3 Day Liveaboard PADI Advanced Dive Course

After completing your Open Water Course, the next step is to enhance your scuba skills with the PADI Advanced Open Water Program! Spend two nights on a liveaboard exploring the Great Barrier Reef and return as a certified Advanced diver!


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  • Two of the 17 outer reef locations per day
  • Sleep on an overnight vessel on the Great Barrier Reef 
  • Get your PADI Advanced certification 
  • No formal classroom sessions and no exam
  • 5 training adventure dives include two core dives in Deep and Underwater Navigation
  • The remaining three adventure dives will be a selection of Night Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive, Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist and Boat Diver.


  • All snorkelling and scuba equipment, including a dive computer, air fills and full tuition
  • All quality diving and snorkelling equipment, including wetsuits and dive computer
  • Fresh chilled water, tea and coffee
  • All meals on board 
  • Cairns city transfers
  • ADI Certification and manual
  • Bed linen

Day 1

  • 7.30 - 8 am: Pick up from your city accommodation (if booked) and check in at our dive centre on Draper Street, before transferring to the marina
  • 8.30 am: Set off from Cairns Marina for the 90-minute trip to the Outer Barrier Reef. If departing on Wednesday, you’ll set off on board OceanQuest and settle into your cabin on the way. If departing Thursday or Friday, you’ll be on our day boat SeaQuest and select your equipment and receive in-depth safety briefings along the way.
  • 10 am: Arrive at the reef for your first snorkel or dive (SeaQuest only)
  • 12 pm: Enjoy lunch while we move to our second dive and snorkel site (SeaQuest only)
  • 12:30 pm: Second dive or snorkel opportunity (SeaQuest only)
  • 2.30 pm: Transfer to OceanQuest and settle into your cabin (SeaQuest only)
  • 3.30 pm: Third dive or snorkel session (Or first session if departing on Wednesday)
  • 6 pm: Dinner is served!
  • 6.30 pm: Gear up for one of our unique liveaboard dive experiences, or simply chill out on board
  • 8 pm: Dessert is served
  • 10 pm: Bar closes

Day 2

  • 7.30 am: Breakfast is served
  • 8.30 am: First dive and snorkel session
  • 10.30 am: Second dive and snorkel session
  • 12.30 pm: Lunch is served
  • 3.30 pm: Third dive and snorkel session
  • 6 pm: Dinner
  • 6.30 pm: Briefing and night dive/sharks in the dark/fluoro dive
  • 8 pm: Dessert
  • 10 pm: Bar closes

Day 3

  • 7.30 am: Breakfast
  • 8.30 am: Dive/snorkel session
  • 10.30 am: Dive/snorkel session
  • 12 pm: Check out
  • 12.30 pm: One final lunch before you board the transfer vessel for the trip back to Cairns
  • 3 pm: Depart Outer Barrier Reef
  • 5 pm (approx): Return to your accommodation

Departs: 8.00 am
Returns: 4.30 pm
Pickups: 7:30 am from Cairns City Hotel or Hostel or check in at the dive centre on Draper Street



What to bring: 

  • Clothes for 3 days
  • Towels for dive deck
  • Hat, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Open Water Dive Card + logbook
  • Money for onboard purchases VISA and Mastercard accepted
  • Passport photos for new certification card



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