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Port Douglas PADI Scuba Dive Courses

Privately instructed PADI Open Water Dive Courses – Learn to dive on the stunning outer reef with Abc Scuba Diving Port Douglas – The BIG small company difference!

PADI Open Water Diver Course – PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course – PADI Reactivate Scuba Refresher Programs – PADI Adventure Diver Courses – Abc PADI 5 Star Dive Centre

Get your Padi here! – Abc Scuba Diving – PADI 5 star Dive Centre

For all of our courses we use our own fantastic dive boat. We take a maximum of 12 customers on board, plus you will be in a group no larger than 4 people per course. This is in keeping with our philosophy that when you are in a small team situation, it creates a more efficient and stimulating learning environment without distractions of large numbers of people around you.

Abc is proud to be the only PADI 5* Dive Centre in the heart of Port Douglas. A dive store stocked with SCUBA PRO dive equipment, our own booking office where you can come in and talk to us. We have also heavily invested in our own dive compressors and even our own dive and snorkel vessel coupled with our own Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks Permits, this gives us total Great Barrier Reef freedom. Abc does not work in conjunction with any other boats or companies, when you book with Abc you go with Abc!

Abc Scuba Diving Port Douglas are the dive professionals, offering a range of PADI courses suitable to everyone from snorkelers, to open water divers, advanced divers and even free divers wanting to learn some specialties such as reef awareness or underwater digital photography. This is Great Barrier Reef diving at its best and just a fabulous learning environment.

Here are just some of the advantages of doing your dive courses with Port Douglas’s only independent dive company ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas:

  • Port Douglas’s highest rated dive and snorkel boat on Tripadvisor
  • Abc PADI Open Water Courses are Privately Instructed
  • Up to 50% DISCOUNT on dive equipment & additional Dive Days
  • Dive on Abc’s own luxury, purpose built dive boat INDEPENDENCE 1
  • 6 Outer reef dives 4 Training dives + 2 Fun dives
  • Enjoy the luxury of the only dive shop, school and boat operation in Port Douglas
  • Truly amazing ‘No Compromise’ outer reef dive locations
  • Small group classes for PADI courses; maximum 4 students
  • Latest scuba diving equipment, dive computers and in water protection included
  • Time saving efficient teaching methods – PADI eLearn on-line Worldwide learning system
  • Our dive instructors are highly experienced and passionate about teaching
  • No hidden costs such as reef taxes or additional dives charges
  • Transport to and from your accommodation throughout the course
  • A collection of high quality photo memories of your experience on the boat, at no extra cost

Port Douglas OUTER REEF Learn To Dive Courses

PADI Discover Scuba Introductory Diving in pool$249.00
Description

This course is great if you are a little nervous and really builds your personal confidence to complete this mini course in the swimming pool first (where you can keep your feet on the bottom).

If you have never scuba dived before, but would like to know more about the great feeling all divers are raving about, then trying a Discover Scuba Dive is a great way to explore the underwater world and get a much closer look at the teeming marine life.

After a short brief you will perform some basic skills with your instructor, followed by a shallow pool dive.The instructor is by your side the whole time and will even hold your hand if you feel the need.

Includes
  • Full dive equipment hire.
  • Local transportation to the training location.
  • Course duration 2-3 hours or up to 2 Introductory dives if doing the open water option.
  • Upon completion, you will get a PADI certificate of recognition.
Notes

Minimum age of 12. Complete Discover Scuba Dive Medical  Declaration from PADI Discover Scuba Diving Brochure.

 

Price $249.00
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PADI Scuba DiverPOA
Description

The PADI Scuba Diver certification allows you to gain a certification in as little as 2 days! Upon completion you will get a limited PADI dive certification which qualifies you to dive to a maximum of 12 metres with a PADI professional.

NOTE: Our flexible course structure often allows this course to be completed in 2 days, especially if there is a small group or family situation. Your course days dont need to be subsequent days (ideal for scheduling around your holiday).

NOTE: This certification can be upgraded to a PADI Open Water Diver Certification at any time by adding one more day in a similar format and price as this course.

Includes
  • Day 1: a session in the pool, to cover the first three confined water training dives.
  • Day 2: we head to the outer reef for two open water training dives.
  • Full dive equipment hire included.
  • Local transportation to the training locations.
  • Uncrowded outer reef locations.


Notes
  • Queensland Medical Statement
  • Minimum age to participate is 12 years of age.
  • PADI eLearn online course theory* which needs to be completed prior to your arrival in Port Douglas.

* ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas integrates and makes full utilisation of the PADI online eLearning facilities. This means you can carry out the theory part of your course at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. PADI eLearn facilities are accessed by pressing the PADI eLearning banner at the base of this page.

12-14 year old divers earn a Junior Open Water Diver Certification. Junior Open Water Divers also need to have PADI Youth Diving: Responsibility and Risks Acknowledgment form signed by guardian/parent (10615)

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Privately Instructed PADI Open Water Diver Course$978.00
Description

Learning the Abc way ….. The relaxed scheduling of our stunning dive boat ‘Independence 1’ extends its very casual relaxed day diving to be available for Open Water Course students. Giving them both a relaxed learning environment coupled with some amazing uncrowded outer reef dive locations.

