Prodive Cairns PADI scuba diving course

Prodive Cairns, If you are short on time and don’t want to do a five-day course but still want the liveaboard experience, this four-day Great Barrier Reef PADI diving course is the perfect option.

Next, complete online eLearning in your own time before arriving in Cairns, leaving only one compulsory practical training day at our PADI Dive Centre.

During your Prodive course, the ocean training dives will take place on one of the Scubapro 3-day liveaboard trips.

The Great Barrier Reef is perfect for learning to dive with its warm waters and excellent visibility.

Your four-day course consists of the following:

  • After booking, we will send you login instructions to the online PADI eLearning Open Water Course theory portion.  You must complete all modules and quizzes before starting your practical training in Cairns.
  • Day one of practical training at the Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre.
  • Followed by three days and two nights on an Outer Great Barrier Reef liveaboard trip.

Here, guests will complete their practical training at the Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre.  After your day at the training centre, it’s time to head out to The Great Barrier Reef for a three-day, two-night liveaboard adventure.

How many dives will I do?

Guests can complete up to nine dives, with the first four being your training dives.

When you finish training, dive successfully and obtain your PADI Open Water Certification.  You can now participate in five recreational dives with your instructor, including a night dive.

While onboard, visit many reefs, including Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reef.

There is a fantastic diversity of marine life, including giant clams, sea turtles, stingrays, reef sharks, and spectacular coral formations.

Also, night diving will introduce a whole new dimension to nocturnal sea life.

This four-day eLearning course offers a convenient, memorable and exciting way to become a certified diver on the magnificent world heritage Great Barrier Reef.

Finally, if you would like to do the theory online?  Then upgrade to the five-day Learn to Dive course when booking.  This course includes an extra day in the classroom.

About the Prodive Cairns Scubapro Dive Vessel

Prodive Cairns operates a fleet of specialised diving vessels.
Prodive Cairns runs three multi-million dollar diving vessels under MV Scubapro I, II, and III.

Scubapro vessels are purpose-built to handle the Great Barrier Reef’s diverse weather conditions while providing a smooth, safe, and enjoyable voyage.

Prodive Cairns Room Configuration

  • Fourteen twin-share cabins have bunk beds.
  • Two double-bed cabins with shared bathrooms.

Prodive vessels have central air conditioning, plenty of cabin space, access to natural light, a large sun deck, and a dive deck.


ScubaPro I, II, III

Vessel Type Monohull
Length x Beam 23.95m x 7.35m (78.5ft x 24.1ft)
Engines Scania Engines V8 339KW
Cruising Speed 12 knots
Year Built 1998, 2002, 2004
Last Refurbishment 2017
Max. Passengers 32 passengers
Cabins and type 14 x twin (bunk bed) and 2 x double beds. No ensuite facilities.
Heads Eight toilet/shower combinations
Bedding And Linen Sheets and blankets. No towels supplied
On-Board Air Supply Yes. Nitrox also available
Catering Fully cooked hot/cold breakfast, hot and cold lunches, hot dinner and dessert, all prepared on board, no outside catering, snacks, tea and coffee any time
Crew/Passenger Ratio 1 to 5
Extra Facilities Television, video, music, board games, books, camera hire, each cabin has twin 240v power outlets.
Reefs Visited Milln, Flynn, Thetford and Pellowe Reefs
Fishing No
Miscellaneous WiFi

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