Posts By: Julie

Michelle Stevens | Cairns Dive Centre

By Julie / February 9, 2013

In early February 2013, Michelle Stevens enjoyed a 2 day / 1 night diving liveaboard trip from Cairns, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, with Cairns Dive Centre. Staying at sea on Kangaroo Explorer, Michelle did several day dives and a guided night dive. She saw lots of Great Barrier Reef creatures, including turtles, reef…

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Ken Spence | Tusa and Silverswift

By Julie / February 7, 2013

Ken recently did two day diving trips to the Great Barrier Reef, one with Tusa Dive and another with Silverswift. Ken particularly enjoyed his day with Tusa Dive, thanks to the friendly crew and great dive sites. Ken used his own camera to get these pictures and we thank you for sharing Ken! [gallery_full] We’re…

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Florian | Pro Dive Cairns Liveaboard Trip

By Julie / February 2, 2013

Florian Kick spent 3 days / 2 nights enjoying Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef, from 30 January to 1 February 2013, aboard Pro Dive Cairns. Florian had an excellent trip, with the highlight spending some quality time with Brian the Turtle. Florian thought this was a value for money liveaboard dive tour from Cairns, especially when…

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Beth Hardie – Divers Den Liveaboard Overnight

By Julie / January 21, 2013

Beth booked a Cairns Overnight Dive Tour with Deep Sea Divers Den, Beth was using one of our free underwater cameras and reported between 20-25 meters visibility. [gallery_full] Thanks Beth hope to see you out on the reef again sometime soon!

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Emil and Soren | Prodive Cairns Liveaboard Diving Review

By Julie / January 21, 2013

Emil and Soren headed out with Prodive a Cairns 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard, we managed to secure them a standby rate for the trip, the weather in Cairns on this weekend was raining and windy but Emil and Soren still reported great dive conditions on the outer reefs. Looking at their photos it looks…

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Easter in Cairns 2013 – Great Barrier Reef

By Julie / January 17, 2013

Are you planning Easter 2013 and want to spend it on Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef? Excellent decision! This is a great time of year to visit, with warm waters and lots to see. The date for Easter 2013 is Sunday 31 March. Although we don’t have a long range weather forecast for Cairns as yet…

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February 2013 on Cairns Great Barrier Reef

By Julie / January 17, 2013

Thanks to Chinese New Year, February 2013 is tipped to be a particularly busy month in Cairns and with a number of Great Barrier Reef boats out of the water getting refurbished, we recommend booking early to secure your seat! Cairns will have an influx of international visitors during Chinese New Year, meaning higher than…

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Laura Bellorio | Overnight Deep Sea Divers Den

By Julie / January 13, 2013

Laura booked an Cairns overnight certified liveaboard dive trip with Deep Sea Divers Den. Highlights of the trip where the night dive, seeing sharks and turtles. Deep Sea Divers Den offer 2 and 3 night liveboard dive trips to Norman and Saxon Reefs. [gallery_full] Thanks Laura, your photos are fantastic and we hope to see…

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Ross | Silversonic Port Douglas Diving Review

By Julie / December 17, 2012

Although technically not a customer review, Ross headed up to Port Douglas with Richard (the owner of Cairns Dive Adventures) to dive Silversonic, Silversonic is Quicksilver Cruises dive boat and visits the Ribbons Reefs. Ross was using one of our new Canon SX260 and took the below images. The Canon SX260 is an amazing compact…

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Adam Morcombe | Mike Ball Dive Expeditions Cod Hole

By Julie / December 13, 2012

Adam Morcombe booked a Standby Rate on a Fly Dive Cod Hole Trip on Mike Ball Dive Expeditions from the 10th – 13th December 2012. Adam used one of our complimentary hire cameras to capture these photos from his trip. Reporting around 20m visibility on most dives, the trip was highlighted by meeting the resident…

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REEF TOURS FOR KIDS & FAMILIES:

Lady enjoying the water-slide at Moore Reef.

Sunlover Cruises

Great day tour for people of all ages. Visit Outer Reef Pontoon at Moore Reef, with lots of inclusions: snorkelling, glass bottom boat and semi-sub tours, underwater observatory and more.

Silverswift At The Reef

Silverswift Dive & Snorkel

Only Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tour to visit 3 different reef sites in one day! Part of the Quicksilver Cruises fleet. Comfortable, high speed catamaran. Up to 5 hours at the reef.

Evolution Dive Boat Cairns

Down Under Dive: Evolution

Well priced Great Barrier Reef day tour, including BBQ lunch. 5 hours on the reef at 2 reef sites. Introductory and certified diving are available at extra cost. Brand new boat.

ReefQuest

Deep Sea Divers Den: Aqua Quest

Value for money Great Barrier Reef day tour. Visits 2 reef sites. Perfect for snorkellers, certified divers and those wanting to try an introductory dive. Buffet lunch included.

