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Learn to Dive

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The one that gives you an epic 5-day diving course in The Reef’s best diving spots

Travel Style

Sailing

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  • Duration

    5 days

  • Places

    2 places

  • Meals

    2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

  • Transport Style

    Dive boat

  • Group Size

    Maximum 30 people

  • Team

    Expert Dive Instructor and Captain and Crew

Cairns, Great Barrier Reef

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About this trip

If you're going to learn to dive, you might as well do it submerged in one of the natural wonders of the world. Head out to the Great Barrier Reef and embark on the PADI ‘Open Water’ dive course, with 2-days of pool and classroom training followed by 2 nights spent at sea for coral exploration and ocean magic. To the bucket list annnd TICK! 

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Map & Itinerary

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Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Cairns

  2. 2 2 nights

    Great Barrier Reef

  3. Cairns

DAY 1 - Cairns

Cairns

Are you ready to take on a fun filled few days learning to dive? Can we get a heck yeah? The first 2 days of the course are spent at Pro Dive Cairns training centre learning the theory & practical skills of scuba diving from our pro's. After that, you're nearly ready to go.

Stay

Gilligan’s Hostel (or similar)

DAY 2 - Cairns

Cairns

We know, we know…you want to get out there, but good things take time. It's back to the books today as we continue learning the A to Z of diving, with your day spent at Pro Dive Cairns training centre learning the theory & practical skills you'll need on the reef. Excitement will be at an all time high as we get ready for the next few days and what's in store for you on this mind-blowing reef.

Stay

Gilligan’s Hostel (or similar)

DAY 3 - Cairns to Dive Boat

Cairns

It's GO TIME! You’ll have the opportunity to participate in up to 9 dives at a variety of our 16 exclusive dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your first 4 dives will complete your open water certification & then as a certified diver you are able to take up to 5 more recreational dives, one of which is a guided night dive. Boom.  So, what can we tell you about this spectacular reef? Here goes - more than 1,500 species of fish, 411 types of hard coral, one-third of the world's soft corals and 134 species of sharks and rays call this clear blue water home. Add over 30 species of marine mammals to the mix, and that's your mind blown.

Great Barrier Reef

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Dive boat

DAY 4 - Dive Boat

Great Barrier Reef

With another day on our boat, why not take this incredible opportunity to continue diving for your chance to spot yet more colourful marine life. We're talking giant turtles, stingrays, huge clams and some of the best coral in the world. And with the deck of the boat providing you with the perfect spot for some sunbaking, book reading and bliss, you might just call this total paradise.

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Dive boat

DAY 5 - Dive Boat to Cairns

Great Barrier Reef

We'll return to Cairns late this afternoon where there’s the option to join your new mates & crew for a farewell dinner. There's nothing like a spot of bonding over a #NOREGRETS experience to make for strong friendships. So where's next on the agenda?

Cairns

Learn to Dive

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Where You'll Stay

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    Gilligan's Hostel & Resort

    Cairns, Australia

    Gilligan's Hostel & Resort is an award-winning adventure destination which is centrally located in the heart of Cairns

    2 nights

  • 4 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    1 night in Hostel, 1 night in Boat

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