Pro Dive Cairns, Australia

Excellent food and drinks

“The diving was amazing. The food was excellent. The only challenge is that they are turning the boat so quickly that there are a f…”

Michael W, United States United States
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  • Dive and snorkel the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • German and Japanese speaking guides available on select departures
  • Enjoy 11 dives over 3 days

Pro Dive Cairns offers excellent value for money liveaboard diving to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, Australia, aboard the M/V ScubaPro I, II or III. Perfect for the budget and time-conscious diver, the fully-equipped ScubaPro liveaboards are identical purpose-built dive boats designed to handle all the varying weather conditions to offer a smooth and comfortable journey to the Great Barrier Reef. There are 14 centrally controlled air-conditioned twin share bunk-bed cabins and 2 double-bed cabins. The main deck is the hub of the boat with a large indoor salon and dining room, where meals are served, including a fully cooked hot/cold breakfast, hot and cold lunches, and hot dinner. Snacks, water, tea, and coffee are available throughout the day. The top deck has a spacious sun deck allowing plenty of room for relaxation.

Aboard the M/V ScubaPro liveaboards, you will get to explore the amazing marine biodiversity of the outer Great Barrier Reef, at locations chosen specifically for their visibility and marine life quality. Up to 11 dives are available, including 2-night dives during the 2-night/3-day diving and snorkeling itinerary. The spacious dive deck at the back of the boat offers individual gear storage and ample room for kitting up. Nitrox is also available for those certified. On Saturday departures Japanese speaking staff is available and on Thursday and Sunday German-speaking staff is available.

Call us or book online today to start planning your Great Barrier Reef liveaboard with Prodive Cairns.

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, Dive Insurance, Environment Tax, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Rental Gear, Snorkel Gear, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (90 AUD).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox, Nitrox Course (220 AUD), Private Dive Guide (2,165 AUD per trip), Scuba Diving Courses.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Full-board Option

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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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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

Pro Dive Cairns Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Michael W
  • United States United States
Great Experience, Highly recommend

The diving was amazing. The food was excellent. The only challenge is that they are turning the boat so quickly that there are a few things that need to be addressed. The three days were very busy and physically challenging. Eleven dives in three days. Seeing Sharks, Turtles, Rays and amazing coral formations. It was like an alien planet.

Recommended for
Great Food, fantastic diving and dive preparation brief
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Kent G
  • United States United States
Excellent well run dive operation

Great staff and repetitive safety practices.

Recommended for
Diving, personnel and course training
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Patrick E
  • United States United States
Good value for the price

The trip visited some beautiful reefs with amazing hard corals. Marine life was overall good, not great, with the best dives being the night dives with lots of fish and shark activity. Boat felt crowded and dive deck was chaotic with 30 divers gearing up and lining up at once but was overall a pleasant experience. Dive briefings were very well done.

Recommended for
Hard coral, night diving, dive briefings
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alex D
  • United States United States

I cannot speak highly enough about my experience with Pro Dive Cairns. Diving the Great Barrier Reef has always been a dream of mine and this trip did not disappoint. What really made the trip incredible, though, was the crew. Every member of the team was friendly and professional and made an effort to ensure all guests felt welcomed and comfortable diving with them. A very special thank you to Julien who was my PADI advanced open water instructor during the trip. He truly was a great instructor and his passion for diving and sharing the sport he loves with others made the trip all that more special. Thank you Pro Dive Cairns and Julien!

Recommended for
The crew, the crew, and the crew!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Conna C
  • United States United States
Great barrier reef bucket list! Awesome

Long term dream come true. Crew were great and set a great tone that had everyone getting along and having a great and safe dive experiences all 3 days

Recommended for
Crew. Food. Reefs
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • milind C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Awesome experience - I’ve done it twice!

The crew were my highlight - their patience, attentiveness and amazing effort to ensure all passengers loved their time aboard - which we definitely did. Big shout out to Marine who was our instructor on the rescue course. She was determined to Ensure we were the best we could be and that makes all the difference!!

Recommended for
Tuition in the rescue diver course, social crew and passengers, the self guided aspect was great way to build confidence
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jonathan B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very impressed - great value

We were impressed by the excellent value for money, the team were great, food plentiful and delicious, cabins and bathrooms clean and modern. Would definitely recommend.

Recommended for
Diving, cleanliness, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tinghan L
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Highly Recommended in Cairns!

The crew is so good! Before each dive, briefing will be provided. As it is unguided diving, I recommend that you need to be more adept at diving before coming. The diving site is quite nice and you can see almost all your dreamy creatures. The meals are also impressive, which include meat, vegetables and dessert. You will never get hungry!

Recommended for
1. Crew 2. Diving sites 3. Service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kelli A
  • Australia Australia
Absolutely amazing

Great diving, awesome staff and the food was amazing!

Recommended for
Staff, reef, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Australia Australia
Cheap and cheerful

Turtles, caves, night diving

Recommended for
Dive to cost ratio, variety of dive sites, freedom to dive anywhere on site