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Cairns Dive Centre

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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4080 9000
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Recommended!

Everything was perfect totally recommended we saw clownfish, turtles, coral and lots of fishes. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miguel A
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Beautiful Reef Experience

My partner & I booked this Suba Diving/Snorkeling tour online and did not regret it! If you want... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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As one of Cairns' pioneering reef operators we are to this day visiting dive & snorkel sites that were hand-picked decades ago from the best outer reef sites available in the Cairns region. Wherever we take you you'll find calm, clear waters with a vast array of corals and an abundance of marine life just waiting for you to discover. Our crew, from bus driver to skipper is here to ensure that you leave Cairns with the best memories of the reef and your time with us. Join one of our outstanding trips with our professional and friendly Reef Team to see why Cairns Dive Centre is an icon of the Far North Adventure Tourism industry. Cairns Dive Centre also offers PADI training for those wanting to learn how to dive or become a professional diver,plus of course everything in-between Day trips on the MV Reef-Kist A state of the art 17.5 Metre catamaran capable of carrying up to 75 passengers in air-conditioned comfort.With a top speed of 18 knots, MV Reef-Kist offers a fast two hour transfer to the true Outer Great Barrier Reef.Lunch is made fresh daily from our resident chef on the liveaboard vessel, with morning and afternoon tea also provided and a stocked bar (licence pending).A full range of all required snorkel and dive gear is also on board. Your comfort and enjoyment is our priority, so Cairns Dive Centre limits the combined diving and snorkelling day trip passenger numbers to a maximum of 40 - after the daily transfer of some divers to our live aboard vessel MV Kangaroo Explorer. MV Kangaroo Explorer The MV Kangaroo Explorer is a comfortable 25 meter catamaran specifically designed for Queensland coastal cruising. The main deck features a saloon, servery for the galley and a well stocked, licensed bar. All meals are prepared fresh onboard by our resident chef.The well equipped and spacious dive deck providing easy access to and from the water. If you feel like some quiet time, the comfortable sun lounge features a library.We have 16 comfortable cabins onboard made up of twin, double and 4 berth. Double & Twin cabins are no extra charge simply first in first served.All cabins are fully air-conditioned and feature ensuites and portholes for your comfort and convenience.All meals and linen are included whilst on the boat but we ask you to please supply your own towels. Fitzroy Island We operate an amazing dive and adventure centre on Fitzroy Island, a laid back and idyllic place sat on the inner reef.Fitzroy has great fringing coral,suitable for diving, amazing rainforest walks, glass bottom boat and a turtle hospital. All going on amongst a real tropical vibe. Fitzroy is unique, just off Cairn visit us on Fitzroy and you won't be disappointed .
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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfect totally recommended we saw clownfish, turtles, coral and lots of fishes. The crew is so nice and the groups are small.

Thank Miguel A
CairnsDiveCentre, Reservations at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip. Please be sure to mention you have traveled with us before when you book your next trip to receive a 20% return customer discount.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner & I booked this Suba Diving/Snorkeling tour online and did not regret it! If you want luxury and fancy service, this trip isn't for you. If you want to see the reef with some cool people and a great, young enthusiastic crew, this...More

Thank Brooke H
CairnsDiveCentre, Reservations at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip. Please be sure to mention you have traveled with us before when you book your next trip to receive a 20% return customer discount.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and 2 friends did the snorkel day trip on the 17th, was definitely the best Reef trip we could have gone on! Lunch, water, snorkel gear and sun cream included! Very friendly and helpful staff- in particular Luke!

Thank Mary B
CairnsDiveCentre, Reservations at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip. Please be sure to mention you have traveled with us before when you book your next trip to receive a 20% return customer discount.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a one-night live aboard snorkel trip, and it was great. The van picked us up at our hotel, we had a brief orientation at the office, then off to the transfer boat. The two- hour trip out to the Reef was rough and...More

Thank Souprock
CairnsDiveCentre, Reservations at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for your wonderful review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so I began my PADI open water course witch CDC, started off with two days at there pool and learning facility with my instructor Alex 2 great days learning all the skills and drills in the pool Really enjoyed learning about diving and also practice...More

Thank Liam P
CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for your wonderful review. Jeff and Alex are both fantastic Instructors and it is always great to hear this sort of feedback :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cairns Dive Centre allowed us to have an unforgettable experience on The Great Barrier Reef. We did the overnight stay, allowing us to spend a night on the reef itself. The crew were fantastic, ensuring that not only was everyone on board having a wonderful...More

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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for your wonderful review

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked and paid in advance to complete our PADI open water certification and also go on to do our advanced dive course all in one 6 day period on a liveaboard boat. However once out on the sea I suffered really bad sea sickness...More

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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for your review. Booking an Open Water course when unsure how you will cope on the Open Water is great advice. We hope you contact us again to complete your course.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

I recently finished the PADI open water and advanced open water through Cairns Dive Centre, spending four fantastic days and three nights on the Kangaroo Explorer out on the reef. Our instructor Ethan was fantastic, as was all the crew on board, friendly knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Charles S
CairnsDiveCentre, Sales at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

We are thrilled you had a wonderful trip. Thankyou for your review

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A really good reef experience, the boat had a maximum number of passengers of 50 which meant it wasn't overcrowded, they take you to a reef and then on to an sand island where you spend your time just with the people on your boat!...More

1  Thank gordon_ppm
CairnsDiveCentre, Sales at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thankyou for your fantastic review

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Went on the one day reef package with an intro scuba for my son. One of my other kids did the 4 day open water course. They upgraded him to a night on the reef at no extra cost!! The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and...More

Thank Coach7320
CairnsDiveCentre, Sales at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thankyou for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you had a great experience.

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Response from Jackie B | Reviewed this property |
So sorry just saw this question! Hope you had a good trip!
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After each dive the crew prepares for you the gear for the next dive. Anyway, if youre feeling that you might need a refreshing of your knowledge there are some special courses for that. I just did the openwatercourse with... More
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