ScubaPro I Liveaboard, Australia

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Offering excellent value for money, the MV ScubaPro I, Australia, gives the budget and time-conscious diver an excellent way to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef. As a purpose-built dive boat the M/V ScubaPro I offers a smooth and comfortable ride to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

MV ScubaPro I has 16 cabins which are centrally air-conditioned. Equipped with the latest marine engineering, equipment and technology, the M/V ScubaPro I will take you diving on the fantastic outer reef dive sites, selected for their variety and quality of coral and marine life. There is also room for relaxation aboard the MV Scubapro I, with a large sun deck. There is a separate deck for gear storage. Enjoy fully cooked hot/cold breakfasts, hot and cold lunches and a hot dinner with dessert. Snacks, tea, coffee and water are available anytime. 

MV ScubaPro I is a sister boat to the MV ScubaPro II and MV ScubaPro III, which all offer the same 3-day outer reef itinerary, just departing on different days of the week.
ScubaPro I - Departs Monday & Friday
ScubaPro II - Departs Wednesday & Saturday (Japanese speaking staff available on Saturday departures)
ScubaPro III - Departs Thursday & Sunday (German speaking staff available)

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to dive the amazing Great Barrier Outer Reef, Australia. Contact our reservations team today to book your Great Barrier Reef dive trip.

Please Note: An additional fee of $80 per person is payable direct to the boat at check-in. The fee consists of Government Environmental Management Charge, Port Departure Tax and administration charges.


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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Personal diving gear, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Transfers/pickups from hotel

Excluded: An additional fee of AU$80 per person is payable direct to ProDive Cairns. This fee consists of AU$21 Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC), Port Departure Tax and administration charges. Please Note: The above price is for certified divers. If you are a non-diver please contact us for snorkelling rates.

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Boat features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Free Internet
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Snacks All Day

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

ScubaPro I Deck Plan floorplan

Accommodation


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1998
  • Year renovated 2014
  • Length 23.95m (78.5ft)
  • Beam x 7.35m (24.1ft)
  • Top speed 12 Knots
  • Cruising speed 12 Knots
  • Engines MTU 500Hp x 2
  • Max guests 32
  • Number of cabins 14 x twin 2 x double
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders Yamaha 15HP
  • Water capacity 8000 Litres
  • Fuel capacity 10000 Litres
  • Freshwater maker 0

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

ScubaPro I Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 59 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.5
  2. Crew
    8.9
  3. Food
    9.7
  4. Diving
    9.1
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 10 Exceptional
  • John H
  • United States United States
They Run A Tight Ship!

I was happy to see so much healthy coral in lieu of recent environment issues. The cluster of 30 gargantuan humphead parrotfish first thing in the morning. It was a very social and fun live aboard with an outstanding crew.

Recommended for
Very orderly, good crew, great diving.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Petra K
  • Austria Austria
Good Live-aboard Option for Great Barrier Reef

Seeing a group of bumbhead parrotfish on the morning dive, cool group of people on board

Recommended for
Amazing and plentiful food, great staff, decent diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicole W
  • United States United States
Good food. Good diving. Great Experience.

I think this is the most finely tuned diving operation we've ever been on. Mark was engaging, informative and overall a pro when it came to dive briefings. The equipment was all great, even the wetsuits which often are suspect when it comes to rentals were all in good condition. The food was great and always in abundance. The diving was varied and it was also plentiful. There were two night dives, a sunrise dive and heaps of interesting things to see along the way. I do want to emphasize the efficiency of how this dive trip operated. We could tell that they have been doing this for a long time, never sacrificing comforts or convenience for the expedited schedule of diving and logistics. Hands down worth every penny. Our only regret is that we did not do the longer package which takes you out to different and perhaps better quality reef systems. Don't think about it. If you want to dive the GBR this is the way to go.

Recommended for
Equipment, briefings, food.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Brooke E
  • United States United States
Great trip!

Love every minute! I wish it were longer!

Recommended for
Great staff and guests, great dives, great food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Vorayos R
  • Thailand Thailand
It was a great trip with nice staffs and dive sites.

I get to see many different types of corals. There are also sharks that swim around the boat at night which I get to go in and see up close during night dives.

Recommended for
Staffs, Dive sites, Corals
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rian T
  • Australia Australia
Great trip

Seeing Turtles and the Great Barrier Reef

Recommended for
Price, amount of dives,
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Xerxes A
  • Sweden Sweden
Awesome!

The food was better than expected. The dives were really good.

