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Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Start your scuba certification online today.

 We customize every PADI Open Water Certification Course to our student’s specific needs. We offer several course options ranging from 3 day express courses to luxurious 5 day fly and dive trips to the world renowned Ribbon Reefs. Please contact us with your trip interests and time frames and we will put together the perfect course for you!

PRE-REQUISITES

Pre course requirements (to be completed before the first day of the course):

  • Minimum 12 years of age and a confident swimmer.
  • If you have any medical conditions that conflict with diving, for example but not limited to, asthma, epilepsy, recently broken bones or damaged tissue, heart disease, you will be required to complete a Australian Standards Dive Medical. See below.

MEDICAL CLEARANCE

You may require a Medical Clearance from a doctor prior to starting your referral course. If you:

You will need to provide a written statement by a Medical Practitioner (preferably with experience in diving medicine) that states you are ‘Fit To Scuba Dive’ if you have any of the above or answer a YES question on the Student Medical Declaration. Some medical conditions or prescription medication may prevent you from diving.

Prices

Day Trip Courses Liveaboard Trip Courses
Starting at $695.00 Starting at $880.00

 

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Get your PADI scuba certification. If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, dicover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Dive at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI instructor.

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Book With Confidence Cancellation and Refund Policy

Our cancellation policy is designed with our customers and the dive vessels we work with in mind. We will always do our best to reschedule courses or dives and offer alternatives if available. When you book direct with us for any of our dive courses or dive trips you have the comfort and security of knowing that you will get a full refund should you decide to cancel your booking as long as you cancel in accordance with our cancellation policy.

You can cancel your scheduled Open Water Diver Certification Course for any reason at any time up to 72 hours prior to the start of your course and receive a full refund of all money paid to Cairns Dive School. There is no refund for any reason after this time. This includes factors beyond your/our control including medical problems, airline delays bad weather, etc. - ' Competition and Consumer Act 2010'. If you plan to book through a travel agent please ask if they have any cancellation fees.

PADI Open Water Referral Course cancelations – We have a unique policy that if, for any reason, anyone wishes to cancel at the end of day one of the Referral Course we offer an immediate refund of $175. You will not receive credit toward the PADI Open Water course.

Important Information to Consider Prior to Scheduling your Course

  • The minimum age to learn to dive in Queensland is 12. There is no maximum age.
  • Your participation in the PADI Open Water Diver Course and the PADI Discover Scuba Course requires that you meet the Queensland Medical Requirements and complete a Medical Release form. If you are unsure of your medical status you may want to acquire an Australian Standard Dive Medical AS4005.1.
  • The PADI Open Water Diver course requires that you be able to swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.
  • It is strongly recommended that you do not fly within 24 hours of your last open water training dive or additional recreational dives.

If you have any questions or concerns about the above conditions, please contact Cairns Dive School directly at 07 4041 5296 to speak with one of our friendly dive professionals.

Medical Clearance

You may require a Medical Clearance from a doctor prior to starting your referral course. If you:

  • Have or have had any of the medical conditions mentioned in the Medical Declaration; OR
  • Are over 45; OR
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 30 AND a waist circumference of more than 102cm for males or 88cm for females.

You will need to provide a written statement by a Medical Practitioner (preferably with experience in diving medicine) that states you are 'Fit To Scuba Dive' if you have any of the above or answer a YES question on the Student Diver Medical Declaration. Some medical conditions or prescription medication may prevent you from diving.