3 Day Learn To Scuba Dive Course with no more than 4 people per course - Liveaboard at the Reef (#409)

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Great Barrier Reef » 3 Day Learn To Scuba Dive Course with no more than 4 people per course - Liveaboard at the Reef (#409)

Type: Tours - Scuba Diving Courses in Cairns

This course is a personalised Open Water Dive Course that is ideal for people who have experienced the pleasures of breathing underwater before. Perhaps you tried an introductory scuba dive before and you enjoyed that. The ideal candidate for this course is someone that feels completely comfortable in the water. 

Departure Dates:  You can start this tour any day of the year subject to availability. It departs Cairns at around 7.45am and returns to Cairns at around 4.30pm on the day of return.

How to book:  You can book online via the rates table below's "Add to Itinerary" button. A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance payable two days before the first day of the course. We don't suggest waiting till you get here to book this dive course as you may not be able to enrol at short notice. Government reef tax, fuel levy & port charges of $45 per person are included in the prices in the rates table below.

More Information: This dive course is similar to a 5 day course but you can do away with the first two days of classrooms and swimming pools, and be certified in just 3 days… After receiving a study guide and theory book a few days before the trip begins, you will be asked to sit an exam, and then you will learn by practical experience under the watchful eye of your instructor with a maximum of only three other students. This ensures your dive course is more personalised, safer, more fun andthere can be more attention to details.

Procedure:

When you book and pay your deposit, you will be given an access code to enable you to do as much electonic learning as you like, via a web based training program, prior to your reef trip. When you arrive in Cairns you pick up a study guide and theory book .... It’s the individuals choice how long they want to spend reading over the study material, we suggest a few days if you haven't done the web based training. The 3 day / 2 night dive aspect of the course, must be booked at the time of making a reservation. Ideally you should have completed chapters 1-4 prior to arriving onboard Reef Encounter - the questions are quite simple. * The theory is fun and easy to learn, you won’t have to spend days grinding away to pass the exam.

You can sit the theory exam prior to boarding the boat or you can do the theory and exam on board the boat…. You will however need to complete a dive medical exam before boarding the boat which costs around $60. This can be done in Cairns at the 24 Hour Medical Centre. (24 hours a day - no appointment necessary).

Here’s a rough itinerary:

* Pass a Dive Medical Prior to departure (these can be obtained at the 24 hour Medical Centre – Cnr of Florence & Grafton Streets, and are at the customers own expense and pick up the study guide and theory book a few days prior to your dive adventure.

Sit the theory exam either before on when you get on board the Reef Encounter.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Features & Inclusions

  • Up to 8 pleasure dives at the reef are combined with 6 skills sessions over a 3 day / 2 night period
  • Maximum of four students per day and course will run even with just one student
  • Freshly prepared mealsfrom Day 1 - Day 3
  • Two nights accommodation including linen and each cabin has an ensuite
  • All the dive equipment and personalised dive tuition
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Fresh water / Tea & Coffee

Rates and Tariffs

2016-17 Season
1st Apr 2016 to 31st Mar 2017
3 Days/2 Nights includes 8 Day Dives $885.00 adult
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

* All prices are inclusive of GST and in Australian Dollars ($AUD)

Booking Information

Departure Dates: You can start this tour any day of the year subject to availability. It departs Cairns at around 7.45am and returns to Cairns at around 4.30pm on the day of return.

How to book: You can book online via the rates table above's "Add to Itinerary" button, or. A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance payable two days before the first day of the course. We don't suggest waiting till you get here to book this dive course as you may not be able to enrol at short notice. Government reef tax, fuel levy & port charges of $45 per person are included in the prices in the rates table above.

Optional Extras:
Return transfers to the Reef Fleet Terminal:
$12 per person from inner city accommodation, $22 per person from Outer City & Northern Beaches, $70 per person from Port Douglas accommodation.
Wetsuit hire $5.00 per person per day, Dive Torch Hire $5.00 per person per day. Alcohol and soft drinks, cameras, T-Shirts, souvenirs etc

Important Information
Some medical conditions will prevent you from diving. Some of the more common conditions are Asthma, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Epilepsy and heart or lung conditions. Some other medical conditions may also be a problem. If you are unsure about any specific condition please contact us. You will need to complete a dive medical exam before boarding the boat which costs around $60. This can be done in Cairns at the 24 Hour Medical Centre. (24 hours a day - no appointment necessary).

The minimum age to participate in this course is 12. There is no maximum age. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 18 years.
It is a course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.
Flying After Diving: We recommend that you do not fly for at least 24 hours after diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your dive course ends.

Booking Policy

This course is an internationally recognised Scuba Schools International (SSI) course. You can chose to do the PADI open water course if you so desire at an additional cost of $175.

Please also advise the following:
Your phone number, especially if you hold an Australian mobile phone.
Please advise where in Cairns or the beaches you will be staying

We also book accommodation at the best locally available rates so if we can help you with that, please let us know.
Some Medical conditions and or medication may stop you from participating in Scuba Diving even if you are a certified diver. These include Asthma or wheezing, Brain spinal cord or nervous disorder, chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint, chronic sinus, collapsed lung, diabetes mellitis, most chest surgery, Epilepsy, Fainting, Seizure or blackouts, Heart Disease of any kind, recurrent ear problems when flying, tuberculosis or other long-term lung disease and High blood pressure. Some prescription and non prescription medications including some Malaria prevention tablets may prevent you from diving.
If you are unsure of any medications or medical conditions please consult with your Doctor - The Australian standard is Dive Medical A4005.1
It is not the company’s decision regarding these laws - They are regulated by the Queensland Government.
Please contact our office, if you do require any further information.
Flying after diving caution
Currently the rules state that for a single no decompression dive, you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 12 hours after a scuba dive
• For multiple dives your clients should not fly/go to altitude for at least 18 hours after their last dive
We recommend waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible
Please note: there are regulations about flying or going to altitude after diving, so please plan your clients tours carefully.
This includes going to the Tablelands which can be approximately 300m above sea level. (Altitude is 300m/1000ft above sea level)

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