Diving English


Feeling adventurous?

Welcome to Cairns, the tropical paradise and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. If you are keen for an underwater adventure and would like to combine language and leisure, then you should join our Diving English course. You will learn from the best teachers both above and under water. Get together with like-minded students at the Cairns Language Centre, make new friends and discover the Great Barrier Reef.

Diving English in a Nutshell

  • Start any Monday
  • 10 day Programme
  • 22 hours General English Language tuition
  • 5 Day Diving Course – PADI Open Water Certification (includes 3 days 2 nights Live Aboard on Great Barrier Reef)

Day 1 (Monday)

  • English Entry Level Assessment and Orientation 8.30 am to 12.25 pm
  • English Language Lessons 1.10 pm to 3.20 pm

Day 2 + 3 (Tuesday + Wednesday)

  • English Language Lessons 8.30 am to 12.25 pm
  • Free Time in afternoons

Day 4 + 5 (Thursday + Friday)

  • Diving Course – theory and pool training
  • Diving Course – theory and pool training

Day 6 + 7 (Saturday + Sunday)

  • 3 Day Live Aboard Diving Course on boat on Great Barrier Reef.
  • Farewell Dinner with crew at local restaurant (at own cost)

Day 8 + 9 (Monday and Tuesday)

  • English Language Lessons 8.30 am to 12.25 pm
  • Free Time in afternoons

Day 10 (Wednesday)

  • English Language Lesson 8.30 am to 12.25 pm
  • Graduation 12.25 pm

The sequence of the itinerary may change according to language requirements and weather conditions.
On board accommodation is for Saturday and Sunday nights only – meals included after boarding.

Prior to commencing your Dive Course you will be required to complete the self-assessment ‘Student Diver Medical Declaration’. If there are pre-existing health conditions that may affect your safety while diving, a dive medical certificate will be required.

DIVING ENGLISH Course Details
Length of Course
  • 22 hours General English Language tuition
  • 5 Day Diving Course – PADI Open Water Certification
    (includes 3 days 2 nights Live Aboard on Great Barrier Reef)
Diving Course Details
  • Classroom and pool training with experienced instructors
    5 days training (2 days pool training and 3 days / 2 nights open water diving)
  • 3 days / two nights living on board a diving boat on Great Barrier Reef
  • 4 Training dives and 4-5 pleasure dives
  • 1 night dive (weather permitting)
  • PADI Open Water manual
  • Dive log book
  • Use of quality dive equipment (including wetsuit, dive computer, torches)
  • Passport photographs (needed for certification)
  • Dive insurance
  • Your PADI Certificate
Course Requirements You must be able to

  • swim 200 or 300 meters with mask, snorkel and fins and
  • be able to tread or float in water for 10 minutes
DIVING ENGLISH Tuition and Fees
Package Fees* AU$1,450
Additional fees apply for
  • Medical Assessment if required ($70)
  • Reef tax / Environment levies ($70)
  • Enrolment Fee ($200)
  • Accommodation Placement fee ($200) if CLC arranged accommodation

* The package does not include: on-shore accommodation, swim wear or towels (provide your own), Diving Course Farewell Dinner

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