Pro Dive Cairns 5 Day Learn To Scuba Dive PADI course

From: $1,200.00

  • Return transfer from Cairns
  • Day 1 and 2 classroom and pool training
  • Day 3,4,5 liveaboard boat on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Meals included on the liveaboard
  • 9 dives are included
  • Perfect spot to learn to dive


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Pro Dive Cairns 5-Day Learn-to-Dive Package Includes The most common way to combine the challenge of learning to dive with the enjoyment of exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is on a liveaboard.

Warm water, little current, and excellent visibility all year. The Great Barrier Reef is the ideal location for learning to dive.

Pro Dive Cairns Learn to Dive Pool & Theory, 2 Days

5 Day Pro Dive Course The Learn to Dive with Liveaboard course is divided into two parts:

The first two days will be spent at the Pro Dive five-star Padi training centre. You will learn dive theory in air-conditioned classrooms and basic scuba diving techniques in the pool.
The Pro Dives sophisticated training centre is centrally located in Cairns City and boasts the region’s deepest four-metre diver training pools. Providing a professional and risk-free learning environment

Pro Dive Cairns Learn to Dive 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard

The second part of the Pro Dive course, then it’s off to The Great Barrier Reef for a 3-day, 2-night liveaboard trip to become a certified diver!

You will be able to participate in up to nine dives once you arrive at the Great Barrier Reef. However, the first four dives are training dives that will finish your PADI Open Water Certification.
After you’ve done these, you’ll be able to enjoy five recreational dives. One of these is a thrilling night dive with your dive instructor. This is a very personalised certification course, and you will have the same instructor throughout.

However, by diving at different times of the day, you will be able to see an incredible variety of species. Giant clams, beautiful sea turtles, graceful stingrays, reef sharks, and an astounding diversity of tropical fish are all present. And amazing coral formations. With reliable underwater visibility. Night diving will open up a whole new world of nocturnal sea life.

Your travel itinerary

08:00Complimentary hotel transfer
Available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches hotels/hostels

08:30Check in at Pro Dive Cairns training centre
Located at 116 Spence Street

08:45 Course starts
Academic training begins in the classroom

12:30Lunch break
Lunch is not provided

13:30Pool training
Practical dive training begins

17:30 Complimentary return transfer
Return transfer to your accommodation

07:30Complimentary hotel transfer
Available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches hotels/hostels

08:00Equipment briefing
Hands-on scuba gear walk through with instructors.

09:15Pool training

Lunch break
Lunch is not provided

13:15Gear up at the Pro Dive Cairns retail shop
Dive equipment fitting for the liveaboard trip

Final academic training session and exam

17:45Complimentary return transfer
Return transfer to your accommodation

Complimentary hotel transfer
Available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches hotels/hostels

06:20Check in at Pro Dive Cairns retail shop
Corner of Shields & Grafton Streets, Cairns City

07:00Depart Cairns for 3 days & 2 nights on The Great Barrier Reef
Light breakfast served on board

11:00Dive 1: Training dive
On the Great Barrier Reef


Dive 2: Training dive

Snorkelling opportunity


19:45Watch the night dive
Watch the certified divers participating in the first night dive of the trip

Dive 3: Training dive
First dive of the day, before breakfast


Dive 4: Training dive
This will be the last training dive for Open Water certification


Dive 5
First dive as a newly certified scuba diver


Dive 6: Night dive
Guided night dive experience for all newly certified divers

Dive 7
Your first dive of the day – a sunrise dive to enjoy the reef waking up.


Dive 8

Dive 9
The last dive of the trip, finished by 1200 noon

Last lunch on The Great Barrier Reef before returning to Cairns

Complimentary return transfer
Return transfer to your accommodation

19:30Farewell dinner (optional, additional cost)
Join fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner

Dive Sites

Above all, Pro Dive Cairns provides access to a wide range of diving and snorkelling opportunities. Across four gorgeous reefs: Flynn Thetford, Milln, and Pellowe Reefs, there are 19 rare Outer Reef dive locations.


  • 9 Dives
    (4 training dives and 5 pleasure dives – inc one night dive)
  • Padi Gold Open Water Certification 
  • PADI Open Water manual
  • Dive log book

Pro Dive Vessel

In between dives, you may rest in style aboard one of our three premium Scubaproa vessels. The boat is air-conditioned, and twin or double accommodations are standard on these purpose-built liveaboard dive vessels. With large decks, WiFi, catered meals, and all the conveniences of home,. With a small passenger load and a high crew-to-guest ratio.
Above all, Pro Dives’ five-day open-water course is a genuinely memorable and exciting way to become a licenced scuba diver. While exploring the spectacular World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef ecosystem.
Finally, with nine dives, Pro Dive is an excellent bargain. And we will travel to some of the best reef sites in Cairns.

Not included

  • $85 Levy to pay onboard

Pro dive also have a 3 day 2 night liveaboard if you already have you open water cert

Important info before travel

Day 1&2 at the Training Centre

Marine safe sunscreen
Money for lunch
Dive medical if required
(ask us if you are not sure)
Passport or Australian driver’s licence
Day 3, 4 & 5 on the Great Barrier Reef

Clothing and swimwear
Warm clothes for the evening
2 x towels (ocean/shower)
Sun hat
Marine safe sunscreen & toiletries
Seasickness medication
Shoes are not necessary
Alcoholic beverages if you would like a drink in the evening
Please do not bring:
Sleeping bags
Extra luggage (luggage can be stored securely at our retail shop)

Your safety and comfort is our number one priority. Please let our experienced instructors know if you are worried, stressed or not feeling well at any point.

Before commencing your dive course, you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question indicates there is a pre-existing condition which may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner, preferably with experience in diving medicine, to obtain a dive medical certificate that states you are medically fit to dive.

To obtain a copy of the Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration, please click here. The medical must be completed within 90 days of starting your dive course.

The minimum age to learn to dive in Queensland is 10. There is no maximum age.

It is a dive course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.

We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. The earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your trip concludes.

You can cancel your learn to dive course for any reason up to the end of day 1 (7pm) of the course and receive a full refund of all money paid to Pro Dive Cairns. There is no refund for any reason after this time. If you have booked through a travel agent cancellation fees may apply. We recommend that all customers have travel insurance.

The number of dives may vary subject to weather and/or other unforeseen circumstances.