PADI Discover SCUBA / Introductory Diving
Want to go SCUBA diving, but don't want to go through the whole PADI course. Why not discover SCUBA diving with an introductory dive!! Nothing compares to the first breath you take underwater, or the feeling of weightlessness, or even coming face to face with an underwater critter that you have only ever seen on TV.
Introductory Diving is a program designed for those that have no official SCUBA certificate. These dives are under supervision of our highly qualified dive instructors and there will be a maximum of 4 divers with 1 instructor. You will go to a maximum depth of 12 m (40ft) and these dives generally last around 1/2 hour.
On the way out to the Great Barrier Reef our friendly and experienced instructors will give you a briefing on what to expect and what procedures will be followed to ensure that your first breaths underwater are a safe and unforgettable experience.
Once you arrive at the reef, you will get comfortable with your equipment by practicing on the surface. Once you are comfortable with those skills, you practice them again only this time with the added thrill of being underwater! Finally when you feel comfortable, it's time to dive. Relax, Breath in, Breath Out, repeat as necessary and most of all enjoy!!!
Experience a night on the reef beneath the stars. CLICK HERE for more information about our luxury over-night vessel OceanQuest
Cairns' Outer Reefs - EVERYDAY
We have 17 exclusive moorings on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Norman, Saxon and Hastings reefs. We use a wide variety of these to ensure a minimal environmental impact to the pristine coral formations we visit. Our dive sites are frequented by myriads of tropical and Palegic Fish, Rays, Turtles, (friendly) Sharks and the ever popular diver friendly Maori Wrasse. There are swim throughs, wall and drift dives that will appeal to every level of diver experience. The dive sites are chosen on a daily basis by the vessel Captains for the best variety and visibility according to the weather conditions.
Travelling after March 2017? Please click here for pricings.
Includes all equipment and tuition. Prices Valid from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017. Taxes/Levies: PER PERSON PER DAY (subject to change without notice). Fee includes: EMC $6.50. Fuel, Port, and Administration Charges $13.50 (Tax is payable only on day of departure)
*Please note: High Altitudes and SCUBA
Currently the rules state that for a single no decompression dive, you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 12 hours. Multiple dives: 18 hours. Deep Sea Divers Den recommends waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible. These are guidelines only, there is no guarantee that these recommendations will prevent decompression sickness. Currently there are no guidelines regarding diving after flying. Altitude is 300m/1000ft above sea level. This includes going to the Atherton Tablelands, so be careful when you are booking tours to follow your dive course/trip. Under normal circumstances, you should be out of the water on your last dive by 2pm
Instructor led tuition
Wetsuit / Stinger suit
Tropical buffet lunch
Fresh chilled water
Tea & coffee
2 of 17 reef locations daily
Snacks (choc, chips etc)
SCUBA Guide ($15 per dive)
Digital camera hire
What To Bring
Hat, towel, swimsuit
Certified Divers please bring
Cert-Card & Logbook
($20 per person per day)