Learn to Dive Cairns

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Cruise/Dive/Snorkel/Fly onboard EVOLUTION

PADI Dive Courses

4 & 5 day PADI Courses Available Now


2/3 Day Combo's with Cairns most popular tours

Dive & Snorkel Sites

Saxon Reef, Hastings Reef & Norman Reef


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Rainforest Tours

World Heritage Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation

City Sights & Scenic Drive

Experience the ocean road, Port Douglas & Cape Tribulation on our bus tour

PADI Dive Courses Cairns

Down Under Dive

Down Under Dive (Down Under Cruise and Dive) is internationally recognized as one of the World's leading PADI diver training and learn to dive companies certifying over 6000 Open Water students a year. It is one of the finest 5 star PADI Dive Resorts in the world, offering the latest in equipment, technology and instruction from multi lingual Dive instructors.

Some of the reasons we stand out from the crowd:

  • Air conditioned classrooms
  • The latest audio visual teaching aids
  • One of the largest purpose built dive pools in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Largest and best 5 star training course facility in Cairns
  • State of the art compressors and an attractive retail outlet with a wide selection of diving and snorkelling gear as well as resort wear
  • Instruction by experienced highly trained instructors
  • Course materials are also available in most languages to cater for multi-cultural client base
  • 12 Exclusive moorings on the true edge of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Cruising to a new Outer Reef location daily
  • Lock-up excess luggage storage available at Down Under Dive Shop

PADI Learn To Dive Courses

PADI Open Water Course (Learn to Dive)
Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular learn to dive course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
Adventure Diver Course
The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.
Advanced Open Water Course
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the Open Water Diver course. The Advanced course helps you become more comfortable in the water.

Professional Development Courses

Rescue Diver Course
'Challenging' and 'rewarding' best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.
Divemaster Course
Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the Divemaster program. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
Open Water Scuba Instructor Course
Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.