PADI Open Water Course - Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

PADI Open Water Course - Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain your PADI Open Water in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The course runs over 4 days, and on completion you will be able to dive anywhere in the world!

Great Barrier Reef (Cairns)
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  • Description

    Our Open Water Island & Reef Dive Course is a fantastic way for you to learn to dive and experience the wonders of Fitzroy Island and our Great Barrier Reef. This course includes two days of pool and theory work, with the four training dives completed from both the beautiful Fitzroy Island and the Great Barrier Reef.

    Course Includes:

    • Two days classroom theory and pool skills training
    • One snorkel training dive, four open water scuba training dives 
    • State-of-the-art dive gear, including dive computers
    • Wetsuits or Stinger Suits
    • Use of Training materials (available in all major languages)
    • Free use of a prescription mask if required during the course
    Dive the best of both worlds, 1 day on Fitzroy Island and 1 day on the GREAT BARRIER REEF. We visit reefs such as Milln Reef, Moore Reef, Thetford Reef and Briggs Reef.
    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
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  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Diving is an exciting and demanding activity. When performed correctly, applying correct techniques, it is relatively safe. When established safety procedures are not followed, yet there are increased risks
    • If you are enrolling in an entry-level recreational diving certificate you must, prior to commencing the training, complete and submit a self-assessed medical declaration form
    • Some medical conditions will prevent you from diving, while others require you to seek medical advice before diving
    • We will ask you to fill out a medical questionnaire to identify any pre-existing conditions that may affect your safety while diving
    • Participants must be able to swim and have a satisfactory level of health
    • You cannot fly within the 24 hour period following your last dive
    • You must be able to swim
    • If you are suffering from a cold, hay fever, hangover, cough, breathlessness or ear infection on the day of dive, you will not be allowed to participate in the dive
    • Chronic sinus or middle ear problems may exclude you as water depth and pressure can cause severe discomfort if you are unable to equalise pressure
    • Scuba Diving is physically demanding and can be dangerous if you suffer from certain medical conditions. It is very important that you, the diver, do not suffer from any contraindications to diving
    • Please carefully read the below list of medical conditions that may prohibit you from taking part in diving for your own safety:
    - Asthma
    - Heart Disease
    - Epilepsy
    - Diabetes
    - Chest Conditions including Pneumothorax
    - Sinus Conditions
    - Ear problems/surgery
    - High blood pressure
    - Pregnancy (pregnant woman are not permitted to dive).

    If you suffer from or have suffered from any of the above medical conditions OR If you suffer from any other medical conditions, including recent injuries, surgeries or psychological conditions then you will be required to obtain a fully completed medical clearance from your doctor prior to booking in for the dive (cost varies and is payable by you).

    What to Bring/Wear

    • You will need to bring your swimmers, a towel, sunscreen

    What is Supplied

    • Two days classroom theory and pool skills training
    • One snorkel training dive, four open water scuba training dives 
    • State-of-the-art dive gear, including dive computers
    • Wetsuits or Stinger Suits
    • Use of Training materials (available in all major languages)
    • Free use of a prescription mask if required during the course

    More Information

    Example Itinerary (subject to change)

    Day 1

    8:00 am Free pick up from city accommodation
    9:15 am Theory lectures
    12 noon Lunch break and medical examination
    1:00 pm Swim test & pool training
    4:30 pm Return to your accommodation

    Day 2

    8:00 am Pick up from city accommodation
    8:15 am Pool training
    12 noon Lunch break
    1:00 pm Theory lectures
    4:30 pm Return to your accommodation

    Day 3

    6:45 am Free pick up from city accommodation
    7:30 am Transfer to Fitzroy Island
    9:45 am Arrive at first reef dive site
    10:00 am First training dive session
    12 noon Lunch break (lunch is not included but is available for purchase on the island)
    1:00 pm Transfer to second reef dive site
    1:15 pm Second training dive session
    3:00 pm Depart for Cairns

    Day 4

    6:45 am Free pick up from city accommodation
    7:30 am Transfer to Great Barrier Reef
    9:45 am Arrive at first reef dive site
    11:00 am Third training dive session
    12 noon Lunch
    12:30 pm Third training dive session
    1:15 pm Fourth training dive session
    2:30 pm Depart for Cairns

    Please note that for the comfort, pleasure and safety of all passengers and crew all schedules reef sites, as well as the number of dive sessions, are planned on the day and are subject to weather and other conditions by the Master of the Vessel.

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