2-day PADI Open Water Referral Dive Course
Includes Two 1-day Great Barrier Reef Trips
Deep Sea Divers Den
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This trip is aboard Reef Quest, a 75 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 10 divers and a Dive Staff of 1. It is for 2 days (note: return to town overnight), and allows 5 dives.
Departure is from Deep Sea Divers Den Terminal, Pier Marketplace, Cairns at 7:30 AM Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, return time 4:30 PM.
With two exciting 1-day trips to the Great Barrier Reef, the result of this course will be your PADI open water dive certification. Over these two day t rips you will make the 4 training dives required, plus your first dive as a newly certified diver!
To be eligible to participate in this or any PADI referral course you must have completed the pool and theory portion of a PADI Open Water course within the past 12 months.
The reef trips are aboard the Reefquest, a large, social, and very comfortable boat. Joining you on the Reefquest will be other divers and snorkelers, but given the size of the dive sites, the ocean will seem your own.
Divers Den starts a new Referral course taught in English every day of the week. If English is your second language the written course materials for this course are available for you in many other languages. Sections of this course in Japanese start every Monday and Thursday, a section of this course taught in Mandarin starts every Friday, and a section of this course taught in Korean starts every Sunday.
To learn more about the dive trip offered in conjunction with this course click here.
For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.
The Reefquest is one of the new fleet of, fast, and comfortable dive boats operating in Cairns.
The Reefquest cruises at 20 knots, and makes for a quick trip out to the reef. At 23 metres (75 feet in length theres plenty of space; the boat can take up to 60 passengers out to the reef. Amenities like hot showers, ample deck space, and the latest dive equipment make for a very easy and comfortable dive experience.
1 additional dive as a newly certified diver
all course materials- available in many languages
all dive gear
loan of course text
transfers to/from your Cairns lodging
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.