Recommended for
The dives, the food, the staff and co-divers
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Margaret T
  • Canada Canada
Great opportunity to dive the Great Barrier Reef

Seeing a moray eel and several rays after just saying I wanted to see them. Be aware, though, that these are self - navigating dives, which means your focus is not always on the marine life and environment.

Recommended for
The best 3 things were the food, the variety of marine life and the efficiency of the crew.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael M
  • Germany Germany
Top tour,great dives, very good brifing, top guids !!

Australia is great !!

Recommended for
See Nemo :-)
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Saro K
  • United States United States
A truly unforgettable experience!

Night diving and seeing sharks!

Recommended for
Night dives, The amazing staff/crew, and location
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Zeev F
  • Israel Israel
great experiance. it was my first liveaboard trip and it was great.

the morning and the night dives. it was all well organize the team was so friendly. the food was good I was really surprised and I will book again

Recommended for
the crew , the diving, and the relaxation
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • John N
  • United States United States
We had great time

night dives

Recommended for
crew, diving sites, price
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Gary B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic crew and skipper had a great time

Definitely the night time dives with the sharks, then there's the turtles cuttlefish and moray eel and the early morning dive with the wall of parrot fish ......awesome

Recommended for
Diving was awesome , fun and friendly crew, the amount of dives squeezed in
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Boon Dee T
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Great time to practise your underwater navigation

Looking for sea turtles

Recommended for
Sun, dive, experience
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christine D
  • France France
A friendly and amazing experience for my First GBR visit.

The dynamism of the crew and the friendly atmosphere on board were greatly appreciated. The food was excellent, which is not so easy to get on a liveaborad. We had very nice dives at Flynn's reef and enjoyed the warm water even if the visibility was rather poor. It is a perfect experience while sharing with 31 other divers coming from everywhere on the planet..

Recommended for
Sam's briefings; Organisation; food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Timothy V
  • United States United States
Fantastic experience diving on the Great Barrier Reef

Nonstop diving, met a great group of divers

Recommended for
Dives, courses, convenience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Emily S
  • United States United States
Way better than anticipated

Everything!

Recommended for
People, Boat, Dives
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Andrea P
  • United States United States
Once in a lifetime

Scuba diving in the ocean for the first time, seeing all the living creatures! Laughing and having a great time!

Recommended for
The crew, the food, the people.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sean L
  • China China
It was amazing.

The Dive site is amazing!

Recommended for
Meeting people. Great view on the sea. Beautiful food!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tyson A
  • United States United States
Great Barrier Reef: Eat, Sleep, Dive

Highlights were completing AOW certification with Kazu, seeing lots of reef sharks and turtles, and spotting some humpback whales. Really great crew and instructors who accommodated everyone's needs. It's a no frills trip: Eat, sleep, and Dive That being said, it's an amazing value. I'd definitely do another trip with ScubaPro Cairns.

Recommended for
Dives, Instructors, Dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • April Z
  • China China
Second time for the trip. Love it like always.

The crew are very nice. The diving sites are brilliant and the best way to know Great Barrier Reef

Recommended for
Food crew and the diving site
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Mark G
  • Australia Australia
The best way to see the Great Barrier Reef for advanced or beginners!

Definitely the night dives and the chance to get up close and personal with sharks.

Recommended for
The enormous variety of exotic species; invaluable local knowledge; and helpful, friendly staff
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Rachel W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Lives up to the hype

The diving was truely incredible, some of the best I've ever done (I'm a DM with around 250 dives). The staff were very helpful and even put me at ease with the night dive involving sharks!

Recommended for
Dives (should always be #1!) - catering (always tasty and lots of it) - dive briefings (simple and lots of info)
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christopher L
  • United States United States
Absolutely a great time.

Seeing sharks and turtles.

Recommended for
Good location, very nice staff, having all gear very convenient
  • 7.2 Good
  • Margareth C
  • Brazil Brazil
Amazing

Great dive sites Friendly and profeasional crew Good food

Recommended for
Dives,crew,food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Cameron S
  • United States United States
Fantastic trip with some of the best crew for a single traveler!

Night diving and seeing a shark, giant turtle and many corals and fish and getting additional certiifcations. I rented a digital underwater camera and took some amazing photographs. I also got certified in advanced open water and enriched air (nitrox) and the quality of the instructors and staff was excellent. They helped pair me up with other staff or divers (as I was traveling alone).

Recommended for
People, dive sites, quality of instruction.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • SOOJEONG B
  • South Korea South Korea
Awesome experience ever in my life

Night diving was the best! Also all crew member and food were very nice. I would definetly go again.

