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5 day Learn To Dive 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. We 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 - refer to Itinerary Section. Courses start everyday except Sunday. The course includes 4 Openwater Training Dives plus 5 pleasure dives including 1 fully escorted pleasure night dive

Our vessels are 25 metres (80 feet) in length, centrally air-conditioned, 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. Dinner, the menu changes each trip, however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it. Dessert is served after the night dive. Please advise if you are a vegetarian and we will do our best to make sure we cater for you. Single travellers are accommodated in the twin berth cabins with another diver. 


Day 1 : DAY 1 - Academic & Poor Training
08:00 Complimentary Hotel transfer service available from accommodation in Cairns and Northern Beaches up to Palm Cove 08:30 Registration at Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre, 116 Spence Street, Cairns 08:45 Academic Training in the classroom 13:00 Lunch break (Lunch not Included) 14:00 Pool training 17:30 Complimentary Hotel Transfer service available
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : DAY 2 - Academic & 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 available
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : DAY 3 - Diving & the Outer Great Barrier Reef
05:45 Complimentary Hotel Transfer service - available from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation 06:15 Check-In at Dive Shop, Cnr Grafton and Shields Street, Cairns 07:00 Depart Cairns for 3days 2nights of fantastic diving on the Great Barrier Reef. A light breakfast is served onboard. 11:30 Your first Training Dive in the ocean. Lunch will then be served. 12:45 Lunch is served- hearty soup with an array of fresh salads, cold meats and bread rolls. 14:30 Yours second training dive 18:00 Dinner- the menu changes each trip however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it! Then- time to relax!
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : DAY 4 - More Great Diving
07:00 Third Training Dive before Breakfast. This will be the deepest training dive for your certification 08:00 Enjoy a hearty breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, bacon and eggs as well as toast and spreads 10:30 The last Training Dive for your PADI Open Water Certification Course! 12:00 Lunch on the second day is a hot pasta with a variety of fresh salads 15:00 You are now a certified diver! First pleasure dive! 18:00 Dinner- again, the menu changes each trip however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it! 19:00 A guided night dive after dinner. Another great experience!
Meals :None

Day 5 : DAY 5 - More Diving and Return to Cairns
06:30 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 moves to its last site of the trip, where you will do your second dive of the day 11:00 Your last dive! When you surface, freshly made sandwiches are served as the vessel heads home to Cairns 16:00 Complimentary Hotel Transfer service available 19:30 Join fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner if you wish (additional cost)
Meals :None

Pickups / Departures

Courses commence every day except Sunday

3 day/2-night liveaboard departs: Every day except Tue at 7:00am

3 day/2-night liveaboard returns: At 4:00pm 

Note: Accommodation transfers are included (Cairns city to Northern Beaches as far as Palm Cove)


Reef levies AU$ 85 Reef taxes (April 1 2023 - March 31 2024) | AU$ 90 Reef taxes (April 1 2024 - March 31 2025) fuel levies, port departure tax, and admin fee.

MEDICAL INFORMATION: Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. All students must read the 'Entry Level Student Diver Medical Declaration Form'. You will be required to obtain a dive medical certificate if you answer “yes” to any of the questions on the medical declaration - The dive medical must be completed PRIOR to starting the course and must be valid within 90 days of commencing the course.Costs for Dive medical if needed. 


If you have diabetes, please visit our website for information on diving with diabetes: http://www.prodivecairns.com.au/forms. 

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5 Day Learn To Dive Course