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