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Frequently Asked Questions

Equipment

Can I hire a camera when diving with PRO DIVE Cairns?

There are no camera hire available onboard. However you can hire a camera from Calypso Productions in Cairns

Other

If a friend / partner is a certified diver or non diver, can they come on the same trip with me while Im on the course?
Yes - your friend / partner will be buddied up with another certified diver onboard while you complete your 4 training dives. After that you will have the opportunity to complete 5 pleasure dives together.
There is plenty of time throughout the whole trip to snorkel and socialise with a non diver if you are traveling with someone who doesnt dive/snorkel.
Can I fly my drone while onboard?

Your can use a Drone while on the 3 day trip with permission of the skipper.

What do I bring on the boat?

You will need to take along a towel, preferably 2. We suggest taking 2 towels along - 1 for when you get out of the water and 1 for showering at night.
Certification card & log book or other proof of experience.
Swimwear.
Comfortable, casual clothing for 3 days.
Warm clothes for the evening and pyjamas.
Toiletries i.e. toothbrush, soap, sunscreen etc.
Please do not bring sleeping bags, bulky luggage, large amounts of money as the account you incur on the boat will be paid direct to the Pro Dive retail shop at the end of the trip.

What is Reef Tax?
An additional fee of $85 per person is payable direct to PRO DIVE Cairns. This fee includes $16.50 Government Environmental Management Charge as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration and Fuel levy.
What is the minimum age to go out on the boat?

The minimum age that PRO DIVE Cairns takes is 7 years. All Children under the age of 15 must be supervised by a partent/guardian at all times on the boat. There are no child minding services available

Can you smoke on the boat?

Yiu can smoke on the top deck, usually at towards to end of the boat but it depends on the winds.

Travel

I have a seafood and peanut allegies, can you cater for me?

We can cater for people with Peanut and Seafood allegies.No prepared meals include nuts and one dish uses a sauce with seafood ingridents, but an alternative sauce is provided. Please ensure on check to let the staff know of any allegies.

Dive Training

English is not my first language, can I do my course in a different language?

We have learn to dive courses in German on Tuesdays and Fridays, and Chinese on Thursdays ensure that you receive the best service at Pro Dive Cairns.

PADI offer a wide variety of languages in their manuals. Pro Dive Cairns is able to offer PADI manuals in languages such as Japanese, Italian, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish and Spanish. Given 7 days notice, and pending availability on the language, Pro Dive may be able to order it.

But, this is not guaranteed.

Please note in your booking if you require a manual/class in a language other than English

How many people will be in my class?

Under RTSA standards, the student to instructor ratio never exceeds 8:1, but Pro Dive usually achieves 6:1 or better.

Diving

What depths will I be diving to?

The Great Barrier Reef is not a deep dive destination. Depths in our dive sites range from 10-25 metres (30-80 feet), with the best diving generally occurring between 10 and 15 metres (30-50 feet). This means there are some amazing sites that stay shallow enough for all certified divers to enjoy, regardless of how advanced your diving certifications may be.

Medical

Diving with Diabetes

Please note the following restrictions for divers with diabetes at Pro Dive Cairns. Diabetic divers must have an up to date dive medical from a doctor stating that they are fit to dive with their medical condition. Following guidelines set out by the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society (SPUMS), diabetic divers are limited to 2 dives per day and must use a minimum surface interval of 2 hours between dives.

For more information please see the Forms for Diabetics on our website:

http://www.prodivecairns.com.au/SPUMS-Medical%20-4th%20editio-2011.pdf

http://www.prodivecairns.com.au/Suggested-assesment-for-divers-with-Diabetes-2016.pdf

After reviewing these documents please click the link below, complete and sign the document and bring a printed copy with you for your trip with us.

http://www.prodivecairns.com.au/Statement-regarding-diabetes-and-diving-2016.pdf

lease note the following restrictions for divers with diabetes at Pro Dive Cairns. Diabetic divers must have an up to date dive medical from a doctor stating that they are fit to dive with their medical condition. Following guidelines set out by the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society (SPUMS), diabetic divers are limited to 2 dives per day and must use a minimum surface interval of 2 hours between dives.

For more information please see the Forms for Diabetics on our website:

 

http://www.prodivecairns.com.au/SPUMS-Medical%20-4th%20editio-2011.pdf

http://www.prodivecairns.com.au/Suggested-assesment-for-divers-with-Diabetes-2016.pdf

After reviewing these documents please click the link below, complete and sign the document and bring a printed copy with you for your trip with us.

http://www.prodivecairns.com.au/Statement-regarding-diabetes-and-diving-2016.pd

Liveaboard

Dietary Requirements
We do our best to cater for dietary requirements, but are operating with limited facilities available. We try and provide as much variety as possible within the confines of what we have onboard
 

During the trip, we serve buffet style meals with plenty of fresh fruit and salads. There is gluten free bread and pasta available, as well as soy milk. The cook will be happy to speak with you once onboard about your diet to accommodate you as best as possible. 

 
If you are vegan or gluten free we recommend bringing your own snacks which don't need to be refrigerated as refrigerator space is at a premium on the boat.

*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates and options.

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