1 Day Dive Tours

Divers from beginner to advanced will enjoy Cairns Great Barrier Reef. Up to 3 cert dives per trip, guided or unguided. Excellent dive sites!

Liveaboard Dive Tours

More diving, less travelling. Stay between one & four nights on the reef: enjoy early morning & night dives at different sites.

Cod Hole & Coral Sea Trips

Head north to the remote Ribbon Reefs & Coral Sea. Minimum 4 day/3 night trip. Amazing diving - luxurious boats

Dive Training Courses

Everything from Learn to Dive to Advanced, Rescue & more. Professional operators. PADI & SSI certifications. Day & Overnight trips.

Introductory Diving

Try diving on the Great Barrier Reef. No experience necessary, all dive safety equipment, professional training provided!

Helmet Diving

Try helmet diving on the Great Barrier Reef. No experience necessary, all equipment and training provided. Walk under the sea with corals and fish.

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Hilton Hotel Cairns Australia

JULY/AUGUST Cairns Dive Tour Updates!

The weather is just stunning! The reason why local people live in Cairns! Winter in the Tropics is ...
Clear Blue Water with Soft & Hard Corals

Cairns Dive Tour Updates JUNE 2020

It's halfway thru JUNE and Cairns Dive Tour companies are currently in the opening up phase after going ...
Cairns Esplanade Board Walk in front of Riley Hotel

Cairns Reef Tour Updates MAY 2020!

So we are roughly 2 months into the COVID-19 worldwide travel disruption. What is happening in Cairns with ...
Staghorn Coral

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dive Tour Operations Cairns Update

Our team at Cairns Dive Adventures wanted to give you a quick update about our response to the ...
Sweetlip Reef Fish

Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Trip Review Cairns

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Silversonic Dive Trip Review

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Spirit Of Freedom Coral Sea & Bougainville Reef Trip Review

March 2019 and Far North Queensland has received a traditional wet season with large Cyclones, allot of rain ...
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3-Dives in a Day! Silverswift Trip Review

Enjoy up to 3 scuba dives in the one day. Perfect for those that only have one day ...

Camera Special

Cairns Underwater Camera Hire Service


Book your reef tour with us, spend over $550.00 AUD and receive our 1 x Free Cairns Underwater Camera Hire. *Not available to any tours visiting the Islands! Fine white sand damages the seals in the cameras and makes them leak. You must come into our shop the day before departure before 5:30pm to pick up the camera. You must also supply your own SD Camera Card.

Cairns Diving – Cairns Scuba Diving Adventures

Welcome to Cairns Dive Adventures. Independently owned and operated, the Cairns Dive Adventures website has been prepared to provide you with a comprehensive, one-stop shop when it comes to Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef tours.

We are not affiliated with any of the reef operators or boats. We are committed to providing unbiased advice, tour reviews and news, covering all things snorkel, scuba diving, reef tours and dive courses in Cairns, its day tours and liveaboard trips to the Great Barrier Reef, Ribbon Reefs and Coral Sea.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef tour options are numerous and it can be confusing to know where to start. The good news is, you are spoilt for choice. Cairns reef tours go everywhere, from offshore tropical islands and sand cays to outer reef pontoons and the open waters of the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel, scuba dive, try an introductory dive (no experience necessary) learn to dive in Cairns or take an advanced dive course. There are day boats and liveaboard boats: stay one night, or even a week, it’s up to you. There are also trips for families and non-swimmers. In fact, the only bad news is, it can be hard to decide what to do.

Cairns Dive Adventures is here to help. We have personally experienced every Cairns reef trip available. As long time locals, we want to make sure you book the best boat and trip, to maximise your enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef. This site is supported by your bookings: we hope it is of some assistance and thank you for your business.

Do you need help choosing a trip?

Can't decide? We have personally been on every Cairns reef and diving trip. We can help you choose the best tour, to suit your experience and budget.


Amazing trip! Clint listened to what I was looking for and recommended this trip. I couldn’t have been happier. The boat, crew, equipment, dive sites, food, accommodations, and whale experts were first rate. I would recommend this without hesitation. Thanks for the memories!! - Brian R (USA)

We booked introductory dives (two dives a piece, 5 people, so a substantial investment, at least on our budget!) with Cairns Dive Adventures initially through the website and ultimately after a very informative email exchange with Clint. - Susan Babcock (UK)

We have just returned from a stay in Cairns and wanted to give a big thanks to Clint. His great advice made our trip to the outer reef much more enjoyable. We couldn't recommend them enough! - Matthew Cox (UK)

I did a two day/one night lifeaboard trip and I enjoyed it very much. Clint was very helpful with my numerous questions and worries and answered to every email promptly and very friendly. - Rafaela Khodai (Netherlands)

They were extremely quick to respond and very helpful and pleasant when doing so. Clint made our last-minute booking during high season of a scuba diving day trip to the outer reef possible. Highly recommend. - Connor Hayward - (USA)

My sisters and I went on a dive that we booked using Cairns Dive Adventures. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and provided excellent advice. - Wesley Lee (Hong Kong)