5-Day PADI Open Water Course
Includes 3-day/2-night Great Barrier Reef Dive Trip
Pro Dive Cairns
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This trip is aboard Scubapro, a 75 foot Mono Hull with a maximum of 10 divers and a Dive Staff of 1. It is for 5 days, 2 nights, and allows 8 dives, plus 1 night dive.
Departure is from Your Cairns lodging (free pickup), Cairns at 7:00 AM Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, return time 3:30 PM.
This outstanding course combines two days of pool and classroom instruction with a 3-day/2-night trip to the Great Barrier Reef, where you will make up to nine dives; four as a part of your course, and up to five more as a newly certified diver. This may include your first night dive, if conditions permit. Successful completion of the course earns you a PADI open water diver card.
The reef trips are aboard one of Pro-Dive Cairns three fine bookend liveaboard boats, the Scubapro I, II, and III, and all boats are equally well-kept.
If you speak English you can start this class any day of the week except Sundays. Pro Dive Cairns has the written coures materials and textbook in many different languagues if that's helpful to you. The course is taught in German as well, with new courses starting on Tuesday and Friday every week. If Japanese is your native language there's a course taught in your language starting every Thursdays.
Their tidy campus is located just outside of the downtown area, within walking distance of a variety of lodgings (Transfers to and from lodging anywhere in Cairns are included in the tuition.). The campus includes air conditioned classrooms, showers, changing areas, and ample pool space.
To learn more about the dive trips offered in conjunction with this course click here.
The Scubapro I, II, and III make a fine set of triplets! These identical boats are fast, comfortable purpose-built dive boats. Each has 14 twin and 2 double cabins, with 8 bathrooms with an overnight capacity of 32 divers. The boats are air conditioned throughout.
These boats are all new, having been built in '98 and '02 and '04. ProDive's maintenance of these boats has kept all three in great shape; you have to look at the name on the hull to tell them apart! They can cruise out to the reef at 13 knots, and make for a quick and stable dive platform.
For more info about this boat, see the floorplan.
free WIFI on board
bed linen (bring own towel)
3 day/2 night liveaboard dive trip
4 training dives on the Great Barrier Reef
two days of pool/classroom instruction
5 additional dives as a newly certifed diver
all course materials- available in many languages
all dive gear
PADI course text, yours to keep
transfers: Cairns/Northern Beaches
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||All prices are in
|| 1 Apr 17 -
|Course in Japanese (courses start Th)
|Course in German, (courses start Tu, Fr)
|Course in English, (courses start Mo-Sat )
| Extras: || |
|lodging and meals not provided for first 2 days
|dive medical fee (not required if in good health)
|additional taxes and levies by Pro Dive Cairns per trip
About Pro Dive Cairns
Since itís inception in 1983, Pro Dive Cairns has certified over 90.000 dive students, and taken heaps more than that out to the reef. It is a very popular choice for young professionals, both experienced and inexperienced divers.
Pro Dive Cairns is locally owned and managed company. Its directors, Rod Punshon and Quicksilver Connection, have owned and operated the company since 2005. Under their direction the company has grown into a quality full-service operation, offering day and liveaboard trips, a full range of dive instruction, from basic diver certification to instructor training, as well as a fully stocked dive shop.