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6-day PADI Open Water and Advanced Dive Course
Includes 4-day/3-night Great Barrier Reef 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 1. It is for 6 days, 4 nights, and allows 9 dives, plus 3 night dives.

Departure Information
Departure is from your lodging (free pickup), Cairns at 8:00 AM Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, return time 4:30 PM.

The Dive

This course combines the PADI Open Water dive certification course and PADI advanced certification course, along with a 4-day/3-night dive trip on the Great Barrier Reef aboard the Kangaroo Explorer.

The first four days constitute the basic certification course, which consists of the standard 2 days of pool and classroom instruction, followed by four ocean dives. © Cairns Dive Centre The advanced course will take up part of the final two days, with self-study and mini-courses in a number of dive specialties.

All told a snorkeler entering and passing both parts of this course will earn an advanced open water scuba dive certification, make up to 12 dives, and have one great time out on the reef! The minimum age requirement for this course is 14 years of age. (Under 18 requires signed parental permission.)

Cairns Dive Center's teaching facilities include a heated training pool, air-conditioned classrooms, changing rooms, gear lockers, showers and restrooms. Their campus is located on the edge of town, and a courtesy bus will transport you to and from your lodging. This course is offered in English, with printed course materials available in many other languages.

To learn more about the dive trip offered in conjunction with this course click here. (Please note, this links to a 3-day trip, you will take the same trip, just an extra day more fun on the reef!)

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 4 day/3 night liveaboard dive trip 4 training dives on the Great Barrier Reef two days of pool/classroom instruction 7 additional dives as a newly certified diver wetsuit all course materials- available in many languages prescription masks all dive gear bed linen (towel not included) loan of course text transfers to/from your Cairns lodging

Book This Trip All prices are in US Dollars.
1 Apr 17 - onwards
Course in English, (courses starting M, W, Fr) $893
Extras:  
lodging and meals not provided for first 2 days -
2 Passport photos (for dive card) $5
transfers: Northern Beaches $15
digital underwater camera hire (done on board) per day $34
dive medical fee (not required if in good health) $45
Env. Mangement Charge and fuel levy (pay on board) per course $61

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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