learn to scuba dive (Day Trips only)

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certification

  • 6 dives
  • Transfers Day 1 & 2
  • Dive equipment

  • Hot Showers
  • Lunch Day 3 & 4

  • AC Cabins/Classrooms

  • PADI

Learn to dive four day certification

Thinking about taking the plunge and becoming a certified scuba diver but you’re short on time or unable to take part in our popular five-day course with a liveaboard trip, this four-day course is a great alternative. You will complete academic and practical training at our PADI Five Star Dive and Career Development Centre, with ocean training dives conducted during two single day dive trips to The Great Barrier Reef. With warm waters, minimal current and great visibility year round, The Great Barrier Reef is the best place on Earth to learn how to dive.

This land based learn to dive course operates in conjunction with TUSA Dive’s day boat operation and runs for four days. You will spend the first two days at our purpose-built diver training facility, learning theory and diving in our heated four-metre deep training pool. The following two days will be spent on the reef, performing four ocean training dives and two pleasure dives onboard TUSA Dive’s fast, modern catamaran, returning each night to Cairns and your regular accommodation.

Note: This program is a product of joint operations of two different companies, therefore you will be working with different instructors throughout the course and will be with a different group of people for the ocean training portion of the course. TUSA dive is a separate company to Pro Dive Cairns.  


  • Purpose built, PADI Five Star Diveand Career Development Centre
  • You'll be taught by fully qualified PADI instructors, a passionate team of experienced people, ensuring your safety and the quality of your certification.
  • The dive industry in Australia is heavily regulated, with safety the number one priority. There is no safer place to learn to dive in the world.

Important Health and Safety Information: 
Before commencing your dive course, you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question 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. 
To obtain a copy of the Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration, please click here. The medical must be completed within 90 days of starting your dive course.


  • 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 travel voucher and/or course fees, your dive medical if required, swimwear and a towel.

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Tripadvisor Reviews

4.5Excellent! (Based on 740+ Reviews)

- Reviewed 2 May 2017 -
Branton T
Learn to Dive/ Liveaboard

I am a uni student on exchange in Australia and diving the Great Barrier Reef was a must do for me while here. Pro Dive Cairns made that possible by providing me the opportunity to learn how to dive while on a liveaboard trip. They...
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- Reviewed 20 September 2017 -
Chrizz S
Amazing experience!

Personally I will assume this is the best scuba diving organisation in Cairns! I booked the 3 days version, but assume that the 1 day version is not a less better option if you cant stay for a 3 days trip. Nice, funny and knowledgeable...
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- Reviewed 13 February 2018 -
Amazing trip 😊😊

We took a three day diving trip with Pro Dive and it was amazing. The crew is both very professional and friendly, the diving sites are superb, the food is great ... The best experience we've had in Australia so far !!!
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