Pro Dive Cairns – 5 Day PADI Open Water Course

from $990 AUD

About Pro Dive Cairns 5 Day Open Water Course

COVID – 19 Start dates Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (only)

Take the plunge and learn to dive with one of Cairns longest established, very professional and respected dive operators.  Pro Dive Cairns operates a state of art training facility, premium liveaboards and has received an International reputation for providing a thorough, professional dive program plus producing great divers.

All your dive gear and instruction is first class to ensure your diving experience with Pro Dive leaves you confident with your new found underwater skills and seeking your next diving adventure.


  • Pro Dive Cairns is a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre with an International reputation for producing quality, professional and value for money dive programs
  • 2 Days of quality training at Pro Dive’s state of art facility and dive instructors
  • 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard trip – Premium liveaboards with Free Wifi onboard
  • Day and Nights dives on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Range of courses from beginner to dive instructor

Recreational Dive Courses

  • PADI Open Water Course – 5 Days
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Course – 3 Day Program
  • PADI Rescue Course – 4 Day Program

Professional Dive Courses

  • PADI Dive Master – 20 Day Program
  • PADI Dive Instructor – 10 Day Program

Diving Details

All training dives are completed on a 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard trip on the Great Barrier Reef. Dive sites take in Milne Reef, Flynn Reef and Thetford Reef with over 17 different exclusive locations.

There are so many benefits to completing your dive courses on a liveaboard over day trips but here are the main reasons.

  • Dive program allows for additional fun dives to so you can practise your new underwater skills helping you build your confidence
  • Experiencing a night dive for the first time
  • Dive program offers you early morning dives, midday dives, late afternoon and night dives so you will get to see the Great Barrier Reef over a 24 hour cycle
  • Make new friends
  • Opportunity to complete additional courses and speciality dives
  • Visit a number of different dive locations over the three days – Dive Coral Gardens, Swim Throughs, Large bommies of coral, wall dives and drift dives


  • All dive and snorkel gear
  • All meals onboard Tea, coffee and chilled water
  • Private Double / Twin Share Cabins
  • 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Trip
  • 9 Dives (4 Training Dive + 5 Fun Dives - Inc 1 Night Dive)
  • 2 Days Pool & Theory at Training Centre
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • Dive Log
  • 2 Passport Photos
  • Guided orientation and night dive
  • Dive insurance


  • Digital Camera Hire
  • Drinks (Soft drinks, Alcohol)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Course
  • PADI Enriched Air "Nitrox" Course
  • Extra Charges - Marine Levies, Port Departure taxes and Admin fees $60 per person per day at sea


Option Price
5 Day Open Water Course $990

Full Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 – Pool & Theory at Cairns Training Centre

Day 1: Academic & Pool Training
8:00 Complimentary hotel transfer
Available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches hotels/hostels

8:30 Check in at Pro Dive Cairns training centre
Located at 116 Spence Street

8:45 Course starts
Academic training begins in the classroom

12:30 Lunch break
Lunch is not provided

13:30 Pool training
Practical dive training begins

17:30 Complimentary return transfer
Return transfer to your accommodation

Day 2

7:30 Complimentary hotel transfer
Available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches hotels/hostels

08:00 Equipment briefing
Hands-on scuba gear walk through with instructors.

9:15 Pool training

12:00 Lunch break
Lunch is not provided

13:15 Gear up at the Pro Dive Cairns retail shop
Dive equipment fitting for the liveaboard trip

14:00 Final academic training session and exam

17:45 Complimentary return transfer
Return transfer to your accommodation

3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Trip

It is recommend to check in and have all your dive/snorkel equipment organised and fill out any necessary paper work before the morning of your departure. Pro Dive’s retail shop is located on the corner of Grafton and Shields streets (Cairns City). The shop is open 7 days a week, from9:30am to 7:00pm.

Day 3

6:00 Complimentary hotel transfer
Available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches hotels/hostels

6:20 Check in at Pro Dive Cairns retail shop
Corner of Shields & Grafton Streets, Cairns City

7:00 Depart Cairns for 3 days & 2 nights on The Great Barrier Reef
Light breakfast served on board

11:00 Dive 1: Training dive
On the Great Barrier Reef

12:30 Lunch

14:30 Dive 2: Training dive

16:30 Snorkelling opportunity

18:00 Dinner

19:45 Watch the night dive
Watch the certified divers participating in the first night dive of the trip

Day 4

7:00 Dive 3: Training dive
First dive of the day, before breakfast

9:00 Breakfast

11:15 Dive 4: Training dive
This will be the last training dive for Open Water certification

12:45 Lunch

15:15 Dive 5
First dive as a newly certified scuba diver

17:45 Dinner

19:30 Dive 6: Night dive
Guided night dive experience for all newly certified divers

Day 5

06:30 Dive 7
Your first dive of the day – a sunrise dive to enjoy the reef waking up.

7:30 Breakfast

9:00 Dive 8

11:00 Dive 9
The last dive of the trip, finished by 1200 noon

12:00 Lunch
Last lunch on The Great Barrier Reef before returning to Cairns

16:00 Complimentary return transfer
Return transfer to your accommodation

19:30 Farewell dinner (optional, additional cost)
Join fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner

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