Learn to Dive (Start Cairns, end Cairns)

Learn to Dive
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  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
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The 5 day PADI ‘Open Water’ dive course is by far the most popular way to learn to dive. The adventure of learning to dive combined with staying out on the reef for 2 nights onboard a boat is really unique. The course takes you to 9 of the Great Barrier Reef’s best dive sites & features two days of classroom & in-pool training, then it’s onto the live aboard boat for the actual reef diving. There’s also plenty of time to snorkel, relax & just enjoy the reef experience.

Highlights
Cairns
  • Learn how to scuba dive at Pro Dive's modern training centre
  • Environmental Management Charge included


Cairns to Dive Boat
  • Live aboard a premium dive vessel for 3 days
  • See giant turtles, stingrays, huge clams, and the clearest blue waters on the planet
  • Guided night dive showing you a whole different side of the reef


Dive Boat to Cairns
  • Dive up to 9 times at a variety of 16 exclusive dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef
Destinations
  • Australasia
  • Australia
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef
Tour Types
  • Sailing
Day 1 Cairns
Pro Dive will collect you around 8.00am and transfer you to the modern Pro-Dive Cairns Training Centre. The first two days of the course are spent learning the theory and practical skills of scuba diving. Each day ends at approximately 5.30pm.

Day 3 Cairns to Dive Boat
Set your alarms! This morning you'll be picked up at 5.55am and transferred to a premium dive vessel where you'll live aboard for the next 3 days & 2 nights. You'll participate in up to 9 dives on the outer Great Barrier Reef at a variety of our 16 exclusive dive sites. Your first 4 dives will complete your open water certification. And then, as certified diver, you’ll be able take up to 5 more recreational or ‘pleasure’ dives. One of these being a guided night dive! These extra dives will let you plunge into an unforgettable world of vibrant colour, incredible reef formations, amazing tropical fish and incredible marine life.

Day 5 Dive Boat to Cairns
By midday today, you will have completed nine dives and gliding around in the underwater world will be second nature to you. We'll return to Cairns in the late afternoon. Then tonight join your new diving mates and crew for an optional farewell dinner at a local restaurant.


Accommodation
4 nights accommodation: 2 nights hostel on nights 1 & 2, 2 nights twin-share on board the boat on nights 3 & 4
Transfers from Cairns accommodation to boat
PADI Open Water Diver certificate & manual
Log book
Scuba equipment Important info: Course is open age and unescorted. You will need to contact Pro Dive in order to arrange your transfer on Day 1 (prodivecairns.com or 07 4031 5255). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive (approx. 12:00noon). An Australian diving medical certificate may be needed. Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration and bring with you on day 1.
Food
7 meals:
2 breakfasts
3 lunches
2 dinners

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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