Learn to scuba dive

Our 3 day 2 night and 4 days 3 night learn to scuba dive courses offer a fantastic way to learn to scuba dive for aquatic visitors to the Great Barrier Reef.   With a maximum of 4 students per scuba dive instructor, all dives are done in the waters of the GBR.

With stateroom accommodation all with private bathrooms, delicious chef-prepared meals all aboard our floating hotel there is no better place to learn.

Once you have learnt to scuba dive, you’ll be able to explore an underwater world and see amazing marine life.

You’ll quickly and easily learn the basics to scuba diving.

Even children are able to learn to scuba dive.

If you’re interested in learning to dive, the first thing you need to do is fill out a medical form, which will determine whether or not you’re physically able to scuba dive.

There are certain medications and health conditions that pose risks to scuba divers; therefore, they must be ruled out prior to diving.

If you’re healthy enough to scuba dive, the next thing you’ll need is equipment.

If you’re just planning to take a single diving vacation, you’ll probably want to rent the diving equipment as it’s the most cost-effective solution.

If you want to further your diving skills or begin scuba diving regularly, you can purchase the equipment.

When booking resort / introductory scuba diving packages that offer diving courses, sometimes the equipment will be included, so be sure to check the diving package.

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Even if you’ve booked diving courses, you still need to learn the essentials to dive theory.

These are online courses, which will help you understand the terms and fundamentals of scuba diving.

This knowledge beforehand is essential. With the basics learned, you’ll spend less time learning how to dive and more time in the water exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

When you’re learning to scuba dive, your course instructor will teach you everything you need to know in order to scuba dive safely.

The best way to learn is in the open water, not in a swimming pool under the professional guidance of a scuba dive instructor.

In the open water, you’ll have hands-on experience in regards to water conditions, which isn’t always possible in a controlled environment like a swimming pool.

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Learn to scuba dive, Cairns Australia

Onboard our liveaboard Reef Encounter we can teach you to scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef with a maximum of 4 students in your class.

During your course, you will do basic introductory dives with skills.  While you are scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef you will see an amazing display of brightly coloured marine life and coral.

Afterwards, you’ll become a certified diver and will then be free to dive into open water to begin finding adventure in the reef system.

After you learn to scuba dive course you can take additional courses to further your scuba diving skills.

By furthering your skills, you’ll be able to dive more advanced locations and even turn scuba diving into a profession.

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef