Private 4-day PADI Open Water Dive Course
Includes two 1-day Great Barrier Reef Trips, Silversonic
For those of you staying in Port Douglas this is a simple way to get earn your PADI open water dive certifcation. The entire course is focused in Port Douglas. The first two days will be your classroom work, taking place at the Tech Dive Academy, and your pool sessions,which take place at the large pool of one of the local resorts.
After two days of learning, you will head out to the reef aboard Silversonic for two 1-day dive trips, where you will make four training dives as a part of your course, and two additional dives as a newly certified diver.
You can find more information about the boat trip that is a part of the course by going
This course includes dives aboard Silversonic, a 95 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 8 student divers. The dive trip included in the course is for 4 days (note: return to town overnight), and allows 6 dives.
Tech Dive now uses Silversonic for all their ocean diving. Silversonic is operatied by Quicksilver dive, and she's a 95-foot powered catamaran capable of cruising at 28 knots, it makes the trip out to the reef in just 70 minutes, which gives you more time on the reef. High-tech ride control technology makes for the smoothest ride possible out to the reef.
Silversonic, while licensed to carry many more passengers, takes a maximum of 80 visitors out to the reef. This means there is extra space for everyone, and guarantees that there will be a ratio of 8 persons per crewmember or better.
Small details of the boat also make a difference. Fresh water showers enable divers to rinse off themselves and their gear. We like the fact that there are multiple change rooms onboard, as well as a submerged dive platform that allows for easy entrances exits by divers and snorkelers.
2 days of pool/classroom instruction
4 training dives on the Great Barrier Reef
2 additional dives as a newly certified diver
all course materials- available in many languages
all dive gear
two 1-day reef trips
full catering on boat trips
transfers to and from your Port Douglas lodging.
About Tech Dive Academy
A family-run business owned and operated by Mark Cox and Targa Man, Tech Dive Academy has been operating in Port Douglas since 2004, and recently merged with Discover Dive School. Tech Dive has cut no corners on their operation, so that every aspect of diver training taking place in facilities is at the cutting edge of the dive industry.
Both Mark and Targa are multilingual PADI instructors and highly technical divers. Their staff is equally experienced and professional, and focused on offering quality instruction at all levels of PADI dive courses.