6 Days
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef

Learning to scuba dive is something that is top of many travellers bucket lists and there’s few places more memorable to complete your open water scuba dive course than Australias Great Barrier Reef!

This 6 day open water and advanced open water course in Cairns with the crew from Deep Sea Divers Den combines 2 days of classroom, theory and pool work with a four day, 3 night live aboard boat on the famous Great Barrier Reef!

Instead of completing your open water modules on two day trips to the reef you’ll spend the night aboard one the Deep Sea Divers Den amazing scuba dive live aboard boats where you’ll complete your course in style.

You’ll then go on to complete your advanced open water on board too.

And of course all this time on the Great Barrier Reef means you’ll clock up some serious dives too – 4 open water training dives, 5 advanced open water training dives and 4 fun dives. That’s a total of 13 dives, which even includes 2 night dives!

It’s the perfect way to spend more time exploring the Great Barrier Reef and gain two world recognised certifications. What a way to kickstart your dive career!


Day 1

9.00am pick-up from your city accommodation
Classroom theory.
Dive Medical to 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

8.00am pickup from your city accommodation.
Transfer out to the reef aboard our day trip vessel and do your first 2 training dives.
Lunch (included)
At 14:30 transfer to the liveaboard vessel where you will spend the night.
Lunch, dinner and accommodation included


Day 4

Breakfast, 2 more training dives
Lunch (included)
Certification as Open Water diver
Afternoon Advanced Peak Performance Buoyancy dive
Guided night dive.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.


Day 5

Breakfast, 2 Advanced course training dives (Deep and Navigation)
Lunch (included)
Afternoon pleasure dive
Advanced course Night dive.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.


Day 6

Breakfast, 1 elective advanced course dive, 2 more pleasure dive
Last dive completed by 1.30pm.
Certification as Advanced Open Water diver
Breakfast and lunch included.
Transfer to cairns via our day trip boat.
5.00pm return to your accommodation.

Extra costs: $60AUD reef tax & fuel levy.

You get :

4 training dives for the Open Water Course,
5 training dives for the Advanced Course
4 pleasure dives

That’s a massive total of 13 dives (including 2 night dives!)

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 6 Day Open Water and Advanced courses available.

What’s Included:

– Cairns city transfers
– All quality diving and snorkelling equipment, including wetsuits and dive computer
– 2 Cell torch hire for night dive
– All meals whilst at sea
– PADI Student pack (includes manual and dive tables)
– 2 days pool and theory
– All training dives on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
– Air fills

What’s not included: Reef and Port Authority charge (includes $3.50 EMC, $16.50 fuel levy, Port & Administration Charges, GST) per day at sea, medical, passport photos

What to bring:  Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, swim suit and towel, Money for lunch days 1 & 2, Money for soft drinks, alcohol and snacks etc.days 3, 4, 5 & 6.

09.00am City pick up Day 1 and 2
08.00am City pick up Day 3

Returns: 5.00pm, Days 1,2 and 6


– Northern Beaches bus transfers $20

– Passport photos

– Bar purchase

– 4 Cell torch hire

– Medical (AS4005.1)

– Prescription masks

Open date tickets (subject to availability) please give 7 days notice to book Ph: 07 4046 7333 or from outside AU: +61 7 4046 7333.  THIS VOUCHER ALSO ENTITLES YOU TO A 10% DISCOUNT ON ANY DIVE EQUIPMENT PURCHASED AT DEEP SEA DIVERS DEN.

Cancellation fees: More than 48 hours before course/trip commencement date: 10% of course/trip fee Within 48 hours of course/trip commencement: Full course/trip fee

Open Water Courses

DAY 1- Failed Medical*; Full refund. Cancellation for any other reason a charge of AUD$160.00 DAY 2- AUD$230 cancellation fee. AFTER DAY 2 – No refund will be given. Day trip Course Schedules can NOT be altered

Medicals are no longer mandatory but may be required on completion of self-assessment form. Copies available here http://www.diversden.com.au/medical.htm

*If Student fails medical they have a choice regarding the course manual: they may return the manual in AS NEW condition (for a full refund) or retain the manual, in which case the refund will be reduced by AU$105.00.

Provider Details
Deep Sea Divers Den
Phone: 0740467333

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