Learn to Dive Port Douglas

Scuba diving is the ultimate adventure and the best way to explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.  We have two options available to Learn to Dive Port Douglas PADI Open Water Certification course.

Option 1 is a three-day course with the theory component as eLearning online, which is perfect for getting certified if you are short on time. The online eLearning platform reduces the time spent in the classroom by a whole day and enables you to study the theory component at your own pace.

Option 2 is over four days with the theory component held in the classroom at the Port Douglas Dive Centre, day 2 in the pool and days 3 & 4 on the Great Barrier Reef!

OPTION 1 – 3 day eLearning Open Water PADI Course

The course comprises of the eLearning theory,  a day of training in the pool at the brand new Port Douglas dive facility, and then two full-day trips to the Outer Barrier Reef.  Students will complete four compulsory training dives as part of the course, and two fun dives at some of the most pristine dive sites on the outer reef.

Days two and three 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.

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive login details for the online PADI eLearning platform. This platform is where you will complete the compulsory theory component of your open water certification BEFORE to the practical pool training.

The first day in the pool is at the Port Douglas dive facility where you will put your eLearnings into practice, geared up and in the dive pool.

The course comprises of two components:

  • PADI eLearning (login details supplied after booking)  
  • 1 x day of testing and pool training
  • 2 x day trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

OPTION 2 – 4-day Open Water PADI Course

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 an additional two pleasure dives as a certified diver.

The course comprises of two components:

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

 

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 day dive vessel.
  • Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches of Cairns.


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 can 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 in the world but also 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/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission 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 do require a dive medical, it is to 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.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
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Learn to Dive Port Douglas Tours

Indoor pool at Port Douglas Dive Centre

3 Day PADI eLearn to Dive

1-day quick quiz and pool training 2 x 1-day trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

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4 Day PADI Learn to Dive

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

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