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Advanced PADI open water & Enriched air course 

PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving and Nitrox Enriched Air Certification 


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

  • PADI

Advanced certification with Nitrox 

Combining the PADI Advanced & Enriched Air (Nitrox) courses is a convenient way to get the most out of your Advanced certification liveaboard trip. The Advanced Course will sharpen your skills and expand your diving knowledge, and the Nitrox Certification allows for the use of enriched air instead of compressed air. Using nitrox extends your allowable bottom time and reduces your nitrogen load over multiple dives - making it ideal for liveaboard trips. Conducted on board Pro Dive Cairns' three-day, two-night, liveaboard dive trip; there's no more spectacular classroom than The Great Barrier Reef, with its abundant marine life, diverse dive sites and year-round excellent diving conditions.   

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.

This course combination consists of theory and includes 11 dives, of which five are training dives. Theory can be easily completed onboard as there are no formal classroom or pool training sessions involved with either course. The required theory involves reading the PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) and Advanced Open Water manuals and completing the relevant knowledge reviews before the training dives. Our course is designed to have minimal intrusion on the enjoyment of your liveaboard experience with ample time set aside to complete the knowledge reviews throughout the trip. The pre-requisite for this course is a PADI Open Water certificate or equivalent from another training agency.

Pro Dive Cairns has access to a selection of 19 outer reef dive sites on 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 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, our three-day, two-night liveaboard trips offer 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
Before commencing your 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.


 



 

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





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 and dives 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 19 August 2022 -
IH
Island hopper
Marlow, UK
5 Day Learn to Dive

I've always wanted to learn to scuba dive, but also had a few worries... Before booking, Pro Dive answered all my questions, so I decided to go for it and am so pleased I did. I did the open water PADI course in a small group taught by Flo. She made the theory understandable, took us through all the pool exercises, but most importantly her support when were in the water was outstanding. She is so calm, clear and reassuring, that we all felt safe and grew in confidence throughout. By the end of the qualification I felt confident enough to go off with my buddy on a fun dive, something I never would have thought I'd be doing a few days before! I also loved the Live-aboard, I could definitely get used to the sleep-dive-eat routine. This course opened up a whole new world for me, thank you!
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- Reviewed 16 August 2022 -
TD
Tobias D
10/10 Must do!

The Trip was absolutely amazing. Thanks to my instructor Christine, I had no issues being under water and were able to focus on the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.
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- Reviewed 25 November 2022 -
M
MicheleMG
Exceeded expectations!

The crew did everything in their power to ensure we had a trip to remember! Special thanks to our captain, Angus, and our dive master, Ethan, who went above and beyond to meet our needs so we got the most out of our trip, for my partner who was taking an advanced course and for me who stuck to snorkeling. They were quite flexible in offering a variety of courses for all levels of divers, and all the crew contributed to keeping things ship shape on a fully occupied ship with 11 dives over 3 days. The spots we were taken were so beautiful and the sea life was abundant and varied. It was an amazing experience that will be hard to top!
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