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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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We spent 2 days and 1 night aboard the kangaroo explorer at the Great Barrier Reef. We can only describe this as the best two days of our lives! The crew on board were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent 2 days and 1 night aboard the kangaroo explorer at the Great Barrier Reef. We can only describe this as the best two days of our lives! The crew on board were very friendly and informative, and made us feel right at home on the boat. As first time divers we were a bit nervous about the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I got PADI certified this past week through CDC. The instructors were engaging and entertaining throughout all the classroom and pool practice, and prepared me well for my first dives. We did the first two off of Fitzroy Island - visibility was low, but the instructors (Nick and Tanya) managed to point out every interesting sea creature along the way.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The liveaboard experience was on my bucket list and they did not disappoint. I agree with all the other reviews about how awesome this was. It was economical, relatively small group, very well organized, very high value on safety, etc. Here are some helpful tips for anyone who has booked: - when they say bring a small carry-on bag, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Very Helpful staff and guided us well, great location, extremely good safety arrangements, good food, good sleeping arrangements. Thanks to Shaun, Jason and all others made our trip safe exciting. Perry (31/03/15 to 01/04/15)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My girlfriend and I spent 2 days on the Kangaroo explorer live a board with our friends (another couple). They are Americans who had been living in Sydney for the past year so they had been on this boat previously. We found every aspect of the trip far exceeded our expectations. The cabins were small but did include a private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Hi, wie just returned from an amazing dive trip on the kangoroo explorer. Thanks to the crew - they have done a perfect job in making these 3 days absolute fantastic for us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I were part of a full multi-day dive experience with the excellent and very accomodating crew of the Kangaroo Explorer out of Cairns, Queensland, to the Great Barrier Reef. This group was fantastic. The dive locations were what we expected, and the overnight experience was one we will not forget. We were inexperienced divers and their instructors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Up to four dives a day left me shattered but very happy. Staff could do with a bit more confidence, more variety of dive sites needed, and a dedicated vegetarian option needed for all meals, but overall a great company with experience, good management and organisation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I went with my friend and her husband on a 2 day, 1 night live-aboard with Cairns Dive and had a great experience. When we got out to the reef we were served lunch (pasta, french fries, salad) and immediately following started snorkeling. The snorkeling/dive sessions are set up in 1 hour blocks. My friends and I are not dive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

CDC operates the dive shop on Fitzroy Island. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful in planning and booking our snorkelling/glass bottom boat and diving trips during our stay. Fitzroy Island's diving and snorkelling are good and both shore diving and boat diving are options for you. The shop can tee you up with a scuba buddy or... More 

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