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3 Day/2 Night Liveaboard with Advanced Certification with Nitrox Course - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

 

Merging the PADI Advanced and Enriched Air (Nitrox) courses offers an optimal approach to enrich your liveaboard diving adventure with an Advanced certification. The Advanced course fine-tunes your diving abilities and broadens your understanding, while the Nitrox Certification introduces the advantage of using enriched air, which prolongs your dive time and lessens the accumulation of nitrogen from multiple dives—perfect for liveaboard excursions. This unique learning experience unfolds over Pro Dive Cairns' three-day, two-night liveaboard journey, with the unparalleled Great Barrier Reef serving as your classroom, showcasing its rich marine ecosystem, varied dive locations, and consistently ideal diving conditions.

The certification process starts before your trip. Within 24 hours of booking, you'll receive instructions to access the PADI eLearning portal to commence your coursework. This includes engaging with essential materials and completing a final review, setting the stage for the maximum number of nitrox dives during your trip.

The curriculum blends theoretical learning with practical experience, comprising 11 dives, five of which are instructional. Since no traditional classroom or pool sessions are required for either course, theoretical studies can be completed directly onboard. This involves going through the PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) and Advanced Open Water manuals and finishing up with knowledge reviews before the practical dives. Designed to minimally impact your liveaboard adventure, the course schedule ensures plenty of opportunities to complete your studies without missing out on the experience. A PADI Open Water certification or its equivalent is necessary to enroll.

Pro Dive Cairns grants access to 19 exquisite outer reef dive sites across four breathtaking reefs: Flynn, Thetford, Milln, and Pellowe. Diving at various times allows encounters with a vast array of marine life, from giant clams and sea turtles to stingrays, reef sharks, and an extensive selection of tropical fish, against a backdrop of stunning coral formations and clear visibility. Night dives add an extra layer of excitement, revealing the nocturnal activities of reef inhabitants.

Enjoy comfort and relaxation between dives on one of our three top-tier Scubapro vessels, specially designed for liveaboard trips. These boats offer air-conditioned accommodations, spacious lounging areas, and full catering, ensuring a personal and high-quality experience with attentive service from our professional crew.

Setting sail from Cairns daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays, our three-day, two-night liveaboard expeditions promise an unforgettable and immersive experience in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

 

Inclusions


  • 11 dives (includes 2 night dives)
  • All meals & bed linen
  • Dive Insurance
  • Corrective lens mask (if required)
  • Double bed or twin share accommodation
  • All dive & snorkelling equipment, including dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch
  • Accommodation transfers (Cairns city & Northern Beaches)
  • Guided orientation and night dive
  • PADI manuals


  • Flights to and from Cairns
  • Accomodation in Cairns
  • Environmental Management Charge, Port and administration fees, and fuel levy -  $90 per person and payable on check in
  • Underwater Canon digital camera hire
  • Nitrox air fills
  • Cost of Dive Medical (if required)
  • Trip cancellation or interruption Insurance
  • Deck and bath towels
  • Personal toiletries
 

Itinerary


Day 1: Great Barrier Reef Adventure

05:45 - Complimentary hotel pickup service from Cairns City and Northern Beaches accommodations.

06:20 - Check-in at Pro Dive Cairns retail outlet, located at the corner of Grafton and Shields streets. See map for directions.

07:00 - Set sail from Cairns for an exhilarating 3-day, 2-night dive/snorkel adventure on the Great Barrier Reef, with a light breakfast provided onboard. This is also a good time to work on knowledge reviews for the Advanced/Nitrox courses.

11:00 - Dive 1: Kickstart your diving experience with a pre-lunch dive. Dive guidance is available for those looking to brush up on their skills. This dive is perfect for acclimatizing to the diving conditions and fine-tuning your diving techniques.

12:30 - Enjoy lunch onboard.

14:30 - Dive 2: Peak Performance Buoyancy. Choose this elective dive to perfect your buoyancy skills, weight adjustments, and equipment positioning, or explore more underwater wonders. The vessel then moves to the next dive site.

16:30 - Dive 3: Navigation Dive. Enhance your underwater navigation skills with exercises in compass and natural landmark navigation.

18:00 - Dinner is served.

19:45 - Dive 4: Night Dive. Experience night diving with an instructor-led training dive, including a simple navigation exercise and the chance to see unique nocturnal marine life.

Day 2: Deep Dive Exploration

07:00 - Dive 5: Deep Dive. Explore beyond 18 meters under the guidance of your dive instructor, learning about pressure effects and color absorption at depth.

