The first part of this truly amazing adventure will be obtaining your Diving Certification. We recommend coming prepared with a Medical Certificate for Diving, although it may not be necessary – depending on the outcome of your self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration.
You are about to start a journey into the underwater world of our planet in one of the most stunning Marine Biospheres in the world, so we suggest you rest up, maybe do some homework on the Great Barrier Reef before your departure and then settle into the learning process with our highly experienced, qualified and skilled dive instructors.
You will start with classroom sessions and pool work before learning to dive in the open sea. Cairns is a sublime coastal town, relaxed and welcoming with lots of entertainment and a beach vibe, so head out and explore the town in your free time!
It’s time to put into action all those incredible impulses you have to help save the planet. It starts right here as you transfer your pool-based education into reef-based diving. Now is the time to make a meaningful difference as you assist the Conservation Program team leaders to carry out a series of tasks which will record, monitor and track local marine life. Make no mistake, the work here is important on both a local and global level.
You’ll spend time out on the reef and when you are back on shore, there is work to be done both at a turtle sanctuary and learning about our war on plastic. We always follow up with action, so a beach clean-up is in your future, as is learning about sorting trash and upcycling it!