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4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

Down Under Dive
  • Learn to Dive
  • No experience necessary
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4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course Info


(2 days pool/theory: 2 day trips on Osprey V + 4 training dives)

Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular learn to dive course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

Down Under Cruise and Dive is a locally owned and operated, offering the latest in equipment, technology and instruction.

Courses Commence:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday

What will I do on the course?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

How long will it take?

  • The standard Open Water Course is run over 4 Days, with 2 days in the classroom/pool then 2 days at the Outer Great Barrier Reef onboard Osprey V


  • Two Full Osprey V Outer Reef Tours with 4 Training Dives
  • PADI Open Water Manual
  • Transfers to and from your Cairns City Accommodation
  • PADI Photo Certification Card
  • Two Passport Photos
  • PADI Diver Log Book
  • All Dive Equipment & Wetsuits
  • Lunch included at reef
  • Environmental Management Levy

Course Itinerary:

  • Day 1 (Classroom/Pool Training) - Medical checks and paperwork completed on site at 8am, before classroom and video sessions commence. Lunch break, then the afternoon pool training session begins.
  • Day 2 (Classroom/Pool Training) - Classroom and video sessions re-commence & small exam completed. Lunch break, before spending the afternoon finalising your skills in the training pool. Full reef biology presentation available at 'Reef Teach' on the second night.
  • Day 3 (Great Barrier Reef) - Onboard Osprey V, travel to two exclusive dive sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef to conduct a series of training skills in the open water environment. 2 dives are completed. Returning to Cairns at 5pm then dropped off at your accommodation.
  • Day 4 (Great Barrier Reef) - Again travel onboard Osprey V to their exclusive sites for completion of your course. Once both dives and all paperwork has been completed, your Instructor will present you with your Scuba Diving Licence! Returning to Cairns at 5pm then dropped off at your accommodation. Drinks and dinner that night to celebrate your certification.


  • Students must pass basic PADI standard swimming (200m) & floating test (10min), and dive medical performed by doctor  to complete any PADI dive course. Refunds offered on Day 1 only of Open Water course if medical or swimming test are not completed as required by PADI standards.
  • Dive Medical: All students must have a current Australian standard Dive Medical Certificate (AS4005-1) before commencing any Open Water Course. Dive Medicals are available on day one direct with a Dive Doctor for $44
  • In the interest of your safety we recommend you do not fly within 24 hours of the last dive.

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen, hat, change of clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases (Soft Drinks, Chocolates, Underwater Cameras, T-shirts etc.)