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Learn to dive scuba divers

Learn to Dive in 3-Days! Open Water Course

By Clint / July 2, 2021

Are you short on time but would like to learn to scuba dive? Well, you are in luck! Once completed the Reef Encounter Learn to Dive in 3-Days! Open Water Course will give you an SSI open water dive certification. This will allow you to dive down to a maximum depth of 18 meters anywhere…

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Anemonefish

Cairns Easter Holiday Diving 2021

By Clint / February 26, 2021

Our Cairns reef tours are operating this Easter 2021! But how can you find out which tours are operating and what are the cancelation policies if there are COVID outbreaks and border closures? The 2021 April Easter School holidays are almost upon us and with that many Cairns dive companies are gearing up again for…

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Orange-White Anemonefish found on the Great Barrier Reef

Had a great time on the Reef!

By Clint / December 2, 2020

Ramona completed her PADI advanced dive course diving at Flynn & Milln Reef! Diving with Pro-Dive Cairns 3-Day/2-Night PADI Advanced Course “I had a great time on the Reef 🙂 made great pictures and memories” – All photos by Ramona Thaler

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Scuba Diver with beautiful red soft corals.

Dive Conditions & Visibility Update October 2020

By Clint / October 7, 2020

So how’s the diving been in September and October 2020? Well, it has been a mixed bag. September we saw near glass out conditions, actually really good surface and underwater visibility of nearly 20+ meters. See the video below to get an idea: The Cairns waterfront marina is where all the day boats and liveaboard…

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How to choose a liveaboard dive trip on the Great Barrier Reef

How To Choose A Liveaboard on The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

By Clint / August 13, 2020

Are you scratching your head trying to figure out how to choose a liveaboard on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia? This video is for you! Watch the video above by Clint Carroll from Cairns Dive Adventures, as he explains what the top 3 things to think about while you are planning a liveaboard dive…

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Hilton Hotel Cairns Australia

JULY/AUGUST Cairns Dive Tour Updates!

By Clint / July 20, 2020

The weather is just stunning! The reason why local people live in Cairns! Winter in the Tropics is just magical!

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Clear Blue Water with Soft & Hard Corals

Cairns Dive Tour Updates JUNE 2020

By Clint / June 16, 2020

It’s halfway thru JUNE and Cairns Dive Tour companies are currently in the opening up phase after going into complete lockdown in March / April and May due to COVID-19.

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Cairns Esplanade Board Walk in front of Riley Hotel

Cairns Reef Tour Updates MAY 2020!

By Clint / May 1, 2020

So we are roughly 2 months into the COVID-19 worldwide travel disruption. What is happening in Cairns with the Reef tours, are they operating? When are they planning to operate? Ok lets get into this!

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Staghorn Coral

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dive Tour Operations Cairns Update

By Clint / March 19, 2020

Our team at Cairns Dive Adventures wanted to give you a quick update about our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and how this issue is affecting day tours and liveaboard dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

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Great Barrier Reef Hard Corals

What is the condition of the Great Barrier Reef 2020

By Clint / January 9, 2020

So its 2020 welcome to the new decade! We thought a little update on how the Great Barrier Reef is traveling is in order for early 2020. See the video below of spectacular reef conditions in December 2019. Marine biologist Gareth Evans and Stuart Ireland from Calypso Video Productions where out on the reef documenting…

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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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Cairns Reef Information

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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.

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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.