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Pro Dive Advanced PADI Liveaboard Course

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Departure Times

Departs: 6:20 am - Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
Returns: 4:00 pm

Departure Point: Pro Dive Cairns retail shop.

Pricing Options

$1220 AUD / Person - (15+) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)

Take your dive skills to the next level and complete your PADI Advanced Open Water Course with Pro Dive!

  • Earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification aboard a premium liveaboard 
  • Enjoy up to 11 dives over four spectacular Outer Reefs, including 2 night dives
  • Develop your dive education alongside highly-qualified PADI instructors
  • Dive amongst thriving coral gardens and diverse marine species
  • Advance your abilities in the best classroom, the Great Barrier Reef!

Make the next step in your dive education, learn from fully qualified PADI instructors, and earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification on the Great Barrier Reef with Pro Dive Cairns! Cruising to multiple dive sites at Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reef over 3 exciting days, avid divers can participate in up to 11 dives, including 2 thrilling night dives. 5 of these dives are required to complete the Advanced Certification, including 3 core dives (deep dive, underwater navigation, night dive) and 2 elective dives. Combining world-class dive training, vibrant Outer Reef dive sites, and comfortable accommodation aboard a premium liveaboard vessel, it’s time to step into underwater paradise!

Two scuba divers making the 'okay' sign

Features

  • Earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification over three days
  • Enjoy up to 11 dives in total, including 2 night dives
  • Complete 3 required core dives and 2 elective dives
  • Visit multiple Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reef dive sites
  • PADI Advanced Manual (available in English, German and Japanese)
  • Guided training from highly experienced, fully qualified PADI instructors
  • All dive and snorkelling equipment provided, including dive computer, wetsuit, dive torch, corrective lens mask (if required)
  • Comfortable double or twin share accommodation 
  • Premium dive vessel with air-conditioned cabins and saloon
  • Spacious dive and sundeck for relaxation
  • Buffet style, freshly prepared meals
  • Free WiFi 
  • Return accommodation transfer from Cairns City and Northern Beaches
  • Dive insurance

Pro Dive Cairns vessel on the Great Barrier Reef

Dive into the spectacular coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef and complete your PADI Advanced Certification at the same time!


Important Information:

  • The prerequisite for this course is a PADI Open Water Certificate or equivalent from another training agency. There are no formal classroom sessions involved, however, students will need to read through the provided PADI Advanced Open Water Manual (available in English, German, and Japanese) and answer the relevant knowledge review question for each required training dive.

Sample Itinerary

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Day 1
  • Check in Pro Dive Cairns shop at 6:20 am, for a 7:00 am departure.
  • Dive 1 - Recreational dive at 11:00 am.
  • Dive 2 - Peak Performance Buoyancy at 2:30 pm (elective dive).
  • Dive 3 - Navigation Dive (core dive) at 4:30 pm.
  • Dive 4 - Night Dive (core dive) at 6:45 pm.
Day 2
  • Dive 5 - Deep Dive (core dive) at 7:00 am.
  • Dive 6 - Underwater Naturalist at 11:15 am (elective dive).
  • Dive 7 -...

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Day 1
  • Check in Pro Dive Cairns shop at 6:20 am, for a 7:00 am departure.
  • Dive 1 - Recreational dive at 11:00 am.
  • Dive 2 - Peak Performance Buoyancy at 2:30 pm (elective dive).
  • Dive 3 - Navigation Dive (core dive) at 4:30 pm.
  • Dive 4 - Night Dive (core dive) at 6:45 pm.
Day 2
  • Dive 5 - Deep Dive (core dive) at 7:00 am.
  • Dive 6 - Underwater Naturalist at 11:15 am (elective dive).
  • Dive 7 - Underwater Photography at 3:15 pm (elective dive).
  • Dive 8 - Night Dive at 6:30 pm.
Day 3
  • Dive 9 - Opportunity to finish any training dives not yet completed from 6:30 am.
  • Dive 10 - Recreational dive at 9:00 am.
  • Dive 11 - Recreational dive at 11:00 am.
  • Return to Cairns by 4:00 pm (weather dependant).

Providing an excellent liveaboard training experience for guests year-round, Pro Dive Cairns is a high-standard operator with Advanced Ecotourism Certification, committed to the long-term conservation of the Great Barrier Reef. Offering experienced, fully qualified PADI instructors, there is no safer place to learn and dive in the world!

Pro Dive Cairns vessel

Required PADI Advanced Course Training Dives

The PADI Advanced Certification requires the completion of 3 core dives and 2 elective dives over the 3 Day Pro Dive Liveaboard. Pro Dive offers three types of elective dives to choose from; Underwater Naturalist, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and the popular Underwater Photography module. In addition, guests will be able to partake in up to 6 recreational dives at world-class Great Barrier Reef destinations and enjoy sun-soaked reef relaxation onboard.

