- Dive Insurance
- All Dive equipment
- Double or twin share
- All meals
- Free Wifi
Diving with nitrox
Nitrox is an air mix, also known as Enriched Air, that has a higher percentage of oxygen and a lower percentage of nitrogen than standard air. This reduced percentage leads to a slower rate of nitrogen gas absorption, extending your allowable bottom time. Nitrox is ideal for divers wanting to dive multiple times over multiple days, making it perfect for liveaboard dive trips. However, special certification is required for its use. Pro Dive Cairns offers the Nitrox Certification for certified divers, in conjunction with the three-day, two-night Great Barrier Reef liveaboard dive trip.
The theory component of the certification begins pre-trip. Within 24hrs of your booking, you will be provided with details on how to log into the online PADI eLearning portal and begin your course. Here you will read and watch the prerequisite content, along with a final knowledge review. Completing the theory component prior to the trip allows for the maximum number of nitrox dives possible.
An offline alternative is provided on board the vessels for those without access to the internet.
Pro Dive Cairns' liveaboard dive trip allows for three-days and two-nights of exploring a variety of outer Great Barrier Reef locations, all selected for their extravagance of marine life and excellent visibility.
This personalised adventure offers an opportunity to participate in up to 11 dives, including two night dives, as well as some great snorkelling on a variety of our 19 exceptional Outer Reef dive sites over four magnificent reefs: Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reefs. Diving at different times throughout the day, you will be able to encounter an amazing diversity of marine life including giant clams, majestic sea turtles, graceful stingrays, reef sharks, an incredible variety of tropical fish, spectacular coral formations and consistent underwater visibility. Night diving will introduce a whole new dimension of nocturnal life.
Between dives, relax in comfort on board one of our three premium Scubapro dive boats; these purpose-built liveaboard dive vessels; these feature air-conditioned twin or double cabins, spacious decks, WiFi, catered meals, and the comforts of home. With small passenger numbers and close crew-to-guest ratios, a high-quality, personalised experience from our dedicated staff is ensured at all times.
Departing Cairns every day except Tuesday this three-day, two-night liveaboard trip offers a truly memorable and exciting way to fully immerse yourself and experience our magnificent world heritage Great Barrier Reef environment.
Please Note: some medical conditions may prevent you diving and you will be required to complete a waiver and medical statement prior to the trip. 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.
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 dive in the world
Optional Upgrades and Additional Courses
Additional certification courses available for completion during the liveaboard (additional cost):
PADI Advanced Open water & Nitrox Course
Offered in conjunction with the liveaboard trip, this combo course allows you to take the next step in your scuba diver training with Advanced Open Water and Nitrox certification. Expand your diving skills, knowledge and gain Nitrox certification, allowing for potentially longer and safer diving.
We recommend that you visit our retail shop located on the corner of Grafton and Shields streets the night before your trip to arrange the diving/snorkelling equipment, ensure the necessary paperwork is in order and to ensure your certification details are correct. The shop is open 7 days a week, from 0930 to 1900.
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.
- Clothing and swimwear
- Warm clothes for the evening
- 2 x towels (ocean/shower)
- Dive medical if required
(ask us if you are not sure)
- Sun hat
- Marine safe sunscreen & toiletries
- Certification card (certified divers)
- Seasickness medication
- Shoes are not necessary
- Alcoholic beverages if you would like a drink in the evening
- Sleeping bags
- Extra luggage (luggage can be stored securely at our retail shop)
Your safety and comfort is our number one priority. Please let our experienced instructors know if you are worried, stressed or not feeling well at any point.
Before commencing your dive course, you are required to complete the self-assessment Continuing Education Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question 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.
To obtain a copy of the Continuing Education Student Diver Medical Declaration, please click here. The medical must be completed within 12 months of starting your dive course.
We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. The earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your trip concludes.
The liveaboard portion of this course is fully refundable up until 48 hours before departure. The E-learning portion is non-refundable.
If you plan to book through a travel agent, please ask if they have any cancellation fees. We recommend that all customers have travel insurance.
At first I was a little nervous doing the 5 day (2 in class/pool sessions, 3 days on the Reef) open water certification course all alone. However the second people started coming into the van during pickups on the first day I knew it was...
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Auckland, New Zealand
This live aboard was great. I went in thinking it would be too much work doing 4 dives a day, but I found myself excited to get back in the water everytime I got out. The staff was helpful and answered all of my questions,...
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We took a three day diving trip with Pro Dive and it was amazing. The crew is both very professional and friendly, the diving sites are superb, the food is great ... The best experience we've had in Australia so far !!!
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