Whats better a 4 day or a 5 Day Dive Course?

We get asked this constantly here at my online travel agency and the answer is pretty simple. We specialise in orgainising all tours, reef cruises and Cairns Accommodation , nevertheless as a diver myself, I tend to look after Scuba Diving in Cairns and Cairns Learn to Dive clients. I nearly always leave the annoying backpacker accommodation and scenic rail bookings to my collegues.

If you have time and money I advise you to do the five day course. You are only going to do this once, so why worry.

It’s almost like doing a course and trip combined into one.

With a 4 day course you’ll do four dives, which is the very minimum required to pass your dive certificate. They will all be “learning dives”.

A five day course will usually give you nine dives. Now the first four are learning dives but for the next five dives you are a qualified scuba diver. One of these usually is also a night dive. Another advantage is that the dives will be with the other learner divers from your dive course who have the same skill levels as you.

So the first dive cruise you do after finishing your course you will have already done 5 certified dives and be that little bit more skilled and confident.

Also the cost per dive is about .

You can even choose to extend your dive course into a 6 day learn to dive course and get an advanced certification, but thats another article.

So I hope I’ve assisted all you budding Scuba Divers out in internet land.

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