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PADI Diving Courses on the Great Barrier Reef

Listed under Activity Courses in Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

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There's a whole other world beneath the waves: multi-coloured coral reefs, gloomy shipwrecks, boundless blue expanses inhabited by the world's scariest predators and gentlest monsters. All you need is one little qualification – the PADI – and then you'll be free to discover it for yourself, wherever you go.

Learning scuba diving in the chill waters of home is all very well, but why not choose a more fitting place to immerse yourself in a learning experience that should be serene and magical? The Great Barrier Reef is top of the list for many experienced divers. With vast numbers of fish and coral species, many of them endemic, and caves, drop-offs and vast areas of reef to explore, it's the ideal spark to fire up the passions of a beginner. Visibility is usually well over ten metres and often reaches thirty outside the centre of the main reef, and the water stays at around room temperature all day.

Book a one-week package trip and you can complete your PADI, leaving yourself time for a few celebratory pleasure dives of your own. Pro Dive Cairns are a good option; they run a five-day programme, which includes the two days' compulsory academic and pool training you need for your PADI and the four training dives. Once you're certified, you'll have plenty of time to do further diving from the boat.

Diving Cairns Website.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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