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Cairns Dive Adventures is your complete Cairns Reef Tour Directory. This site has been prepared to provide unbiased advice and information on Cairns’ snorkel and dive day tours, liveaboard dive trips, learn to dive and diving courses on the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.

Owned by Richard and Julie Johnston, long term local Cairns residents, the Cairns Dive Adventures website started in 2010. Richard Johnston is a Cairns website developer and Julie Johnston a qualified journalist and marketing professional. Cairns Dive Adventures is their passion and it is hoped the site provides a valuable planning tool for visitors coming to Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef. Due to family circumstances (more on their story below) Richard and Julie no longer handle the day to day enquiries and bookings, but continue to maintain the site.

Cairns Dive Adventures enquiries and bookings are currently handled by Clint Carroll, at the Cairns Tour Advice and Booking Centre. Clint is another born and bred Cairns local, who shares Richard and Julie’s vision of ensuring visitors to the Great Barrier Reef have the very best experience they can, to match their skills, abilities and desires.

Richard and Julie

Richard and Julie

Our Baby Ethan

Our Baby Ethan

Clint Carroll

Clint Carroll

Julie Snorkeling

Julie Snorkeling

Clint Ready To Dive

Clint Ready To Dive

Richard Diving

Richard Diving

Cairns Tour Advice Centre

Cairns Tour Advice Centre

All Tour Bookings

All Tour Bookings

Dive Time!

Dive Time!


The Cairns Dive Adventures Family – Our Story

In 2012 Richard and Julie expanded their family and their business. Son Ethan Johnston was born on 23 October 2012. His arrival meant less time in the water for Julie (you can’t scuba dive when pregnant) and the addition of a new phase to our diving adventures in 2013 and beyond, taking baby-now-toddler to the Great Barrier Reef!

As everyone with a young family knows, time is extremely limited. To meet the needs of the growing base of Cairns Dive Adventures customers and enquiries, and deliver the best possible customer service 7-days a week, a decision was made in early 2015 to join forces with Clint Carroll at the Cairns Tour Advice and Booking Centre.

This enables the Cairns Dive Adventures team to respond to emails and queries 7 days a week. It also gives us a physical presence on the Cairns Esplanade, through the Cairns Tour Advice tour desk, making camera pick-ups and drop-offs even more convenient for Cairns Dive Adventures customers.

The Cairns Dive Adventures Team – Here to Help

The Cairns Dive Adventures team has logged over 500 scuba dives on the Great Barrier Reef and around the world. Diving enthusiasts, Richard, Julie and Clint have personally experienced every boat and trip from Cairns. We know what these products offer and will work with you to help choose the best trip to meet your needs.

We are available online, in the office and on the phone +61 7 4041 1638 to assist with your reef and Cairns tour enquiries 7 days a week. Whether it is diving, snorkelling, learning to dive, trips with families or liveaboard trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea – we can help you.

Cairns Dive Adventures is not affiliated with any of the operators listed on the site. Entirely funded by Richard and Julie, Cairns Dive Adventures covers its costs through commission made on bookings made through the site.

So, if our site has helped you plan your trip and proved a helpful research tool, then we would certainly appreciate your booking. This can be made online, through the booking buttons, over the phone or email by contacting us directly on phone +61 7 4041 1638 or reservations@cairnsdiveadventures.com

The site is constantly updated with trip reviews, news and reef tour specials. The Cairns reef trip reviews, and their accompany pictures and videos, are prepared to provide an accurate representation of what you will experience and can expect to see during your trip. They are not written as travel stories. They are meant to be helpful tools, allowing you to have a snapshot of each experience, as you can expect it to be on your trip.

We welcome your feedback on our site and look forward to sharing our wonderful Great Barrier Reef and islands with you, in tropical Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

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