Learn to Dive with Quicksilver Dive

3 Day PADI Open Water Course with eLearning

Scuba diving is the ultimate adventure, and the best way to explore the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. Quicksilver's Three Day Learn to Dive Course with eLearning (PADI Open Water Certification) is ideal for those ready to get certified but short on time. The online eLearning platform allows students to complete the theory component of the course at their own convenience before arriving. This reduces the amount of time spent in a classroom by a full day, allowing the entire course to be completed in just three days.

The course is conducted in two components:
  • PADI eLearning (login details supplied via Quicksilver Dive 24hr after booking)
  • 1 x days of testing and pool training
  • 2 x day trips to the outer Great Barrier Reef

Within 24hrs of your booking being confirmed, you will receive login details for the online PADI eLearning platform. This gives you access to the compulsory theory component of your open water certification, and it MUST be completed before practical pool training can start. The first day in the pool is spent at our 5 Star PADI IDC dive facility where you will put your eLearnings into practice, geared up and in the dive pool.
Days two and three are spent on the Great Barrier Reef aboard a modern dive catamaran, during which you will complete four training dives under the direct supervision of your instructor.



  • PADI eLearning access
  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch every day 
  • All dive equipment and use of prescription masks 
  • Same Dive Instructor for all 3 days
  • Heated dive pool - Day 1 
  • 2 x Day Trips to the Outer Reef - Day 2 and 3
  • 4 open water dives on the reef (if successful and times allow up to 2 additional fun dives)
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • Dive log book


  • Courses start Wednesday each week (Some exceptions do apply)
  • 8:30am to 4:30pm each day (approx)
  • Includes PADI eLearning login


3 Day PADI Open Water Course with eLearning
Total $1,050.00

* Prices valid from 01 April to 31 March

All taxes are included in the total price.
EMC: A Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of $8 per person per day applies to all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This fee is included in the fare price.
Surcharge: Due to potential significant volatility in supply and operational costs, a surcharge may be applied due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.
This additional fee includes Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Rates are per person and in Australian Dollars

Credit card surcharge may apply

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