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Address: 121 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 4051 0294
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Great dive outing!

My wife and I just spent two days, 1 night aboard the Kangaroo Express. This was our first dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef and our first with a live aboard. Since the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
JohnLong9394
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I just spent two days, 1 night aboard the Kangaroo Express. This was our first dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef and our first with a live aboard. Since the distances to the reef is substantial, I was glad we chose to do a live aboard. Overall, my wife and I had a great dive experience.... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Hi thrill seekers ... yesterday (Sunday March 1st 15') I took my 12 yr old son out to the reef with CDC so we could both do a one-off intro scuba dive. We arrived early at the 'E' finger at the Cairns Marina around 6:55am which gave us primo seats when boarding. After being issued gear (stinger suit, fins, mask... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I was on a 4 day liveaboard with Cairns Dive Centre. The good things first: -Most of the onboard staff are friendly and helpful -The food's okay The bad: - Dive guides have no clue about the locations or the local wildlife and just aimlessly swim about - Dive guides DELIBERATELY BREAK CORAL OFF THE REEF! Happened with two separate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I booked a 3-day live-aboard that I cut short by 1 day due to not great diving conditions (rain, surface chop, low viz). However: the team was terrific, accommodations were good, food was excellent & plentiful. This is not luxury accommodation, but quite nice - more suited to the self-propelled traveler than to the pamper-me tourist. Team is very good/systematic... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

In 2012 I went diving with CDC. Back then I was quite satisfied, propably because I was generally exited about Great Barrier Reef, Australia, etc., and I had a comparision to another Diving boat, which was the worst trip ever. But this time I was very disappointed. The boat is basically a diving factory, put as many people as possible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I just spent one night and two days on the Kangaroo Explorer. The experience was amazing, everything was incredibly well organised, with generous cabins, great cooking and awesome diving with true professionals as instructors. I had Meghan as my instructor and she was the best! It made my advanced course super easy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great trip! Super professional and a really fun crew. Thanks for making our trip one to remember. Our next dive trip will definitely be with CDC :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just spent two days on the Kangaroo Explorer and two days in the pool doing the Open Water Certification and I must say these guys are true professional. Ethan the instructor is really passionate about his work and also makes it a lot of fun. The whole crew on the Explorer are so professional about the total experience from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

From the moment we arrived to the minute we docked back in Cairns this experience was beyond expectation. The crew were all fantastic, Leigh and Tania worked their socks off to provide everyone with a safe and pleasurable trip. Ned, the Aussie Liverpool supporter (it's not his fault) kept a watchful eye on all us snorkellers and also kept everyone... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had an awesome day aboard reef-kist with all of the crew from Cairns Dive Centre, tried diving for the first time and was thoroughly impressed by the professionalism of the staff and the way that they were able to make diving for the first time so simple and enjoyable. Special mention to Tanya and Lee for making the day so... More 

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