2-Day PADI Open Water Referral Dive Course
Includes 2-day Great Barrier Reef Dive Trip, Kangaroo Explorer
This PADI course allows you to complete the dive portion of your certification course on a two-day overnight dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef aboard the Kangaroo Explorer, one of the nicest liveaboard boats operating in the area.
On trip you will complete your four training dives, and then take a fifth dive, that being your first dive as a newly certified diver!
A courtesy bus will transport you to and from your lodging.
Classes start daily in English, with texts and other course materials available in many other languages to assist students from these countries with their learning. The minimum age requirement for this course is 14 years of age. (Under 18 requires signed parental permission.) Proof of prior completion of the classroom/pool portion of the course is also required.
To learn more about the dive trip offered in conjunction with this course click here.
For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.
This course includes dives aboard Kangaroo Explorer, an 82 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 10 student divers. The dive trip included in the course is for 2 days, 1 night, and allows 5 dives.
The MV Kangaroo Explorer is a modern 82-foot power catamaran, specifically designed for Queensland coastal cruising. Each of the 16 large cabins is fully carpeted with ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, and window or porthole. There is ample space on the three deck levels. Other features include the relaxing lounge, sun deck, library and fully licensed bar. The ship is fully equipped with the latest navigational equipment, all safety gear and ship to shore radio. This is a very comfortable and stylish boat, and is ideally suited for multi day dive trips.
The most recent improvement to this boat is the newly expanded dive deck, which expands the space available to divers gearing up and entering the water.
For more info about this boat, see the floorplan.
Cairns Dive Centre's day dive boat, Sun-kist, will be used to shuttle you out and back from the live aboard boat. She's stable and fast dive boat, taking up to 24 folks to and from the Kangaroo Explorer each day.
2 day/1 night liveaboard dive trip
4 training dives on the Great Barrier Reef
1 additional dive as a newly certified diver
all course materials- available in many languages
all dive gear
bed linen (towel not included)
transfers to/from your Cairns lodging
loan of course text
|All prices are in
|| 19 Aug 17 - 31 Mar 19
|Course in English, (courses starting daily)
| Extras: || |
|2 Passport photos (for dive card)
|transfers: Northern Beaches
|Env. Mangement Charge and fuel levy (pay on board) per course
|digital underwater camera hire (done on board) per day
|dive medical exam (not required if in good health)
|introductory night dive
About Cairns Dive Centre
Cairns Dive Centre is one of Cairns’ most respected dive operators and has been operating in Cairns for many years. This locally owned company is also one of the largest dive schools in Cairns, and trained over 6.500 divers last year. Cairns Dive Center is an SSI Career Development Center, and as such has trained many of the dive masters and instructors working in the area.
We have had many clients dive and train with CDC, and they have found the staff to be friendly, upbeat, helpful and professional, and the operation to be very well run.