Cairns Dive and Stay Learn to dive Package

Book onto our Dive and Stay Package in conjunction with the 5 Day Learn to Dive Course
and you will automatically receive a 5% Discount on both the Course and Accommodations

Your Dive and Stay Package starts as soon as you arrive into Cairns.
The date you select should co incide with the day you are travelling into Cairns. 
Your Course will start the next day.
Dates available to book from 01 April, 2017 to the end of March 2018




  • Prices are per person
  • One Way Airport to Northern Greenhouse and is complimentary (Between 8.00am and 8.00pm each day)
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Room Type of choice, bedding is suppled and includes continental breakfast, requested and confirmed on receipt of your booking. This property also offers 24hr Reception and Free WI FI
  • 5 Day Learn to Dive Course for PADI Open Water Certification with Pro Dive Cairns
    with the following inclusions
  • Return Accommodation transfers as required (refer to itinerary)
  • All Training -2 Days of  Theory (classroom sessions), confined water practical training in on site heated training pools,  training materials, certification fees and photographs for certification card
  • 3 Day/2 Night Live aboard dive trip to the outer barrier reef, 2 nights accommodation on board in twin share cabin
  • all meals from breakfast,  to and including lunch on the last day at sea and bedding
  • Complete the 4 open water training dives out on the reef  plus paricipate in 5 additional pleasure dives (total 9 dives)
  • Diver Insurance cover for the 5 Day Course


  • EMC/Fuel Levy currently$70.00 and payable on your return from sea/Will be $75.00 per person from 01 April, 2017
  • Cost of A Dive Medical if Required
  • Personal expenses on the liveaboard and meals on shore other than specified
  • Transfer Northern Greenhouse to the Airport at the end of the trip
  • Travel Insurance to cover for flights and non refundable portions of your prebooked travel arrangements


Day One:  Arrive Cairns own arrangements; Check in is from 2.00pm onwards.  Guests arriving earlier are able to stowe there bags at the Northern Greenhouse until they are able to check in.
Transfer to your accommodation at the Northern Greenhouse:  From the Airport Only
Northern Greenhouse have an arrangements with the FNQ Airport Shuttle for a complimentary one way pick up service from Cairns Airport for Northern Greenhouse . Please note this transfer is not available before 8.00am and after 8.00pm. If arriving into Cairns outside these times, this free transfer is not available.
You will be required to prebook this and instructions and links are provided once a booking is in place.
To return to the airport, a taxi service is approx $20 to $25.00 one way or you can book and prepay for this service with FNQ Airport Shuttle.

Accommodation First Stay at the Northern Greenhouse - 3 nights in a choice of Dorm Share , Family Rooms (cater for up to 4 guests) and Private King/Twin Studio.  The Second Stay is for 1 night on your return from sea.  Additional nights can be booked

Day Two and Day Three - 8.25am pick up from the Northern Greenhouse and transfer to the Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre. Today you will start the course. You will do both Classroom and Pool Practical training.  Please bring your swimming costume and towel with you. (Continental breakfasts are included in your accommodation package)

Day Four to Day Six - 6.15am You will make your way to the Pro Dive Cairns Shop, which is 2 doors from the Northern Greenhouse .  You will join the rest of the student and other guests for the bus transfer down to the Marlin Marina where you will board one of Pro Dive Cairns Liveaboards.  Your accommodation on board is in a twin share cabine.  Double cabins can be requested but not guaranteed.  Breakfast is served on the way to the outer reef . 

You will be at sea for the next 3 days. On the first and half of of the second day at sea, you will complete the 4 ocean training dives of your openwater course.  On your first day at sea you will have the opportunity to enjoy some snorkelling as well.

Your training for the padi openwater certification will have been completed by lunch on Day Two at sea.  You will then continue diving as a qualified diver , doing an afternoon and fully escorted night dive.  On the the last day at Sea, you will have the opportunity of 3 more pleasure dives and expect to have completed all the diving by lunch time. 

Day Six - your 3rd and last day at sea, the boat will up anchor and head back into Cairns. Overnight, last night of standard package

Day Seven - Check out time is 10.00am.  You will have time to have the continental breakfast.

Just a reminder that all meals are included from breakfast on the way out to sea and lunch on your return.  Snacks are provided between dives as well.  If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know.  Pro Dive Cairns do not offer special meals for particular diets but are happy to advise what they can offer.

All guests on board are required to bring their own towels.  There are a maximum of 2 people per cabin and single supplements do not apply unless a private cabin for sole use is requested.  There is a 240volt power supply in all cabins.

If an additional night has been prebooked and prepaid, please note in the comments field if to be booked before or after the learn to dive course.







  • All students must be medically fit to dive.  It is important that you make yourself aware of the fitness to dive requirements - Click here for  general information and access to the PADI Dive Medical Form which includes the questionaire all students are required to complete.
  • All students must be able to swim.
  • Minimum age for anyone learning to dive in Australia is 12yrs.  Students under 15yrs will qualify as Junior Open water divers and will be trained to dive to a 12 meters. 
  • Students under 16yrs of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when out on the live aboard.  A parent or guardian must also provide written consent for any child under 18yrs of age
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*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates.

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