Beginner Dive Courses

If you’ve always wanted to learn to scuba dive, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts! Get your first SCUBA diving certification with the ​PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba course.

Here at Divers Den we aim to make your certification a vacation, not a complication. So to make sure you find the right course for you, we have created a range of different course options. All of them achieve the same goal – to get you your first scuba diving certificate with the safest, most efficient scuba education available worldwide. We proudly teach PADI courses, the world’s leading scuba diving organisation.

Beginner courses in English start on Thursdays and Saturdays. Contact us for availability of courses in German, Japanese and Chinese.

We also offer scuba diving for kids! Children aged 8 and over can experience breathing underwater in our popular Scuba Kids programs, with other kids diving courses available at certain times of the year.

View the PADI course progression and see where learning to dive can take you!

Courses we offer

Scuba Kids PADI dive program
From $92

Scuba Kids – 8 years and over

Try scuba diving for the first time in our pool and enjoy fun underwater games!

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Divers Den Cairns scuba diver course
From $424

PADI Scuba Diver

Learn to scuba dive in our pool and get certified to dive to 12m in the open water! For ages 10+

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Learn to Dive Cairns
From $815

PADI Open Water Diver Courses

Learn to dive on the Great Barrier Reef with our range of course options

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PADI Open Water Course Dive Student
From $815

Four Day PADI Open Water Course

Get your Open Water cert with this quick, affordable option - two days in the pool, and two day trips to the outer reef

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OceanQuest Liveaboard Dive Vessel Cairns
From $900

Four day, one night PADI Open Water Dive Course

Let us introduce you to a new underwater world, finishing your certification with an overnight dive trip

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Dive Students on the Great Barrier Reef with Divers Den Cairns
From $1125

Five day PADI Open Water Course

Our most popular learn to dive course, with 6 extra 'fun dives' and a guided night dive from our liveaboard vessel

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Cairns Scuba Diving Lessons
From $1,555

Six day PADI Open Water & Advanced Course

Get your Open Water and Advanced Open Water certification in one unforgettable trip, with three nights on the reef

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Cairns Scuba Diving
From $628

PADI Open Water Diver Referral Courses

Let's finish what you started - if you've already completed your pool and theory sessions, head straight to the reef with us

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Learn to Scuba Dive Great Barrier Reef
From $640

PADI eLearning Open Water Course

Start your Open Water Dive Course online with PADI, then complete your practical training with us

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PADI Open Water Dive Course Cairns
From $72

Scuba Refresher Course

If it's been a while between dives, our friendly team can get you back up to speed with a refresher session

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