4-Day Budget PADI Open Water Dive Course
includes two 1-day Great Barrier Reef trips, Reef Quest
This course combines two days of pool and classroom instruction followed by two 1-day trips to the Great Barrier Reef, where you will make five dives. Completion of the course earns you a PADI open water diver card.
Deep Sea Divers Den has new classes taught in English starting every day of the week except Wednesday and Sundays, with printed instructional materials available in many other languages.
They also teach this class in Japanese starting Tuesday and Saturday, in Mandarin starting every Wednesday, iand n Korean starring Friday every week.
Their campus is located just outside of the downtown area, within walking distance of a variety of lodgings and free transfers to and from lodging anywhere in Cairns city are included in the tuition.). The campus includes air-conditioned classrooms, showers, changing areas, a dive shop and a large training pool.
The reef trips will be on day 3 and 4 of your dive course, and are aboard the Reefquest, a lsocial, 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.
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This course includes dives aboard Reef Quest, a 75 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 10 student divers. The dive trip included in the course is for 4 days (note: return to town overnight), and allows 5 dives.
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.
two 1-day dive trips on Reef Quest
two days of pool/classroom instruction
1 additional dive as a newly certified diver
all course materials- available in many languages
all dive gear
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.