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3-Day PADI Open Water Referral Dive Course
Includes 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Dive Trip
Cairns Dive Centre

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This trip is aboard Kangaroo Explorer, an 82 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 10 divers and a Dive Staff of 10. It is for 3 days, 2 nights, and allows 8 dives, plus 1 night dive.

Departure Information
Departure is from your lodging (free pickup), Cairns at 8:00 AM every day, return time 4:30 PM.

The Dive

Complete your dive course on a three-day/two-night dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef aboard the Kangaroo Explorer, one of the nicest liveaboard boats operating in the area. On the dive trip you will make the four instructional dives that are a part of your course, plus up to 4 more dives as a newly certified diver, including a night dive if conditions permit.

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. © Cairns Dive Centre

For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.

The Boat

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.

Trip Prices

Included 3 day/2 night liveaboard dive trip 4 training dives on the Great Barrier Reef 5 additional dives as a newly certifed diver all dive gear prescription masks wetsuit bed linen (towel not included) all meals transfers to/from your Cairns lodging loan of course text

Book This Trip All prices are in US Dollars.
19 Aug 17 - onwards
Course in English, (courses starting daily) $566
2 Passport photos (for dive card) $6
Env. Mangement Charge and fuel levy per day $14
transfers: Northern Beaches per day $14
digital underwater camera hire (done on board) per day $32

About Cairns Dive Centre © 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.

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