Recommended for
Crew service, Food, and diving gears
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mardi G
  • Australia Australia
Unreal

Seeing three types of nudibranchs, sharks, turtles, eels, respectful divers towards the reef, the excellent vegan food.

Recommended for
The wildlife, vegan food, and smooth schedule
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Gavin K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fun

Doing first night dive

Recommended for
Dives, company, atmospheric
  • 7.6 Good
  • Jacek D
  • Canada Canada
Good for beginners. Experienced divers may look somewhere else.

Very well managed: they do the same trip every three days. Relaxed atmosphere. Easy dives: no current, relatively shallow. The last 2 could be drawbacks. The dives did not present any challenge. They were up to 20m deep (mostly 15m). The dives were mostly self-guided as the guides were busy with people taking courses. Therefore divers had to rely on their own navigation skills and knowledge. No frills bunk beds accommodation, rather small sun deck. Easy and affordable.

Recommended for
Price, equipment. Easy, too easy diving.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Beat F
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Learn to dive

Diving

Recommended for
Diving, eating, sunbathing
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David V
  • United States United States
Phenomenal live aboard, can't go wrong

I swam next to sharks, turtles, Cuddlefish, through underwater Swim-Through "caves," saw dozens of healthy bommies with beautiful coral. Found some sea slugs. Had a hilarious and friendly crew. The purchase was absolutely worth it! You won't regret this decision. :)

Recommended for
Dive sites, attentive and caring crew, and great food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jacqueline L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Really great crew and awesome dives

The ScubaPro team is very professional and great scuba guides. I always felt looked after and safe. The dives were excellent and the pre-dive briefings were a highlight. The boat itself is not luxurious but it is very clean and well maintained. Perfect for a 2-4 nights when you goals is great diving and not a floating spa.

Recommended for
The dives, the sun deck and the after party.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Melvin L
  • United States United States
Professional staff, very helpful and organized. Highly recommended !

First live aboard trip, the five star staff made the experience unforgettable. Can't say enough. From the pickup to the drop off- organized and timely. They always had a smile on their face.

Recommended for
Diving, detailed briefings, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David E
  • Canada Canada
Wonderful experience that was beyond expectations.

The highlights included seeing beautiful corral, marine life, meeting new friends, and having crew that truly cared about the clients.

Recommended for
Crew's knowledge and attention to safety in preparing for each dive. The dive briefing was very detailed and made the dive very enjoyable. Dive sites were excellent.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Daniel R
  • Spain Spain
Would definitely reccommend

Diving itself

Recommended for
Friendliness, profesional, good value for money
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marta S
  • Poland Poland
Great trip

Diving in beautiful places. Perfect organisation. Professional crew, with great sense of humor. Good food.

Recommended for
Great Barrier Reef, lot of diving, enthusiastic crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sangwoo H
  • South Korea South Korea
Fair value trip

I had a great time with ScubaPro I. Crew and people on board were all great and friendly. Food was delicious and dessert was served all three days throughout. There was a variety of different experience levels, all the way from beginners getting certified to an ex-rescue diver who dove about 500 times. I was able to pair up with comparable diving buddies. I'd definitely come back to ProDive Cairns (for other reefs though)!

Recommended for
Crew & people on board, meals, and dives
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ian P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
great time with good safe diving and plenty to see.

The diving with good quality divers and great support from crew members and good food, thanks.

Recommended for
The location, the crew , the company.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Chad M
  • United States United States
Effecient and safe

Night diving with sharks was great! Seeing all the reef life was a great experience.

Recommended for
Safety, Effecient use of time, Accomodations
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Karen D
  • Australia Australia
An excellent dive trip that was very good value for money.

Very easy and enjoyable diving with loads to see. As much diving as you could possibly fit in, in the time given Really good crew - professional and safe Met nice people Good food.

Recommended for
Very professional staff, great dive sites and excellent food
  • 7.6 Good
  • Sherry W
  • United States United States
The guests and crew were fun, young, and high energy.

I had a fun turtle encounter when he nipped my hair, I met good dive buddies, and I liked the playful personalities of the crew.

Recommended for
The reefs were in good shape, the crew were all really friendly and fun, it was a nice mix of international guests.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mara S
  • Australia Australia
Amazing

I saw turtles!

Recommended for
Crew, food and dives.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Tami K
  • United States United States
We left feeling disappointed.

