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PADI Scuba Diver Course – privately taught

Got a sense of adventure and want to see the reef from below and gain an internationally recognised PADI diving certification but don’t have time for the four day Open Water course? Then this 2 day course is for you.

COVID policy change, all courses privately taught


We have a policy of only booking private individuals or groups on our PADI Scuba Diver courses as it means we can give expert and individual attention to each student – it’s a bit like the small school classes issue. It’s much, much better for the learning to dive experience.


Learn in style

With some of the best learn to dive facilities in Queensland, you will be sped out on Poseidon, Silversonic or Calypso, the sleek and fast catamarans to the outer Great Barrier Reef –and a brilliant 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. 8.30 – 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.


You will need to complete the first 3 sections of PADI Elearning – Start today



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.



Important medical information for the Open Water course

By Australian Law (2013) each Open Water 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.


Course includes full equipment hire, logbook, local transfers, high speed catamaran trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on Poseidon or Silversonic with full lunch buffet on the boat.


The PADI eLearning is an additional cost payable directly to PADI ($202 + GST in 2018). You will need to complete the first 3 sections of PADI Elearning – Start today!


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.