4-day Budget PADI Open Water Dive Course
Includes Two 1-day Great Barrier Reef Dive Trips
Down Under Dive
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This trip is aboard Evolution, a 120 foot Mono Hull. It is for 4 days (note: return to town overnight), and allows 4 dives.
Departure is from Marlin Jetty, Cairns at 8:30 AM Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, return time 5:00 PM.
This course combines two days of pool and classroom instruction with two 1-day trips to the Great Barrier Reef, where you will make your four ocean training dives. Completion of the course earns you a PADI open water diver card.
The reef trips are aboard the Evolution, a large, fast, stable, and very comfortable boat.
Joining you onboard will be a number of other reef visitors; both certified divers and snorkelers.
Down Under Dive teaches their classes in English, with printed instructional materials available in many other languages. Their campus is located just outside of the downtown area, within walking distance of a variety of lodgings (transfers to and from lodging anywhere in Cairns are included in the tuition.). The large and modern campus includes air-conditioned classrooms, showers, changing areas, and large training pool.
To learn more about the dive trip offered in conjunction with this course click here.
Launched in 2016, Evolution is one of the new, fast, stable and comfortable boats operating in the Cairns reef fleet.
This boat holds up to 130 guests, and has all the new stablity features that make for the fastest, smoothest trip to the reef possible.
We like the variety of spaces where you can hang out; there are large air-conditioned lounges, shaded decks and sun decks. The dive deck is well organized, and has a number of large water level platforms to make for fast easy and uncrowded exits and entrances to the water.
two 1-day reef trips on the Osprey V
4 training dives on the Great Barrier Reef
all course materials- available in many languages
all dive gear
lunch on boat trips
transfers to/from your Cairns lodging
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||All prices are in
|| 1 Apr 17 -
|Course in English, courses starting MWF
| Extras: || |
|beer, wine, soda, candy, on sale at bar
|lodging not provided
|2 Passport photos (for dive card)
|fuel levy (pay on board) per course
|transfers: Northern Beaches per day
|Environmental Management Charge (pay on board) per course
|underwater camera hire
|dive medical fee (not required if in good health)
About Down Under Dive
Locally owned and operated, Down Under Dive has been training divers and transporting them to the reef since 1985. We have met many of the staff at Down Under Dive, and have been impressed by efforts to maintain and upgrade their fleet of boats,and to offer a full range of dive services and reef trips that satisfy virtually everyone’s needs.