Open Water Dive Course
An Open Water Course is the first official step in scuba diving training, where you will learn all the fundamentals to help you become a confident scuba diver. No prior scuba experience is necessary and upon successful completion of the course you will receive an Open Water Diver license; which is a lifelong, internationally recognized scuba diving rating and can be used anywhere around the globe.
Our experienced Instructors guarantee you receive the very best dive education. This vessel prides itself on it’s high training and safety standards. Group numbers are kept small to ensure quality control with a maximum of 4 students to 1 Instructor at all times – we strongly recommend always considering class size when enrolling on any scuba diving course. All training is done onboard, cutting out the need to travel to classroom and pool facilities.
You can choose to complete your 100% liveaboard learn to dive Open Water Course in either three days / two nights or four days / three nights depending on how much time you have available. Both options will include the mandatory 8 training dives, however if you choose the 4 day / 3 night option you'll get to do 3 more day dives and 1 night dive as well, making a total of 12 dives!
Our hydraulic scuba dive / snorkel platform makes scuba diving & snorkeling a breeze. The boat is large enough to provide all the comforts of larger cruise ships, yet small enough to enable access to spectacular reef locations inaccessible to other vessels.
We recommend that you complete a free online training class. On average it takes around two hours to complete, but you can do it in parts so you do not need to do it all in one sitting. Online training is extremely beneficial as it enhances learning, gives you a good understanding of what you would like to practice more with your Scuba Instructor and cuts down the time you are required to spend in theory classes.
To register for the free SSI online training class, follow the link www.divessi.com/online_training.
Top Deck Club on the Great Barrier Reef.
Upon arrival guests are greeted by our crew and invited to share delicious local fruit platters and a glass of Australian champagne.
Our Top Deck Club is designed to meet the expectations of the most discerning of guests, offering an unhurried, relaxed ambience. Our modern staterooms have a private ensuite and are spacious and air-conditioned with ample space for clothes and luggage. Luxurious touches such as crisp Australian bed linen, silk doona, cotton sheets and feather down pillows adorn our oversized double beds. Soft fluffy robes, plush bath sheets and Australian beauty products are replenished daily.
The magic begins each day when the reef awakens.Perhaps an early morning dive, a revitalising swim or relaxing spa.
Breakfast is served to your suite.
All personal options are available. The Reef has a personality of its own and our resident experts, our crew, are on hand to provide whatever assistance is required in and out of the water.
Personal dive/snorkel guides will assist with fitting of fins and dive/snorkel gear, providing our Top Deck guests with an aquatic adventure remembered for a lifetime.
Some Medical conditions and/or medications may prevent you from participating in Scuba Diving these include but are not limited to Asthma or wheezing, Brain spinal cord or nervous disorder, chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint, chronic sinus, collapsed lung, diabetes mellitis, chest surgery, Epilepsy, Fainting, Seizure or blackouts, Heart Disease of any kind, recurrent ear problems when flying, tuberculosis or other long-term lung disease and High blood pressure.
If in any doubt as to your eligibility we suggest a pre dive medical - please consult any Australian Doctor.