Aboard our own luxury dive vessel INDEPENDENCE 1 will be a fantastic experience and learning environment in which to complete your PADI open water course.

This very popular 3 day course is your passport to the world of scuba diving and will give you the freedom to dive, with a buddy, independent of a professional, for life. Upon successful completion you will obtain the worldwide PADI Open Water Diver Certification which qualifies you to dive to a depth of 18 metres with just you and your buddy. You are also qualified to complete the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and Specialty Courses.

 

Includes
  • Open water training dives on the pristine outer Great Barrier Reef.
  • 5 Confined water dives in the pool, to learn basic scuba diving skills. Followed by 4 Open water training dives + 2 FREE fun dives after your certification.
  • Full dive equipment hire.
  • Local transportation to the training locations.
  • Uncrowded outer reef locations.
  • Up to 6 Outer reef dives (4 Training + 2 Fun dives)
  • Abc PADI Open Water Courses are Privately Instructed
  • Up to 50% DISCOUNT on dive equipment & additional Dive Days

 

Notes
  • Queensland Medical Statement
  • Minimum age to participate is 12 years of age.
  • PADI eLearn online course theory* which needs to be completed prior to your arrival in Port Douglas.

* ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas integrates and makes full utilization of the PADI online eLearning facilities. This means you can carry out the theory part of your course at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. PADI eLearn facilities are accessed by pressing the PADI eLearning banner at the base of this page.

12-14 year old divers earn a Junior Open Water Diver Certification. Junior Open Water Divers also need to have PADI Youth Diving: Responsibility and Risks Acknowledgment form signed by guardian/parent (10615)

Price $978.00
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PADI Open Water Diver Referral$899.00
Description

Learning the Abc way ….. The relaxed scheduling of our stunning dive boat ‘Independence 1’ extends its very casual relaxed day diving to be available for Open Water Course students. Giving them both a relaxed learning environment coupled with some amazing uncrowded outer reef dive locations.

Aboard our own luxury dive vessel INDEPENDENCE 1 is a fantastic experience and a wonderful learning environment in which to complete your PADI open water course.

Your PADI Open Water Course is your passport to the world of scuba diving and will give you the freedom to dive, with a buddy, independent of a professional, for life. Upon successful completion you will obtain the worldwide PADI Open Water Diver Certification which qualifies you to dive to a depth of 18 metres with just you and your buddy. You are also qualified to complete the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and Specialty Courses.

 

Includes
  • Open water training dives on the pristine outer Great Barrier Reef.
  • Full dive equipment hire.
  • Local transportation to the training locations.
  • Uncrowded outer reef locations.
  • PADI course materials if required.

 

 

Notes
  • PADI Referral Record/Form (dated within 12 months of travel), must be received by us prior to referral course date.
  • Complete Queensland Medical Statement
  • Minimum age to participate – 12 years of age.

12-14 year old divers earn a Junior Open Water Diver Certification. Junior Open Water Divers also need to have PADI Youth Diving: Responsibility and Risks Acknowledgment form signed by guardian/parent (10615).

Price $899.00
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Port Douglas Outer Reef Diving Courses

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver$978.00
Description

This is a 2 day course. This scuba dive program provides you with a structured, well supervised means to gain additional experience. It involves students in various underwater tasks that broaden their awareness of the environment and their capabilities as divers. It will not make the student an expert scuba diver, but rather gives them a taste of what more specialised diving activities have to offer. The program is designed to develop skills under the supervision of an experienced diving instructor so the student will feel comfortable in a variety of situations. This is a totally “Hands On”course, very little class work, no exam and lots of fun.

Includes
  • 5 open water adventures dives: *navigation – *deep diver (30 metres) – and 3 adventure dives.
  • Full dive equipment hire.
  • Local transportation to the training locations.
  • Uncrowded outer reef locations.

 

Notes
  • Proof of Open Water Certification – PADI, CMAS, SSI, NAUI etc
  • Minimum age to participate – 12 years of age.
  • Complete Queensland Medical Statement and unless course follows on from the PADI Open Water diver course.
  • PADI eLearn online course theory* which needs to be completed prior to your arrival in Port Douglas.

* ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas integrates and makes full utilisation of the PADI online eLearning facilities. This means you can carry out the theory part of your course at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. PADI eLearn facilities are accessed by pressing the PADI eLearning banner at the base of this page.

Price $978.00
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PADI Rescue Diver$1099.00
Description

2 or 3 day course. The PADI Rescue Diver program develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform self-rescues, rescue unconscious and unresponsive divers, manage stress, accident and emergency situations and render first aid. The program is a very important and most valuable step in expanding your knowledge, experience and confidence as a diver. PADI Rescue Diver certification is also a prerequisite for becoming a PADI Divemaster.

