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Learn to Dive

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The one that gives you an epic 5-day diving course in The Reef’s best diving spots

Duration
5 Days
Places
2 places

Visiting Cairns, Great Barrier Reef

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

Sailing

Group Size

Max 30 people

Transport Style

Dive boat

  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Part pay financing available with UpLift
  • No change fees
  • No booking fees

What's included?

4 nights accommodation

1 night in Hostel, 1 night in Boat

You'll spend the first two nights in a hostel in Cairns, learning the basics of scuba diving, then it's on to the live-aboard boat for two nights for some actual reef diving.

5 Meals

2 Breakfast, 1 Dinner, 2 Lunch

On the dive boat, healthy and scrumptious fare is provided but in Cairns you're on your own. But fear not, excellent seafood restaurants abound in the sunshine state's backpacker hub.

Team

Expert Dive Instructor and Captain and Crew

An expert Dive Instructor to teach you the essentials. A Captain and Crew while you're out on the water. This is your team. Trusted Contiki partners who are specialised, smart, friendly, fun, and integral to your adventure.

Transport

All transport included during the trip

Australia isn't the easiest land to traverse, but we know this wild island better than most. Whether it's internal flights, scenic local trains or air conditioned coaches, our included transport will speed you from A-B in comfort, safety and style.

Experiences

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Learn scuba diving from the pros with 2 full days at Pro Dive Cairns Centre on theory & practical skills 
- Stay for 2 nights on a liveaboard boat with all dive gear, a log book & environmental charges included
- Get the chance for up to 9 dives at 16 dive spots along the outer rim of the iconic Great Barrier Reef
- Gain your PADI open water diving certification after your first 4 dives
- Take part in an unmissable guided night dive amongst 1,500 species of fish and 411 types of coral
- Chance to spot stingrays, sharks, giant turtles, huge clams, colourful coral and other marine mammals

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
If you're going to learn to dive, you might as well do it submerged in one of the natural wonders of the world. Head out to the Great Barrier Reef and embark on the PADI ‘Open Water’ dive course, with 2-days of pool and classroom training followed by 2 nights spent at sea for coral exploration and ocean magic. To the bucket list annnd TICK! 

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Learn to Dive

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Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain Australian trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter Australia & New Zealand. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa (if required) to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions such as currency, arrival/ departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations change regularly, so make sure you stay up-to-date before you travel. See here for more info: https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/immigration-and-visas
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It is also essential that you have any necessary vaccinations & comply with all laws of the countries visited.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our Australia & New Zealand trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) plus one piece of hand luggage suitable as a carry-on for flights.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Australia & New Zealand. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it, like when you’re journeying into the bush, and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

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Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).

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