Four Day Budget PADI Dive Course
Prices from $945 AUD


This 4 day PADI dive course is designed for the traveler who is short of time and wants to learn to dive for the cheapest possible price, as well as those who don't want to spend their nights at sea. Like all dive courses you'll spend the first 2 days in Cairns doing "Pool & Theory" training. Then you'll complete your course with 2 day trips onboard Reef Quest.




  • 4 day Course
  • 2 Days Pool & Classroom
  • 2 day trips on ReefQuest
  • PADI Certification

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From 1/04/2024 to 31/03/2025 per person
4 Day Budget Dive Course Learn to Dive Course with 2 days Pool & Theory, 2 Day Trips (including lunch whilst at sea) $945.00
referral course 2 Day Trips, incl lucnh and all gear. choose this option if you have already completed your pool and theory component with another dive school $845.00
PLEASE NOTE: Sorry no child rates on dive courses


4 Day PADI Budget Open Water Certification 

Two classroom days, two separate day trips  

The friendly, personalised service, combined with the warm tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, are the perfect combination for one of the very best PADI 4 day Open Water courses available, you’ll travel to the outer reef on board our day trip vessel on the Saturday, and on Sunday you’ll visit the stunning Frankland Islands and dive its pristine coral gardens.

This option does not allow for the opportunity to overnight on the reef. On completion of your 4 certification dives you will get the opportunity to do one 'fun dive' (time permitting). If you wish to do more dives immediately after your course and experience the thrill of a night dive, choose the 5 or 6 day option.


9.00am pick-up from your city accommodation
Classroom theory. 
Dive medical to AS 4005.1 (if required)
Lunch (not included)
Dive equipment selection Pool training
5.00pm return. (approximately)
9.00am pickup from your city accommodation
Pool training
Lunch (not included)
Classroom theory.
5.00pm return. (Approximately)

Please note on days one and two - meals, accommodation and Medical are not inclusive.
You will also at some point in the first 2 days be required
to swim 200m and tread water for 10 minutes.

7.45am pickup from your city accommodation.
Cruise out to reef aboard our day boat and do your first 2 training dives.
Lunch (included)
Partake in some snorkelling.
Return to Cairns by 16:30
7.45am pickup from your city accommodation.
Cruise out to reef aboard our day boat and do your final 2 training dives.

Lunch (included)
Certification as Open Water diver
Fun Dive (time permitting).
Last dive completed by 2.00pm.
5.00pm return to your accommodation.
7.30pm "I've dived & survived" party hosted by your diving Instructor. It's FUN..Don't Miss it!




Courses start Thursdays and Mondays with both courses running for 4 days straight.

If you have friends or family who are already certified divers, or who don't want to learn to dive, they can accompany you on our day cruise. Simply choose the "no course" options when booking. 




Referral Course 

A referral course means that the pool and classroom part of the course has been completed before arriving in Cairns. We accept referrals from PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors) stores and instructors worldwide. Referral paperwork needs to be signed off by the initiating instructor and have been done within the last 12 months. 


We also offer Liveaboard courses, all spending their time at sea onboard "OceanQuest".

4 Day Open Water 5 day Open Water 6 day Open Water + Advanced


Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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