Includes
  • Full equipment hire.
  • Local transportation to the training locations.
  • Day 1: Demonstrate rescue/self-rescue skills in confined water.
  • Day 2: Participate in rescue scenarios in open water and prepare an emergency assistance plan for a dive site in the Coral Sea.
  • Day 3: First Response Primary and Secondary Care Training. This is scheduled before or after your rescue training on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.

 

Notes
  • Proof of Advanced Open Water Certification – PADI, CMAS, SSI, NAUI etc
  • Minimum age to participate – 12 years of age.
  • Complete PADI Medical Statement (10038)
  • Completed PADI eLearn online Rescue Diver Course theory* prior to your arrival in Port Douglas.

* ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas integrates and makes full utilisation of the PADI online eLearning facilities. This means you can carry out the theory part of your course at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. PADI eLearn facilities are accessed by pressing the PADI eLearning banner at the base of this page.

Price $1099.00
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PADI Divemaster Course / Internship$1999.00
Description

Approximate duration 3 months. Why not become a PADI Divemaster (PADI dive professional)? In this course you acquire the knowledge and skills to become a diver leader and supervise dive activities.

Includes
  • Gain experience while part-time working over a period of 2 to 3 months at ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas, while assisting instructors in pool sessions and on open water dives in the Coral Sea.
  • All aspects of the Internship are conducted under the guidance and control of a Dive Instructor.
  • Oxygen and First Response Primary and Secondary Care Training. This is scheduled before or after your Divemaster training on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.
  • Dive Instructor Manual, Divemaster Slates (4), DM Hologram & Information Sheet, Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving Book, Scuba Tune-Up Workbook, Professional Training Log, Discover Scuba Diving Instructor Cue Cards, Brochures and other course documentation, PADI Pros Bag.
  • Completed PADI eLearn online Divemaster Course* prior to your commencement of your internship.

 

Notes
  • Minimum age to participate – 18 years of age.
  • 40 logged dives at commencement of internship – minimum 60 dives at Divemaster certification
  • AS2299 Dive medical within last 12 months.
  • Proof of Rescue Diver Certification – PADI, CMAS, SSI, NAUI etc
Price $1999.00
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PADI Scuba Reactivate (Refresher)$249.00
Description

For certified divers who need a refresher, pre-travel update, pre-assessment for continuing education course or an upgrade from Junior Diver. Complete knowledge assessment. Complete all skill performance requirements in confined water. Participate in an optional open water dive.

Includes
  • Refreshing your dive skills in a confined water dive environment (optional open water dive).
  • Full dive equipment hire.
  • Local transportation to the training locations.

 

 

Notes
  • Minimum age to participate – 12 years of age.
  • Proof of PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver Certification or enrolled in an entry-level scuba course with another certifying agency, e.g. PADI, SSI, CMAS, NAUI, BSAC
  • PADI eLearn online course theory* which needs to be completed prior to your arrival in Port Douglas.

* ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas integrates and makes full utilisation of the PADI online eLearning facilities. This means you can carry out the theory part of your course at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. PADI eLearn facilities are accessed by pressing the PADI eLearning banner at the base of this page.

Price $249.00
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PADI Underwater Photographer (for Divers)$539.00
Description

Underwater photography is one of the most popular specialty diving courses in the world, and what better place to take up this fabulous satisfying specialty course. We’re passionate about underwater photography (all of the images on this site have been taken by ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas) and are excited to show divers what they can achieve with a digital underwater camera.

During this course, ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas will teach you all of the basic skills you need to take your own underwater photos. We will teach you proper flash/strobe techniques, getting your angles and positioning right, hazards of underwater photography and how to handle and care for your equipment properly.

Includes
  • Practical completion of 2 open water ocean dives.
  • Quality camera & lenses/lighting –for use on the course, not to keep.
  • PADI Certification (divers).
  • Full equipment hire.
  • Local transportation to the training locations.

 

Notes
  • This course is available for certified Open Water divers (from 12 years of age).
  • PADI eLearn online course theory* which needs to be completed prior to your arrival in Port Douglas.

* ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas integrates and makes full utilisation of the PADI online eLearning facilities. This means you can carry out the theory part of your course at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. PADI eLearn facilities are accessed by pressing the PADI eLearning banner at the base of this page.

Price $539.00
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Port Douglas Specialty Dive Courses

Listed below is a brief selection of the PADI specialty dive courses available through ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas. If you do not see what you are looking for, then please contact us direct on info@abcscubadivingportdouglas.com.au

  • PADI Deep Diver
  • PADI Nitrox (enriched air) Course
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course
  • PADI Underwater Naturalist Course
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photography
  • PADI Adventure dives
  • PADI Underwater Navigation
  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course
  • PADI Night Diver
  • PADI Project AWARE Specialist

Start Scuba Diving Today – Want to Study at Home?

PADI E-learning is a flexible way to study the mandatory dive theory wherever and whenever it suits you. Web-based learning allows you to save time on your scuba course and allows you to complete your dive theory lessons before you start your dive course. PADI E-learning is available for all level courses. Contact ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas for more information.

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