5 Day Learn to Dive Adventure

5 Day Learn to Dive Adventure

There is no better place to Learn to Dive than Australia's Great Barrier Reef. If you are thinking about taking the plunge our 5 day PADI "Open Water" dive course is by far the most popular way to do it. The adventure of learning to dive as well as staying out on the reef for 3 days and 2 nights on one of our premium live aboard vessels is quite unique.

Tour Highlights

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Live Aboard Adventure
  • Night Dive
  • Snorkelling

Tour Info

Code PD-PADI5
Style
  • Diving
Duration 5 Days
Price From $895
Departures

Daily - Except Sunday

Vehicle Cruise Ship
Suitability 12+ Years
Start Cairns @ 08.00 am
Finish Cairns @ 04.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

There is no better place to Learn to Dive than Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

If you are thinking about taking the plunge our 5 day PADI "Open Water" dive course is by far the most popular way to do it. The adventure of learning to dive as well as staying out on the reef for 3 days and 2 nights on one of our premium live aboard vessels is quite unique.

Your course includes 9 dives on some of the best dive sites the Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer as well as plenty of time to snorkel, relax and really enjoy the reef experience. All this makes this course unmatched for experience and value.

Your 5 Day PADI Learn to Dive Course is broken down into two components - 2 Days of classroom and pool and training and then a 3 day 2 night 9 dive liveaboard dive trip to some of the best Outer Reef dive sites available.

The first two days of your course are spent at our modern training centre learning the theory and practical skills of scuba diving. At the end of day 2 we recommend the option of attending 'Reef Teach'. 'Reef Teach' is a fun and informative marine biology presentation that will greatly enhance your reef experience. (Additional cost)

The next 3 days and 2 nights are spent living on board one of our premium live aboard dive vessels. You'll have the opportunity to participate in 9 dives on a variety of our 16 exclusive dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your first 4 dives will complete your open water certification and then as certified diver you are able to undertake up to 5 more recreational or pleasure dives. One of these dives is a guided night dive! These extra dives will be a highlight of your course and a truly memorable experience.

On the night of your return to Cairns you have the option to join your fellow passengers and the crew for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

8:00am - Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)

8:30am - Registration at the Pro Dive training centre - 116 Spence street

8:45am - Academic training in the classroom

12:30pm - Lunch break (lunch not included)

1:30pm - Pool training

5:30pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available

7:30am - Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)

8:30am - Pool training

12:30pm - Visit the Pro Dive retail shop

1:00pm - Lunch break (lunch not included)

2:00pm - Academic training in the classroom and final exam

5:45pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available or transfer to Reef Teach Marine Biology presentation (optional). Please note transfer not available after Reef Teach.

Reef Teach: Optional 2.5hr marine biology presentation where you'll learn about the reef and the fish you'll meet. (Additional cost)

5:45am - Complimentary hotel transfer - available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches accommodation

6:15am - Check in at Pro Dive retail shop - corner Shields & Grafton Streets

7:00am - Depart Cairns for 3 days and 2 nights of fantastic diving/snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. A light breakfast is served onboard

11:30am - Your first training dive in the ocean

12:45pm - Lunch is served - hearty soup with an array of fresh salads, cold meats and bread rolls

2:30pm - Your second training dive

6:00pm - Dinner - the menu changes each trip however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it! Then - time to relax!

7:00am - Third training dive before breakfast - this will be the deepest training dive of your certification

8:00am - Enjoy a hearty breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, bacon and eggs as well as toast and spreads

10:30am - Fourth and final training dive

12:00pm - Lunch on the second day is hot pasta with a variety of fresh salads

3:00pm - You are now a certified diver!!! First pleasure dive!!

6:00pm - Dinner - again, the menu changes each trip however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it!

7:00pm - A guided night dive after dinner - another great experience!

6:30am - Your first dive of the day

7:30am - A hot breakfast accompanied with fresh fruit salad, cereals and toast

9:00am - After breakfast, the vessel makes its last site of the trip, where you will do your second dive of the day

11:00am - Your last dive! When you surface freshly made sandwiches are served as the vessel heads home

4:00pm - Complimentary accommodation transfers - Cairns city and Northern Beaches

7:30pm - Join fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner if you wish

Includes

  • 9 Dives (4 training dives and 5 pleasure dives – inc one night dive)
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • PADI Open Water manual
  • Dive Log Book
  • 2 Passport Photos
  • All dive & snorkelling equipment - includes dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch.
  • Dive Insurance
  • Corrective lens mask (if required)
  • Accommodation transfers (Cairns city & northern beaches)
  • 2 nights accommodation, meals and bed linen (on board the boat)
  • First 2 days on the learning session , you need to book Cairns city Hotel or Hostel accommodaton. 

Exclusions

  • Taxes and Charges: An additional fee of $70.00 person is payable direct to Pro Dive Cairns. This charge includes an $19.50 Government Environmental Management Charge as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration costs.
  • Camera Hire: Digital underwater cameras are available for hire on board our dive boats for a cost of A$40per dive. Please note you will not be able to use the underwater camera until you are a certified diver.
  • Dive Medical - Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. You will be required to obtain a dive medical certificate if you answer yes to any of the questions on the attached medical declaration.  The Dive medical must be valid within 90 days of commencing the course. . To view and complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration please Click Here.
  • Underwater camera hire - click here for more information.
  • If you are under the age of 18 and will not be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the course please contact our reservations team for details. 
  • Important Information For Learn to Dive Course Participants: Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training.
  • To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor).

Note

  • Departs from ex Cairns and Northern Beaches 
  • Rates are GST inclusive and in Australia Dollars (AUD)
  • Compulsory Medical Certificate required
  • The minimum age to learn to dive in Queensland is 12. There is no maximum age.
  • Courses Commence English: Daily except Sunday , German: Tuesdays and Fridays -Japanese: Thursdays
  • For those customers who speak languages other than those mentioned above we also have PADI textbooks available in a range of other European and Asian languages.
  • It is a dive course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.
  • We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your trip concludes
  • Student Diver Medical Declaration and Dive Medical (if required) must be completed within 90 days of commencement of your learn to dive course.

What to Bring 

  • Comfortable Swimming  clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Toiletries, 
  • Any medications 
  • Bathing costume and beach towel
  • A camera  
  • Bottle of drinking water

 Help in finding a Diving Doctor

 

  • In Australia:

If you would like to find a doctor in Australia or around the world, just visit www.spums.org.au

 

In Cairns:

Please refer to the below list of Medical Centres and private Doctors.

Dr Graham Simpson, Flecker House, 5 Upward Street, Cairns Phone 07 4031 4095

McLeod Street Medical, 67 McLeod Street, Cairns Phone 07 4052 1583

Dr Greg Crafter, Flecker House, 5 Upward Street, Cairns Phone 07 4041 2066

Cairns 24hour Medical Centre, Cnr Grafton & Florence Streets, Cairns - Phone 07 4052 1119

Barrier Reef Medical Centre, 377 Sheridan Street, Cairns Phone 07 4051 6299

Cairns Sports Medicine, 126 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns Phone 07 4051 3944

Cairns Tourist & Local Medical Services, 15 Lake Street, Cairns Phone 07 4041 1699

Toogood Rd Medical Centre, 28 Toogood Road, Woree Phone 07 4054 3336

Edge Hill Medical Practice, 1A/132 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill Phone 07 4053 7677

Smithfield Medical Centre, Cnr Cook Hwy & McGregor Rd, Smithfield - Phone 07 4057 7300

Trinity Beach Medical Centre, 1 Rabaul Street, Trinity Beach Phone 07 4055 6281