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Pro Dive - Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard - Diving & Snorkelling

Destination: Milln, Flynn, Pellowe & Thetford Reefs Optional
Duration: 3 Day / 2 Nights

Departs: Cairns Daily (Except Tuesdays)
Returns: Cairns Daily

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  • Pro Dive - Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard - Diving & Snorkelling
  • Pro Dive - Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard - Diving & Snorkelling
  • Pro Dive - Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard - Diving & Snorkelling
  • Pro Dive - Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard - Diving & Snorkelling
  • Pro Dive - Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard - Diving & Snorkelling
  • Pro Dive - Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard - Diving & Snorkelling
The Cruise

Catering for the certified dive market and snorkellers, Pro Dive Cairns have 3 fully equipped, purpose built multi-million dollar dive vessels, Scuba Pro I, Scuba pro II and the newly launched Scubapro III. This is certainly one of the very best outer reef liveaboard experiences out of Cairns.

The 3 day dive adventure visits up to four easterly Outer Great Barrier Reef locations. The various sites have been selected for their extravagance of marine life and excellent visibility and are rarely visited by other vessels.

The trip is suited to all levels of ability; diver training, from snorkellers to novice and experienced divers and gives passengers the opportunity to view magnificent hard & soft corals, giant clams, turtles, stingrays and the largest variety of tropical fish both large & small.

A small difference that sets Pro Dive apart from other outer reef liveaboard vessels is that their vessels are not permanently moored on the reef and they do not use day vessels to transfer different people on and off the vessel each day. The vessel that you board on the morning of your trip ito the Great Barrier Reef is the same vessel with the same passengers & crew for the duration of your trip! 

The vessels each carry a maximum of 32 passengers and itineraries allow for a total of up to 11 dives, 2 of which are guided night dives (weather permitting). On each and every trip you will visit a large variety reef locations, as this vessel has use of 16 exclusive reef sites on the Outer Barrier Reef. These sites have been selected for their extravagance of marine life and excellent visibility thus ensuring you see the best the outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer!

All major international scuba accreditations are accepted and of course snorkellers are certainly welcome onboard and can enjoy unlimited snorkelling.

Cabins onboard are all Twin or Double Share, are air-conditioned and clean and comfortable.
Itinerary

Day 1 - Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 5:45am Complimentary Hotel Transfer service available - Cairns and Northern Beaches
  • 6:15am Check-In at Dive Shop, cnr Shields and Sheridan Streets, Cairns.
  • 7:00am Depart Cairns for 3-days 2-nights of fantastic diving/snorkelling on Australia's Great Barrier Reef
  • 11:00am Your first dive before lunch is on "Petaj Bombie" at Milln Reef - this site is a perfect introduction to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, relaxed and varied
  • 12:45pm Lunch is served - Hearty soup with an array of fresh salads, cold meats and bread rolls
  • 2.30pm Remaining at Milln Reef, head off and discover more delights at "Petaj", once you have completed your dive the vessel moves on to the next site
  • 4:30pm After an afternoon of Snorkelling or relaxing it is time for the 3rd dive, on "Swimming Pools" with its lagoon like features, clear turquoise water, colourful corals and dazzling marine life
  • 6.00pm Dinner, the menu changes each trip, however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it. Dessert is served after the night dive
  • 7.30pm Your first night dive is on once again at "Swimming Pools", however the reef comes alive, keep a close eye out for our sleeping turtles, bright crustaceans and the occasional reef shark

Day 2 - More Great Diving
  • 7:00am The vessel moves for an early morning dive. "Whale Bombie" a large coral pinnacle separate from the reef, rising from a depth of 22m breaking at the surface. Splendid Gorgonian Fans, Giant Clams and Bump Headed Parrot fish
  • 8:00am After your dive enjoy a hearty breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, bacon and eggs as well as toast and spreads
  • 10:30am After breakfast the vessel moves on to Flynn Reef, and your first dive here is on "Tracy's Bombie", a peninsula jutting out from the Northern end of the reef. "Tracy's" is a very navigable wall dive with sharks resting on the ocean floor, and walls enlivened with an abundance of marine life
  • 12:00pm Lunch on the second day is hot pasta with a variety of fresh salads
  • 3.00pm After lunch and a snorkel it's time to explore the endless intriguing coral mazes of "Gordons Mooring", excellent visibility, a photographic haven which ends at "Clown Fish City"
  • 6.00pm A hot dinner is served before your second night dive
  • 7.30pm Being a favourite of most divers, we remain at "Gordons Mooring" for the night dive. At night the mazes close into amazing tunnels that change at every bend. Look out for Brian the turtle, who loves sleeping under the coral ledges in the sand.

