Trip Type : Group Tour
5 Day PADI Open Water Certification tour

5 Day PADI Open Water Certification

Deep Sea Divers Den
4.6 . Excellent
92%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
5 days
From: $ 260 $ 52 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Learn to Dive
  • Experience Training dives and Pleasure dive
  • FIVE additional 'Fun Dives'

Short Description

The 5 Day Liveaboard option is by far the most popular learn to dive option. Not only are you certified as a PADI open Water Diver, but you also get FIVE additional 'Fun Dives', including a guided night dive at no extra charge!!! Deep Sea Divers Den's friendly, personalised service, combined with the warm tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, are the perfect combination for one of the very best PADI Open Water courses available.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Cairns
End City Cairns

Trip Includes

  • City Transfers
  • Dive Equipment
  • Air Fills
  • PADI Open Water Manual & Tables
  • Meals on board
  • Fresh water / Tea & Coffee

Extras

  • Snacks (Choc/Chips Etc)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Dive Guide ($15 Per Dive)
  • Introductory Dives
  • Digital Camera Hire
  • Photo Purchase
  • Souvenirs

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Itinerary

Day 1

9.00am pick-up from your city accommodation

Classroom theory

Dive medical AS 4005.1 (if required)

Lunch (not included)

Dive equipment selection Pool training

5.00pm return. (approximately)

Day 2

9.00am pickup from your city accommodation

Pool training

Lunch (not included)

Classroom theory

5.00pm return. (Approximately)

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

Day 3

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

7.45am pickup from your city accommodation

Transfer out to the reef and do your first 2 training dives

At 2.30pm transfer to our Liveaboard where you will spend the night

Accommodation included

DAY 4

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

2 more training dives

Certification as Open Water diver

Afternoon pleasure dive

Guided night dive

Accommodation included

Day 5

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast, 3 more pleasure dives

Last dive completed by 2.00pm

5.00pm return to your accommodation

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Price Per Day: $ 52 per day
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36 Deep Sea Divers Den Travel Reviews & Ratings

92%
4.6 out of 5 (100+ reviews)
Excellent 31
Great 1
Average 1
Disappointing 0
Terrible 3
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4.6
Guide
4.6
Activities
4.6
Lodging
4.6
Transportation
4.6
Meals
4.6

5 Day PADI Open Water Certification

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Big disappointment!

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I am really disappointed and angry because I couldn't dive.. It was my dream to do my first dive at the Great Barrier Reef but once I was on the boat I have been told I couldn't do it because of a small ear surgery I had when I was a kid. Though when I booked the tour, I was said that it was fine and even more when I asked my doctor he said that it was absolutely not a problem and he could even get me a certificate if needed. I understand that you don't want to take any risks, but you should get more info before making people pay and you should know better the risk because here there wasn't any..
The worse here is that because I paid through an agency I can't get any refund. I have been to your office but impossible to find a solution with you guys. I don't get it, I have paid for something I didn't do, this is not normal.
I am really disappointed.. You are supposed to make us live an incredible experience and this was just a big disappointment. I am a student and I can't afford to pay again for a dive..
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Amazing experience!

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What an amazing experience, I'm backpacking in Australia at the moment and decided on a stop in Cairns to pass my Open water diver certificate. I had never been diving ever before.
What I received at Deep Sea Divers Den is a great service, from Sabina on the phone who quickly pointed me in the direction of different camping sites where the company picks you up.
May, Sophie and Hannah our instructors all along those four days we spend with them showed great patience and professionalism, they all have a such passion for their sport you can feel it and the confidence they displayed made all the concerns and stress we had about diving long forgotten feelings.
I also want to thank the entire staff, in the shop, on SeaQuest and OceanQuest for this experience.
Special mention to Florence, Chef de cuisine aboard OceanQuest who's food is unbelievably good I would come back just for that.
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OMG... This was the most amazing experience of my life!

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Spending 3 days and 2 nights on the great barrier reef, during that time the crew was amazing, the food was also wonderful... The reef was beautiful and the variety of marine life found out there was unbelievable!
I could not believe how easy it was when wanted to go for a snorkel we just signed out and then signed back in when we got back on the boat!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND deep sea divers den if you want to have the most amazing experience of your life!
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Had 4 brilliant days liveaboard on the Taka Ribbon Reef Explorer

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After some considerable time out of the water and being a lone female, I was a bit apprehensive but it couldn't have been a better experience. The crew were excellent and really helped me regain confidence as well as being very friendly and helpful. My diving and snorkeling companions were great too. As for the diving, it was awesome - couldn't have asked for more. Thanks especially for showing me all the small things I would have missed guys, including all those nudibranchs! And also thanks for some really great night diving - particularly with the 'big fish' at Challenger. A spacious boat, high regard for safety, good food, great expertise and brilliant company - if I wasn't back in the UK already I'd be signing up for more.
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Good diving experience!

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In my opinion the boat was too crowded. During the safety meeting, everybody had to sit in de messroom, but there was not enough space for all too sit normally or to sit at all.
This issue came back during lunch, but the lunch it self was very nice!
In my opinion the trip to the reef and back were also too long and there was no entertainment at all.
Still the balance is positive due to the great areas we've been to, the nice food and friendly staff.
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Loved the trip!

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Just finished a 3day 2night diving live aboard with the professional and fun people at deep sea divers. great boat, great staff and so much very tasty food
my only complaint...i couldn't stay longer
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Additional Information:

What to bring:

  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Trip ID#:

PadWatDiv

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