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Ocean referral PADI course (3 day)


  • 9 dives
  • Dive Insurance
  • Transfers
  • All Dive equipment
  • Double or twin share
  • All meals
  • Free Wifi

  • PADI

Complete your certification with Pro Dive  

If you have completed PADI pool and theory training elsewhere, Pro Dive Cairns can help you complete your Open Water certification training onboard one of our three-day liveaboard trips; during which you will have the opportunity to participate in up to nine dives. The first four are training dives, which will complete your PADI Open Water certification. Once certified, you can enjoy five more recreational dives, one of which is an exciting night dive guided by your dive instructor.

Pro Dive Cairns has access to 19 outer reef dive sites over four magnificent reefs: Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reef. Diving at different times throughout the day, you will be able to encounter an amazing diversity of marine life including giant clams, sea turtles, stingrays, reef sharks, an incredible variety of tropical fish, spectacular coral formations with consistent underwater visibility. Night diving will introduce a whole new dimension of nocturnal life.

Between dives, relax in comfort onboard one of our three premium Scubapro dive vessels. These purpose-built, liveaboard dive vessels feature air-conditioned twin bunk bed or double bed cabins, spacious decks, WiFi and catered meals. With small passenger numbers, we are able to offer a high-quality, personal experience with dedicated attention from our professional staff.

Departing Cairns every day except Tuesday, the three-day ocean referral course offers a truly memorable and exciting way to fully immerse yourself and experience our magnificent world heritage Great Barrier Reef environment.


Important Health and Safety Information:
Prior to commencing your dive course, you are required to complete the self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any questions indicates there is a pre-existing condition which 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 you are medically fit to dive.
Medical must be complete within 90 days of starting your dive course. To obtain a copy of the form Click Here


Why Choose Pro Dive Cairns?

  • Purpose built, PADI Five Star Dive and Career Development Centre
  • All dive crew are fully qualified PADI instructors. You will be diving with a passionate team of experienced professionals, ensuring the quality of your experience and your safety
  • Our boats carry a maximum of 32 passengers and six crew, providing you with a more personal experience
  • We provide a true liveaboard experience with our boats departing from and returning to Cairns for every three-day, two-night trip, with no boat to boat passenger transfers
  • Access to 19 high-quality dive sites ensuring a diverse range of reef environments and dives
  • Pro Dive Cairns is a high standard operator with Advanced Ecotourism Certification, committed to the long-term conservation of The Great Barrier Reef
  • Pro Dive Cairns has one of the highest safety standards in the world. With safety the number one priority, there is no safer place to learn to dive dive in the world

Tips

  • Ask plenty of questions, our instructors are keen to help you gain your confidence as a diver
  • Let us know if anything is making you uncomfortable e.g. straps too tight
  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated
  • Don't give up and stay positive! If you are having problems, you are not alone and we will help you


Tour Itinerary

We suggest you drop into our retail shop located on the corner of Grafton and Shields streets the night before your trip, to arrange your diving/snorkelling equipment, and fill out the necessary paperwork. The shop is open Monday - Wednesday: 12.00am - 6.00pm, Thursday - Friday: 9.00am - 6.00pm and Saturday: 12.00am - 6.00pm.

Please note, the below itinerary is a guide only, and the order of sites may change. The skipper will always adapt the plan to the prevailing weather, tides and currents.

Additional Information


Tripadvisor Reviews

4.5Excellent! (Based on 1,090+ Reviews)


- Reviewed 23 October 2022 -
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ADocUk
Melbourne, Australia
A fantastic place to learn to dive

We did the 5 day learn to dive course with Pro Dive and it was fantastic.All the instructors (Kevin, Leo, Courtney, and the rest of the boat crew) were really good and there was plenty of experience to help with our development if we had any difficulty with certain aspects. Even the trainee dive masters, like Dan, were great for advice. The 3 days on the boat itself was really good and provided an excellent opportunity to see the reef and to make new friends. We also did the Adventure Diver course which provided some great further experiences like a deep dive.I would thoroughly recommend Pro Dive, for both learning and recreational diving.
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- Reviewed 28 June 2022 -
KL
Kelvin L
Amazing

Fantastic experience and fantastic crew! Rooms were great, bathrooms clean and with hot water, and of course great sighting of turtles, whales, bull rays, sting rays, sharks and nemo fish to state a few!
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- Reviewed 27 June 2022 -
JB
Jo B
Brisbane, Australia
Great 3-day liveaboard!

Went on the 3-day/night liveaboard trip to the Ribbon reefs with a group of members of my dive club. Staff on the trip could not have been better in ensuring a safe and interesting/varied and comfortable trip (as best they could given the 30+ knot winds!!)Very marine-safe organisation. Great and plentiful food. Plenty of space on the dive deck. Equipment provided appeared to be very good quality, for those without own gear.definitely would go again!
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