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Pro Dive Cairns: 3 day/2 night Nitrox Course (3DNX)

The Great Barrier Reef is renowned as one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a declared World Heritage site. It encompasses 350,000 square kilometres of the South Pacific Ocean, extends for 2,000 kilometres, is made up of 2900 individual reefs and 71 coral cays.

About the Nitrox Course: Enriched Air (also known as Nitrox) is a Nitrogen/Oxygen mix that has a greater percentage of oxygen and a lesser percentage of nitrogen in it than normal air. This means safer diving and potentially longer bottom times due to reduced Nitrogen absorption, this is ideal for multiple day diving.

The Great Barrier Reef: Its ecosystem supports the greatest concentration of life on this planet including 1500 species of fish, 350 different kinds of coral, 4,000 species of molluscs and 10,000 species of sponges. Water temperatures range from 22°C to 30°C allowing comfortable diving all year round.  

When you join our 3 day Nitrox Course, you will visit up to four easterly Outer Great Barrier Reef locations, taking in sites selected for their extravagance of marine life and excellent visibility - these sites are rarely visited by other vessels. Divers get the opportunity to view magnificent hard and soft corals, giant clams, turtles, stingrays and the largest variety of tropical fish, both large and small. The schedule allows for a total of 11 dives, 2 of which are night dives (conditions permitting) and snorkelling. Cabins onboard are all twin share (2 single bunks) and there are two double cabins available upon request. All major international scuba accreditations are accepted and snorkellers are also most welcome.

Guests: 32 guests and 6 crew 

Whats Included: 11 Dives (2 Training), Nitrox certificate, Nitrox Manual, 2 passport photos, accommodation transfers, all stationary, all meals on the boat, twin cabin onboard, all dive equipment, dive computer, log book, accommodation transfers, comprehensive dive insurance.

What to Bring: Overnight bag with towels, swimmers, toiletries (soap etc), comfortable clothing

Since 1983 Pro Dive Cairns have developed and maintained an international reputation as the premier dive company in Cairns. They offer high quality and best value liveaboard trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Their 2 million dollar purpose built dive vessels provides a top outer reef liveaboard experience in Cairns. They maintain 16 exclusive dive sites on 4 different reefs, with some of the most spectacular dive locations in the region. With outstanding product quality and excellent safety standards, a professional and friendly crew you will have a memorable liveaboard experience.

Cancellation Policy
This trip is fully refundable up until 48 hours prior to departure.  Please note full cancellation fees apply if cancelling within 48 hours prior to travel.

Please Note

  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving – if in doubt please see your doctor before travelling
  • In the interest of safety we recommend you do not fly within a 24 hour period after diving
  • The above itinerary is a guide only and the times of dives may change
  • The skipper will always adapt an itinerary to the prevailing weather, tides and currents
  • Please advise if you have any dietary requirements & we will do our best to cater for you
  • Everyone will be required to fill out a Medical Waiver Release and Indemnity Deed onboard the vessel
  • We recommend you organize your own travel insurance

 

The night before departure:

If you have time we suggest you drop into our Retail Shop, located on the corner of Grafton & Shields Streets, to pick up your manual and to arrange your dive/snorkelling equipment for the trip, as we do not keep any gear on the boats! The shop will close at 7.00pm every night. 

You can learn about the reef and fish you will meet by visiting ‘Reef Teach’ a 2.5hr Marine Biology Presentation (Additional Cost). It is located on the 2nd floor of the Mainstreet Arcade at 85 Lake Street. This is an additional cost and not available on Sunday and Monday nights.

Day One - Diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef

The 2 Nitrox training dives will be completed over the first two days, in between you will get to enjoy 9 leisure dives!! All dives post nitrox certification will be available using nitrox.

05:45hrs - Complimentary hotel transfer – available from Cairns City & Northern Beaches accommodation.
06:15 - Check in at Pro Dive Retail Shop – corner Grafton & Shields Streets.
07:00 - Depart Cairns for 3 days & 2 nights of fantastic diving/snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. A light breakfast is served onboard.
10:30 - Your first dive is before lunch. This dive will be offered as a guided dive with an instructor, for those divers who have not dived in a little while.  
12:00 - Lunch is served - hearty soup with an array of fresh salads, cold meats & bread rolls.
14:00 - Your second dive - head off & discover more underwater delights.  Once you have completed your dive the vessel moves on to the next site.
16:00 - After an afternoon of snorkelling/relaxing its time for your third dive of the trip.
18:00 - Dinner - the menu changes each trip however it will be wholesome, hot & of course lots of it!
19:30 - The night dive!  We generally try to do the night dive at the same site as the afternoon dive, as this way you are familiar with your surroundings. 
20:30 - Dessert is served!

Day Two - Experience further fantastic diving on the Outer Great Barrier Reef

07:00hrs - The vessel moves for an early morning dive.  Look out for splendid gorgonian fans, giant clams and bump headed parrotfish.
08:00 - Enjoy a hearty breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, bacon and eggs as well as toast & spreads.
10:30 - After breakfast the vessel moves on for the second dive of the day.
12:00 - Lunch on the second day is hot pasta with a variety of fresh salads.
14:30 - After lunch & a snorkel its time for your third dive.
18:00 - A hot dinner is served before your second night dive.
19:30 - Night dive!
20:30 - Dessert is served!

Day Three - Morning dives and return to Cairns

06:30hrs - Your first dive of the day.
07:30 - A hot breakfast accompanied with fresh fruit salad, cereals and toast.
09:00 - After breakfast, the vessel makes its last site of the trip, where you will do your second dive of the day.
11:00 - Your last dive of the trip!
12:00 - A selection of freshly made sandwiches is served before the vessel heads back to Cairns
16:00 - Complimentary accommodation transfers – Cairns City & Northern Beaches.
19:30 - Join fellow passengers & crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner! (optional)

 

Departs: Everyday except Tuesday 7.00 am departure (check-in 6.20am at Pro Dive Cairns Retail Shop if making own way)
Returns: At 4.00 pm on the third day

Accommodation transfers (Cairns City to Northern Beaches as far as Palm Cove)

 

Underwater camera hire AU$35 per dive

Extras: 
AU$60 Reef taxes, fuel levies, port departure tax and admin fees.
This fee consists of a $10.50 Government Environmental Charge as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration charges.
This charge is applicable to all passengers travelling out on the 3 day/2 night Liveaboard Dive trip and all Dive Courses combining the 3 Day trip.