Join Deep Sea Divers Den to earn your open water certification in an immersive course and walk away as a certified diver
Spend up to 1 or 2 nights at sea this fun and informative course to earn your PADI open water scuba diving course and learn the ropes of being a confident and qualified diver. Choose how many days you want to combine with your onland learning with nights on our liveboard vessel, OceanQuest.
Earn your PADI Open Water certication alongside Deep Sea Divers Den and get to explore the beautiful and breathaking Great Barrier Reef. As one of the best places in the world to dive, you'll have the chance to see it all up close as you work you way towards your PADI Open Water. For two days on land, you'll take part in our instructional classes, as well as practical lessons in our heated and covered pool at our training facilites on land, before heading out to OceanQuest to dive on the reef itself. With spacious, comfortable rooms, complete with ensuite, you'll feel right at home out in the middle of the big blue, surronded by the amazing reefs, sand beds and colourful wildlife. You can choose from 1 or 2 night options, depending on how many nights you want to spend at sea!
Let our highly trained instructors teach show you around the reef and teach you how to safely dive, and you can swim away with your open water certification!
You can choose from three packages to complete your Open Water certification:
Overnight Experience 4 day/ 1 night: 2 days classroom learning, 2 days on OceanQuest (1 night): 5 dives in total, including 4 training dives and 1 fun dive
Night Diver Package: 5 days, 2 nights: 2 days classroom learning, 3 days on OceanQuest (2 nights): 9 dives in total, including 4 training dives and 5 fun dives with a night dive
- Two days of classroom learning
- 1 or 2 nights on OceanQuest Liveaboard vessel
- Heated, covered pool
- Modern training facilities
- All equipment included
- Open to do night dive with 5 day, 2 night package
- Chance to dive on the famous Great Barrier Reef
- Spacious rooms with ensuite
- All meals included onboard OceanQuest
- See the amazing wildlife
- 17 moorings to choose from for optimal conditions
- Underwater torch for night dives
- Chance to do Sharks in the Dark Dive on second night
- Fluorescent diving offered
- Earn your PADI Open Water Ceritificate (18m)
9:00am pick-up from your city accommodation
Dive medical to AS 4005.1 (if required)
Lunch (not included)
Dive equipment selection Pool training
Approximate 5:00pm return
9:00am pickup from your city accommodation
Lunch (not included)
Approximate 5:00pm return
* Please note on days one and two - meals, accommodation and Medical are not included. You will also at some point in the first 2 days be required to swim 200m and tread water for 10 minutes. The first two days are the same for all packages, and with days three, four or dive depending on how long you spend a sea.
7:30am pickup from your city accommodation
Transfer out to the reef aboard our day trip boat and do your first 2 training dives
At 2:30pm transfer to our Liveaboard boat where you will spend the night
Lunch, dinner and accommodation included
DAY FOUR - FIVE (or your last day)
Breakfast, finish traning dives (first day)
Certification as Open Water diver
Afternoon pleasure dive
Guided night dive
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included
5:00pm return to your accommodation (on last day)
This popular diving option gives guests to do it all during their tour. This is one of the only tours where you can complete your certification on board and still have time to pariticpate in night diving, including our Floro dive or Sharks in the Dark. There is unlimited snorkelling, and all meals are included as well. This popular tour is an amazing way to see the best parts of the Great Barrier Reef and its amazing inhabitants!
**Please note the English course is offered daily except Wednesdays. Japanese courses begin on Saturdays, with Chinese and Korean starts available upon request, minimum numbers apply. Guests mst be able to pass 200m swim test and 10 minutes treading water test. Students must be at least 12 years of age, and divers under 18 need parental or guardian consent.
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What To Bring
- Swim suit
- Money for lunch days 1 and 2
- Money for on board bar during overnight stay
- Small overnight bag
- 2 passport photos
- PADI Open Water Manuals and Tables
- All equipment- BCD, regulator, dive computer, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, 5mm short arm/leg wetsuit
- City pick up/ drop off daily
- All meals during overnight stays
- Room with ensuite
- Two days pool and theory
- Lunch on says 1 and 2 is not included
- Taxes and levies are $20 per person, per day during sea days. Fee includes $3.50 EMC, fuel levy, port and admin charges and GST $16.50
- Money for on board bar
Terms and Conditions
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX card purchases.
This trip is suitable for over 18 years old only. Also please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats departure to check in, please ask us for more details
All cancellations made result in 25% cancellation fee of the total price. Any cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel will result in a 50% cancellation fee and any cancellations made inside of 30 days to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
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.
Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.