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PADI 5 Day Learn to Scuba Dive Course tour

PADI 5 Day Learn to Scuba Dive Course

Pro Dive Cairns
4.7 . Excellent
91%
Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
5 days
From: $ 731 $ 146 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Two days of training at a modern training centre– 3 day liveaboard dive trip.
  • 9 Outer Great Barrier Reef dives– A guided night dive– Option of a farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Short Description

There is no better place to Learn to Dive than Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

If you are thinking about taking the plunge our 5 day PADI "Open Water" dive course is by far the most popular way to do it. The adventure of learning to dive as well as staying out on the reef for 3 days and 2 nights on one of our premium live aboard vessels is quite unique.

Your course includes 9 dives on some of the best dive sites the Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer as well as plenty of time to snorkel, relax and really enjoy the reef experience. All this makes this course unmatched for experience and value.

Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Trip Type Vacation / Holiday Package
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Cairns
End City Cairns

Trip Includes

  • 9 Dives (4 training dives and 5 pleasure dives – inc one night dive)
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • PADI Open Water manual
  • Dive Log Book
  • 2 Passport Photos
  • All dive & snorkelling equipment - includes dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch.
  • Dive Insurance
  • Corrective lens mask (if required)
  • Accommodation transfers (Cairns city & northern beaches)
  • All accommodation, meals and bed linen (on board the boat)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Academic and Pool Training

8:00am - Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)

8:30am - Registration at the Pro Dive training centre - 116 Spence street

8:45am - Academic training in the classroom

1:00pm - Lunch break (lunch not included)

2:00pm - Pool training

5:30pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available

Day 2: Academic and Pool Training

7:30am - Complimentary hotel transfer service available from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation (as far as Palm Cove)

8:30am - Pool training

12:30pm - Visit the Pro Dive retail shop

1:00pm - Lunch break (lunch not included)

2:00pm - Academic training in the classroom and final exam

5:45pm - Complimentary hotel transfer service available or transfer to Reef Teach Marine Biology presentation (optional). Please note transfer not available after Reef Teach.

Reef Teach: Optional 2.5hr marine biology presentation where you'll learn about the reef and the fish you'll meet. (Additional cost)

Day 3: Diving The Outer Great Barrier Reef

5:45am - Complimentary hotel transfer - available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches accommodation

6:15am - Check in at Pro Dive retail shop - corner Shields & Grafton Streets

7:00am - Depart Cairns for 3 days and 2 nights of fantastic diving/snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. A light breakfast is served onboard

11:30am - Your first training dive in the ocean

12:45pm - Lunch is served - hearty soup with an array of fresh salads, cold meats and bread rolls

2:30pm - Your second training dive

6:00pm - Dinner - the menu changes each trip however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it! Then - time to relax!

Day 4: More Great Diving

7:00am - Third training dive before breakfast - this will be the deepest training dive of your certification

8:00am - Enjoy a hearty breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, bacon and eggs as well as toast and spreads

10:30am - Fourth and final training dive

12:00pm - Lunch on the second day is hot pasta with a variety of fresh salads

3:00pm - You are now a certified diver!!! First pleasure dive!!

6:00pm - Dinner - again, the menu changes each trip however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it!

7:00pm - A guided night dive after dinner - another great experience!

Day 5: More Diving And Return To Cairns

6:30am - Your first dive of the day

7:30am - A hot breakfast accompanied with fresh fruit salad, cereals and toast

9:00am - After breakfast, the vessel makes its last site of the trip, where you will do your second dive of the day

11:00am - Your last dive! When you surface freshly made sandwiches are served as the vessel heads home

4:00pm - Complimentary accommodation transfers - Cairns city and Northern Beaches

7:30pm - Join fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner if you wish

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PADI 5 Day Learn to Scuba Dive Course

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Very good and professional dive shop

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Very good and professional dive shop. The staff and crew on board our live-aboard were wonderful and friendly. The food was OK and just enough for everyone. The dive sites were fine - not the best that I've seen but it was still exciting to be diving in the Great Barrier reef. The only major flaw was at the end of the trip when they had to send everyone back to their hotels as it was very poorly executed and organized.
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Great shop. The staff was so helpful and even helped with fittings on my camera when they didn't have to. Can't recommend enough!

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Didn’t like the crew nor their attitude. They didn’t take enough food and the food they took was low quality.

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I took 7 beginners on their 5 day learn to drive course and they all had an amazing time. In fact 3 of them went on to do the advanced open water course right away. All the instructors are very professional, thorough and good natured. The 3 day boat dive was fun, the rooms very clean and comfortable, as were the bathrooms. I completed both my advanced certificate as well as nitrox on the boat. The dive sites are all carefully chosen and all in all we had an amazing and successful family trip. Tell John McIntyre and Mc Beard I said Hello, on the boat. In the store Andrew, the manager is a wizard at fitting you with any gear you may need.
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I have purchased online & rang up for support. Prompt response, staff was helpful & speedy delivery to receive fins in time for upcoming holiday.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Cancellation Policy:

You can cancel your Learn to Dive course for any reason at any time up to the end of Day 1 of the course and receive a full refund of all money paid to Pro Dive Cairns. There is no refund for any reason after this time. If you have booked through a travel agent cancellation fees may apply.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 12

Additional Information:

The minimum age to learn to dive in Queensland is 12. There is no maximum age.

It is a dive course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes.

We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your trip concludes

 

Important Information For Learn to Dive Course Participants:

 

Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that 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 that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training.

 

To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor).

 

Important Note:

 

Sudent Diver Medical Declaration and Dive Medical (if required) must be completed within 90 days of commencement of your learn to dive course.


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