5 Day Learn to Dive- Pro Dive Info
PRO DIVE CAIRNS - PADI 5 Day Learn to Scuba Dive Course
Thinking about taking the plunge and learning to dive? The 5 day PADI “Open Water” dive course is by far the most popular option.
The adventure of staying out on the reef for 3 days and 2 nights is quite unique. You will also get more time to snorkel, relax and really enjoy the reef.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 Pro Dives premium live aboard dive vessels. You'll have the opportunity to participate in 9 dives on a variety of their 16 exclusive dive sites ( Thetford, Pellowe, Milln and Flynn ) 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.
English - Daily except for Sunday
German - Tuesday & Friday
Japanese - Thursday
9 Dives (4 training dives and 5 pleasure dives – inc one night dive)
PADI Gold Open Water Certification
PADI Open Water manual
Dive Log Book
2 Passport Photos
All dive & snorkelling equipment - includes dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch.
Corrective lens mask (if required)
Accommodation transfers (Cairns city & northern beaches)
All accommodation, meals and bed linen (on board the boat)
FREE Wireless Global Gossip Internet onboard: Passengers will need to bring their own laptops, Iphones etc. Get online whilst out on the reef, upload pictures instantly or chat to friends.
Day 1: Academic and Pool Training
8:30am - Registration at the Pro Dive training centre - 116 Spence street
8:45am - Academic training in the classroom
1:00pm - Dive medical 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 (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) accommodation
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)
Day 3: Diving The Outer Great Barrier Reef
5:45am - Complimentary hotel transfer - available from Cairns and Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) 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 (own cost)
- Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training.
- To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor).
- Student Diver Medical Declaration and Dive Medical (if required) must be completed within 90 days of commencement of your learn to dive course.
- Help in finding a diving doctor
The minimum age to learn to dive is 12 in Queensland. There is no maximum age.
It is a dive course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.
We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your dive course concludes
Accommodation on day 1, 2 & 5
Digital underwater camera's are available for hire on board for a cost of $38/dive
Please note alcohol is no longer sold onboard, however passengers are allowed to bring their own alcohol onboard if they wish to do so. There is a fridge onboard each boat that is specifically for alcohol only. Passengers can label their drinks and store them here. Please note that once passengers have an alcoholic drink they will not be getting back in to the water until the following day and we ask passengers to drink only in moderation.
What to bring:
- 2 towels - one for swimming and one for showering
- Swimwear, comfortable clothes for three days, toiletries etc.
- Luggage needs to be kept to a minimum (small bag) as space is limited on boats. Any excess luggage can be kept safely in storage for you at Pro Dive retail shop.
Had a great time
Diving the Great Barrier Reef is amazing. Learning to dive was scary and exhilerating all at the same time. The staff were professional, knowledgable, friendly and patient. Had a great time.
Posted By Katie
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