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Address: 121 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4051 0294
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Description: As one of Cairns' pioneering reef operators we are to this day visiting...
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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Great outer reef experience

Attentive, knowledgeable staff provided everything necessary for a great day visiting two locations on the outer reef. I snorkelled, but scuba diving was also a possibility. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Attentive, knowledgeable staff provided everything necessary for a great day visiting two locations on the outer reef. I snorkelled, but scuba diving was also a possibility. A basic lunch was provided, as well as hotel transfers. Thankyou, Matt, Chris and Tim!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I did a one night, two day liveaboard on the Kangaroo Explorer doing some snorkeling and intro diving. The dive instructors themselves were very helpful and informative, I felt really safe doing my first dive and had an awesome time. Also shoutout to the awesome camera guy Oli who went down with us to get some dive footage of us.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Dive sides were really average, quite a dissappintment for a 215 dollar two dives trip. Crue was friendly, food was good, but it seems a bit disorganised which caused quite some waiting times. Way back to the hostel took over an hour for a 15 min trip. Would not recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Nothing to dislike. Crew on boat were fantastic. They thoroughly enjoyed their work and were always on hand to help. We were a lot older than most of the other guests but the staff were just as helpful and friendly to us. I would go back tomorrow. Great job guys we were really impressed and sad to leave,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We took this live aboard because it fit with our time frame as we only wanted 4 days and 3 nights. We were disappointed that the day boat was not working so we had to take a huge ferry (Sunlover) from Cairns to the floating pontoon set up, then another boat over to the Kangaroo Explorer. Once on the Kangaroo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went on a day trip, loved the entire day. Great staff who were particular with safety while efficient, friendly and enthusiastic. The reef of course was amazing and the choice of going guided or doing your own thing under a watchful spotters eye was good. While we didn't scuba dive, my girlfriend had had a panic attack and didn't want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

5 intense days with CDC were amazing. Theory, pool and 3 days on the reef. Proffesional, engaging and helpful instructors, friendly workers on board. I and my wife realy recommend CDC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Rally Great tour, nice and friendly people, good food. Had the dive of my life today With Tim from cdc! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a trip, one to remember, staff all very helpful & food was great... Very reasonable prices for what we got out if it & passed my advanced open water within the trip... Book it up, you won't regret it! 🐠😎🇦🇺

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Dive trip and crew were great, just try to by pass the salty lady in the office. Customer service and kindness not her strong point, but everyone else super cool!!

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