Day 3 - More Diving And Return To Cairns
  • 6:30am The vessel is now moored at "Coral Gardens", a different wall dive with intricate corals climbing the walls, large pelagic fish and schooling Sweet lip endlessly gliding by
  • 7:30am A Hot breakfast accompanied with fresh fruit salad, cereals and toast
  • 9:00am After breakfast the vessel makes its last move on to either Thetford or Pellowe Reefs, Thetford is renowned for many outlying coral bommies, swim throughs and large fish life. Pellowe, for it's exclusiveness, featuring pristine corals, abundance and diversity of marine life
  • 11:00am On your last dive you re-enter at one of the above sites, your Dive Master is able to direct you in a different direction, where the sights are totally different from the last dive. When you surface freshly made sandwiches are served as the vessel heads home for Cairns
  • 4.00pm Complimentary accommodation transfers - Cairns and Northern Beaches
  • 7.30pm Join fellow passengers and crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner if you wish Please note, the above itinerary is a guide only, and the order of sites may change. The captain will always adapt the itinerary to the prevailing weather, tides and currents.

Please Note: In the interests of safety it is recommended that you should not fly or go to any altitude over 300m within 24 hours after your last dive.
Departures
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (everyday except Tuesday) all year round
  • German speaking staff available onboard Thursday & Sunday departures
  • Japanese speaking staff available onboard Saturday departures
Dive Sites
This excursion offers 16 exclusive dive sites on 4 spectacular outer reefs. The reefs: Thetford, Pellowe, Milln and Flynn are situated on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, South East from Cairns. These sites are rarely visited by other vessels; so divers and snorkellers get the exclusive opportunity to view magnificent corals and fish life without the crowds. Here you generally only ever do two dives at any one dive site!

  • Milln Reef- perfect introduction to the outer reef, relaxed and varied, sleeping turtles
  • Flynn Reef- excellent visibility, a photographic haven. Includes Coral Gardens - magnificent coral enlivened by a myriad of marine life.
  • Gordons - intriguing coral mazes which end at "Clown Fish City"
  • Pellowe Reef- exclusive pristine dive destination (weather permitting)
  • Thetford Reef- outlying bommies with swim throughs (weather permitting)
Tour Includes
  • Courtesy transfers from Cairns City & Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation 
  • Up to 11 Dives (weather permitting) including 9 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives
  • 2 night’s accommodation on board vessel in Twin or Double Cabin accommodation 
  • All dive equipment including BCD's, Regulators, Tanks, Weights & Dive Computers 
  • Dive Insurance
  • Prescription masks (if needed)
  • Torch batteries and cyalume sticks for night diving
  • Full snorkelling equipment for snorkellers, including wetsuits
  • Guided orientation & night dives
  • All meals onboard
  • Bed linen (towels not included)
 
Rates - Valid 01st of April 2020 to 31st of March 2021
Certified Divers - Valid 01st Apr 2020 to 31st Mar 2021Enjoy a personalised adventure offering you the opportunity to participate in up to 11 dives, including two-night dives, as well as some great snorkelling on a variety of reef locations chosen out of 19 exceptional Outer Reef dive sites over four magnificent reefs: Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reefs. Diving at different times throughout the day, you will be able to maximise dive times and encounter an amazing diversity of marine life including giant clams, majestic sea turtles, graceful stingrays, reef sharks, an incredible variety of tropical fish, spectacular coral formations and consistent underwater visibility. Night diving will introduce a whole new dimension of nocturnal life.

Between dives, relax in comfort on board one of three premium  Scubapro dive vessels; these purpose-built liveaboard dive vessels; feature all of the creature comforts including air-conditioned twin or double cabins, large and spacious decks (including well set up dive deck), WiFi, lovely meals and clean, comfortable accommodation. With smaller passenger numbers and a good crew to guest ratio you will be assured of a high-quality, personalised experience with professional, dedicated crew! 

  • Certified Divers – Twin or Double Share Cabin AU$835.00 + AU$60.00 Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Administration Levy
  • Certified Divers – Sole Occupant -  AU$1555.00 + AU$60.00 Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Administration Levy
Certified Divers + PADI Advance Open Water Course - Valid 01st Apr 2020 to 31st Mar 2021
Your PADI Advanced Open Water course will offer up to 11 dives with access to a selection of 19 Outer Barrier Reef located dive sites spread out over four magnificent reefs: Flynn,Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reef. Diving at different times throughout the day, you will be sure to encounter an amazing diversity of marine life including giant clams, sea turtles, stingrays, reef sharks, an incredible variety of tropical fish inhabiting spectacular coral reef formations with consistent underwater visibility. Night diving will introduce a whole new dimension of nocturnal life to your experience! 

