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Learn To Dive - ProDive 5 Day

Pro Dive diver training
Pro Dive diver training
Pro Dive pool training
Since 1983 Pro Dive Cairns has developed and maintained an international reputation as the premier dive company in Cairns. Their modern purpose built diver training centre provides some of the best facilities available. They have 16 spectacular dive sites over 4 different reefs and provide one of the best outer reef liveaboard experiences from Cairns. This company is committed to the idea that, regardless of level, any diving activity taken with Pro Dive should be safe and enjoyable.

The first 2 days of your 5 day course are spent learning the theory and underwater skills of diving. Days 3, 4 & 5 are spent onboard one of Pro Dive's 3 fully equipped, purpose built multi-million dollar dive vessels. The vessels carry only 32 passengers and the itinerary allows for a total of up to 9 dives in total - the first 4 dives are your training dives, which are followed by 5 pleasure dives (weather permitting). Cabins onboard are ALL TWIN SHARE. Courses commence 6 times per week and can be done in English, German or Japanese.

You will find that this is one of the more expensive courses out from Cairns however this is because they incorporate all costs in the one price - there are no hidden extras. We do strongly recommend that you pre-book this course as it is one of the most popular learn to dive options. Another added bonus is that the course is fully refundable up until the end of the first day of the course. This means that you have right up until the end of the first day to cancel for any reason - which is very reassuring.

Pro Dive diver training Courses commence

  • English courses commence every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday (everyday except Sunday) all year round
  • German courses are available every Tuesday & Friday
  • Japanese courses are available every Thursday


Please Note: Pick up times will vary depending on accommodation location. Please bring the money for your dive medical, and your swim wear and towel.

  • Day 1: Academic and Pool Training
    • 08:00 Complimentary Hotel transfer service available from accommodation in Cairns and Northern Beaches up to Palm Cove
    • 08:30 Registration at Pro Dive Training Centre, 116 Spence Street, Cairns
    • 08:45 Academic Training in the classroom
    • 13:00 Medical and Lunch break (Lunch not Included)
    • 14:00 Pool training
    • 17:30 Complimentary Hotel Transfer service available
  • Day 2: Academic and Pool Training
    • 07:30 Complimentary Hotel Transfer service available
    • 08:30 Pool Training
    • 12:30 Equipment preparation for Reef Trip at Dive Shop
    • 13:00 Lunch Break (Lunch not Included)
    • 14:00 Academic Training in the classroom and Final exam
    • 17:45 Complimentary Hotel Transfer service available or Transfer to Boland Centre, 14 Spence Street for Reef Teach Marine Biology presentation(Optional). * Please note transfer not available after Reef Teach

    Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef

  • Day 3: Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef
    • 05:45 Complimentary Hotel Transfer service available
    • 06:15 Check-In at Dive Shop, corner of Sheilds & Grafton Streets,Cairns
    • 07:00 Depart Cairns for 3days 2nights of fantastic diving on the Great Barrier Reef
    • 11:30 Your first Training Dive in the ocean before lunch and second dive after lunch. You will also have a lot of time for snorkelling
  • Day 4: More Great Diving
    • 06:30 Third Training Dive before Breakfast. This will be the deepest training dive for your certification
    • 10:30 The last Training Dive for your PADI Open Water Certification Course. Now You are a Certified Diver!!!
    • 14:30 Your first pleasure dive as a certified diver
    • 19:00 A guided night dive after dinner. Another great experience!
  • Day 5: More Diving and Return to Cairns
    • 06:00 Three more pleasure dives before lunch
    • 15:30 Return to Cairns
    • 16:30 Complimentary Hotel Transfer service available
    • 19:30 Meet again for a farewell dinner

Outer Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving Inclusions

  • 2 x passport photos needed for certification
  • All stationary requirements needed for classroom activities.
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certificate
  • Accommodation transfers daily (city and Northern Beaches)
  • Dive Insurance
  • All dive equipment (use of prescription mask if necessary)
  • PADI Open Water Manual to keep in English, German, French, Dutch, Danish or Swedish. If another language is required we have Chinese, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Spanish for loan.
  • 2 nights accommodation on board vessel no extra for twin cabins (applicable with 5-Day course only
  • All meals whilst on board
  • Bed linen - (no towel included)
  • Log Book

Pool training Extras

  • An additional fee of $45 per person, which includes a $15 Government Environmental Management Charge as well as a Fuel Levy, a Port Departure Tax and Administration costs payable at the end of the trip.
  • A Dive Medical can be arranged by Pro Dive on day 1 of your course - a fee of A$49.50 (inc GST) payable direct to the doctor. Australian Medical Standards are different to those overseas. A medical obtained in another country will most likley not be valid in Australia.


  • Ability to swim
  • Minimum age is 12 years subject to a medical assessment as per AS4005.1. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by parent or adult over the age of 18 years.
  • As mentioned above, a AS4005.1 dive medical is required. Some medical conditions may preclude you from diving, such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, pregnancy, and some other medical conditions. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian during the medical assessment. If you are unsure please contact us.

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