Great Barrier Reef 5 Day Scuba Diving Course

Great Barrier Reef 5 Day Scuba Diving Course

Learn to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef with this 5 Day PADI Open Water scuba diving course in Cairns.

Your 5 day course consists of 2 days of theory and pool training, followed by 3 days and 2 nights on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Stay on board your premium liveaboard dive boat with all meals and equipment provided.

What better place to learn to scuba dive than on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef? Enjoy 9 ocean dives each at varying locations on the reef where you'll discover the amazing underwater world and marine life.

What to bring:

Day 1 & 2 - Swimming clothes, towel, sunscreen, money for lunch and dive medical (if required).

Days 3, 4 & 5 - Overnight bag and toiletries, swimming clothes, towel, sunscreen and hat.

Departs daily (except Sunday)

Please note: Some divers may require a medical certificate (AS 4005.1) if certain medical conditions exist (eg, asthma, pregnant, recent heart surgery, epilepsy etc.). For more information please download the Student Dive Medical Declaration Form (PDF).


  • 5 day/ 2 night scuba diving course
  • PADI Open Water Dive Certification
  • PADI Open Water manual (available in a variety of languages)
  • All diving and snorkelling equipment (prescription masks if required)
  • 2 nights accommodation on board the dive boat including all meals and linen
  • Free luggage storage
  • Dive insurance
  • Dive log book
  • 2 passport photos (required for certification)
  • Transfers from Cairns city accommodation

Important Product Information

This package does not include costs associated with gaining a dive medical certificate. YHA Travel Package cancellations fees:

A minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply. Cancellation fees will vary at the discretion of the tour operator involved and may be up to 100%.

Cancellation within 48 hours prior to commencement of package or no shows will incur 100% cancellation fee, meaning no refund.

Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages


Bookings can only be amended more than 14 days prior to commencement.

Amendments within 48 hours of commencement will be treated as a cancellation, and you will need to make a new booking.

Each amendment (not cancellation) after confirmation will incur a fee of A$25 per person per amendment, in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator.

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  • Your credit card will be debited upon completion of the online booking process. Your booking is guaranteed once you receive a confirmation email from a YHA Travel consultant.
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