Beginner Dive Courses

If you’ve always wanted 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 four different course options. All of them achieve the same goal – to get you your first SCUBA certificate with the safest, most efficient SCUBA education available worldwide. 

Beginner courses start every day except Wednesday, with German courses on Mondays, Chinese courses on Wednesdays and Japanese courses on Saturdays.

Courses we offer


PADI Open Water Diver Courses

Learn to dive and get your PADI Open Water certification on the Great Barrier Reef with our range of Open Water Course options

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Scuba Kids

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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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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PADI Open Water Diver Referral Course

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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$220 + tax

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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Four day PADI Open Water Course

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

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OceanQuest Liveaboard Dive Vessel Cairns

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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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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Six day PADI Open Water & Advanced Course

Get your PADI Open Water and your Advanced Open Water certification in one unforgettable trip including three nights out on the reef

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