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3 Day Learn to Dive Course with eLearning

If you’re ready to take the plunge to become a certified diver but are short on time, this 3 day course is ideal.

  • COVID Safe
  • Classroom theory is replaced with PADI’s online eLearning which can be completed in your own time. 
  • Commence the course at the Dive Centre after you have completed the online component
  • Open water training dives are conducted from a modern dive catamarans at a selection of over 35 exclusive World Heritage dive sites at the renowned Agincourt ribbon reefs.
  • Small class sizes ensure a personalised, safe, professional and most importantly fun, learning experience!

Day 1: Arrive Port Douglas YHA

Day 2: Quicksilver Dive Training Centre: Theory review and pool exercises

Day 3: Outer Reef day trip to Agincourt ribbon reefs: 3 Training Dives

Day 4: Outer Reef day trip to Agincourt ribbon reefs: Complete your 4th and final training dive 2 dives as a certified diver!

Please read the 'Things to Know' section below for course requirements. 


  • 3 Nights Multishare Accommodation at Port Douglas YHA
  • WiFi
  • Login to PADI eLearning course component
  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas YHA
  • Morning & afternoon teas (during course)
  • Lunch each day (during course)
  • All dive equipment
  • Use of prescription masks if required
  • Same Dive Instructor for all 3 days
  • Heated training pool (Day 1)
  • 2 x day trips to the Outer Reef (Day 2 and 3)
  • 6 open water dives (4 mandatory, 2 fun dives)
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • Dive log book
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Courses commence at the Dive Centre every Wednesday. Your Port Douglas accommodation will be booked to check-in on a Tuesday and check- out on a Saturday. Each day runs from 8am and finished at 4:30pm.
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Got Questions?

Please enquire if you would like to receive more information prior to booking this tour.

Make an Enquiry Call 1800 942 386

Things You Should Know

   Course Requirements:

  • PADI eLearning must be completed before you can begin your practical training.
  • Ability to swim - 200m (or 300m with mask, fins and snorkel) and tread water (float) for 10 minutes.
  • Minimum age 10 years.
  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. Prior to commencing your dive course you are required to complete the self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any questions indicates there is a pre-existing condition which may affect your safety while diving and you will need to obtain a dive medical certificate that states you are medically fit to dive. To obtain a copy of the form please contact us. 
  • If a dive medical is required, it must be completed within 90 days of starting your dive course.

   What To Bring:

  • Day 1: Swimwear, towel, sunscreen, dive medical if required.
  • Day 2 & 3: Swimwear, towel, sunscreen, hat, camera, cash for additional purchases onboard (ie drinks or souvenirs).

YHA Experiences Terms and Conditions  

  • 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 Experiences consultant.
  • In the unlikely event we cannot confirm your booking, we will refund the total amount to the credit card with which payment has been made within 7 days. YHA Experiences and its suppliers are not liable in the event a tour or package is not available, and any refunds are restricted to the purchase price of the tour or package booked.
  • All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars.
  • YHA Experiences will aim to respond to your booking within 24 hours by email
  • The responsibility of YHA Experiences in connection with travels sales is limited to the sale of accommodation only. The sale of other services as described in YHA Experiences products are made by YHA Experiences as an agent only for the persons providing such other services and upon the condition that YHA Experiences shall not be liable for any accidents, loss, injury, delay or damage caused by or arising out of the provision of or failure to provide any other such service.
  • YHA Experiences believes that the content of this website is correct at the time of publishing, but all prices and services described herein are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
  • YHA Experiences will be under no obligation to any person as a result of any inaccuracy or misdescription to provide any services set out herein.
  • YHA receives remuneration through commissions from booking travel and travel-related products and services on your behalf with third party travel service providers.

Cancellations and Amendments

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. Cancellation and change fees are outlined below:


  • A minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
  • No- shows/ failure to check- in for any tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item is considered a cancellation and a refund will not be issued.
  • Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages.


  • Booking changes and amendments must be made 5 business days prior to the confirmed date of commencement for the tour, activity, accommodation, or transport item.
  • Booking changes and amendments to any booking made within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item may result in full cancellation and rebooking of each item and will therefore be charged full cancellation fees.
  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.

 YHA Membership

This YHA Experiences product is not restricted to YHA members and guests. You do not need to be a member or guest of YHA to purchase this product.

  • If there is accommodation included in this YHA Experiences product and you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay
  • If you are an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia. Your membership will renew automatically, unless you have not stayed in a YHA hostel in the past 24 months and have unsubscribed from all electronic communications.
  • If you are not an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia.

We strongly advise you purchase adequate travel insurance to safeguard against any losses

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Last updated 19th January 2021

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