Learn to Dive Port Douglas

  • Learn to Dive Port Douglas courses start on Tuesday each week
  •  8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day (approximate)

Scuba diving is the ultimate adventure and the best way to explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef! This Learn to Dive Port Douglas PADI Open Water Certification 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!

About Quicksilver Dive, Port Douglas Dive School

Quicksilver Dive in Port Douglas offers an exceptional opportunity to explore the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Divers of all levels can embark on a discovery journey with a purpose-built dive training facility that is PADI accredited. From beginners seeking their open water certification to advanced divers and professionals, Quicksilver Dive caters to diverse learning needs.

Located just moments away from the Great Barrier Reef, students have the privilege of honing their skills in the warm and safe waters of Agincourt Reef. The 5-Star PADI IDC facility features state-of-the-art amenities, including a heated dive pool, air-conditioned classrooms, and convenient off-road parking. With low student-to-instructor ratios, every diver receives personalised attention and guidance, ensuring a world-class and safe learning experience.

Whether taking your first plunge into the underwater world or advancing your skills as a certified diver, Quicksilver Dive in Port Douglas provides the perfect setting for your dive education. Join us and unlock the secrets of the ocean’s depths with confidence and professionalism.

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 for scuba diving in the pool.

Learn to dive Port Douglas Training.

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 4-day 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


Top Deck Club Liveaboard





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


4 day- Dive Lessons Itinerary:

Quicksilver Dive – Port Douglas

Practical theory and pool exercises.

Quicksilver Dive – Port Douglas

Practical Theory and pool exercises.

Reef Trip – Day Dive Vessel

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

Reef Trip – Day Dive Vessel

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

If you are short on time, this tour can be done in 3 days. Call our team to book! 07 4037 2700


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

What to bring

You will need to bring swimwear, a towel, a dive medical if required, and a passport or Australian driver’s licence.

How to get there

Head north-west of Macrossan Street, towards Park Garrick Street, turn left onto Grant Street, and then in 0.1 kilometres, 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 mask, fins and snorkel) and tread water (float) for 10 minutes
  • Minimum age 10 years.
  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. Prior to commencing your dive course you are required to complete the self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any questions indicates there is a pre-existing condition which may affect your safety while diving and you will need to obtain a dive medical certificate that states you are medically fit to dive.
  • If you do require a dive medical, it must be obtained prior to commencing the course and must not be more than 90 days old when you start with us.


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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