certified as an open water dive by an organization other than PADI? If so email us and give us the details of your dive course/dive school, in many cases youíd be immediately eligible to take this course.
Details of the dive trip associated with this Advanced dive course.
OceanQuest is an extremely comfortable liveaboard. Sheís twin-hulled catarmaran, with three decks, giving everyone lots of space, both in the cabins and in common areas, such as the lounge, dining area, dive deck and sun decks.
The boat's just been through a major refitting, so everything is nice and shiny and new. The cabins are both spacious and comfortably outfitted. Each cabin has a private bathroom/shower, TV, bar fridges, even an internal phone system!
There are a mix of double, twin, and four-share cabins to suit any personís needs, and the boat can sleep up to 48 divers and snorkelers in comfort. At 35 metres (117 ft) in length, the boat makes for a very stable and comfortable nightís sleep.
For more info about this boat, see the floorplan.
all dive gear (inc. computer) (with Dive price only)
all course materials- available in many languages (with Dive price only)
bed linen (towel not included) (with Dive price only)
all meals (with Dive price only)
torch/batteries for night dives. (with Dive price only)
transfers, Cairns (with Dive price only)
About Deep Sea Divers Den
Deep Sea Divers Den is one of the oldest, largest, and most experienced dive operations in Cairns. Their dive school is one of the two largest such operations in the world, and this year marks the debut of their newly refurbished facilities, and a new dive boat, the ReefQuest II. Besides running the full range of certification courses in four languages, they also operate three dive boats on a daily basis.
The Divers Den has been in operation since 1975, and the size of their operation allows them to do much of their staff training, boat, and equipment maintenance in house. Someone walked into our office recently who was certified and dove with DSDD in 1982, and while you might barely remember what you were doing in '82, Susan has fond and vivid memories of her dive experience.