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Nitrox course & Liveaboard COMBO

Combine Nitrox certification with a 3 day Great Barrier Reef liveaboard trip


  • 11 dives
  • Dive Insurance
  • Transfers
  • All Dive equipment
  • Double or twin share
  • All meals

  • PADI

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, 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. 


Tour Itinerary

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 Monday - Sunday: 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 12 September 2022 -
JB
Jan B
Adelaide, Australia
Okay for new divers

This is primarily a training vessel and dives are organized in and around courses. It can be crowded and dives rushed so may not suit all diving types. It is lacking an extra dinghy or RIB for unexpected occurrences considering the amount of people in the water at anytime.
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- Reviewed 19 July 2022 -
SD
S. Doherty
100% would recommend!

I had an awesome time on my 3-day 2-night livaboard with ProDive. I am an advanced open water diver but had never done an unguided dive before this trip and was a little nervous. There was absolutely no need to be nervous, the crew and instructors on board were very thorough, gave detailed briefings and navigational directions, checked all equipment, were very focused on safety (always logging dive times and depths and with a dedicated lookout on board), answered all questions, and even offered a guide on the night dives. I met a lovely group of divers on board and got on very well with the entire crew. The dive sites were beautiful, food on board was delicious, and overall this was a fantastic experience. I will definitely be back for another trip!
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- Reviewed 16 August 2022 -
MA
Morgane A
Amazing trip!

The diving sites were amazing. The crew was very nice and very helpful. I was a very enjoyable trip and there was a lot of opportunities for diving.
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