LEARNING TO SCUBA DIVE IN CAIRNS – 5 DAY OPEN WATER COURSES
Learning to scuba dive in Cairns is a fantastic choice! The dive operators are professional and extremely experienced at teaching people from around the world, how to scuba dive. There’s many different learn to dive courses available in Cairns, one of which is the 5 Day Open Water Course.
This course does not require any previous diving experience. To participate you must be over 12 years of age, able to swim and of reasonable fitness. The 5 Day Open Water Course is provided by a few different operators, so you can choose the package that suits your budget and itinerary.
Quick Question: Why should I book a 5 Day Course over a 4 Day Course? The 5 Day Course is essentially the same as the 4 Day Course, except it includes one more day and night on the Great Barrier Reef. This means you have more time for diving and exploring the reef as a certified diver, with your dive buddy (rather than instructor). There is also the option to extend for an additional day / night and upgrade your Open Water to Advanced Diver certification: see more on this in the notes below.
Cairns 5 Day Open Water Learn to Scuba Dive Courses
Cairns 5 Day Open Water learn to scuba dive courses are comprised of two components. The first two (2) days are spent in Cairns, completing the theory component in the classroom and practicing diving technique and equipment in a swimming pool environment. One these days, accommodation and meals are at your own expense. Dive manuals and equipment is provided to you.
The next three (3) days and two (2) nights are spent on the Great Barrier Reef, completing your dive training and certification, before enjoying free time to scuba dive as a certified diver. The 5 Day Open Water Course also provides you with the opportunity to participate in some guided night dives, which are a real highlight for many people.
If you are learning to dive on the Great Barrier Reef, why not go all the way and continue your training to an Advanced Diver level of certification. This can be done in conjunction with a 5 Day Learn to Dive Open Water Course, you just need to allocate a little extra cash and one more day and night to your itinerary.
The benefits? Four (4) days and three (3) nights diving and exploring the Great Barrier Reef, including night dives and deep dives. Expanding your diver certification levels and experience, will provide you with greater knowledge and dive flexibility for future diving experiences. There’s also cost savings in combining the Open Water and Advanced Diver Courses. For more information, please see our Open Water & Advanced Dive Course page.
Booking a 5 Day Open Water Course in Cairns
Dive in Australia is pleased to provide an easy booking service for all of Cairns’ 5 Day Open Water Learn to Dive Courses and you can save money with no booking or credit card fees. Products are listed on this site for your convenience, or contact us today on +61 499 464 007
The 5 Day Open Water Courses commence every week. Days vary, pending bookings and numbers, so contact us today for more information.
Manuals and theory training. Scuba diving equipment and dive trips. Onboard accommodation and meals, for the Great Barrier Reef component of your course.
Passport photos. Lunch and drinks for the first two days. Drinks and snacks for the last three days.
5 Day Learn to Scuba Dive Courses: Important Information
Some medical conditions will prevent you from being able to participate in a scuba diving course, these include heart conditions, asthma and pregnancy. Students who are over 45 years of age or anyone who exceeds a BMI requirement or has pre-existing medical conditions, will require a dive medical. The cost of obtaining this is not included in the dive course price. Students will need to pass a swimming test, as a part of the course.