Learn to dive in Cairns, the home of the Great Barrier Reef with Down Under Cruise and Dive - a five-star PADI training facility in Cairns that has been operating for over 30 years!
Open Water Courses are coming back in October 2021.
There is no better place to learn to dive than in Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. With classes limited to eight participants, led by professional and friendly instructors, you’ll learn to dive and earn an internationally recognized PADI certification on your 4-day PADI Open Water dive course.
Hotel transfers are included each day, and your course is gradual and safe. Learn basic scuba skills in the classroom, a pool, and confined water dives, then explore the Great Barrier Reef on open-water dives. Once you have successfully completed your course, you’ll be a qualified PADI diver!
Medical checks and paperwork completed on-site before classroom & training pool sessions completed.
Classroom sessions re-commence with a small exam and finalising skills learned in training.
Cruise to the outer reef onboard award-winning Evolution. You will travel to 2 fantastic dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef to conduct a series of training skills in the open water environment. 2 dives are completed.
Travel again onboard Evolution to our dive sites for the completion of your PADI dive course. Once you have completed 2 more dives, your instructor will present you with your PADI Scuba Diving License! You can then have another dive for fun on us.
Prior to diving, all divers must complete a Dive Course Medical Questionnaire. In our commitment to the safety of our guests, divers over 45 years for PADI dive courses must have a medical clearance with a physician the confirms they are Fit To Dive. This can be provided by your own GP before you leave for your holiday. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving.