Learn to Scuba Dive on a Cairns liveaboard vessel

Start your scuba dive lessons.  Our learn to dive courses are popular and internationally recognised SSI  and PADI.

The Great Barrier Reef offers the best location to learn scuba diving because of the year-round warm water and excellent visibility.

Embark on a once in a lifetime aquatic adventure with us while receiving top of the range training and certification.

Our liveaboard diving expeditions will grant you the time, means, and expertise to see the best of the Great Barrier Reef.

Our liveaboard trips give you more for your money, more time, more dives, and more locations.

Reef Encounter is  an SSI Diamond Facility

Reef Encounter has 21 staterooms with private bathrooms and large windows overlooking the Great Barrier Reef.

Our Onboard chefs prepare delicious fresh meals.

No matter what kind of group you are in, an unforgettable time is guaranteed.

SSI (Scuba Schools International) has been a global organisation teaching scuba diving for over 40 years and certifies scuba diving and freediving skills.

This course is suited to first time and novice scuba divers.  You will learn fundamental diving knowledge and practice during this scuba diving course.

Not only will you become a certified diver, but you will do it all at the best dive site in the world, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba Diving at the Great Barrier Reef will allow you to see a hugely diverse array of marine life, including the world’s most extensive coral system.

The extended liveaboard trips mean that you can take in as much of this world wonder as possible before returning to shore in Cairns as an SSI certified diver.

The liveaboard experience focuses on excellent customer service, comfort, and fun for the entirety of your cruise.  Great Barrier Reef trips are amongst our most popular, and we see many customers returning for an advanced scuba diving course.

As well as training and several supervised dives, this course includes all scuba equipment.

If you want to learn to scuba dive while you immerse yourself in the best dive site in the world, get in touch with liveaboards.com.au to enquire about our Learn to Dive SSI  trips.

Prodive Cairns is a Premier Dive Centre

Instead of traditional classroom instruction on this course, you’ll complete online eLearning before arriving in Cairns.

Next, come to our PADI Five Star Dive and Career Development Center for one day of hands-on training.

The ocean training dives will go as usual during this three-day and two-night liveaboard trip.

This course is in three sections:

After making a booking, you will receive the PADI eLearning information by email.  Next, start your course online,

Before you can begin your practical training in Cairns, you must finish these modules and quizzes.

The Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre offers one day of practical training.

This course includes a three-day, two-night liveaboard cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

You will be diving with a dedicated group of experts who care about your enjoyment and well-being.

The ScubaPro vessels can accommodate up to 32 guests and six crew.

With our three-day, two-night trips departing from and returning to Cairns.


Already certified, see our scuba diving tours.