Increase your diving skills and gain PADI Advanced Open Water Diving Certification with this course. Spend three days and two nights on the liveaboard on the spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef and complete up to 11 dives, 2 being night dives, and 9 day dives.
Upgrade your knowledge and experience the reef at a deeper level.
There are no formal classroom sessions, however participants are required to read through the PADI ‘Adventures in Diving’ manual and answer the relevant knowledge reviews prior to participating.
The training course is made up of three core dives being ‘deep diving’, ‘underwater navigation’ and ‘night diving’ and two elective subject dives.
If you have time we suggest you drop into our retail shop and arrange your dive equipment for the trip (this means you won’t have to do it at 6:00am on the morning of your trip!).
You can also learn about the reef and fish you will meet with the ‘Reef Teach’ – a 2.5-hour marine biology presentation. This is at an additional cost and is available every night except Sunday and Monday nights.
Check in at the retail shop to pick up equipment and depart Cairns for the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
Two pleasure dives will give you an introduction to diving on the Great Barrier Reef. This is also a great opportunity for you to acclimatise to the diving conditions, fine tune your skills or even to refresh your skills if it has been some time since your last dive.
Navigation Dive - after revising your knowledge review, your instructor will brief you on your navigation dive where you will complete some exercises using both a compass and natural references to help improve your underwater navigation skills.
Night Dive - you will be introduced to night diving on the Great Barrier Reef. You will complete a simple navigation exercise before being given a guided tour with your instructor. During your night dive you can expect to find sleeping turtles, parrot fish and a variety of other marine life only encountered at night.
Deep Dive - during this dive we will give you the experience to safely conduct dives beyond your 18 metre depth limit as an open water diver. Under the close supervision of your dive instructor you will be taken down to 30 metres underwater.
With your three core training dives now completed, you have today and tomorrow remaining for pleasure dives and to complete the last two dives of your Advanced training dives, all designed to introduce you to other interesting areas of diving which you may wish to learn more about. You can select your last two training dives from either Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) and Boat Diving.
You have the morning to do some more pleasure diving and the opportunity to finish any additional training dives that you may not have completed yet, before returning to Cairns after lunch.
6:15 AM Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Vessel departs 7am on Day 1 - Returns 4pm Day 3 Our trip includes Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation transfers (to as far north as Palm Cove). Please advise your accommodation place at the time of booking or at least 48 hours prior to your trip departure reconfirm your booking.
January - December
Wednesday - Monday
Medium, Active, Disabled
Scuba Diving Restrictions
Swimmers, Towels (2 towels each) and sunscreen. We recommend that passengers bring a small overnight style bag on the boat. Large suitcases / backpacks can be stored Free of Charge at our Pro Dive Cairns retail shop.
There are no wheelchair facilities on board. Able-bodied persons with disability may require assistance by a carer.
You must arrange your own local transport in advance.
Please note that Pro Dive Cairns does not offer a child minding facility on board - young children must be supervised by a parent / guardian at all times. All Passengers under the age of 18 years old - must have a parent / guardian accompany them on board.
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Operator’s Cancellation Policy:
For cancellations the following charges will apply
1. Cancellations received 48 hours prior to travel will be charged 100%.
2. No Shows: Will be charged 100%.
Please note: Any participant who commences the 5 Day Learn to Dive Course may cancel for any reason up until the end of Day 1. Customers who have purchased their course through a travel agent are advised that agent cancellation fees may
apply and to contact their Agent in this regards. No refunds are applicable for any reason after this time.
You can cancel your Learn to Dive course for any reason at any time up to the end of Day 1 of the course and receive a full refund of all money paid. There is no refund for any reason after this time.