Reef Magic Outer Reef Scuba Diving

Reef Magic Cruises

Up to 5 hours at the reef. Outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon with fabulous coral gardens. Meet Wally! Lots of inclusions: snorkelling, glass bottom boat, semi-sub, underwater observatory and more.

Great Adventures Green Island & Reef Package

Great Adventures: Green Island & Great Barrier Reef

This is the only Cairns day tour to combine time on Green Island with a visit to a Great Barrier Reef pontoon. Best of both worlds. Suitable for snorkellers and divers.

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Lady enjoying the water-slide at Moore Reef.

Sunlover Cruises

Great day tour for people of all ages. Visit Outer Reef Pontoon at Moore Reef, with lots of inclusions: snorkelling, glass bottom boat and semi-sub tours, underwater observatory and more.
Silverswift At The Reef

Silverswift Dive & Snorkel

Only Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tour to visit 3 different reef sites in one day! Part of the Quicksilver Cruises fleet. Comfortable, high speed catamaran. Up to 5 hours at the reef.
Evolution Dive Boat Cairns

Down Under Dive: Evolution

Well priced Great Barrier Reef day tour, including BBQ lunch. 5 hours on the reef at 2 reef sites. Introductory and certified diving are available at extra cost. Brand new boat.
ReefQuest

Deep Sea Divers Den: Aqua Quest

Value for money Great Barrier Reef day tour. Visits 2 reef sites. Perfect for snorkellers, certified divers and those wanting to try an introductory dive. Buffet lunch included.
Reef Magic Outer Reef Scuba Diving

Reef Magic Cruises

Up to 5 hours at the reef. Outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon with fabulous coral gardens. Meet Wally! Lots of inclusions: snorkelling, glass bottom boat, semi-sub, underwater observatory and more.
Great Adventures Green Island & Reef Package

Great Adventures: Green Island & Great Barrier Reef

This is the only Cairns day tour to combine time on Green Island with a visit to a Great Barrier Reef pontoon. Best of both worlds. Suitable for snorkellers and divers.
The Passions of Paradise boat Cairns Australia

Passions Of Paradise

Australian Tourism Award Winner. Daily dive / snorkel trips to Michaelmas Cay & Paradise Reef on 25m sailing catamaran. Free scuba demonstration & guided snorkel tour. Hot / cold buffet lunch.
Fully inclusive Great Barrier Reef day tours with Reef Experience

Reef Experience

Cairns' only fully inclusive day tour, including: city transfers, trip to Great Barrier Reef, 6 hours on reef, 2 reef locations, meals, free scuba dive, marine biologist presentation & equipment.
Ocean Freedom the quickest Great Barrier Reef day tour dive in Cairns

Ocean Freedom Cruise

Locally owned & operated. 5 star service. Up to 6 hours snorkel / dive time at 2 Great Barrier Reef locations. Best reef tour lunch in town. Friendly crew, glass bottom boat tour & much more.
Great Adventures Day Boat

Great Adventures: Outer Reef Pontoon

Leaves later than most (10am) and provides up to 3 hours at their outer reef pontoon. Enjoy the sun deck, underwater observatory, semi-submersible and many optional extras.

Silversonic Dive & Snorkel

Silversonic provides daily reef tours departing from Port Douglas and visiting the ribbon reefs at Agincourt Reef. 5 hours at reef and up to 3 dives.

Ocean Spirit Cruises Cairns

Ocean Spirit Cruises provide a luxury sailing catamaran to Michaelmas Cay. This trip is suited to swimmers, snorkelers and families. Often Sea Turtles are seen from the beach. All meals included.
Poseidon Dive Boat with Divers

Poseidon Snorkel and Dive

Poseidon provides daily tours from Port Douglas to the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs, visiting three (3) separate reef sites. Suitable for scuba divers and snorkelers. Great passenger to crew ratio.
Quicksilver Cruises Boat from Port Douglas

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruises

The Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Cruise - Quicksilver Cruises provides the only Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef pontoon tour, departing Marina Mirage daily. Can snorkel and dive, Semi-Submarines & Underwater Observatory.
Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Reef Boat

Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Cruises

Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel offers a great value for money option that spends 5 hours at a beautiful reef location. Free guided snorkel tour, glass bottom boat tour and marine presentation.

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FREE UNDERWATER CAMERA HIRE*

Cairns Underwater Camera Hire Service

Spend over $550.00 AUD on your Great Barrier Reef tour with us and receive the latest Digital Underwater Camera Hire. Take amazing High-Resolution images and 1080 HD Video.

Not available for any tours to the Islands as fine white sand damages the seals on the cameras and makes them leak!

You need to come into our shop located on the Cairns Esplanade the day before departure to pick up the camera before 5:30 pm. You also need to supply your own SD Camera Card and drop the camera off back at our shop before 6:00pm.