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PRO DIVE 5 Day PADI Open Water Course

Departs: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Price: $875

Reef Levy: $70

Pro Dive Cairns is recognized worldwide as a leader in all aspects of scuba diving education, offering students a professional and safe learning environment and spectacular dive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Pro Dive’s custom built training centre is located in Cairns and there is no better place in the world to learn to dive! Water temperatures range from 22°C to 30°C allowing comfortable diving all year round.

About the Course 

The first two days of the course will be at Pro Dive Cairns’ professional Training Centre in Cairns City. The Training Centre features all the modern facilities needed to learn to scuba dive. They also boast Cairns deepest scuba diving training pool. At 4.5 meters in the middle, students get an excellent idea of what diving really feels like with all the equipment.

Days 3, 4 and 5 are spent on the outer reef, onboard Pro Dive Cairns’ liveaboard dive vessel, MV Scuba Pro. You will be diving on a choice of sixteen sites exclusive to Pro Dive Cairns. Courses start every day except Sunday. The course includes 4 Openwater Training Dives plus 5 pleasure dives including 1 fully escorted pleasure night dive.

Pro Dive’s vessels are 25 metres (80 feet) in length, centrally air-conditioned and light and airy. There are 2 large decks, one for scuba diving and snorkel gear and one strictly for sun tanning and relaxing. These vessels are the only purpose built outer reef dive liveaboards operating in the area. There are a total of 16 Cabins which sleep a maximum of two per cabin and a bathroom for every two cabins. Meals are wholesome, hot and of course lots of it.



  • PADI Gold Open Water certification
  • PADI Open Water manual (various languages available)
  • Up to 9 dives (4 training dives, 5 fun dives)
  • 2 days of theory and confined water (pool) training
  • 3 day 2 night Outer Reef liveaboard trip
  • 2 nights accommodation on board vessel (all twin cabins)
  • All meals whilst on board
  • Accommodation transfers
  • 2 x passport photos
  • Bed linen (no bath towels)
  • Essential dive equipment hire, including dive computer and 5mm short arm/leg wetsuit
  • Prescription masks (if required)
  • Dive Insurance – for dive related injuries and evacuation only
  • Complimentary WiFi


Academic and Pool Training
08:00 Complimentary Hotel transfer
08:30 Registration at Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre
08:45 Academic Training in the classroom
13:00 Lunch break (Lunch not Included)
14:00 Pool training
17:30 Complimentary Hotel Transfer

Academic and Pool Training

Academic and Pool Training
07:30 Complimentary Hotel Transfer service available
08:30 Pool Training
12:30 Equipment preparation for Reef Trip at Dive Shop
13:00 Lunch Break (Lunch not Included)
14:00 Academic Training in the classroom and final exam
17:45 Complimentary hotel transfer service

Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef
05:45 Complimentary Hotel Transfer
06:15 Check-In at Dive Shop
07:00 Depart Cairns, a light breakfast is served onboard.
11:30 First Training Dive in the ocean
12:45 Lunch
14:30 Second training dive
18:00 Dinner – time to relax

More great diving
07:00 Third Training dive, this will be the deepest training dive for your certification
08:00 Breakfast
10:30 The last Training Dive for your PADI Open Water Certification Course
12:00 Lunch
15:00 You are now a certified diver! First pleasure dive!
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Guided night dive

More Diving and Return to Cairns
06:30 Your first dive of the day
07:30 Breakfast
09:00 The vessel moves to its last site of the trip, where you will do your second dive of the day
11:00 Your last dive
16:00 Complimentary Hotel Transfer
19:30 Join fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner if you wish (additional cost)

Fit to Dive
Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. You will be required to obtain a dive medical certificate if you answer “yes” to any of the questions on the Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration form. We recommend you complete a dive medical (if required) before you arrive in Cairns.

Flying after Diving
We recommend you give yourself a 24 hour surface interval after your last dive before flying.

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