Open Water 5 Day Dive Course with Pro Dive Cairns
Learn to Dive with one of the best companies in the world. Pro Dive Cairns have multi million dollar boats and five star facilities and are the best value dive course on the Great Barrier Reef. They have been perfecting their facilities and craft since 1983 so know what they’re doing and how to teach you to dive in no time!
The first two days consist of Pool and theory before enjoying an amazing 3 day 2 night liveaboard trip on one if the multimillion dollar boats. 4 learning dives are included to complete the course as well as 5 recreational dives once you have your licence. One of the dives is a guided night dive so you get to see the outer great barrier reef at all times of the day and night.
Get the best value and experience with Pro Dive!
$80 payable on arrival for reef taxes and fuel levy
- All dives and dive equipment
- Proffessional experienced staff
- All meals while on liveaboard trip
- Open water diving licence
“The team at Pro Dive are super professional yet are sure to make your experience of learning to dive an informative, fun and amazing time. They have super experienced diving instructors and their custom dive pool and facilities are world class” –Clinton – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert
- Learn to dive with the best!
- 2 days pool and theory and 3 day 2 night liveaboard trip
- Multi Million Dollar Boats
- Five star facilities
- Awesome food!
- Get your Open Water Dive Licence
- Dive the outer Great Barrier Reef with 9 dives!
- A guided night dive!
- $60 payable on arrival for reef taxes and fuel levy
- You will need to obtain a dive medical if you answer 'yes' to any questions on the medical statement. A Doctor will be available on the first day of the course to perform the assessment if required.
Day One - Academic & Pool Training
* Please note – pick up times will vary so please check your time with our office. Please bring your travel voucher and/or course fees, money for your dive medical and lunch, swimwear and towel.
08:00hrs - Complimentary hotel transfer – available from Cairns City & Northern Beaches accommodation
08:30 - Check in at Pro Dive Training Centre – 116 Spence Street, Cairns
08:45 - Academic training in the classroom
13:00 - Dive medical and lunch break (lunch at own expense)
14:00 - Pool training
17:30 - Complimentary transfer returns you to your accommodation
Day Two - Academic & Pool Training
07:30hrs - Complimentary hotel transfer – available from Cairns City & Northern Beaches accommodation
08:00 - Equipment talk, free time in the pool to try different equipment
09:15 - Pool Training
12:15 - Gearing up at Pro Dive retail shop and opportunity to make any purchases with a 10% discount
13:00 - Lunch break (lunch at own expense)
14:00 - Return to Training Centre for academic training and final exam
17:45 - Complimentary transfer returns you to your accommodation or to Reef Teach (optional)
Day Three - Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef
05:45hrs - Complimentary hotel transfer – available from Cairns City & Northern Beaches accommodation.
06:15 - Check in at Pro Dive retail shop – corner Shields & Grafton Streets.
07:00 - Depart Cairns for 3 days & 2 nights of fantastic diving/snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. A light breakfast is served onboard.
10:30 - Your first training dive in the ocean
12:00 - Lunch is served - hearty soup with an array of fresh salads, cold meats & bread rolls.
14:30 - Your second training dive
18:00 - Dinner - the menu changes each trip however it will be wholesome, hot & of course lots of it! Then time to relax.
Day Four - Experience further fantastic diving on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
07:00hrs - Your third training dive.
08:00 - Enjoy a hearty breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, bacon and eggs as well as toast & spreads.
10:30 - Your fourth and final training dive!
12:00 - Lunch on the second day is hot pasta with a variety of fresh salads.
14:30 - You are now a certified diver – your first pleasure dive!
18:00 - A hot dinner is served
19:30 - A guided night dive!
Day Five - Morning dives and return to Cairns
06:30hrs - Your first dive of the day.
07:30 - A hot breakfast accompanied with fresh fruit salad, cereals and toast.
09:00 - After breakfast, the vessel makes its last site of the trip, where you will do your second dive.
11:00 - Your last dive of the trip!
12:00 - A selection of freshly made sandwiches is served before the vessel heads back to Cairns
16:00 - Complimentary accommodation transfers – Cairns City & Northern Beaches.
19:30 - Join fellow passengers & crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner! (optional)
What else they need to know
You will need to complete and pass the Australian Standards Dive Medical A.S.4005.1. This can be completed on the first day of the course, when a Doctor will come to the Training Facility. Cost for this medical is not included in the course fees.
You will need to be able to swim 200 meters and tread water for 10 minutes
The minimum age is 12yrs and students under 18yrs of age will be required to provide signed parent or guardian consent. Children 12 - 14yrs will attain Junior Openwater Diver Certification.
Accommodation transfers are included in your course package and Pro Dive Cairns pick up from properties as far north as Palm Cove as well as Cairns City
On Completion of this course your PADI Openwater Certification is recognised world wide.
Extras: AU$75 Reef taxes, port departure tax and admin fees. This fee consists of a $10.50 Government Environmental Charge as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration charges. This charge is applicable to all passengers travelling out on the 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Dive trip and all Dive Courses combining the 3 Day trip.
Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. Please make your way to the Retail Shop on the Corner of Grafton & Shields St the day prior to the course to complete the statement. You will be required to obtain a Dive Medical if you answer “Yes” to any of the questions on the medical statement.
Ability to swim - 200m (or 300m with mask, fins and snorkel) and tread water (float) for 10 minutes Minimum age 12 years (no maximum age) Dive medical – which must be in accordance with Australian Standard AS4005-1 (This can be arranged by Pro Dive on day 1 of course - a fee of $60.50 per person is payable direct to the doctor. A history of asthma, diabetes & pregnancy may exclude you from scuba diving)