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1. Posted by gavinrace (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

gavinrace has indicated that this thread is about Australia

My partner and I are travelling up the East Coast in March and April and would like to know some recommended both for quality and price that will take us out for a couple of days to complete our PADI course ...

Anyone have any suggestions?

Cheers guys and girls.

2. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 6y

Hi there,

I can probably give you quite a few good places to complete PADI courses, but would need a bit more of an idea about your itinerary. You said you were travelling up the east coast.... does this mean from Melbourne/Sydney and "up" to where... Brisbane/Cairns/Townsville? Also how will you be travelling - plane/bus/rental car etc? It'd be good to know how easily you'd be able to stop off at smaller places along the way as this might make it a bit cheaper for your in terms of course cost.

In terms of diving, you mentioned completing your PADI course, have you done any training/courses yet? Are you looking for the begginner Open Water Course, the Advanced Open Water Course, or specialty courses?

Very happy to provide you will more diving information!

3. Posted by gavinrace (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Many thanks for your reply.

We're currrently doing the Open Water Course (not advanced) here in England so we'll have the referral certificates etc. to bring over when we come in Mid-February.

We're not likely to hit the east coast 'til Mid-March. From there, we'll be travelling from Sydney up the coast up to Cairns/Port Douglas over the course of the next 3-4 weeks. We'll probably travel most of this on greyhound buses but not completely against hiring cars or even catching a quick flight if needed - so we are quite flexible generally.

Any advice on places and rough costs for good places would be excellent.