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.
|Accommodations:|| Hotel, Boat
as per itinerary
|Meals:|| , Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
as per itinerary
|Sightseeing:||Cairns & the Outer Great Barrier Reef|
Pro Dive will collect you around 8.00am from the Rydges Esplanade Hotel 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.
Set your alarms! This morning you'll be picked up from the Rydges Eplanade Hotel at 5.55am and transferred to a premium dive vessel where you're 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.
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.
All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!
Important info: An Australian diving medical certificate is needed. Some taxes are payable directly to Pro Dive at the end of the course including the Environmental Management charge at a cost of A$50. Course is open age. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel to Rydges Esplanade Resort prior to your dive trip, you’ll need to let Pro Dive know 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).