Underwater Navigation - Core Dive

Complete required exercises using both a compass and natural references to help improve your underwater navigation skills.

Deep Dive - Core Dive

Learn how to safely conduct dives beyond your 18-metre depth limit. Under the close supervision of your dive instructor, conduct a deep dive where you will be shown the effects of increased pressure and colour absorption at depth.

Night Dive - Core Dive

Introduction to Great Barrier Reef night diving. Prepare and plan for future night dives that you may do without the supervision of an instructor. Your instructor will accompany you on this training dive, where you will complete a simple navigation exercise before a guided tour. Discover sleeping turtles and a variety of marine life only encountered at night!

Person scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef

Underwater Naturalist - Elective Dive

For those interested in learning about the Great Barrier Reef’s biodiverse ecosystems, this elective dive module is a must! Learn how to identify the main families of fish from damselfish to triggerfish and how to identify different coral species. 

Peak Performance Buoyancy - Elective Dive

Fine-tune your buoyancy, weight adjustments and equipment trim in preparation for future dives with the Peak Performance elective module. As a diver with effective buoyancy control, you will be protecting not just yourself but also the delicate coral reef by minimising contact.

Underwater Photography - Elective Dive

A popular elective module, you will be taught pre and post underwater camera care and how to get the best results from underwater cameras in the water! After preparing your underwater camera, it’s time to dive right in and have a try at capturing the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Digital underwater cameras are available to hire onboard or at our retail shop at an extra cost.

Schools of reef fish and colourful corals of the Great Barrier Reef

Only two elective dives can be selected out of the three options offered by the Pro Dive Advanced PADI Liveaboard Course.

Dive sites visited will be determined by the day’s weather conditions.

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What To Bring

Please bring an overnight bag with:

  • Comfortable clothing and swimwear
  • Warm clothes for the evening
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, marine safe sunscreen)
  • 2 x towels (ocean/shower)
  • Toiletries
  • Dive medical if required (ask us if you are not sure)
  • Sun hat
  • Seasickness medication (if required)
  • Alcoholic beverages (for evening drinks if you wish)

What's Included

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Certification
  • Up to 11 dives in total,...

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What To Bring

Please bring an overnight bag with:

  • Comfortable clothing and swimwear
  • Warm clothes for the evening
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, marine safe sunscreen)
  • 2 x towels (ocean/shower)
  • Toiletries
  • Dive medical if required (ask us if you are not sure)
  • Sun hat
  • Seasickness medication (if required)
  • Alcoholic beverages (for evening drinks if you wish)

What's Included

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Certification
  • Up to 11 dives in total, including 5 required training dives
  • PADI Advanced Manual (available in English, German and Japanese)
  • Guided training from highly experienced, fully qualified PADI instructors
  • Visit multiple Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reef sites
  • All dive and snorkelling equipment, including dive computer, wetsuit, dive torch, corrective lens mask (if required)
  • Comfortable double or twin share accommodation 
  • Twin 240v power outlets in each cabin
  • Air-conditioned interior, spacious dive and sundeck
  • Bed linens
  • Hot freshwater showers
  • Buffet style, freshly prepared meals
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and Milo
  • Free WiFi 
  • Return accommodation transfer from Cairns City and Northern Beaches
  • Dive insurance

What's Extra

  • Digital Underwater Camera’s are available for hire at a cost of A$40 per dive
  • Soft drinks, fruit juice and chocolate bars are available at additional cost (pay at Pro Dive Cairns shop afterwards)
  • BYO alcoholic beverages (if you wish)
  • We recommend gluten intolerant or vegan guests bring snacks that don’t require refrigeration

Terms and Conditions


Important Information:

  • A limited range of different dietary requirements can be catered for; please enquire with our reservations team for specifics before your trip.
  • No bottled water is kept on board; personal drink bottles and filtered chilled water is available.
  • The number of dives and sites visited may vary subject to weather and/or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • The prerequisite for this course is a PADI Open Water Certificate or equivalent from another training agency. There are no formal classroom sessions involved, however, students will need to read through the provided PADI Advanced Open Water Manual (available in English, German, and Japanese) and answer the relevant knowledge review question for each required training dive.
  • If you have recently/continue to suffer from an illness or condition that may affect your dive fitness,  or currently taking any prescription medication, you will need to consult a doctor for a 'fit to dive' medical certificate. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 14 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel / Cairns-Tours.com . If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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