2-day PADI Open Water Referral Dive Course
Includes 2-day/1-night Great Barrier Reef Dive 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 2 days, 1 night, and allows 5 dives.
Departure is from your lodging (free pickup), Cairns at 7:30 AM Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, return time 4:30 PM.
This course allows you to complete your dive course in two days, and make your four training dives on the Great Barrier Reef, plus your first full dive as a newly certified diver!
To be eligible to take this course you must have already completed the theory and pool portion of a PADI Open Water dive course within the past 12 months.
The reef trip is aboard the Ocean Quest; the Denís live aboard boat.
If you speak English you can start this course every day of the week except for Tuesday.
If English is your second language Divers Den has can loan you a course text in your native language. A course taught in Korean is offered every Friday, a coruse taught in Japenses is taught starting every Monday and Thursday. A course taught in Mandarin starts every Frday. Transfers to and from lodging anywhere in Cairns are included in the tuition.
To learn more about the dive trip offered in conjunction with this course click here.
For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.
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.
2 day/1 night liveaboard dive trip (with Dive price only)
1 additional dive as a newly certified diver
all dive gear
all course materials- available in many languages
transfers to/from your Cairns lodging
loan of course text
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.