PADI Advanced Scuba Dive Course | PROD

Tour Code: 52

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Learn to Dive in Cairns
  • 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

  • 11 dives (includes 2 night dives)
  • All meals & bed linen
  • Dive Insurance
  • Corrective lens mask (if required)
  • Double bed or twin share accommodation
  • All dive & snorkelling equipment, including dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch
  • Accommodation transfers (Cairns city & Northern Beaches)
  • Guided orientation and night dive
  • PADI manual

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

Check in 6.20am at dive shop

Departure Instructions
  • Vessel departs 7.00am on Day 1 and returns 4.00pm on Day 3
  • Our trip includes Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation transfers.
  • 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 dive shop located corner of Grafton & Shield streets by 6.20am
  • Please note, no pick-ups from the Airport or private addresses
  • Passengers can be collected from hotel or nearest pick-up point.
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit a selection of 19 outer reef dive sites on four magnificent reefs: Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reef.
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Wednesday - Thursday, Saturday - Sunday

Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active


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
  • Clothing and swimwear
  • Warm clothes for the evening
  • 2 x towels (ocean/shower)
  • Dive medical if required
  • (ask us if you are not sure)
  • Sun hat
  • Marine safe sunscreen & toiletries
  • Certification card (certified divers)
  • Seasickness medication
  • Shoes are not necessary
  • Alcoholic beverages if you would like a drink in the evening
  • Please do not bring: sleeping bags, pillows and extra luggage (luggage can be stored securely at our retail shop)

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.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

  • You can cancel your dive course for any reason at any time up to 48 hours before commencement and receive a full refund.
  • There is no refund for any reason after this time.
  • We recommend that all customers have travel insurance.
  • The number of dives may vary subject to weather and/or other unforeseen circumstances.

PADI Advanced Scuba Dive Course | PROD

Tour Code: 52

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Learn to Dive in Cairns



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

Child: au$1,295.00
Family: au$5,180.00

Tour Code: 52



15 yrs & over

12 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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