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4 Day Learn to Dive Course

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Learn to Dive Course 4 Days Day Trips

If time prevents you from participating in our popular five-day course and you would prefer to be on land each evening, this four-day course is the perfect option for you.  

Partnering with Quicksilver Dive, a 5 Star PADI diver training centre based in Port Douglas, you’ll have the unique experience of doing your classroom and pool training in Cairns and then completing your training dives at the stunning Agincourt ribbon reefs from Port Douglas.

The four-day course consists of two parts: 

  • Two days of pool and classroom training at Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre.
  • Two day trips to the Agincourt ribbon reefs, departing from Port Douglas with Quicksilver Dive.

The first two days of the course are spent at Pro Dive Cairns 5 Star PADI training centre, where you will learn dive theory in air-conditioned classrooms and basic skills of scuba diving in the pool. Centrally located in Cairns city, our modern training centre features the deepest four-metre diver training pools in the region, ensuring a professional and safe learning environment.

Days three & four are spent on the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver Dive aboard one of their custom-built dive and snorkel catamarans. At the stunning Agincourt reefs, students complete four training dives. At the end of Day 4, you will be a certified PADI Open Water Diver! You will potentially have the opportunity to do an additional two pleasure dives as a certified diver.

This course is a nationally recognised training program and is delivered on behalf of PADI Asia Pacific. 
(Open Water RTO No.6729) 


  • Purpose built, PADI Five Star Dive and Career Development Centre
  • All dive crew are fully qualified PADI instructors. You will be diving with a passionate team of experienced professionals, ensuring the quality of your experience and your safety
  • Access to 19 high-quality dive sites ensuring a diverse range of reef environments and dives
  • Pro Dive Cairns is a high standard operator with Advanced Ecotourism Certification, committed to the long-term conservation of The Great Barrier Reef
  • Pro Dive Cairns has one of the highest safety standards in the world. With safety the number one priority, there is no safer place to learn to dive dive in the world

Important Health and Safety Information:
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 must consult a medical practitioner, preferably with experience in diving medicine, to obtain a dive medical certificate that states you are medically fit to dive. Medical must be complete within 90 days of starting your dive course. To obtain a copy of the form Click Here


  • Ask plenty of questions, our instructors are keen to help you gain your confidence as a diver
  • Let us know if anything is making you uncomfortable e.g. straps too tight
  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated
  • Don't give up and stay positive! If you are having problems, you are not alone and we will help you

Course Schedule

Please note: pick up times will vary depending on location so please check your pick up time with our office. Please bring the travel voucher from your travel agent and/or course fees, your dive medical if required, cash for lunch, passport or Australia driver's licence, swimwear and a towel.

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