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You will visit: Cairns & the Outer Great Barrier Reef

The 5 day PADI ‘Open Water’ dive course is by far the most popular way to learn to dive. The adventure of learning to dive combined with staying out on the reef for 2 nights onboard a boat is really unique. The course takes you to 9 of the Great Barrier Reef’s best dive sites & features two days of classroom & in-pool training, then it’s onto the live aboard boat for the actual reef diving. There’s also plenty of time to snorkel, relax & just enjoy the reef experience.

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Itinerary + Inclusions & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

Inclusions

On our trips we don't just take you to the destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit. From amazing food & accommodation, to exclusive access to incredible experiences, with Contiki you'll get unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1-2 Cairns

Pro Dive will collect you around 8.00am and transfer you to the modern Pro-Dive Cairns Training Centre. The first two days of the course are spent learning the theory and practical skills of scuba diving. Each day ends at approximately 5.30pm.

Day 1: Hostel
Day 2: Hostel

  • Learn how to scuba dive at Pro Dive's modern training centre
  • Environmental Management Charge included
3-4 Cairns to Dive Boat

Set your alarms! This morning you'll be picked up at 5.55am and transferred to a premium dive vessel where you'll live aboard for the next 3 days & 2 nights. You'll participate in up to 9 dives on the outer Great Barrier Reef at a variety of our 16 exclusive dive sites. Your first 4 dives will complete your open water certification. And then, as certified diver, you’ll be able take up to 5 more recreational or ‘pleasure’ dives. One of these being a guided night dive! These extra dives will let you plunge into an unforgettable world of vibrant colour, incredible reef formations, amazing tropical fish and incredible marine life.

Day 3: Boat Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

  • Live aboard a premium dive vessel for 3 days
  • See giant turtles, stingrays, huge clams, and the clearest blue waters on the planet
  • Guided night dive showing you a whole different side of the reef
5 Dive Boat to Cairns

By midday today, you will have completed nine dives and gliding around in the underwater world will be second nature to you. We'll return to Cairns in the late afternoon. Then tonight join your new diving mates and crew for an optional farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5: Lunch, Breakfast

  • Dive up to 9 times at a variety of 16 exclusive dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 4 nights accommodation: 2 nights hostel on nights 1 & 2, 2 nights twin-share on board the boat on nights 3 & 4
  • Transfers from Cairns accommodation to boat
  • PADI Open Water Diver certificate & manual
  • Log book
  • Scuba equipment

Important info: Course is open age and unescorted. You will need to contact Pro Dive in order to arrange your transfer on Day 1 (prodivecairns.com or 07 4031 5255). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive (approx. 12:00noon). An Australian diving medical certificate may be needed. Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration and bring with you on day 1.

Food

  • 7 meals:
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners

Inclusions

  • 1 World Heritage Site visited
  • Learn how to scuba dive at Pro Dive's modern training centre
  • Environmental Management Charge included
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  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$181
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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