4 Day PADI Open Water Course – (Weekend Liveaboard Trip)

from $935 AUD

Cairns - Learn to Dive Courses

Complete your PADI Open Water Course with a 5 star PADI centre. The best news? This is all happens in Cairns, on the Great Barrier Reef, an icon for dive tourism worldwide. Your course includes two days at a scuba training school in Cairns city. Purpose built to make you feel very comfortable starting your new experience learning to dive. It features four classrooms and a training pool. The training pool has two shallow water areas and a 4m ‘deep’ section. This allows new divers to become comfortable with breathing underwater, before descending a little deeper to learn buoyancy and the functions of their dive equipment.  Days three and four are spent on a liveaboard vessel where you will complete your ocean dive component of your training.

Commences – Courses start every Thursday


  • PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre
  • 2 Days pool & theory – Cairns
  • 2 Day 2 Night Liveaboard trip
  • 4 Training Dives on the Great Barrier Reef
  • 1 Fun Dive on the Great Barrier Reef




  • 2 Day 2 Night liveaboard trip
  • Meals (On liveaboard trip only)
  • Twin Share or Double Cabin with Ensuite (Available)
  • 4 Training Dives + 1 Fun Dives
  • All Dive Gear + PADI Materials
  • 3 reef locations

Extra Charges

  • Souvenirs
  • Underwater Photography Services
  • Drinks (Soft drinks, Alcohol)
  • Bar Purchases Bottled water, Coke
  • Extra Charges - Marine Levies, Port Departure taxes and Admin fees $20 per person per day at sea.


Option Price
Twin Share Cabin with Ensuite $935
Double Cabin with Ensuite $975

Dive Course Program

9.00am pick-up from your city accommodation
Classroom theory.
Dive medical to AS 4005.1 (if required)
Lunch (not included)
Dive equipment selection Pool training
5.00pm return. (approximately)

9.00am pickup from your city accommodation – (Please remember to bring your luggage with you for your overnight trip)
Pool training
Lunch (not included)
Classroom theory

5.00pm depart for the reef – OceanQuest Liveaboard

* Please note on days one and two – meals, accommodation and Medical are not included. You will also at some point in the first 2 days be required to swim 200m and tread water for 10 minutes.

5pm: Finish training for the day, shower and change

5.30pm: Depart dive centre

6pm: Board OceanQuest at Trinity Wharf

7pm: Dinner service starts

8pm: Trip briefing and meet the crew. A complimentary drink will be offered and your instructor will review your paperwork and schedule.

10pm: Bar closes

2am (approx): Vessel departs for a slow cruise to the outer reef


Wake up on the Great Barrier Reef

8am: Sit down to a full cooked breakfast

8.45am: Dive 1 briefing

9am: Dive 1

10.45am: Dive 2 briefing

11am: Dive 2

1pm: Enjoy a delicious lunch, then rest and relax while we move to a new location

2.45pm: Dive 3 briefing

3pm: Dive 3

6.30pm: Dinner is served!

7.30pm: Enjoy our Sharks in the Dark experience as a snorkeller, or from on deck

10pm: Bar closes


The vessel will move to a new location early in the morning with a chance to see the sunrise.

8.30am: Breakfast

9.15am: Dive 4 briefing

9.30am: Dive 4 – congratulations, you’re now an Open Water Diver!

11.15am: Dive 5 briefing

11.30am: Dive 5 (fun dive)

1pm: Lunch is served

1.30pm: OceanQuest begins the return trip to Cairns

4-4.30pm (approx): Arrival back in Cairns

On arrival in Cairns we will offer a complimentary luggage drop off to your hotel or our dive centre.



Completed Self Assessed Medical Declaration - All scuba participants must meet medical questionnaire requirements. Some conditions or medications may prevent you from diving.
Minimum age 10 (12 for advanced course). If the diver is under 12, we must be informed before the course starts, as a private instructor will be needed for the sea days - Medical certificate if required - Ability to pass a 200m swim and 10 minute treading water test

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