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Cairns Dive Centre

#25 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4080 9000
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Getting old and used.

I went on CDC's live aboard "Kangaroo Explorer" for 3 days and 2 nights and then used their day... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2015
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This works for me....

Great bunch of people. Pro enough to do all the right stuff on safety. Chill enough to still be on... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2015
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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 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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Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4080 9000

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Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I went on CDC's live aboard "Kangaroo Explorer" for 3 days and 2 nights and then used their day cruiser to get to and from. I got the feeling that all CDC's vessels is getting old and used. Things look dirty and worn and lots...More

4  Thank Go2Look
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Great bunch of people. Pro enough to do all the right stuff on safety. Chill enough to still be on a holiday.

1  Thank GeneralDisaster
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife, son and I went diving last week with the crew of the Kangaroo Explorer. Love the concept of their apprentice program for young adults. Very well run and the staff was very accomodating, friendly and made our trip fun. A special thanks to...More

2  Thank kwdonaldson
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Without any knowledge of scooba diving and just an average english, i signed up for the open water course. But thanks the great staff, especially my lovely and just wonderful divemaster meghan brownbrooke, i passed it without any problems. It was a really great experience...More

3  Thank joachimdugong
Reviewed October 24, 2015

I had a great time on the boat out at the reef doing an intro dive. For a intro dive they allowed me a lot of freedom to explore underwater and feel excited about the marine life. Swimming with the turtles was a definite highlight....More

1  Thank Janie K
Reviewed October 21, 2015

A very pleasant trip with a nice crew; Truely, it is not a cruise ship but absolutley sufficient for having a very amazing time on the reef. Especially, the meal is vey good and the night-dives. I will join them again. :-)

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our one day two dive trip with CDC. The Captain and crew were friendly and helpful with everything. The dive site's were great and the food was great. When deciding on which dive company to go with ask for...More

1  Thank 130danielp
Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner went on the day trip. We arranged a pick up through cdc but I would advise making your own way as it cost $20 and doesn't give you time when back in cairns in the mid afternoon to explore more. The...More

1  Thank Carrie E
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Lovely crew! My friend and I booked a special deal online for the snorkel only and got so excited watching the dive explanation that we paid on board for an intro dive. We loved it so much we paid for the second dive aswell and...More

1  Thank Melscottyy
Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night and did six dives from Kangaroo explorer. The ship moved between different locations and we were able to see Three sisters, Club 10 and East Timor in one trip. Well worth the effort. The food is ok, simple but edible. Expect pasta...More

1  Thank Audi77
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November 28, 2016|
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Response from Jackie B | Reviewed this property |
So sorry just saw this question! Hope you had a good trip!
October 20, 2015|
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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