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Down Under Dive: Advanced Open Water Course

Advanced Dive Course | Operates: Tuesdays & Fridays Only | Departs: 8:15am | Transfers available: No

Short on time or maybe you do not wish to do a liveaboard? This course could be for you. Down Under Cruise & Dive offer a 2-day PADI Advanced, Open Water Dive Course. This is completed on two one day trips to the reef. You must already have your PADI Open Water Certification before joining this course.

Departing Cairns each morning at 8:15 am and returning to Cairns at 4:30 pm. Down Under Cruise & Dive operate a spectacular twin hull modern high-speed catamaran carrying passengers to Norman, Saxon, and Hastings Reefs. The Advanced Course starts on Tuesdays and Fridays.

This two day PADI Advanced Dive Course consists of all learning material: i.e. PADI Dive Manual, all tuition and all training is completed by a PADI certified dive instructor. The course includes full dive gear like snorkel, fins, mask, BCD, and regulator. Wetsuit you can hire on board for $10 per day.

Remember to continue your diving education you need to be medically fit with no asthma and not be taking any prescription medication. If you are over the ages of 45 years then you will be required to complete an Australian Standard AS4005.1 Dive Medical. This you will need to arrange yourself in advance of doing the course. PADI also recommends allowing up to 24 hours after diving before flying.

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Rate Option # Dives Price Taxes Total Deposit
2 Day Advanced Course (Starts Tuesdays & Fridays Only ) Dive Course 6 $580.00 $40.00 $620.00 $116.00

Remember to continue your diver education you must be medically fit with no asthma and not be taking any prescription medications. If you are over the ages of 45 years you will be required to complete the Australian Standards Diver Medical. Remember PADI recommends allowing up to 24 hours after diving before flying in an airplane.

Please Note: Trip only starts on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Inclusions: All dive equipment (includes dive computer, snorkel, fins, mask, BCD, Regs and prescription mask if required), morning/afternoon tea and buffet lunch. Wetsuit you can hire for $10 per day.

Extras: (Pay Later) The additional fee of $40.00 person includes the Government Environmental Management Charge as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

Day one and day two are very much the same as you will complete 3 x dives each day. Check-in for the Down Under Cruise & Dive: PADI Advanced Course is at the Reef Fleet Terminal each morning. Check in at 7:30 am with the boat departing at 8:15 am.

It is recommended to bring a towel, hat, sunscreen, and your dive certification card and your log book if you have one.

Travel time to the reef is around 1 hour and 15 minutes. On your journey to the reef, you will fill out all relevant diver safety forms, medical questionnaire forms, and snorkel forms. Once all paperwork is signed date and completed your instructor will talk to you about the next two days of diving.

Arriving at the Great Barrier Reef you will gear up into your dive gear and start your dives to complete the PADI Advanced Course Dive requirements.

Enjoy two full days of scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef before returning to Cairns each day at 4:30 pm. After completing all the modules of your course at the end of the second day you will have earned your PADI Advanced Diver Certification Card.



To gain your PADI Advanced diver certification you must have already completed your PADI Open Water Diver License. You will be asked to show you Open Water Certification Card or Log Book.

The 2-Day PADI Advanced dive course consists of 4 core modules; (navigation diving; night diving; deep diving; peak performance buoyancy) with participants able to choose from one of the following electives, to complete the five modules necessary for the Advanced Open Water Course: boat diving; search and recovery; underwater naturalist; underwater photography. (As this course is over two one day trips to the reef you cannot do the night diving.)

All dives are completed on the Great Barrier Reef. The start of each dive you will complete your training followed by enjoying the rest of your dive exploring the Great Barrier Reef. After completing all your training dives you will acquire the PADI Advanced Diver Certification Card.

You can snorkel between dives but generally, you will be very busy completing your Advanced Dive Couse you will find that you do not snorkel very much.

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