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Great Barrier Reef 5 day scuba diving course

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    Great Barrier Reef 5 Day Scuba Diving Course Sunset Boat
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    Great Barrier Reef 5 Day Scuba Diving Course Ribbon Reef
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    Great Barrier Reef 5 Day Scuba Diving Course
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    Great Barrier Reef 5 Day Scuba Diving Course Pool Training
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Learn to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef with this 5 Day PADI Open Water 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 at varying locations on the reef where you'll discover the amazing underwater world and marine life. 

Course Only: from $1125.00

Add 4 nights at Cairns Central YHA: $1199.00

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).


  • 4 nights at Cairns Central YHA (on accom package only): 1 night prior, 2 nights during dive centre training, 1 night after your dive trip.
  • 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
  • Dive insurance
  • Dive log book
  • 2 passport photos (required for certification)
  • Transfers from Cairns city accommodation
  • Free luggage storage
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Courses commence at 8:30am every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
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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


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.

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
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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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