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Private PADI Scuba Diver Course

If you enjoy having some luxury during your diving holiday then the Private PADI Scuba Diver Course suits perfectly, with only you or your chosen group of family or friends for us to concentrate on.


As we are teaching your group only you don’t have to worry about holding up the other people if you are slightly nervous.


Diving with Blue Dive 2014


If you have a sense of adventure but don’t have time for the 4 day Open Water Course then this 2 day private course is for you. You will gain an internationally recognisedPADI diving certification.


Learn in style

With some of the best learn to dive facilities in Queensland, you will be sped out on Poseidon or Calypso, the sleek and fast catamarans to the outer Great Barrier reef –and a great place to complete your course in style – but only after skills training in our tropically-styled Port Douglas pool.


Course length

This is a 2 day course.

8.45 – 4.30 for the first pool day.

7.45 – 4.30 for the second day on the catamaran.


What does the course involve?

This short course involves pool dives, skills training, theory and two dives on the outer Great Barrier Reef.


What will you be qualified to do upon completion?

You will be internationally qualified to dive to 12 metres under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. A further two day upgrade with us or any other PADI centre worldwide will give you the full Open Water certification.



12 years of age and able to swim and medically fit – please see below:


Important medical information for the PADI Scuba Diver course

By Australian Law (2013) each Scuba Diver student needs to complete a medical declaration that they are medically healthy or in several very important cases obtain written medical clearance from a physician. 


If  you do not have any medical issues and can answer “no” to the 3 questions below you DO NOT need a medical.


You WILL need a medical examination from a physician if you:


1. Have any medical conditions mentioned in this Queensland Government Medical  Declaration.


2. Are over 45 years old.


3. Have a body mass index(BMI) over 30 (linked BMI chart) and a waist circumference greater than 102cms for males and 88cms for females.


This is both sensible and law in Australia. If you need a medical we would strongly encourage you to get it in your country/city of origin. Here is the appropriate PADI form that would need completing . 

Please note that active asthma within the last 10 years will probably prevent you from diving.


This website will help you find a doctor within Australia that is qualified to complete your medical if needed.


Price on request.


Price includes full equipment hire, certification fee, expert and personal Blue Dive tuition, PADI manual, logbook, local transfers, high speed catamaran trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on Poseidon or Calypso with full lunch buffet.


Please click here to enquire or check about availability.



“Best and most pristine examples of coral on the Great Barrier Reef” (Port Douglas reefs) – Source: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority recent report.