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Airlie Beach diving vs. Cairns diving

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Airlie Beach diving vs. Cairns diving

I'm looking to take a trip to Aussie in November. I want to do two days of diving and then a day of probably kayaking/snorkelling before I fly out. I'm wondering if the diving around the Whitsundays will be as good as the reef off of Cairns. I'll be getting certified before I go so I want to get the best experience possible. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

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2. Re: Airlie Beach diving vs. Cairns diving

IMHO, I think the diving is slightly better off Cairns, but it's all a matter of opinion. It sounds like you would like everything at your fingertips though, so the islands of the Whitsundays would probably serve you better. Most of the islands will offer accommodation and watersports within easy reach.

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hi,

we did our diving certificate on heron island.It is a fantastic spot for diving because you are right on the reef.The island is not luxiourous or is the accomodation but the diving is out of this world and right on your door step.

vicki nsw australia

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