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Cairns Dive Centre

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121 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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A Fun Filled Day Out

Highly recommended with very friendly & accomodation staff who make the day extra special & fun... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tpryce2018
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Shouldn't have taken us out

Myself and my boyfriend went on the snorkling day trip on Island Diver - Reefkist yesterday and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MeghanH130
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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
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121 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended with very friendly & accomodation staff who make the day extra special & fun. Lunch is provided & although I have numerous food allergies they catered for me with no fus at all plating me a ‘special’ lunch up seperatly. It was rather...More

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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your fantastic review. We pride ourselves on the professionalism of our crew. They manage to both create a safe and exciting environment on our vessels.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend went on the snorkling day trip on Island Diver - Reefkist yesterday and although the crew on the boat could not have been more friendly and helpful, the day itself was extremely disappointing. Due to the winds, the trip out to...More

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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear your disappointment on our trip. Unfortunately the weather can be unpredictable. Please contact us if you would like to travel with us again on a better weather day.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Undertook the PADI open water dive course with CDC. Good instruction overall, however instructor was more interested in talking than actually answering questions that the group might have had. When asked a question sometimes ignored the question completely. Went to Fitzroy island and had different...More

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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Welcome to the world of bubbles. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your course.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We booked this trip through book me so got an excellent price. It was our second reef trip having done one from Airlie Beach a few days before. This was a much slower boat but we enjoyed the cruise out to the reef site. My...More

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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your wonderful review

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I did an introductory Dive with the CDC and the day started off good right away. One of the Crew Staff Rob was really motivated and did a funny commentary every now and then, what kept all of the passengers mood quite good. The photographer...More

Thank Dominik K
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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your fantastic review

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Five of us took a day trip out on the sunkist last weekend. The crew on the boat was very good, well organized and caring for everybody - thanks again for that. The ship itself is pretty run down and the weather was very bad...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

As a young couple backpacking across 9 different countries, we wanted to see the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns without spending a fortune. We booked this tour for $100 per person, paying an additional $20 each for the reef tax. Compared to the other boats,...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

after flying in from New Zealand to take this course, booking accommodations, tickets out of cairns, etc. cairns dive centre cancelled the course with less than 24 hours notice. with such short notice, and the duration of my stay in cairns, it was impossible for...More

Thank Jasmine M
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CairnsDiveCentre, Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Good Afternoon Jasmine, Firstly, Again our sincerest apologies for the short notice cancellation of your course. I have investigated this matter extensively and looked at the Face book review which was responded to by one of our shop managers. It appears that there was a...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Great people - diving instructor Rob was really awesome, friendly, knowledge etc etc all the other people on the boat were really cool too. Food was great. Boat was old, but nothing wrong with it. Overall, great diving experience.

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE. I wouldn't recommend CDC as they cancelled on my trip using force majeure. the meaning "is a common clause in contracts that essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties,...More

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Response from Jackie B | Reviewed this property |
So sorry just saw this question! Hope you had a good trip!
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IssacLohan
October 20, 2015|
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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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