2 Days of classroom and pool and training and then a 3 day 2 night 9 dive liveaboard dive trip to some of the best Outer Reef dive sites available.
Thinking about taking the plunge and becoming a certified scuba diver? Our five-day PADI Open Water course is the most popular way to combine the adventure of learning to dive with the excitement of exploring the spectacular beauty of The Great Barrier Reef. With warm water, minimal current and great visibility year round, The Great Barrier Reef is the best place on Earth to learn how to dive.
The five-day course consists of two parts:
The first two days of the course are spent at our five-star Padi training centre where you will learn dive theory in air-conditioned classrooms and basic skills of scuba diving in the pool. Centrally located in Cairns city, our modern training centre features the deepest four-metre diver training pools in the region, ensuring a professional and safe learning environment. Then it’s time to head out to The Great Barrier Reef for a three-day, two-night liveaboard adventure to become a certified diver!
Once on The Great Barrier Reef, you will have the opportunity to participate in up to nine dives. The first four dives are training dives, which will complete your PADI Open Water Certification. After these are completed, you can enjoy five recreational dives, one of which is an exciting night dive guided by your dive instructor. This is a highly personalised certification course and you’ll have the same instructor for the entire duration.
Pro Dive Cairns has access to a variety of diving and snorkelling experiences across 19 exclusive Outer Reef dive sites over four magnificent reefs: Flynn Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reefs. Diving at different times throughout the day, you will be able to encounter an amazing diversity of marine life including giant clams, majestic sea turtles, graceful stingrays, reef sharks, an incredible variety of tropical fish and spectacular coral formations, with consistent underwater visibility. Night diving will introduce a whole new dimension of nocturnal sea-life.
Between dives, relax in comfort on board one of our three premium Scubapro dive boats. These purpose-built liveaboard dive vessels feature air-conditioned twin or double cabins, spacious decks, WiFi, catered meals, and all the comforts of home. With small passenger numbers and close crew-to-guest ratios, a high-quality, personalised experience with dedicated attention from our specialist staff is ensured at all times.
Starting in Cairns every day except Sunday, this five-day open water course offers a truly memorable and exciting way to become a certified scuba diver while having the opportunity to explore the magnificent World Heritage Great Barrier Reef environment.
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