PADI Advanced Scuba Dive Course | PROD

Tour Code: 52

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

  • Up to 11 dives throughout the trip
  • Weather permitting, you will rarely dive the same site more than twice.
  • Make a booking between May and September and into October to experience the annual migration of the mighty Humpback whales and the inquisitive Minke whales.
  • There are plenty of ‘selfie’ moments with fellow divers onboard the liveaboard vessels on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef! 

Included In Price

  • All dive and snorkelling equipment (includes dive computer and long-leg wetsuits)
  • Prescription lens masks (if required)
  • Double or twin share accommodation
  • Accommodation transfers (Cairns city and northern beaches)
  • All meals and bed linen
  • A guided orientation dive and night dives

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. 

Night Before Departure

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.

Day One: Diving the Great Barrier Reef

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.

Day Two: Experience further diving on the Outer Great Barrier Reef

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. 

Day Three: Morning Dives and Return to Cairns

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.

Departs From


Departure Time

6:15 AM Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Departure Instructions

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.

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Self-drive: make your own way to our training centre located at 116 Spence Street, Cairns for an 08:30am start
  • Please note, no pick-ups from the Airport or private addresses
  • Passengers can be collected from hotel or nearest pick-up point.
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Wednesday - Monday

Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active, Disabled


Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism

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.

Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility

There are no wheelchair facilities on board. Able-bodied persons with disability may require assistance by a carer.

Additional Information

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.
Pre-order Local Transport

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.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

PADI Advanced Scuba Dive Course | PROD

Tour Code: 52

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$1,030.00
Family: au$4,120.00

Tour Code: 52



15 yrs & over

12 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
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