4 Day Open Water Course

Learn to Dive with Quicksilver Dive Port Douglas

Scuba diving is the best way to explore the Great Barrier Reef, and there is no better place in the world to learn to dive than in its warm waters! Quicksilver Dive's PADI Four Day Open Water Dive Certification course is ideal for adventure seekers looking to take that next step in their voyage of discovery. Two days of classroom/dive pool training is conducted at Port Douglas' only purpose-built PADI 5 Star IDC dive facility, centrally located with a heated dive pool and air-conditioned classrooms. The two days of practical training on the Great Barrier Reef are conducted onboard a modern dive and snorkel catamaran, with access to some of the regions most pristine dive sites.

The course is conducted in two components:

  • 2 days of pool and classroom training
  • 2 x 1 day trips to the outer Great Barrier Reef

The first two days of the course will be spent at our diver training centre where students learn dive theory in the classroom and the necessary skills of scuba diving in the pool. Days three & four are spent on the Great Barrier Reef aboard one of our custom-built dive and snorkel catamarans, Poseidon or Silversonic, during which students complete four training dives. At the end of Day 4, students will be PADI Open Water Divers! You will potentially have the opportunity to do an additional two pleasure dives as a certified diver.



  • 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 4 days
  • Heated dive pool - Day 1 and 2
  • 2 x Day Trips to the Outer Reef - Day 3 and 4
  • 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


4 Day Learn to Dive with Quicksilver Dive
Total $1,200.00

* 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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