Advanced PADI open water COURSE

PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver certification


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

  • PADI

take your dive skills to the next level

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is the first step beyond basic certification and is designed to develop your confidence underwater by expanding your existing skills. Conducted on the Pro Dive Cairns three-day, two-night liveaboard dive trip, there is no more spectacular classroom than The Great Barrier Reef itself, with its abundance of marine life and excellent diving conditions year round.   

The prerequisite for this course is a PADI Open Water certificateor equivalent from another training agency. There are no formal classroom sessions involved, but students will need to read through the PADI Advanced Open Water manual and answer the relevant knowledge review questions for each training dive. 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.

Our PADI Advanced Open Water course offers 11 dives with 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.

The Advanced certification requires the completion of three core dives: deep dive, underwater navigation, and night dive. You must also complete two elective dives, which can include nitrox, underwater naturalist, peak performance buoyancy, boat, or underwater photography. Other elective options may be available which you can discuss with your instructor.  

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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, our three-day, two-night liveaboard trips offer a truly memorable and exciting way to fully immerse yourself and experience our magnificent Word Heritage Great Barrier Reef environment.


Important Health and Safety Information:

Before commencing your PADI Advanced Open Water 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
  • The dive industry in Australia is heavily regulated, with safety the number one priority. There is no safer place to dive in the world



Additional Courses or Optional Extras: 

Nitrox Advanced PADI

Advanced & Enriched air PACKAGE (NITROX) 

Combine the Enriched Air (Nitrox) course with the PADI Advanced Course to get the most out of your three days on The Great Barrier Reef.  

ENRICHED AIR PACKAGE (nITROX) 

Only available for divers with enriched air (Nitrox) certification. 11 dives with enriched air (Nitrox) provided.  


$100Per person

Optional Upgrade


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 7 days a week from 9:30am to 7:00pm.

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 740+ Reviews)


- Reviewed 9 August 2017 -
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TaiLiHai
Eat, sleep, dive

Really excellent GBR diving tour. 11 dives, including 2 night dives. Some great locations and very professional and knowledgeable staff. Big thanks to Mark for all his briefings, Jordan for the stellar food and accommodating my gluten free needs, and Kazu for being the best...
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- Reviewed 2 May 2017 -
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Branton T
Learn to Dive/ Liveaboard

I am a uni student on exchange in Australia and diving the Great Barrier Reef was a must do for me while here. Pro Dive Cairns made that possible by providing me the opportunity to learn how to dive while on a liveaboard trip. They...
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- Reviewed 4 May 2017 -
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ADM0NIC5
Kelowna, Canada
Multi day

Did the 3 day 2 night dive trip and it was spectacular. What really made the trip so awesome was the enthusiasm of the staff and the very high end knowledge and equipment. Also the food was great too. And of course the reefs were...
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