Cairns Underwater Camera Hire
Visiting the Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience for many people and what better way to record your memories than with Cairns Underwater Camera Hire photographs and videos. Whether it be as adventurous as scuba diving, or snorkelling over the bright colours of a coral garden, you have the ability to take a souvenir (photo) without harming the marine life. This helps you fulfill your eco-tourist credentials of taking only photos and not even leaving footprints. As an added bonus, by capturing an image of the fish, coral or nudibranch that you see, it is much easier to identify once you are back onboard, with most of the vessels having identification books for fish, coral and other marine life. We have extensive experience with all of the cameras we offer and are able to provide expert advice, training and sample image galleries.
Free Underwater Camera Hire Cairns
Apr Special - Free Underwater Camera
Book any tour with a total value of $450 or more with Cairns Dive Adventures, and we will arrange a FREE UNDERWATER CAMERA HIRE for the duration of your reef tour. Please note: cameras MUST be picked up and returned to our offices to redeem this offer. Limited availability. Get in quick! Bookings made in April for later departure dates are still valid.
To make your trip to the Great Barrier Reef a little more special, we’re pleased to offer FREE Cairns underwater camera hire* on any reef tour you book with Cairns Dive Adventures that has a total value of more than $450. This offer applies to day tours and liveaboard trips. We will provide a simple training session on how to use the camera, as well as giving you underwater photography tips on how to snap that memorable photograph of ‘Nemo’ and friends or how to capture the Shark Feed at North Horn with the Go Pro Hero 2.
*Please Note: To redeem this offer, cameras must be picked up and returned to our offices.
If you are serious about your underwater photography you can upgrade from your free Cairns underwater camera hire to a camera including an underwater Sea & Sea YS-01 strobe. This package is available at an additional cost of AUD$35.00 per day, perfect for that once in a lifetime macro or wide angle shot and gives you the ability to be able to light your subject when diving at a deeper depth than the natural light filters.
Perhaps you are already an underwater photographer and are bringing your own camera with you? In this case we can offer you a Go Pro Hero 2 that you can attach to your existing camera, great for you to capture the Cod Hole feed at the same time as shooting stills.
Cairns Underwater Cameras for Hire | Free with selected trips
Cairns Dive Adventures is pleased to offer a few different types of underwater camera in conjunction with this special offer. It is first in first served and there’s limited availability, so contact us today to book your reef tour and reserve your FREE underwater camera.
Canon Ixus 220 HS
For the Outer Reef from Cairns we have the Canon Ixus 220 HS with underwater housing, a slim built camera for easy diving. Perfect for first time underwater photographers and those just wanting to capture the moment.
- 12 Megapixels
- 24mm Wide Angle Lens
- Underwater Scene selection
- Macro ability
- Full HD Movie one button record up to 4GB/10minutes
Canon Powershot SX260 HS
The Canon Powershot SX260 HS is great for experienced underwater photographers that would like to get creative. Its underwater housing includes a light diffuser and settings range from point and shoot to full manual control.
- 12.1 Megapixels
- 25mm wide angle lens
- Full HD movies up to 29mins on 8 Gig Card
- GPS Technology – log all your photos & display with Google maps
- iFrame Video Format
- Underwater Mode
- Manual Control
- Creative Filters – including Fish Eye
Go Pro Hero 2
The Go Pro Hero 2 can record HD video for up to 90 minutes per battery. The magic backscatter red filter delivers amazing underwater colour and clarity. Get video footage of your trip that will impress your friends back home (much better than a slide night). High definition footage means stills can be extracted from video.
- 11 Megapixels
- HD Video Resolutions
- 10 x 11MP Photos Per Second Burst
- Backscatter red filter lens
Cairns Dive Adventures | Customer Photos: Best of Gallery
GoPro Sample Video
Underwater Camera Hire FAQ
Can I get a discount on my Cairns dive trip?
From time to time Cairns dive operators will run specials / price reductions / value adds (pay for two dives get one free) on their trips. Cairns Dive Adventures knows all of the operators and has access to all of these specials. We can offer you the best price available on all dive tours. If you are a group of 11 or more certified divers, then we are able to offer you a group discount.
I just want a Professional Photographer on my Cairns reef trip to take my photograph or a video?
Most of the Cairns' day vessels have Professional Photographers onboard that will gladly take a boarding shot as well as some inwater images of you, available for viewing and purchase at the end of your day. But why not take your own Cairns Underwater camera with you, so you can take your own images too? Upload your images to facebook or have them to show friends & family on your return home. Most of the liveaboard boats do not have Professional Photographers onboard, so for these trips, it is especially worthwhile hiring an underwater camera to take with you. Note: It is much cheaper to hire the camera in Cairns and take it with you. They are available on board the boats, but hire rates are much more expensive.
Can I take my underwater camera on my Cairns Learn To Dive Course?
Once you have completed your four (4) open water training dives to become a Certified Diver, you will then be able to take an Underwater Camera with you. If you are doing a Cairns Learn To Dive Course where you are able to complete some fun dives as a certified diver then you will have the opportunity to take some happy snaps.