SCUBA Diving courses

What better place in the world to dive than the Great Barrier Reef! Learn to dive or continue your education in the spectacular waters off of Cairns.

There are many certification agencies such as PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors), SSI (Scuba Schools International) etc. all who run similar courses.

PADI tends to have the larger market share and so is the most internationally recognized.

Because of this we have based our course details on PADI courses.

You can still dive without taking a course and many operators offer Discover Scuba Diving programs. Also called Introductory Diving.

Please note that you should wait 24 hours before flying after diving, so please make sure you leave enough time in your schedule.

Open Water

An Open Water course usually runs over 4-5 days. 2 days pool and classroom, followed by your 4 training dives. Most people take a live aboad trip to combining training with fun fun dives once qualified.

Once qualified you will have a license for life, that will enable you to dive with other certified divers down to a depth of no more than 18m.

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Advanced Open Water

This course is designed to help continue the education of the newly certified or not so experienced diver, and expose them do different environments such as night diving, deep diving, or different types of equipment and techniques such as search and recovery techniques and advanced compass navigation etc.

The Advanced course consist of 5 dives usually run over a 3 day 2 night live aboard trip.

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Up to this point your diver training has focused on preventing problems and handling problems you might experience yourself.

The next stage is broadening your perspective and considering the needs of other divers – that’s what the PADI Rescue Diver course is all about. As a PADI Rescue Diver you’ll learn to prevent and manage problems, sharpen your observation skills and help others avoid problems.

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