09:00 - Breakfast followed by a Nitrox introduction video.

11:15 - Dive 6: Underwater Naturalist. Dive into marine biology, identifying fish families and coral types. Ideal for those who attended the Reef Teach presentation.

12:45 - Lunch, then complete knowledge reviews and the final exam for the Nitrox course. Start diving on nitrox.

15:15 - Dive 7: Underwater Photography. Learn to capture the reef's beauty with tips on camera care and usage. Camera rental available for those without their own.

17:45 - Dinner.

19:30 - Dive 8: Put your night diving training into practice with a dive supervised briefing.

Day 3: Final Dives and Farewells

06:30 - Dive 9: Enjoy a morning dive, completing any remaining training dives.

07:30 - Breakfast.

09:00 - Dive 10.

11:00 - Dive 11.

12:00 - Lunch.

16:00 - Complimentary return transfer to your accommodation.

19:30 - Farewell dinner (optional, at additional cost). Join your fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant to celebrate the trip's end.

Requirements


Fit to Dive
Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. You will be required to obtain a dive medical certificate if you answer “yes” to any of the questions on the Continuing Education student diver medical declaration. We recommend you complete a dive medical (if required) before you arrive in Cairns.

Meeting Point

01 SELF DRIVE - NO PICKUP/DROPOFF - Make own way to/from Pro Dive Cairns Retail Store at Cnr Grafton & Shields St @ 06:20
181 THE ESPLANADE (181 Esplanade) @ 06:10
201 LAKE ST (201 Lake Street) @ 06:10
A1 INN THE CITY (141 Lake Street - PICK UP FROM NOVOTEL OASIS) @ 06:10
ABBEY'S CITY HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST HOMESTAY (396 Draper Street) @ 06:00
ACACIA COURT (Pick Up Lake St Entrance) (223/227 Esplanade) @ 06:10
ADOBE MOTEL (191 Sheridan Street) @ 06:10
AGINCOURT BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS (69-73 Arlington Esplanade Clifton Beach) @ 05:50
ALAMANDA PALM COVE BY LANCEMORE (1 Veivers Road) @ 05:45
ALASSIO ON THE BEACH (139 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove) @ 05:45
ALL ROUND MOTEL - INN THE PINK (263 Sheridan Street) @ 06:10
AMAROO AT TRINITY *- P/Up Cnr Moore & Trinity @ 05:50
AQUARIUS APARTMENTS (107 Esplanade) @ 06:15
ARGOSY ON THE BEACH (119 Arlington Esplanade Clifton Beach) @ 05:50
ASPECT CENTRAL MOTEL (209 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
ASYLUM CAIRNS BACKPACKERS (149 Grafton Street) @ 06:10
AUSSIE WOLF (29 Maranoa St) @ 06:15
AVIS CAR RENTAL (135 Lake Street) @ 06:10
BAILEY CRYSTALBROOK COLLECTION (163 Abbott St) @ 06:10
BALACLAVA HOTEL (423 Mulgrave Road) @ 06:00
BAY VILLAGE (Cnr Lake & Gatton Streets) @ 06:10
BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS ON TRINITY BEACH (89-91 Vasey Esplanade) @ 05:50
BEL AIR BY THE SEA HOSTEL (155-157 Esplanade) @ 06:15
BELLA AQUA (123 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove) @ 05:45
BELLEVUE AT TRINITY* (P/Up Cnr Moore & Trinity) @ 05:50
BELLVIEW (85-87 Esplanade) @ 06:15
BEST WESTERN CENTRAL PLAZA APARTMENTS (255-257 Lake Street) @ 06:10
BEST WESTERN PLUS CAIRNS CENTRAL APARTMENTS (Cnr McLeod & Aplin Streets) @ 06:15
BETTA AIRPORT PARKING (397 Lake St, Cairns North) @ 06:00
BILLABONG BED & BREAKFAST (30 Caribbean Street Holloways Beach) @ 06:00
BLUE LAGOON RESORT (22/26 Trinity Beach Road) @ 05:50
BLUEWATER BAR & GRILL (7 Harbour Drive Trinity Park) @ 05:55
BOHEMIA RESORT (231 McLeod Street) @ 06:00
BOUNCE APTS (formerly Northern Greenhouse 117 Grafton Street) @ 06:15
BP SERVICE STATION CLIFTON BEACH (1802 Captain Cook Highway) @ 05:50
BREAKFREE ROYAL HARBOUR (Level 1, 60 Abbott St) @ 06:15
BUNGALOW HOTEL (200 Aumuller St.) @ 06:00
CAIRNS BEACH RESORT (129-135 Oleander Street Holloways Beach) @ 06:00
CAIRNS CITY BACKPACKERS (274 Draper Street) @ 06:15
CAIRNS CITY MOTEL (169 Lake St.) Pu/ Cascade Gardens @ 06:10
CAIRNS CITY PALMS MOTEL (199-205 Sheridan Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS CITY SHERIDAN (157 Sheridan Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS COCONUT HOLIDAY RESORT (23-51 Anderson Road) @ 06:00
CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB (18-26 Cannon Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS GATEWAY RESORT (1-21 Anderson Road) @ 06:00
CAIRNS GIRL'S HOSTEL (147 Lake Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS HARBOUR LIGHTS (1 Marlin Parade) @ 06:15
CAIRNS HOLIDAY LODGE (259 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS HOLIDAY PARK (12-30 Little Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS MOTOR INN (187 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS NEW CHALON (702 Bruce Highway) @ 06:00
CAIRNS ONE (12 Gregory Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS PLAZA HOTEL (145 Esplanade) @ 06:10
CAIRNS QUEENSLANDER HOTEL & APARTMENTS (267 Lake Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS RAINBOW INN (179 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS REEF APARTMENTS (670-678 Bruce Highway) @ 06:00
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (17 Scott Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (18 Lumley Street) @ 06:15
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (300 Draper Street) @ 06:05
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (323 Draper Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (351 Draper Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (8 Loeven Street) @ 06:15
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (80 Martyn Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS SHERIDAN (295 Sheridan Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS SOUTHSIDE INTERNATIONAL INN (450 Mulgrave Road) @ 06:00
CAIRNS STUDENT LODGE - Pick-up at Entrance Flags (10-24 Faculty Close) @ 06:00
CAIRNS SUNLAND LEISURE PARK (49-61 Pease Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS VACATION VILLAS (8 Pease Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS VILLA & LEISURE PARK (28 Pease Street) @ 06:00
CANNON PARK MOTEL (574 Bruce Highway) @ 06:00
CARAVELLA 149 (149 Esplanade) @ 06:10
CARAVELLA CENTRAL (formerly Corona, 72 Grafton Street) @ 06:15
CASCADE GARDENS HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (175 Lake Street) @ 06:10
CASTAWAYS BACKPACKERS (207 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
CASTAWAY'S TRINITY BEACH (63/71-73 Moore Street) @ 05:50
CASTLE HOLIDAY FLATS (209 Lake Street) @ 06:10
CENTREPOINT APARTMENTS (141-143 Abbott Street) @ 06:15
CITY PLAZA CAIRNS (37-39 Digger Street) @ 06:10
CITY TERRACES (63-65 McLeod Street) @ 06:10
CITYSIDER HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (17A Upward Street) @ 06:10
CLARENDON ON SPENCE (79 Spence Street) @ 06:15
CLIFTON PALMS (35 Upolu Esplanade Clifton Beach) @ 05:50
CLIFTON SANDS HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (81-87 Guide Street Clifton Beach) @ 05:50
CLIFTON VILLAGE BUS STOP (P/Up Endeavour Street) @ 05:50
CNR Anderson & Trinity St (roundabouts @ Trinity Beach) @ 05:50
CNR Moore & Trinity St Bus Stop @ 05:50
COASTWATCHERS SHOPPING CENTRE (Trinity Beach Road) @ 05:50
COCO'S HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (1/59 Moore Street Trinity Beach) @ 05:50
COMFORT INN & SUITES TRINITY BEACH CLUB (19-23 Trinity Beach Road) @ 05:50
COMFORT INN DISCOVERY CAIRNS (183-185 Lake Street) @ 06:10
COMPASS MOTEL (232 Mulgrave Road) @ 06:00
CONCORD HOLIDAY UNITS (183-185 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
COOLWATERS HOLIDAY PARK (2-14 Shales Street) @ 05:50
CORAL CAY VILLAS (267 Lake Street) @ 06:10
CORAL HORIZONS BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS (137 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove) @ 05:50
CORAL REEF APARTMENTS (192 Mann Street) @ 06:00
CORAL SANDS BEACHFRONT RESORT (Trinity Beach Road) @ 05:50
CORAL TOWERS (255 Esplanade) @ 06:10
CORAL TREE INN (162-172 Grafton Street) @ 06:10
COSTA BLANCA HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (239-241 Esplanade) @ 06:10

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

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