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Pro Dive Learn To Dive Course in Cairns (5 Days/2 Nights)

Pro Dive

Learn To Dive Course in Cairns

5 Days

From $1040pp

If you’re thinking about booking in your PADI Open Water Dive Course we think it’s important to understand what you’re getting for your money. When we say that Pro Dive Cairns offer one of the most comprehensive Open Water Courses on the planet, we aren’t making it up.



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Day 1:


The day starts with complimentary hotel transfers, these are available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches hotels/hostels (time varies depending on pickup location, please confirm when booking)


08:30 – You will need to then check in at the Pro Dive Cairns training centre, Located at 116 Spence Street


08:45 – The Course starts, Your academic training begins in the classroom


12:30 – Pause for a lunch break, Take note today lunch is not provided


13:30 – Jump back and make a splash with some more pool training, this is where your practical dive training begins


17:30 – Complimentary return transfer to your accommodation


Day 2:


07:30 – Complimentary hotel transfers are Available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches hotels/hostels


08:00 – Start with a dive equipment briefing, this will involve a hands-on scuba gear walk through with instructors.  


09:15 – Jump into some in pool training


12:00 – Lunch break, please note today lunch is not provided


13:15 – Now you will gear up at the Pro Dive Cairns retail shop, where all your dive equipment is then fitted for the liveaboard trip


14:00 – Your final academic training session and exam


17:45 – Complimentary return transfer to your accommodation


Day 3: 


06:00 – Complimentary hotel transfers are available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches hotels/hostels


06:20 – Start the day with check in at the Pro Dive Cairns retail shop Corner of Shields & Grafton Streets, Cairns City 


07:00 – You will then depart Cairns for 3 days & 2 nights on The Great Barrier Reef, at this time a light breakfast will served on board


11:00 – Get ready and embrace your first dive: Training dive


12:30 – Take a break for some lunch 


14:30 – Now jump back in for your second dive: Training dive


16:30 – You will have this time for a snorkelling opportunity


18:00 – Dinner is served 


19:45 – A chance to observe a night dive, this is where you can watch the certified divers participating in the first night dive of the trip


Day 4:


07:00 – Third dive of the trip: Training dive, this first dive of the day will be done before breakfast


09:00 – Breakfast is served 


11:15 – Fourth dive of the trip: Training dive, This will be the last training dive for Open Water certification


12:45 – Lunch is served 


15:15 – Fifth dive of the trip, this is the first dive as a newly certified scuba diver


17:45 – Dinner served up


19:30 – Sixth dive of the trip: Night dive, this will be a guided night dive experience for all newly certified divers


Day 5:


06:30 – Seventh dive of the trip, Your first dive of the day, a beautiful sunrise dive to enjoy the reef waking up.


07:30 – Breakfast is served up


09:00 – Eighth dive of the trip


11:00 – Ninth dive of the trip, this will be the last dive of the trip, you will be finished by 1200 noon


12:00 – Lunch served up, this will be the last lunch on The Great Barrier Reef before returning to Cairns


16:00 – Complimentary return transfer to your accommodation


19:30 – Take part in a farewell dinner, note this is optional and at an additional cost, but its so nice to join fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant to reminisce about the adventures of the past 5 days.

Courses commence everyday except Sunday


English Courses Commence: Every day except Sunday at 8.30am. German Courses Commence: Tue & Fri at 8.30am. Japanese Courses Commence: Thu at 8.30am


3 day/ 2 night liveaboard departs: Every day except Tue at 7.00 am


3 day/ 2 night liveaboard returns: At 4.00 pm


Note: Accommodation transfers are included from Cairns city to Northern Beaches as far as Palm Cove.



9 Dives 

PADI Open Water Certificate

PADI Open Water Manual (various languages)

2 passport photos

accommodation transfers

all dive equipment

log book

dive insurance

all accommodation (twin share)

meals while on board.




Dive medical (If required due to medical reasons, past or present)

Clothing and swimwear

Warm clothes for the evening

2x towels

Dive medical (if required)

Sun Hat

Marine safe sunscreen and toiletries

Certification card for certified divers

Seasickness medication

Open Dated Booking Notice

If you are booking open dated, we will require 7 Day notice.

Reconfirm your booking

We require all bookings to be reconfirmed with us 2 Day before your scheduled start.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames…

  • • Cancellations within 2 Day of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
  • • Between 2 Day and 365 Day incur a 0.00% fee.

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You’ll be hard to find any experienced diver in the world who hasn’t heard of Pro Dive and their incredible reputation. 

Prodive are a world famous dive company that attract experienced divers and snorkelers from all over the globe looking to hone their skills and explore the incredible Great Barrier Reef. 

Expect world class training facilities, instructors and equipment in your first two days as you kick the course off in the classroom with theory and pool sessions, here you’ll learn the all-important skills you need in the water.

This is followed by a once in a lifetime 3 day 2 night liveaboard on the Great Barrier Reef aboard a multi-million dollar, purpose built dive boat featuring twin/double cabins, air-conditioning and free WIFI all for a maximum of 32 passengers. 

You’ll have the option to explore some of their 19 exclusive dive and snorkel sites. You won’t dive more than one or two times at the same time either, variety is the spice of life right?

Included in your trip is everything (apart from the kitchen sink) all meals, passport photos, dive insurance, 9 dives and all the equipment you can think of. 

All meals are freshly prepared on board as part of the all-inclusive course. The experience of combining your dive training with a multi-night liveaboard is like nothing else. 

Learning really doesn’t get much better than this. 

Just completed the 5 day Learn to Dive Course through ProDive Cairns. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, despite it being exhausting! Instructors and staff were super friendly and fun, helpful and encouraging. We were lucky to have unbelievably good weather conditions, which made it unforgettable.

Susanne S


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