The Advanced PADI Certification Course requires the completion of three core dives, chosen out of: a deep dive, underwater navigation dive and a night dive. You will also get to decide between an additional two elective dives, which can include: a nitrox dive, underwater naturalist dive, peak performance buoyancy dive, a boat dive, or underwater photography dive. Other elective options may be available onboard which you can discuss with your instructor.

  • Certified Diver including PADI Advanced Course – Twin or Double Share Cabin AU$1010.00 + AU$60.00 Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Administration Levy
  • Certified Diver including PADI Advanced Course – Sole Occupant -  AU$1730.00 + AU$60.00 Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Administration Levy
PADI Dive Referral Participants - Valid 01st Apr 2020 to 31st Mar 2021 
For those big on ambition but short on time, if you have completed PADI pool and theory training elsewhere, there is the option for you to to complete your PADI Open Water Referral out on the Great Barrier Reef over the course of a 3 Day - 2 Night liveaboard excursion. Your PADI Open Water Referral will allow you to to participate in up to 9 Dives. The first 4 Dives are PADI Training Dives which will complete your PADI Open Water certification. Once certified, you can enjoy 5 additional recreational dives (as a newly Certified Diver) of which 1 is an exciting night dive (fully guided by your Dive Instructor).

PADI Referral Course Participants will need to have completed their PADI Pool & Theory prior to course commencement and should have their PADI Pool & Theory paperwork completed and signed of by their previous dive school, prior to joining the course.
 
  • Learn to Dive Course Referral Participants – Twin or Double Share Cabin AU$905.00 + AU$60.00 Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Administration Levy
  • Learn to Dive Course Referral Participants - Sole Occupant - AU$1625.00 + AU$60.00 Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Administration Levy
Snorkellers - Valid 01st Apr 2020 to 31st Mar 2021
Departing Cairns every day except Tuesday why not take the opportunity to maximise your time on the Great Barrier Reef by doing a 3 Day - 2 Night Liveaboard Excursion on board one of three premium, state of the art Scubapro dive vessels! These purpose built liveaboard vessels; feature all of the creature comforts including air-conditioned twin or double cabins, large and spacious decks (including well set up dive and snorkel deck), offer WiFi, lovely meals and clean, comfortable accommodation.

Your 3 Day - 2 Night Liveaboard snorkel excursion carries smaller passenger numbers and offers a good crew to guest ratio so you can be assured of a high-quality, personalised experience with a professional and dedicated crew! All snorkelling gear and unlimited snorkelling is included. 

  • Snorkellers – Twin or Double Share Cabin AU$695.00 + AU$60.00 Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Administration Levy
  • Snorkellers - Sole Occupant - AU$1415.00 + AU$60.00 Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Administration Levy
Introductory Dives - Valid 01st Apr 2020 to 31st Mar 2021
  • Introductory Dives (Each) AU$65.00
Optional Extras - Valid 01st Apr 2020 to 31st Mar 2021
  • Digital Underwater Cameras (per day) - From AU$45.00
  • Introductory Dives (for non-divers - per dive) - AU$65.00
  • PADI Advanced Course (on top of excursion cost for previously certified Open Water divers) - AU$175.00
  • PADI Enriched Air 'Nitrox' Course (Includes all post certification dives on Nitrox) - AU$175.00
  • PADI Advanced / Enriched Air 'Nitrox' Course - AU$300.00
  • 3 Day Nitrox 'Tank Fill' Package (11 Dives) - AU$105.00
  • Refresher Course for Certified Divers - AU$170,00

Important Booking Notes: 

On making a Reservation please use 'Comments Box' on Booking Form to advise us if you are intending on travelling as a Certified Diver, Certified Diver with PADI Advance Course, Dive Referral Participant or a Snorkeller as well as specifying if a Double or Twin Cabin is required (a Double Cabin has a Double Bed and a Twin Cabin has 2 Single Beds). Please also advise us of any other information such as special dietary requirements so that we can ensure that you are well catered for onboard. 

Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Administration Levy 

An additional fee of AU$60.00 per person per is payable directly to Pro Dive. This fee consists of a $16.00 Government Environmental Management Charge, Port Departure Tax and Administration Charges. This charge is applicable to all persons travelling on the 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Dive Trip and all Dive Courses combining the 3 Day Liveaboard Excursion.

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