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Enquire about Pro Dive Cairns: 3 day/2 night Advanced Dive Course (AOW)

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Pro Dive Cairns: 3 day/2 night Advanced Dive Course (AOW)

The PADI Advanced course is the popular first step in continuing your dive education. It is designed to expand your diving skills and knowledge and to give the inexperienced diver added confidence in their diving.

About the Advanced Course: The Advanced course is the first step beyond the open water certification. This course will develop confidence and expand upon skills that make diving more fun and versatile. The course is held in conjunction with the 3 day and 2 night liveaboard dive cruise and consists of 5 training dives and up to 6 pleasure dives including 2 night dives.

Guests: 32 passengers + 6 crew

What's Included: 11 dives (5 training), PADI Advanced Certificate, PADI Advanced Manual - English, German, or Japanese, 2 passport photos, accommodation transfers, all stationary, all meals on the boat, all dive equipment, dive computer, log book

-$65 Reef taxes, fuel levies, port departure tax and admin fees.This fee consists of $18 Government Environmental Charge as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration charges. This charge is applicable to all passengers travelling out on the 3 day 2 night liveaboard dive trip and all dive courses combining the 3 day trip

What to Bring: overnight bag with towels, swimmers, toiletries, comfortable clothing, Open Water Certification Card

Training Dive Options

Underwater Naturalist

To learn more about the Great Barrier Reef and its ecosystem - this dive is an absolute must!  We will teach you how to identify the main families of fish from Damselfish to Triggerfish. You will also be taught how to identify the different corals.  If this dive interests you make sure you don’t miss the Reef Teach marine biology presentation, the night before your trip departs.

Underwater Photography

If you want to take home some lasting memories this elective dive is ideal.  On your Underwater Photography dive you will be taught pre and post underwater camera care and you will also be shown how to get the best results from your underwater camera.  After loading your underwater camera your dive will simply involve trying to capture the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.  If you do not have your own camera you can hire a digital underwater camera at a cost of AUD$35 per dive.

Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB)

This training dive is designed for divers to fine tune their buoyancy control by learning collect weighting techniques, collect positioning of weights & tanks and breathing technique.  As a diver who can effectively control buoyancy, you will be protecting not just yourself but the coral reef from minimising contact.

Boat Diving

Many divers learn to dive and make dozens of dives before they ever set foot on a dive boat; others learn to dive from one type of boat, but have little experience diving from others.  If you fit in either group, the boat diving elective will speed your transition to diving from boats or boats you're not familiar with.

Courses start every day except Tuesday. Boat departs at 7.00am sharp (check in by 6.15am)

Pick ups are available from Cairns and Northern Beaches

The night before departure:

If you have time we suggest you drop into our retail shop, located on the corner of Shields & Grafton Streets, where you can arrange your dive equipment for the trip (this means you won’t have to do it at 6:00am on the morning of your trip!).  The retail shop is open until 7.00pm, 7 days a week.

Reef Teach - You can learn about the reef and fish you will meet by visiting ‘Reef Teach’ a 2 hour Marine Biology Presentation. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Mainstreet Arcade at 85 Lake Street. If you aim to be there at 06:15pm the presentation will start at 06:30pm sharp. This is an additional cost and not available on Sunday and Monday nights

Day One - Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Dive 1 & 2 - Two pleasure dives to give you an introduction to diving on the Great Barrier Reef.  This is also a great opportunity for you to acclimatize to the diving conditions, fine tune your skills or even to refresh your skills if it has been some time since your last dive.

Dive 3 - Navigation Dive - After revising your knowledge review, your instructor will brief you on your navigation dive where you will complete some exercises using both compass and natural references to help improve your underwater navigation skills.

Dive 4 - Night Dive - Here you will be introduced to night diving on the Great Barrier Reef.  You will complete a simple navigation exercise before being given a guided tour with your instructor.  During your night dive you can expect to find sleeping turtles, parrot fish and a variety of other marine life only encountered at night.

Day Two - Experience further fantastic diving on the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Dive 1 - Deep Dive - During this dive we will give you the experience to safely conduct dives beyond your 18 metre depth limit as an open water diver.  Under the close supervision of your dive instructor you will be taken down to 30metres, where you will be tested for signs of nitrogen narcosis, shown the effects of increased pressure and colour absorption at depth.

Dive 2,3 & 4 - With your three core training dives now completed, you have today and tomorrow remaining for pleasure dives and to complete the last 2 dives of your Advanced training dives, all designed to introduce you to other interesting areas of diving which you may wish to learn more about.  You can select your last 2 training dives from those listed below.

Day Three - Morning dives and return to Cairns

Dive 1,2 & 3 - You have a morning of pleasure diving and the opportunity to finish any additional training dives that you may not have yet completed, before returning to Cairns after lunch.

Please Note

  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving – if in doubt please see your doctor before travelling
  • In the interest of safety we recommend you do not fly within a 24 hour period after diving
  • The above itinerary is a guide only and the times of dives may change
  • The skipper will always adapt an itinerary to the prevailing weather, tides and currents
  • Please advise if you have any dietary requirements & we will do our best to cater for you
  • Everyone will be required to fill out a Medical Waiver Release and Indemnity Deed onboard the vessel
  • We recommend you organize your own travel insurance

Courses start every day except Tuesday. Boat departs at 7.00am sharp (check in by 6.15am)

Pick ups are available from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels and hostels

Additional Costs
An additional fee of AU$65.00 per person is payable direct to Pro Dive Cairns. This fee consists of AU$18.00 Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC) as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration costs. This is payable direct to our retail shop at the end of your trip.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION DIVERS Prior to commencing your Continuing Education Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Continuing Education Student Diver 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.