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Pro Dive Cairns achieves an Australian First

In an Australian first, and possibly a World first leading Cairns dive operator, Pro Dive Cairns achieved the unique status of 130,000 PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) certifications on the 4th June 2013.

130,000th Certified Diver

With 32 people on board from a variety of countries including Germany, UK and the Netherlands, the honour went to Thomas Morey from Oxford in the UK. Thomas has been travelling Australia for 3 months and obtaining his dive certificate was one of the last highlights before leaving. Thomas remarked that he dreamed of being as marine biologist as a kid and to learn to dive on the Great Barrier Reef was “awesome from every aspect and this milestone was a lovely surprise and a great way to end my time in Australia”.

Commenting on the company’s milestones, Quicksilver Group Managing Director Tony Baker said, “We are extremely proud of our achievements and the reputation Pro Dive Cairns has built over the years. The fact that so many people have chosen Pro Dive Cairns to teach them to dive is very satisfying and reflects our philosophy and commitment to providing the best possible dive education and trips over many years.”

Paul Lim, General Manager Pro Dive “Our longevity in business over the past 30 years, is an outstanding testament to the dedication and professionalism of all our staff, as well the quality and reputation of our product.”

PADI Australia, Henrick Nimb, VP Marketing, Education and Business Development remarking “Our entire team at PADI would like to congratulate the team at Pro Dive Cairns on reaching the remarkable milestone of 130,000 PADI students. Our two companies have shared a strong and successful business partnership over 30 years and we look forward to many more.”

Established in 1983, Pro Dive Cairns has built an enviable international reputation as one of the world’s premier dive schools and liveaboard dive trip operators. Today, with a team of 55 local staff, Pro Dive owns and operates a purpose built 5 star PADI Diver Training Centre as well as three premier 25 metre liveaboard vessels that conduct 3 day / 2 night trips to the Outer Reefs off Cairns 6 times each week, all year round.

More information on any of Pro Dive Cairns dive courses or dive trips, visit www.prodivecairns.com

pro dive cairns certified diver award

Photo: Danny Dwyer, PADI; Thomas Morey; Paul Lim, Pro Dive Cairns