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Dive Certification Courses

There are over 20 different scuba diving courses offered in Cairns, Queensland, by four different dive companies, offering PADI and SSI certifications. Nowhere else in the world is there such a range of choices, and nowhere else can you take your lessons and certification dives on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Use this quick guide below to narrow your search.
  • No Overnight Dive Courses These are four-day courses, consisting of two days of pool and classroom instruction, followed by two consecutive one-day reef trips. You will stay in your lodging for each of the three nights of this course, an attractive option if you are traveling in a group or family, or do not wish to stay overnight on a boat.
  • 4-day Standard Dive Course Each of these courses takes four days; two days of classroom and pool instruction, then a two-day/one-night reef trip. You will stay overnight on the boat on day 3 of this course.
  • 5-day Standard Dive Course These five courses combine two days of pool and classroom instruction and a three-day/two-night reef trip. The fifth day of this course will be yours to dive as a newly certified diver!
  • 6-day Standard/Advanced Certification Course Taking this course will earn you both your standard and advanced certification. The first two days are pool and classroom instruction, and a four-day-three night reef trip follows.

Do you need help in selecting a course? Go to the Dive Course FAQ page, or  Email us.


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