Are You Fit To SCUBA Dive?

Cairns Dive Centre (CDC) teaching divers in Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef since 1983. CDC is recognised as a PADI 5-star learning facility, with elearning or traditional in-class methods for learning theory available. Some wish to experience dive courses on-board one of our 3 dive boats, or on Cairns' only dive resort on the magnificent Fitzroy Island. CDC also offer different options for you to complete the open water course; learn to dive in the crystalline waters off Fitzroy Island, spend the day travelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef or an unforgettable overnight (2 day/ 1 night) experience on the Great Barrier Reef. CDC currently offers Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Dive Master and Dive Instructor courses. We also offer TRY DIVES and refresher courses, and our knowledgeable team can provide training in a variety of languages ( given notice ), please contact our team for more information. We run Open Water courses every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Advanced Open Water courses every day, Rescue Diving every second weekend starting Sundays, a Dive Master course every second month and a Dive Instructor Course every three months. 


PADI OPEN WATER DIVE COURSE

CDC conduct 4 and 5 day Open Water Dive Courses - starting every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. The Open Water Dive Courses involves day 1 and day 2 in our air conditioned dive school and training sessions in the speciality designed DIVE pool.  After this, you can decide how you would like to complete the course on days 3, 4 or 5.

We have three PADI Open Water Course options available;

  • ISLAND & REEF - Day 3 travel and dive on a one-day trip to Fitzroy Island and day 4 travel and dive on Sunkist at the outer Great Barrier Reef
  • REEF & REEF - Day 3 travel to the outer Great Barrier Reef on Sunkist and day 4 travel and dive on Sunkist at the outer Great Barrier Reef
  • KANGAROO EXPLORER - Day 3 travel to our live-aboard boat Kangaroo Explorer. During the dive courses we can collect you from your accommodation and bring you to class, and drop you back to your accommodation at the end of the day.

COMING SOON - OVER NIGHT on FITZROY ISLAND staying at the purpose built REEF BUNGALOWS

OPEN WATER DIVE COURSES

REEF AND REEF

PADI 4 Day Open Water Course $610

4 DIVES

The Reef and Reef Open Water Course is a unique CDC DIVE course, offering the learn to dive student 4 outer Great Barrier Reef dives. On days 3 and 4 your Lunch will be provided. 

DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool

DAY 2 - 8:00am Pool and School

DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, returning to Cairns.

DAY 4 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, returning to Cairns.

ISLAND AND REEF

PADI 4 day Open Water Course $520

4 DIVES

The Island and Reef Open Water Course is an exclusive CDC DIVE package that gives the learn to dive student 2 Island based Open Water dives along with 2 Outer Great Barrier Reef dives. Lunch is provided on Day 4.

DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool

DAY 2 - 8:00am Pool and School

DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel to Fitzroy Island, returning to Cairns.

DAY 4 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, returning to Cairns.

 

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PLEASE CALL DIRECT TO BOOK ON 0740 510294 FOR DIVE COURSE ( $520 ISLAND REEF AND $610 REEF REEF ) BOOKINGS BETWEEN FRI 10TH FEB AND SUN 19TH FEB

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OVERNIGHT on THE

GREAT BARRIER REEF

PADI 4 day Open Water Course $740

5 DIVES

The OVERNIGHT GBR Open Water Course is the most popular way to learn to DIVE with CDC. The dive student will experience an overnight stay on KANGAROO EXPLORER a purpose built large dive boat giving the diver a truely memorable way to learn all about diving. The student will achieve an additional 5th dive on the Great Barrier Reef. On days 3 and 4 your meals are included, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. 

DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool

DAY 2 - 8:00am Pool and School

DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, staying onboard KANGAROO EXPLORER

DAY 4 - 6:00am Start your day early with a refreshing morning dive, followed by a mid morning dive, then travel back to Cairns.

 

 

 

OVERNIGHT ON THE

GREAT BARRIER REEF

PADI 5 day Open Water Course $880

9 DIVES

The OVERNIGHT GBR Open Water Course is the most popular way to learn to DIVE with CDC. The dive student will experience an overnight stay on KANGAROO EXPLORER a purpose built large dive boat giving the diver a truely memorable way to learn all about diving. The student will achieve an additional 5th dive on the Great Barrier Reef. On days 3, 4 and 5 your meals are included, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. 

DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool

DAY 2 - 8:00am Pool and School

DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, staying onboard KANGAROO EXPLORER

DAY 4 - 6:00am Start your day early with a refreshing morning dive, followed by a mid morning dive, then an afternoon and NIGHT DIVE.

DAY 5 - 6:00am Start your day early with a refreshing morning dive, followed by a mid morning dive, then travel back to Cairns

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OPEN WATER with advanced DIVE COURSE

OVERNIGHT ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

PADI 5 day Open Water with Advanced Course combined $1180

13 DIVES

The OVERNIGHT GBR Open Water with Advanced Course is the most popular way to learn to DIVE with CDC. The dive student will complete their PADI Open Water Course and continue their learning with their PADI Advanced Course. The Advanced Course component involves, navigational, deep and night dives. The student will experience an overnight stay on KANGAROO EXPLORER a purpose built large dive boat giving the diver a truely memorable way to learn all about diving. The student will achieve an additional 5th dive on the Great Barrier Reef. On days 3, 4, 5 and 6 your meals are included, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. 

DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool

DAY 2 - 8:00am Pool and School

DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, staying onboard KANGAROO EXPLORER

DAY 4 - 6:00am Start your day early with a refreshing morning dive, followed by a mid morning dive, then an afternoon and NIGHT DIVE.

DAY 5 - 6:00am Start your day early and commence the Advanced Open Water Course, followed by a mid morning dive, then an afternoon and NIGHT DIVE.

DAY 6 - 6:00am Start your day early with a refreshing morning dive, followed by a mid morning dive, then travel back to Cairns


advanced OPEN WATER DIVE COURSES

padi advanced dive course

PADI 2 day Advanced Open Water Dive Course $710

6 DIVES

Cairns Dive Centre can teach the Advanced Open Water Dive Course when you start with no experience and want to become an Advanced Open Water diver. This course is like a burger with the lot, you get both the Open Water Dive Course PLUS the Advanced Dive Course combined. 

  • DAY 1
    • 6:45am Bus pick up from your accommodation
    • 7:30 Depart Cairns onboard MV Sunkist
    • Travel to Kangaroo Explorer
    • Commence Advanced Course
  • DAY 2
    • 6:00am continue Advanced Course
    • 2:30pm depart Kangaroo Explorer 
    • 4:30pm return to Cairns

PADI ADVANCED DIVE COURSE 

PADI 3 day Advanced Open Water Dive  Course $855

9 DIVES

Cairns Dive Centre teach Advanced Dive Courses every day. If you want to extend your diving abilities, the Advanced Open Water Course will take you to greater depths, navigational dives, technical dives and / or night dives. The Advanced Open Water Course is taught on-board Kangaroo Explorer for 2 days and 1 night and includes your accommodation with all meals provided, as well as pick up from your accommodation.  

  • DAY 1 
    • 6:45am Bus pick up from your accommodation
    • 7:30 Depart Cairns onboard MV Sunkist
    • Travel to Kangaroo Explorer
    • Commence Advanced Course
  • DAY 2
    • 6:00am continue Advanced Course
  • DAY 3 
    • 6:00am continue Advanced Course
    • 2:30pm depart Kangaroo Explorer 
    • 4:30pm return to Cairns

RE-ACTIVATE

Haven't DIVED in a while ? No problem, CDC offer REFRESHER CLASSES. We understand people may hang up their fins for awhile and not dive, but when you decide to return you may feel like you've forgotten a few things. CDC can refresh your learning with either a short 1 to 2 hour class ( 6 months + ) or a 3 to 4 hour class ( 12 Months + ), with a brief knowledge review and pool skills. You have 2 choices depending on how long between your last dive and now.

Classes start at 12:00 - must be pre-booked.

Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 

 

 


PADI DIVE Courses via eLearning 

Cairns Dive Centre offer dive courses via eLearning. If you have either a laptop or tablet, you can pre-learn via the PADI eLearning method. This will allow you to jump the queue, learn at home at your own pace, complete a brief quiz on day 1 of your course and produce your e-certificate when arriving to the pool or boat. This is a popular way for those with time constraints or those that like learning at their own pace.

The Open Water eLearning student arrives at 121 Abbot Street at 8am on Day 2 ( Tue, Thu or Sat ), to complete the practical skill requirements of the course.  

Click the elearning link to book NOW.

TThe ADVANCED OPEN WATER elearning student arrives onboard with 

The RESCUE elearning student arrives at the school at 12pm on DAY 1, complete a brief quiz and produce your ecertificate when arriving to the pool.

The DIVE MASTER elearning student will complete their on line course and produce your ecertificate when arriving at DIVE shop. 

elearning in a different langauage - 

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padi rescue dive course

PADI 3 Day RESCUE DIVER Course $920 

Cairns Dive Centre teach RESCUE DIVE Courses every second Sunday, check our availability via the below link for the next Rescue Dive Course. The PADI Rescue Dive Course is amongst the MOSt fun way to learn the skills in Rescue Diving. If youve been considering to take your diving further the Rescue Course is the best course around with real life rescue senarios, learn all about the safety of your dive gear and the most important part is its FUN. The Rescue Dive Course with CDC is ;

  • DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool
  • DAY 2 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, staying on-board KANGAROO EXPLORER
  • DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel back to Cairns

PADI DIVE MASTER DIVE COURSE

Cairns Dive Centre teach over 100 dive masters each year. The Dive Master Course is an intense 2 week training program including theory and practical skills. Dive Master's complete their theory training via eLearning, with the practical components completed at both Fitzroy Island and the Outer Barrier Reef. Sessions run daily over this period, with day trips, over-night journeys and pool sessions included.

The Dive Master prerequisites are ;

  • PADI ADVANCED DIVER
  • 40 logged dives,
  • a professional dive medical - AS2299
  • a current First Aid certificate with advanced resuscitation. HTL003 and HLT007

If you don't have the pre-requisites, contact CDC today and we can provide you with direction to meet these requirements. The Dive Master Course is the first step towards the Professional Entry Diver, and we also give extra dive industry knowledge to each Dive Master in training. 

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SPECIALITY DIVE COURSES

CDC is a 5 STAR PADI Dive Centre. CDC offer to conduct many specialty courses, if you dont see what you want please make an inquiry and we can discuss the next specialty course we are running. 

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