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Cairns Dive Centre

#26 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4080 9000
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4 Day PADI Open Water

My partner and I loved our 4-day PADI open water course. It started at the dive centre for the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Debbie K
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Bad staff and communication

It's hard to stuff up taking us to the reef and giving us snorkels, but CDC managed it. We stayed... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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
+61 7 4080 9000

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I loved our 4-day PADI open water course. It started at the dive centre for the first 2 days, in the classroom and in the pool. Ethan was our instructor and has tons of energy, which we needed for early mornings! The...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's hard to stuff up taking us to the reef and giving us snorkels, but CDC managed it. We stayed for 3 days on the liveaboard kangaroo Explorer Pros: Food, dive instructor for introductory scuba (Ned), the great barrier reef Cons: Photographer used a burly...More

Thank mattycknight
Reviewed 4 days ago

A visit to the outer great barrier reef is an absolute must and Cairns dive centre have very experienced staff who cater to your needs! my husband experienced very bad sea sickness and the staff were there to help, offering ginger tea etc..... noticed they...More

Thank Ergs28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a three day/ two night trip on the Great Barrier Reef. The staff were friendly, helpful and always available to assist. Food on the live-aboard boat was sensational- plenty available. The dive sites were good and you have the option of taking a...More

Thank Chris_Aus2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome day with the CDC crew. Booked a single dive ended up doing 2, reef was beautiful best diving we've done so far! Only just got certified so all the staff were super helpful and professional. They knew a lot about diving making...More

Thank Zen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently did a scuba dive with CDC. the crew were very polite and friendly. I asked if I could take my partners plan and dive twice as he couldn't due to medical reasons on the day. Will, one of the crew members was very...More

Thank Tia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With two other friends we went for two days and one night to the Kangaroo Explorer and it was probably one of the best experiences here in Australia! I was alredy a certified diver, but one of my friends ended her OWD on the boat...More

Thank Natàlia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to make me love more the sea, diving, Australia and life! It has really been an unforgettable experience that will be always in my heart. Nedd, Alex and all the guys are like a family and somehow they make you feel a part of...More

1  Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crew on the Kangaroo Explorer was absolutely phenomenal! My friends and I booked a 3 day / 2 night intro diving tour and could not stop raving about the experience! While every crew member was super accomodating and a pleasure to be around, there...More

Thank junkm0nster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the day trip on last minute and was looking forward to the day. The boat is pretty small and seating is a bit tricky until you join the Kangaroo Explorer, after that it was pretty empty. We were around 12 people left to go...More

Thank Peggy P
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29 November 2016|
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Response from Jackie B | Reviewed this property |
So sorry just saw this question! Hope you had a good trip!
21 October 2015|
Response from joachimdugong |
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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