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PADI & SSI - Learn To Dive

There is nothing quite like learning to dive on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia! Explore coral bombies, be amazed by the abundant marine life, cruise with nemo and observe stingrays, reef sharks and sea turtles.

Choose from a wide variety of Internationally accredited PADI scuba dive courses. Instructors will show you how to dive safely, building your confidence, before taking you to the wonders of the reef. Cairns Dive Courses range from 3, 4 and 5 Day Open Water Courses, some with liveaboard options where you can sleep at the reef and also experience a night dive.

If you already have a dive certification you can upgrade your skills and complete a Cairns PADI Advanced Dive Course or Rescue Diver Course. You also have the option to complete a Divemaster Course for those who are seeking to gain a commercial qualification to start your Diving Career. Please enquire with us for more information.

Proof of vaccination: From 17 December all passengers aged 16 years+ must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to travel on any tour. Those unable to provide proof of vaccination upon check-in are not eligible for a refund.

3 Day/3 Night Minke Whale Dive Trip


Rates from: $1630

Departing every Tuesday from 31 May - 2 August 2022

During the months of June and July, the Great Barrier Reef’s renowned Ribbon Reefs north of Cairns provide the most consistent opportunity for this remarkable experience and Pro Dive Cairns is excited to introduce dedicated Ribbon Reef Minke Whale Trips.

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Divers Den - PADI Referral / Open Water / Advanced / Rescue Diver


Rates from: $220

Offering PADI Open Water Certifications, PADI Advanced Dive Courses and PADI Rescue Dive Courses.  Our training centre has six air conditioned classrooms and Cairns only fully covered and heated pool which was purpose built for safe diver training practices. Simply choose your Learn-to-dive course duration; 4, 5 or 6 days!  For the liveaboard options there is a range of accommodation onboard to choose - quad share, twin room with ensuite, or double room with ensuite.

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Down Under Dive - PADI Open Water Courses / Advanced Dive Course


Rates from: $620

Down Under Dive start their 4 Day Open Water Dive courses each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You will spend two days at their training centre completing your theory component and pool training dives. On the last two days you will do two separate day trips on-board Evolution to complete the 2 open water training dives each day, therefore a total of 4 training dives.  Please note they do not offer any liveaboard options.

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Free Diving Course


Rates from: $499

The SSI Level 1 Freediving course is an introductory course with no previous experience required!  This program provides you with the training and knowledge required to safely free dive with a buddy in open water environments to depths of 20 metres.  You will earn the SSI Level 1 Freediving certification after completing this program.

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ProDive - PADI Referral / Open Water / Advanced / Rescue Diver


Rates from: $1040

Begin or continue your PADI training on the Great Barrier Reef! Since 1983 ProDive are Cairns premier dive school.  Their reputation for quality, professionalism, safety and value is world class. They specialize in all levels of dive education.

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Quicksilver Dive Ex Port Douglas - PADI Open Water / Advanced Courses


Rates from: $950

Scuba diving is the best way to explore the Great Barrier Reef, and there is no better place in the world to learn to dive than in its warm waters! Quicksilver Dive provides a range of PADI dive certifications, from the basic Open Water Certification, to Advanced Open Water and professional development courses.

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SSI Personalised Open Water Course


Rates from: $1091

All training is done while onboard cutting out the need to travel to classroom and pool facilities. We believe that by completing all scuba training in the ocean, scuba divers have more confidence, comfort, and experience than courses where a large portion of time is spent in a swimming pool. Plus, there is more time to witness the wonderful wildlife when every part of your water training is conducted in the ocean! An SSI qualification you complete is recognised worldwide and can be used wherever you wish to scuba dive across the globe

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