Learn to Dive Port Douglas

Scuba diving is the ultimate adventure and the best way to explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, with two options available for  Learn to Dive Port Douglas PADI Open Water Certification course. The course is over four days, with the theory component held in the Port Douglas Dive Centre classroom, day 2 in the pool and days 3 and 4 on the Great Barrier Reef!

The first two days of the course are at the diver training centre, where you will learn dive theory in the classroom and the necessary skills of scuba diving in the pool.

Days three and four are on the Great Barrier Reef aboard a modern dive catamaran, during which you will complete four training dives under the direct supervision of your instructor.

At the end of Day 4, you will be a PADI Open Water Diver! You will potentially have the opportunity to do two additional pleasure dives as a certified diver.

The course comprises two components:

  • Two days of classroom and pool training
  • 2 x 1-day trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Next, book a liveaboard tour and explore the GBR as a certified diver.

Reef Encounter

Prodive

Top Deck Club Liveaboard

North Queensland Getaway

 

 

Highlights

  • 5 Star PADI training centre
  • Personalised learning experience
  • Dive lessons on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
  • Modern State of the Art facility


Itinerary

Dive Lessons Itinerary

OPTION 1 

Before
Arrival
eLearning

Complete the mandatory eLearning reading and knowledge tests before day one.

Day
One
Quiksilver Dive – Port Douglas

 

Day
Two
Reef Trip – Day Dive Vessel

Depart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef onboard one of Port Douglas’ premier dive vessels.

Day
Three
Reef Trip – Day Dive Vessel

Depart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef onboard one of Port Douglas’ premier dive vessels.

 

 

OPTION 2

Day
One
Quicksilver Dive – Port Douglas

Practical theory and pool exercises.

Day
Two
Quicksilver Dive – Port Douglas

Practical Theory and pool exercises.

Day
Three
Reef Trip – Day Dive Vessel

Depart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef onboard one of Port Douglas’ premier dive vessels.

Day
Four
Reef Trip – Day Dive Vessel

Depart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef onboard one of Port Douglas’ premier dive vessels.


Included

OPTION 1

  • PADI eLearning access
  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch every day
  • All dive equipment and use of prescription masks
  • Same Dive Instructor for all three days
  • Heated dive pool – Day 1
  • 2 x Day Trips to the Outer Reef – Day 2 and 3
  • Six open water dives on the reef (4 mandatories, two fun dives)
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • Dive logbook

 

OPTION 2

  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch every day
  • All dive equipment and use of prescription masks
  • Same Dive Instructor for all four days
  • Heated dive pool – Day 1 and 2
  • 2 x Day Trips to the Outer Reef – Day 3 and 4
  • Six open water dives on the reef (4 mandatories, two fun dives)
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • Dive logbook


Optional Extras

  • Soft drinks, beer, wine and chocolates etc. onboard the day dive vessel.
  • Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches of Cairns.


How to get there

Head Northwest of Macrossan Street, toward Park Garrick Street, turn left onto Grant Street and then in .1 kilometre turn right onto Warner Street.

Quicksilver Dive is located at 19 Warner Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877


Important Information

  • Ability to swim – 200m (or 300m with a mask, fins and snorkel) and tread water (float) for 10 minutes
  • Minimum age of ten years.
  • The eLearning component takes approximately 6-8 total hours to complete BEFORE you begin your practical training in the pool.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS FOR SCUBA DIVING

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia, has some of the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest scuba diving record.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.

We strongly recommend that passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   Our mission is always to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us.

Or you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1

If you require a dive medical, it must be obtained before commencing the course and must not be more than 90 days old when you start with us.

 

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

 


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