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3 Amazing Days on the Reef! Just Beautiful!

By Clint / December 9, 2019

My girlfriend and I were vacationing in Australia and we have always wanted to dive the Great Barrier Reef! When we started to research our options we were overwhelmed and undereducated – That is where Clint stepped in! We found CairnsDiveAdventures.com.au and I decided to call directly for advice. We were not certified and had…

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GBR Helicopter Reef Flight

December Diving X-Mass Availability 2019

By Clint / December 8, 2019

Get ready X-mass is almost upon us. We have many enquiries for liveaboard departures for 20th December thru to the 08th January 2020. Please note this year is strangely much busy than last year, availability is very tight with most of the liveaboard dive boats already fully booked out. But a busy end of the…

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Bright healthy Coral, LionFish and Coral Cod at Pixie Pinnacle Dive Site

Dive Conditions Visibility & Sightings Cairns

By Clint / July 30, 2019

We are now halfway thru 2019. Its been a tough start to the year with a fair amount of rain and high wind. This hasn’t stopped the boats but can and does make for tough scuba diving conditions. The good news the weather has finally picked up and we have blue skies and sunshine. Read…

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Snorkeling with Dwarf Minke Whale on the Great Barrier Reef

Minke Whales have returned to Cairns!

By Clint / June 25, 2018

Minke Whales have returned to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef again this year! The weather is now cooler, sitting near 24 degrees Celsius during the day and 16 degrees Celsius at night. Water temperatures have dropped to 24 degrees.

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Scuba Diver with Pink Seafan at Osprey Reef Australia

Coral Bleaching Cairns – Reef Recovering, Coral Spawning 2017, Far Northern Dive Expeditions

By Clint / November 22, 2017

The end of 2017 is fast approaching, with it we wrap up yet another year of spectacular scuba diving day trips and liveaboards on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

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Sea Turtle Swimming at Moore Reef Cairns

Cairns Diving Conditions September 2017

By Clint / September 5, 2017

With the Winter months now behind us, the ambient air temperature is starting to rise, with today hitting 29 Degrees Celsius. This is great news for scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

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Julie on The Great Barrier Reef

Beautiful time diving for 3 days from Cairns!

By Clint / June 6, 2017

Julie’s trip review of Ocean Quest Cairns. A great boat with beautiful easy diving. We were a little nervous to go without a dive guide but in the end, it was really easy to find our way around underwater! All the staff on Ocean Quest where so friendly we even went snorkeling with the crew between…

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Scuba Diving at Norman Reef from Cairns Australia.

Cairns Scuba Diving News update APRIL 2017

By Clint / April 1, 2017

Cyclone Debbie has passed, fortunately, Cairns received no effect from this cyclone at all. Apart from very hot humid weather conditions. It is business as usual on the Great Barrier Reef with blue skies and sunshine, great diving conditions, the pool is open.

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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 dive 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 dive 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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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.