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PADI 4 Day Learn to Scuba Dive Course

Pro Dive Cairns
4.7 . Excellent
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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: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
4 days
From: $ 580 $ 145 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Opportunity of getting trained in centre learning the theory and underwater skills of diving.
  • Enjoy learning diving in the entire 4 days and get certified

Short Description

If you don't have the time to do a 5 day course or would prefer a land based Learn to Dive course then this course is the ideal option for you.


Please note: this option is a joint operation between Pro Dive Cairns and TUSA dive (a separate company) and the course is not entirely operated by Pro Dive Cairns.

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
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Cairns
End City Cairns

Destinations

Australia

Cities & Attractions

Cairns

Age Requirement

12

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Trip Includes

Inclusions - On Land

  • 2 x passport photos needed for certification
  • All stationary requirements.
  • PADI Open Water Certificate
  • Accommodation transfers daily (city and Northern Beaches)
  • All dive equipment
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • PADI Open Water Manual.

Inclusions - At Sea

  • 2 Days of diving (6 dives - 4 training dives and 2 guided experience dives) on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Buffet lunch and snacks
  • All dive equipment (including Dive Computer)
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • Log Book

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Itinerary

Day 1: Academic and Pool Training (With Pro Dive Cairns)

  • 8:00am - Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)
  • 8:30am - Registration at the Pro Dive training centre - 116 Spence street
  • 8:45am - Academic training in the classroom
  • 1:00pm - Lunch break (lunch not included)
  • 2:00pm - Pool training
  • 5:30pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available

Day 2: Academic and Pool Training (With Pro Dive Cairns)

  • 7:30am - Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)
  • 8:30am - Pool training
  • 12:30pm - Visit the Pro Dive retail shop
  • 1:00pm - Lunch break (lunch not included)
  • 2:00pm - Academic training in the classroom and final exam
  • 5:45pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available or transfer to Reef Teach Marine Biology presentation (optional). Please note transfer not available after Reef Teach.

Reef Teach: (Optional) You are invited to Reef Teach, which is a marine biology presentation held at 6:15pm the night before your trip departure. Unfortunately Reef Teach doesn't operate on Sunday evenings. (Additional cost).

Day 3: Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef (Travelling with TUSA Dive)

  • 7:30am - Accommodation transfers (if required) *Additional cost incurred
  • 8:00am - Depart Cairns for the Outer Reef
  • 9.30am - Training dive
  • 11:00am - Training dive
  • 12.30pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - Training dive
  • 3:00pm - Depart the GBR for Cairns
  • 4:30pm - Accommodation transfers (if required)

Day 4: Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef (Travelling with TUSA Dive)

  • 7:30am - Accommodation transfers (if required)
  • 8:00am - Depart Cairns for the Outer Reef
  • 9.30am - Training dive
  • 11:00am - Guided Certified dive
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - Guided Certified dive
  • 4:00pm - Depart the GBR for Cairns
  • 4:30pm - Accommodation transfers (if required)

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Price Per Day: $ 145 per day
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PADI 4 Day Learn to Scuba Dive Course

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Very good and professional dive shop

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Very good and professional dive shop. The staff and crew on board our live-aboard were wonderful and friendly. The food was OK and just enough for everyone. The dive sites were fine - not the best that I've seen but it was still exciting to be diving in the Great Barrier reef. The only major flaw was at the end of the trip when they had to send everyone back to their hotels as it was very poorly executed and organized.
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Great shop. The staff was so helpful and even helped with fittings on my camera when they didn't have to. Can't recommend enough!

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Didn’t like the crew nor their attitude. They didn’t take enough food and the food they took was low quality.

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Store has good Brands & prices, but staff prefers to sit behind the desk than give customer service.

We had an amazing and successful family trip

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I took 7 beginners on their 5 day learn to drive course and they all had an amazing time. In fact 3 of them went on to do the advanced open water course right away. All the instructors are very professional, thorough and good natured. The 3 day boat dive was fun, the rooms very clean and comfortable, as were the bathrooms. I completed both my advanced certificate as well as nitrox on the boat. The dive sites are all carefully chosen and all in all we had an amazing and successful family trip. Tell John McIntyre and Mc Beard I said Hello, on the boat. In the store Andrew, the manager is a wizard at fitting you with any gear you may need.
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I have purchased online & rang up for support. Prompt response, staff was helpful & speedy delivery to receive fins in time for upcoming holiday.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation and Refund Policy

You can cancel your Learn to Dive course for any reason at any time up to the end of Day 1 of the course and receive a full refund of all money paid to Pro Dive Cairns. There is no refund for any reason after this time. If you have booked through a travel agent cancellation fees may apply.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 12

Additional Information:

Courses Commence: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (English Only)

 

Extras

Important Information For Learn to Dive Course Participants

Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training.


To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor).


Important Note: Student Diver Medical Declaration and Dive Medical (if required) must be completed within 90 days of commencement of your learn to dive course.

 

Important Information

  • The minimum age to learn to dive in Queensland is 12. There is no maximum age.
  • It is a dive course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.
  • We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 2:30pm on the day after your dive course concludes

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Meals Included:

Meals as included in the itinerary

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