A Learn-To-Dive course will earn you certification as a recreational scuba diver, and what better place in the world to earn your diving certification than on the Great Barrier Reef?
Have the diving adventure of a lifetime and earn your certification in open water diving or a range fo advanced courses. No diving experience is necessary; if you are a comfortable swimmer you should be fine.
FOR YOUR SAFETY A DIVING MEDICAL TO AUSTRALIAN STANDARD 4005.1 IS A PREREQUISITE TO THE PADI OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION COURSE. A MEDICAL CAN BE ARRANGED BY THE DIVE CENTRES LISTED BELOW.
LEARN TO DIVE COURSES IN CAIRNS
DOWN UNDER CRUISE AND DIVE
287 Draper Street, Cairns (MAP)
Phone (07) 4052 8300 / Fax (07) 4031 1373
Tollfree 1800 079 099
PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre!
Down Under Dive is internationally recognized as one of the World's leading dive training companies certifying over 6000 students a year. It is one of the finest PADI 5 star Diver Training Facilities in the world, offering the latest in equipment, technology and instruction from multi lingual Dive instructors.
Open Water Learn to Scuba Dive Courses/ Advanced Open Water Scuba Dive Courses/ Rescue Courses/
Divemaster Scuba Courses/ Assistant Instructor Course / Instructor Course.
CAIRNS DIVE CENTRE
121 Abbott Street, Cairns (MAP)
Phone (07) 4051 0294 / Fax (07) 4051 7531
Tollfree 1800 642 591
One of the largest certifying agencies in the world!
Cairns Dive Centre offers learn-to-dive courses through all levels. Courses commence daily in their training facility, which includes an air-conditioned classroom and a heated, 4 metre deep training pool. The 5 and 6 day courses also include overnight accommodation on CDC's comfortable liveaboard vessel, the M.V. Kangaroo Explorer, on the Great Barrier Reef. Overnight passenger numbers are limited to 38 to ensure your comfort
The M.V. Kangaroo Explorer is a modern, 25 metre catamaran with 16 cabins (twin, double and 4-berth) each of which is fully air-conditioned, carpeted, has its own en-suite facilities and window. Cairns Dive Centre is an SSI training facility and run courses starting 363 days of the year, so they can accommodate you on any date suitable to you.
Phone (07) 4037 2700
All training is done while onboard Reef Encounter!
Reef Encounter is a Diamond Dive Centre – the highest rating of SSI Dive Training Facilities. Our experienced Instructors guarantee you receive the very best dive education. Reef Encounter prides itself on its high training and safety standards.
All training is done while onboard Reef Encounter, cutting out the need to travel to classroom and pool facilities. We believe that by completing all scuba training in the ocean – the end result is scuba divers with more confidence, comfort and experience, than courses where a large portion of time is spent in a swimming pool. Plus, there is more time to witness the wonderful wildlife when every part of your water training is conducted in the ocean!
A qualification you complete with Reef Encounter is recognised worldwide and can be used wherever you wish to scuba dive across the globe.
PRO DIVE CAIRNS
116 Spence Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 5255 / Fax (07) 4051 9955
Pro Dive's PADI 5 Star rating guarantees you the highest standards in diver training at all levels from beginner to instructor. Dive course options cater for everyone from beginner through to professional levels.
DEEP SEA DIVERS DEN
319 Draper Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4046 7333 / Fax (07) 4031 1210
Deep Sea Divers Den employs many bi-lingual PADI Diving Instructors. The first two days involve pool and theory training, and then you can spend 2, 3, or 4 days at sea to complete your dive course.
LEARN TO DIVE COURSES IN PORT DOUGLAS
Corner Macrossan & Grant Street, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 4772 / Fax (07) 4099 4134
Poseidon takes you to the very edge of the outer barrier reef, to Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. Between May and November, there's the possibility of swimming with Minke Whales. Snorkelling, introductory and certified diving and diving courses from Port Douglas.
DIVING SERVICES PORT DOUGLAS
Phone (07) 4099 1874
Gary Ringuet offers PADI courses with your personal dive instructor, where you can learn to dive! Enjoy your own pool and classroom, upgrade your skills! Maximum six in Open Water Classes.
TECH DIVE ACADEMY
3/46 Wharf Street, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 6880 / Fax (07) 4099 6886
Tech Dive Academy is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, offering the full range of PADI courses. We can teach you to dive if you can spare just 2 days out of your holiday. Small groups and experienced instructors.
LEARN TO DIVE COURSES IN MISSION BEACH
20 Wongaling Beach Road, Mission Beach
Phone (07) 4068 8432
At Calypso Dive you will find a wide range of learn to dive courses, from Padi Open Water to Divemaster, in small groups. And all of them in the beautiful waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Phone (07) 4068 9851
Conus dive training is provided by instructors with an enviable wealth of experience in training and the marine environment. For experienced divers, take your diving to the next level with a huge range of specialty and advanced courses available.
LEARN TO DIVE COURSES IN TOWNSVILLE & MAGNETIC ISLAND
9 Wickham Street, Townsville
Phone (07) 4724 0600 / Fax (07) 4771 6527
Adrenalin Dive specialises in day trips to the wreck of the SS Yongala, and Wheeler Reef from Townsville and Magnetic Island. They also operate scuba diving courses and PADI specialty courses aboard a liveaboard vessel.
REMOTE AREA DIVE
25 Ingham Road, Townsville
Phone (07) 4721 4425 / Fax (07) 4721 4424
Remote Area Diving (RAD) combines scuba diving training (all the way from Open Water diver to Master Scuba Diver Trainer) with camping safaris on remote secluded islands of the Great Barrier Reef.
10 Marine Parade, Arcadia, Magnetic Island
Phone (07) 4778 5788
Pleasure Divers is Magnetic Island's only PADI 5 star centre. Specialising in courses ranging from beginner to instructor. Certified divers can explore the fringing reefs or even discover a shipwreck on a one day trip or a 2 day 2 night live-aboard.
1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island
Phone (07) 4946 4766 / Fax (07) 4946 4788
Learn to Scuba dive on SSI (Scuba School International) diving courses: from beginners to divemasters, from Open Water Diver to Advanced Diver, Reef Safari Magnetic Island has the right learn to dive course for you.
LEARN TO DIVE COURSES IN AIRLIE BEACH & WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS
Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach
Phone (07) 4946 4766 / Fax (07) 4946 4788
Reef Safari provides students a with great range of internationally recognised dive courses and specialty training from the SSI (Scuba Schools International) organisation. You can also choose from two locations: Whitsunday Islands or Magnetic Island.
Phone / Fax (07) 4946 9888
H2O Sportz, in the Whitsunday Islands, has a number of courses available, including the PADI Discover SCUBA Diving Program or the PADI Advanced Open Water, as well as the Student Referral Option, if your time is limited.
Phone (07) 4948 1211
Dive Time will allow you to enrol in one of the different learn to dive options in Airlie Beach. Dive Time offers all courses, from the beginner trying diving to experienced divers wanting to learn new skills.
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