Kangaroo Explorer


5 Day PADI Open Water Course

Departs:Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Price: $875 + $60 Reef Levy

The Cairns Dive Centre Five Day Open Water PADI Dive Course is a fantastic way for you to learn to dive and experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with an overnight stay.
The course includes 2 days pool and theory, followed by three days spent at the Great Barrier Reef on their comfortable live aboard vessel the M.V. Kangaroo Explorer.
Using state of the art diving equipment on their comfortable liveaboard vessel, M.V. Kangaroo Explorer, you can explore some of the best dive and snorkel sites the Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

Their experienced Reef Team will help you see a vast array of hard and soft corals, great drop-offs, exciting walls and swim-throughs and all the normal marine life their sites have to offer.

Cairns Dive Centre visit a variety of the best reef sites available, just two hours out from Cairns. These sites include Moore, Millin, Briggs, Elford and Thetford reefs.


  • Two days classroom theory and pool skills training
  • One snorkel training dive
  • Four open water scuba training dives
  • Five certified dives including a NIGHT DIVE
  • State-of-the-art dive gear, including dive computers
  • Wetsuits or Stinger Suits
  • Use of Training materials (available in all major languages)
  • Free use of a prescription mask if required during the course
  • All meals while on the boat, prepared by their on board chef


8:00am Free pick up from city accommodation
9:15am Theory lectures
12 noon Lunch break and medical examination
1:00pm Swim test & pool training
4:30pm Return to your accommodation

8:00am Pick up from city accommodation
8:15am Pool training
12:00pm Lunch break
1:00pm Theory lectures
4:30pm Return to your accommodation

6:45am Free pick up from city accommodation
7:30am Transfer to the outer Great Barrier Reef, via Fitzroy Island
9:45am Arrive at first reef dive site
11:00am Lunch
12:30pm First Training Dive Session
2:30pm Transfer to second reef dive site
4:00pm Second training dive session

5:30am Wake-up call
6:00am 3rd training dive
7:00am Breakfast
7:30am Transfer to next dive site
9:00am 4th and final training dive
12:00pm Lunch
2:30pm Transfer to next dive site
4:00pm Pleasure dive
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Night dive

5:30am Wake up call
6:00am First dive session of the day
7:00am Breakfast
7:30am Transfer to second reef dive site
8:00am Second dive session
11:00am Final dive session
12:00pm Lunch
2:45pm Depart for Cairns on MV Reef-Kist, via Fitzroy Island


Please note: For the comfort, pleasure and safety of all passengers and crew all schedules, reef sites and number of dive sessions are planned on the day, subject to weather and other conditions by the Master of the Vessel.


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