Great Barrier Reef PADI Liveaboard Learn to Dive

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 course Great Barrier Reef PADI Liveaboard Learn to Dive is the perfect option for you.  Instead of classroom theory, this is completed online eLearning in your own time before arriving in Cairns, leaving only one compulsory practical training day at our PADI Dive Centre.

The ocean training dives will take place during our three-day, two-night liveaboard to the Great Barrier Reef.  The Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to learn 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 you can start your practical training in Cairns.
  • Spend one day of practical training at the Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre.
  • Spend three-days and two-nights on an Outer Great Barrier Reef liveaboard trip.

You will complete your 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 to become a certified diver!

How many dives will I do?

You will have the opportunity to complete up to nine dives with the first four being your training dives.  Finish your training dives successfully, and you will obtain your PADI Open Water Certification.  Now you can enjoy five recreational dives, including a night dive guided by your instructor.

You may visit any number of reefs including Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reef and see a fantastic diversity of marine life including giant clams, sea turtles, stingrays, reef sharks, an incredible variety of tropical fish and spectacular coral formations.  Night diving will introduce a whole new dimension of nocturnal sea-life.


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

You don’t want to do the theory online?  Then upgrade to the five days Learn to Dive course when booking.  This course includes the extra day in the classroom.




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