I'm sad to say that as of right now when I look back I don't have a highlight reel running through my head. My husband and I were both disappointed in the diving for a number of reasons. I will say the boat was older but clean, the staff was super nice yet completely unresponsive. It reminded me of being in Mexico where you ask a question and they shake their head "yes" but never do anything. The food was much better than I expected and that cook worked her butt off. I find it interesting there is no room for recommendations or negative feedback on this survey. Overall, it was a great value if our dives had been decent. I personally would rather spend 5x more for a better experience as this was possibly the only time I will dive the reef. I'm sad that equipment issues weren't addresses causing missed opportunities for great dives. Also, we had no idea that 75% of the guests on board were getting certified. That was annoying and took a lot away from the experience.

Recommended for
One good dive, the food, and it was our honeymoon.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • perry R
  • United States United States
This trip is awesome don't miss out on it it's well worth the money

I have never been diving with sharks before so that was very cool and the relaxing atmosphere of the boat was just what I needed! The crew was very nice and was there to make your experience wonderful! Thanks!

Recommended for
It's all good so I have no best three
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Amber D
  • United States United States
Awesome

Perfectly amazing!

Recommended for
Sea life, food, friends
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Ryan M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Scuba diving done properly

Reef wildlife

Recommended for
Number of dives, night dives, friendly crew
  • 4.4 Review score
  • simon G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
You get what you pay for

Accomadation - very basic bunks & no wardrobes to hang your clothes Pre dive briefing - drawn on a white board Meals - very good however only one choice of main meal Gear - standard rental stuff most divers got blister off the fins ( take your own ) Dives - spectacular coral reefs , although night dives were limited to only 30 mins Guides - friendly & helpful although many different certifications on board & people taking courses seemed a bit chaotic at times Overall I did enjoy my trip the diving is spectacular however the onboard experience wasn't upto scratch the boat was dated and basic the air con in the cabins wasn't very good & I had to sleep in the dining room toe escape the oven that I was in

Recommended for
Location location location
  • 9.2 Superb
  • WALDEMAR B
  • United States United States
EAT,SLEEP.DIVE,REPEAT

Met our expectations

Recommended for
Diving breafing,diving,food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Amber D
  • United States United States
Awesome

Perfectly amazing!

Recommended for
Sea life, food, friends
  • 7.2 Good
  • György S
  • Hungary Hungary
Good but had better already

The trip, the service and the team was good, however it rather fits for beginners than experienced divers.

Recommended for
Friendly and Experienced staff
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Chloe I
  • Norway Norway
Had a fantastic trip, met a lot of nice people and fantastic crew that did everything to make our trip as good as possible!

I really enjoyed my trip. Backpacking alone i was a bit nervous going on the trip by my self, but met a lot of very nice people and very friendely staff! Loved my trip and will probably do it again soon!!

Recommended for
Nice crew. Good divesites. Lot of diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Trent H
  • United States United States
Barrier Reef on a Budget

Prodive offers no-frills dive trips to the portions of the reef nearer to Cairns. This isn't the best diving around, nor does the boat have fancy food or rooms, but it is substantially lower cost than other providers. The crew and passengers were mostly young and very friendly, the diving was frequent/near constant (though several dives were repeat dives at the same site), and there was plenty of food that was just fine (though not gourmet, and generally skimpy on meat). The cabins were simple but comfortable enough to sleep just fine. Make sure you bring sunscreen (Queensland sun seems to burn you faster than anywhere else for some reason), shampoo, and at least two towels that can dry quickly. Tipping was optional and done with cash- $50 seemed to be above average and many didn't tip. Chapstick and a GoPro or waterproof camera are also important. If you're looking to dive the barrier reef on a budget, or you are a young backpacker looking to make some friends, Prodive is a great choice!

Recommended for
Friendly crew, low cost
  • 10 Exceptional
  • THERESA L
  • Australia Australia
Great organisation amazing dive experience with awesome dive spots and a great grew

Recommended for
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Luis Maria V
  • Spain Spain
Better than expected

Fantastic

Recommended for
Diving locations, boat staff, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Patrick O
  • United States United States
Awesome experience

This was a great way for me and my 2 kids to experience the Great Barrier Reef. The staff, dives and food were all awesome. Met some really great people onboard. Would definitely do again and highly recommend.

Recommended for
11 dives in 3 days, great staff, the food was very good quality
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Hyokyun S
  • South Korea South Korea
Great!!!

That was best trip in Cairns.

Recommended for
Kind crews, Delicious foods, Amaging underwater experience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sarah E
  • United States United States
Best way to experience the GBR outer reef.

Great!

Recommended for
I did the PADI advance open water course during it, high quality dive siite, plentiful sea life