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Cairns Dive Centre

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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4080 9000
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Truly amazing experience!

I went for a four day liveaboard cruise for certified divers. Since I didn't dive for 5 years I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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be careful if you have to speak to the CDC office!

We were at 7am on the boat the 15 October 2017 for Fitzroy island, after about 15 minutes of... read more

Reviewed 3 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

I went for a four day liveaboard cruise for certified divers. Since I didn't dive for 5 years I visited the dive shop prior to departure. Richard - also PADI employee of the month - was very understanding and invited me for a refresher course...More

Thank mrtorensma
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were at 7am on the boat the 15 October 2017 for Fitzroy island, after about 15 minutes of navigation they stoped the boat due to engine problem. We gone back to the harbour with an other CDC boat. The crew team which was awesome...More

Thank Laure A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been diving with CDC for past 5 years a three day trip to the Reef. Good equipment, nice staff, 😍 the Kangaroo Explorer. The Scottish cook makes amazing food between the dives. Good dive sites, and yes there is bleaching of the coral...More

Thank Boojerooma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Nice crew, hearty lunch, and the natural beauty of the Reef itself. Cons: I wish I did my research and looked into different companies. It's sneaky that they don't actually advertise how much time is spent in the water. I was expecting at least...More

Thank taylorwardle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with the crew on Kangaroo Explorer. Excellent dive site, very beautiful. The boat was dated, but the crew did their best to give us a comfortable stay. Not that we were there for the boat anyways. Jamie made good food. The...More

Thank crystalh567
CairnsDiveCentre, Sales at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for your great review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the beginning of September 2017, we booked a 2 day-1 night diving trip through Visit Cairns as we were told by Heidi that with Cairns Dive Centre we were going to go to the "nicest reef sites of all the overnight boats, where no...More

1  Thank MCris1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great divespots, good equipment, super tasty food and an awesome familiar crew on board. Everytime again.

Thank Philipp P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did this trip solo and wasn't sure what to expect. All the reviews I read were positive so I decided to book it and I'm so happy I did. These guys were awesome in every way. Kat and Rob were my intro dive instructors...More

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

Hello We are so happy that you had a great day. We will pass on the kind words to Kat and Rob

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the Kangaroo Explorer together with my girlfriend, after two days of classroom and pool sessions. We had such a great time aboard, mainly because of the awesome crew! Everyone was extremely helpful and energetic, which made the whole experience so much more...More

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

Hello We are so happy that you had a great day. We hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my friends did our PADI with instructer Rob and he was amazing. He helped me out with my medications and other problems. He gave us many dive, hostel and work tips in which we could use along our journy. We all knew that...More

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

Hello, Its fantastic to hear you had a great time with us and Rob. We hope to see you again soon

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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!
20 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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