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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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amazing experience!!

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Me and my partner have done the open water course with Natalie and the advance with Lennert and it couldn’t have been better. Really good instructors and very nice people. In general all the crew is the best point of this company. Thank you for this amazing experience!!
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Absolutely great day out.

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Went out on the Reef Quest boat and absolutely loved it. Couldn't have asked for better food or patience from the dive instructors as these were my 1st and 2nd dives ever. Absolutely great day out.
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I spent 3 days on Ocean Quest and had a great experience here!

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I spent 3 days on Ocean Quest and had a great experience here! The boat is for both beginners and experienced people. I was the one with least experience, and there were people with 40 years experience - and everybody had a great time. The staff and guides were really great. All my guides diving were really great and helpful, and really made my diving better.
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it was a great experience.

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I did my scuba diving license here and it was a great experience. Good teachers, the place for the course was very well, in general I don't have any complaint. They allowed me to learn what I consider now as my favorite activity of life. The organisation for trips works perfectly too.
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It's very safe, and the dive itself... AMAZING!

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We dove with Divers Den on November 2017, both in Cairns and Port Douglas. It was amazing! The staff is just great. They're super friendly, fun and organised. It made the difference on our dives. (Special highlight for May, the photographer. She's the a very good one!)

Plus, their boats are amazing! It's big, spacious and comfortable, with showers on the bathroom (and that's a really good thing!).

As part of the operation organisation, there was an employee on the boat responsible for checking all your equipment, along with your buddy, and they also check how much of air you've got after each dive, as well as your maximum depth, to ensure everyone has a sufficient surface interval before the next dive.

It's very safe, and the dive itself... AMAZING!

We'd definitely dive again with these guys if we ever come back to Cairns, and we surely recommend them for the best dives at the Great Barrier Reef.
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had an amazing time!

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We just recently took a day trip to the reef with Divers Den from Port Douglas and had an amazing time! From the moment we got on board the crew were exceptionally friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome and excited about the day ahead. We were all certified divers but a couple of us were quite nervous, so it was amazing to have the calm, supportive and professional crew and dive guide around to make us feel at ease. The reef in both locations that we visited was beautiful and we saw lots of different marine species including cuttle fish, turtles and reef sharks. Highly recommend!
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group - 25 + people

Additional Information:

What to bring:

  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Trip ID#:

PadWatDiv

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