Cairns Dive Centre: 6 day Open Water & Advanced Dive Course
6 day Open Water & Advanced Dive Course
This course provides you with the theoretical skill and the practical skill that you require to dive anywhere in the world. During the advanced course you will learn the skills for under water navigation, deep diving, night diving and choose any two of the following; naturalist diving, multilevel diving, or search and recovery of an object.
Your professional instructor will help you through the learning process. Each new skill gets you closer to the day you board our boat for your liveaboard dive trip. Your open water dive course is split up into three sections.
Theory gives you the knowledge required to dive in open water conditions. This takes the form of classroom presentations and lectures by the instructor in the comfort of our new air-conditioned classrooms.
Confined water training takes place in our gas-heated pool at our state of the art diver training centre, during which time you will master the skills of diving.
At Cairns Dive Centre, the emphasis is on increased training in actual dive conditions. The basis of our training concept is thorough practice of scuba skills in the controlled environment of our new diver training centre. These skills combined with the understanding of safe diving practices and theory, prepare you for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience.
Guests: 38 passengers and 14 crew (Small numbers. Will start an Open water course with 2 people.)
2 days of pool and theory 4 days and 3 nights on the Great Barrier Reef 13 dives in total Certification Meals and accommodation are provided while on the liveaboard All dive equipment transfers to and from accommodation. Port, reef and fuel levies.
Extra costs: $60 dive medical if required) Money for drinks $150 (deposit only) for prescription mask You will need to find your own accommodation in Cairns - please see our site for options
Languages: All courses are taught in English, however manuals and exams are available in other languages.
Cairns Dive Centre
Cairns Dive Centre offers diving at it's best! We offer various levels of dive instruction, from introductory dives to open water courses, advanced, rescue and dive master! We also have liveaboard trips on our 4 star catamaran, and single day trips for diving and snorkelling.
For "The only way to see the Great Barrier Reef", join us for a real experience!
At Cairns Dive Centre, the emphasis is on incresing training in actual dive conditions. The basis of our training concept is through practice of scuba skills in the controlled environment of our Diver Training Centre. These skills, combined with the understanding of safe diving practices and theory, prepare you for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience
Our Open Water course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills that you require to dive anywhere in the world. Professional instructors will help you through the learning process, and offer you extra pool sessions to build your self confidence if needed. Each new skill gets you closer to the day you board our catamaran MV Kangaroo Explorer for your liveaboard dive trip.
Your Open Water course is split into three sections: 1. Theory (in air-conditioned classrooms) 2. Confined water training (in our state of the art Diver Training Centre) 3. Open water diving (aboard the MV Kangaroo Explorer)
You will see a vast array of hard and soft corals, great drop-offs, exciting walls and swim-throughs. Experience the unbelievable thrill of Night Diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Sumptuous meals are prepared by our experienced chefs. Spend the evening relaxing in the Lounge Bar or out on deck to see the brilliant night sky.
Schedules, dive site movements and number of dives planned are subject to weather and other conditions and are executed by the Master of the Vessel for the benefit and safety of all passengers and crew on the day.
8:00am - Pick-up from city accommodation
9.15am - Theory lectures
12.00am - Lunch break and medical examination
1.00pm - Swim test & Pool training
4.30pm - Return to your accommodation
7:30am - Pick-up from city accommodation
8.15am - Pool training
12.00am - Lunch break
1.00pm - Theory lectures
4.30pm - Return to your accommodation
6.45am - Pick-up from city accommodation
7.30am - transfer to the outer reef via Fitzroy Island
9.45am - Arrival at the reef
11.30am - Lunch
1.30pm - 1st training dive
2.30pm - Transfer to next dive site
4.00pm - 2nd training dive
6.00pm - Dinner
5.30am - Wake-up call
6.00am - 3rd training dive
7.00am - Breakfast
8.00am - 4th and final training dive
9.15am - Transfer to next dive site
11.00am - Lunch
12.30pm - Pleasure dive or leisure
2.30pm - Transfer to Reef-Kist for trip home to Cairns
5.00pm - Arrive back in Cairns
Departs: Courses begin on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. - first 2 days are pool and theory then spend 4 days and 3 nights liveaboard which departs on Sun-Kist (daily) @ 7.30am from Cairns Marlin Marina.
Courtesy shuttle bus picks up on day 1 at 8am am from Cairns City accommodation - included free of charge!
Returns: You will return roughly 5pm on each day, and on the fourth day of the liveaboard.
Approx $70 Dive Medical. (If required)