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Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advanced Open Water Course - Liveaboard Course

Destination: The Great Barrier Reef
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Departs: Daily from Cairns (except Tuesday)
Returns: Cairns

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Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advanced Open Water Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advanced Open Water Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advanced Open Water Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advanced Open Water Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advanced Open Water Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advanced Open Water Course - Liveaboard Course
  • Scuba Pro 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Advanced Open Water Course - Liveaboard Course
The Course

The PADI Advanced course is the popular first step in continuing your dive education. It is designed to expand your diving skills and knowledge and to give the inexperienced diver added confidence in their diving.

Your PADI Advanced course is conducted in conjunction with a 3 day 2 night liveaboard dive excursion onboard Scuba Pro. You'll have the opportunity to participate in up to 11 dives, 9 day dives and 2 night dives, over the duration of the liveaboard. Five of these dives will be training dives required to complete your PADI Advanced Certification and the remaining 6 dives will be recreational dives for you to enjoy the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.

There are no formal classroom sessions involved with this course, but you are required to read through the PADI ‘Adventures in Diving’ manual and answer the relevant knowledge reviews prior to participating in the training dives. It is recommended that you try and read through the course manual prior to the trip departure.

Your 5 Advanced course training dives are made up of 3 core dives being 'Deep diving', 'Underwater Navigation' and 'Night diving' and then 2 elective subject dives where you have a choice between 'Underwater naturalist', 'Search and Recovery', and the popular 'Underwater photography'. Some other elective dive options may be available.

A pre-requisite for this course is a PADI Open water certificate or the equivalent certification with another training agency.

Itinerary

Dives 1 & 2 Two pleasure dives to give you an introduction to diving on the Great Barrier Reef . This is also a great opportunity for you to acclimatize to the diving conditions, fine tune your skills or even to refresh your skills if it has been some time since your last dive.

Dive 3 Navigation Dive: After revising your knowledge review, your instructor will brief you on your navigation dive where you will complete some exercises using both compass and natural references to help improve your underwater navigation skills.

Dive 4 Night Dive: Here you will be introduced to night diving on the Great Barrier Reef . You will complete a simple navigation exercise before being given a guided tour with your instructor. During your night dive you can expect to find sleeping turtles, parrot fish and a variety of other marine life only encountered at night.

Days 2 & 3 Deep Dive: During this dive we will give you the experience to safely conduct dives beyond your 18metre depth limit as an open water diver. Under the close supervision of your dive instructor you will be taken down to 30metres, where you will be tested for signs of nitrogen narcosis, shown the effects of increased pressure and colour absorption at depth. With your three core dives now completed, you have five (5) day dives remaining to complete the last 2 dives of your Advanced training dives, all designed to introduce you to other interesting areas of diving which you may wish to learn more about.
 

Choose from the following elective dives to complete your course:


Underwater Naturalist: To learn more about the Great Barrier Reef and its ECO system this dive is an absolute must. We will teach you how to identify the main families of fish from Damselfish to Trigger fish you will also be taught how to identify the different corals. If this dive interests you make sure you don't miss the opportunity to go to Reef Teach the night before your trip departs.(Additional costs apply).

Underwater Photography: If you want to take home some lasting memories this elective dive is ideal. On your Underwater Photography dive you will be taught pre and post dive camera care and you will also be shown how to get the best results from your underwater camera. After loading your underwater camera your dive will simply involve exposing a role of film trying to capture the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef . If you do not have your own camera you can hire a digital underwater camera at a cost of AUD$35 per dive.

Search and Recovery: If you have ever lost anything while you have been diving or treasure hunting appeals to you then this option will be very useful for you. During this dive you will learn skills not only how to conduct searches but also how to retrieve submerged objects from the ocean floor. We will teach you how to swim various search patterns using your compass or a simple length of rope. You will also be shown how to correctly secure objects to a lift bag and bring them back to the surface.

Boat Diving: Many divers learn to dive and make dozens of dives before they ever set foot on a dive boat; others learn to dive from one type of boat, but have little experience diving from others. If you fit in either group, the Boat Diving elective will speed your transition to diving from boats or boats you're not familiar with.

Courses Commence
  • English - Every day except Tuesday
  • German - Thursday and Sunday
  • Japanese - Saturday
Course Inclusions
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard excursion onboard Scuba Pro I, II or III vessels 
  • 9 Dives (4 training dives & 5 pleasure dives including a night dive)
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • PADI Advance Open Water manual
  • Dive Log Book
  • 2 Passport photos for Advance Open Water Certification Card
  • All Dive & Snorkelling equipment (includes dive computer, long leg wetsuits and dive torch)
  • Dive Insurance
  • Prescription lens mask (if required)
  • Coplimentary coach transfers from Cairns City & Northern Beaches accommodation
  • All accommodation oboard including bed linen (towels not included)
  • Delicious, healthy meals prepared onboard 

Rates
Valid 01st of April 2018 to 31st of March 2019
  • 3 Day / 2 Night PADI Open Water Advanced Course – Twin or Double Cabin AU$950.00 per person + AU$80.00 Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Fuel Levy amount
Course Extras
Valid 01st of April 2018 to 31st of March 2019
  • An additional fee of A$80.00 per person is payable direct to Pro Dive. This fee consists of a A$18.00 Government Environmental Charge as well as a Port Departure Tax & Administration charges
  • Digital Underwater Cameras (per dive) - AU$45.00  
  • Refresher Course for Certified Divers - AU$160.00

Important Booking Notes: 

On making a Reservation please use 'Comments Box' on Booking Form to advise us if 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 optional extras and special dietary requirements so that we can ensure that you are well catered for onboard. 
 
Important Information for Certified Divers

Some medical conditions may prevent you diving. You will be required to complete a waiver and medical statement prior to diving. If you would answer 'Yes' to any of the questions below you will need to consult a doctor and acquire a medical certificate stating that you're 'fit to dive' prior to your dive trip.

  • Since completing your last dive medical assessment have you suffered any illness or injury that may affect your ability to dive safely?
  • Are you currently suffering any illness or injury?
  • Are you currently taking any prescription medication other than the contraceptive pill?
  • Is there any other condition, fact or circumstance that may affect your fitness or ability to dive safely?


It is recommended that you do not fly for at least 24 hours after your last dive. 

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