Quality 5 day liveaboard dive course
Prices from $1,200 AUD


There is no better place to Learn to Dive than the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns. If you're thinking about learning to dive while in Cairns then this 5 day Learn to Scuba Dive Course definately certainly won't disappoint. They have a purpose built diver training facility that has air conditioned classrooms anda heated pool as well as a premium liveaboard dive vessel with all the creature comforts.




  • PADI certification allows you to dive all over the world
  • 2 days Pool & Classroom - Cairns Based
  • 3 days / 2 nights on the Great Barrier Reef
  • All Meals while at Sea
  • 9 dives (4 training, 5 pleasure, including 1 night dive)

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From 1/04/2024 to 31/03/2025 per person
Quality 5 Day Course 2 days Pool & Classroom, 3 days / 2 nights liveaboard, all meals while at sea, 9 dives (4 training dives and 5 pleasure dives - includes 1 night dive), twin share accomm whilst at sea $1,200.00
3 day / 2 night referral course 3 days / 2 nights liveaboard, all meals while at sea, 9 dives (4 training dives and 5 pleasure dives - includes 1 night dive) twin share accomm (for people who have already completed their pool and classroom) $1,100.00
3 day / 2 nights - no course - certified diver 3 day / 2 nights - no course - certified diver accompanying a student $1,000.00
3 day / 2 nights - no course - snorkeller includes snorkelling, all gear, meals and twin share accomm (non-diver accompanying learner diver) $770.00
Additional Costs: a charge of $85 per trip/course (reef tax), insurance and port charges applies to all bookings ($90 from 1/4/24)

There are two components to your 5 Day PADI Learn to Dive Course - 2 Days of classroom and pool and training followed by 3 Days / 2 nights on board our purpose built dive vessel. You will do 9 dives in total at some of the best Outer Reef dive sites available.

The first two days of your course are spent at our purpose built diver training centre learning the theory and practical skills you'll need when scuba diving. If you require a dive medical it will be done on the first day. Meals and accommodation are not provided for these 2 days.

The following 3 days and 2 nights are spent on board one of our premium liveaboard dive boats. We have 16 exclusive dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef to choose from. Your first 4 dives are training dives required to complete your open water certification. The other 5 dives are recreational or pleasure dives, as you are now a certified diver. One of these dives is a guided night dive! These extra dives will be a highlight of your course and a truly memorable experience.



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  • 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.



Your Course Itinerary


Day 1: Academic and Pool Training

  • 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
  • 1:00pm - Dive medical (if needed) and lunch break (lunch not included)
  • 2:00pm - Pool training
  • 5:30pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available

Day 2: Academic and Pool Training

  • 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.

Day 3: Diving The Outer Great Barrier Reef

  • 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!

Day 4: More Great Diving

  • 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!

Day 5: More Diving And Return To Cairns

  • 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


Important Information

  • 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 done prior to starting the course and must be valid within 90 days of commencing the course. If the customer answers ‘No’ to all of the questions, they will not require a dive medical at all (click here for the Medical Declaration).
  • The minimum age to participate in this course is 12. There is no maximum age.
  • It is a course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.

Flying After Diving: We recommend that you do not fly for at least 24 hours after diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your dive course ends



Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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