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Snorkeling with Turtles from Cairns & Fitzroy Island!

Snorkeling with Green Sea Turtles from Cairns.

All we can say is Wow! On this day we snorkeled with several green sea turtles on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. On this day we departed very early at 8:00 am we traveled 52 km offshore to a beautiful reef platform. One of the highlights of getting out to the reef early is…

Diving Conditions after Cyclone Jasper Cairns Australia 2024

Scuba Diver with Anemonefish Cairns Australia

With Cyclone Jasper passing through the Cairns and Port Douglas region only 2 weeks ago we have been fielding questions: What are the diving conditions after Cyclone Jasper in Cairns Australia 2024? The Answer …. absolutely beautiful! We have had nearly 3 weeks of blue skies and sunshine with around 10 knots of wind each…

Coral Spawning Cairns 2023 Dive & Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

Coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef for 2023

It’s that time of the year again, scuba divers and snorkelers from all over the world are asking what are the dates for Coral Spawning on the Great Barrier Reef this year 2023. We have checked around with the trip directors of 2 large dive companies here in Cairns and the rough consensus at this…

Cairns Diving Easter 2023 School Holidays!

Diagonal banded Sweetlips fish - Plectorhinchus lineatus

The weather has turned it on with blue skies and sunshine! We are currently getting many inquiries regarding scuba diving in Cairns over the Easter School Holidays in 2023. Many families are planning liveaboard snorkeling trips these seem to be very popular with some people booking first-time introductory diving and even some booking learn-to-dive courses.…

Learn to Dive in 3-Days! Open Water Course

Learn to dive scuba divers

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…

Cairns Easter Holiday Diving 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…

Cairns Christmas Day Great Barrier Reef Tours

Feather Star and Red Seafan

Cairns Christmas Day Great Barrier Reef tours are always a popular option, for locals and visitors to the tropical region. For this reason, they usually sell out and 2020 is looking like no exception to the rule, especially with COVID-19 border restrictions easing there seems to be a huge demand coming from NSW and Victoria…

Dive Conditions & Visibility Update October 2020

Scuba Diver with beautiful red soft corals.

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…

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

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

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…

JULY/AUGUST Cairns Dive Tour Updates!

Hilton Hotel Cairns Australia

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

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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. Only when you book online thru our website. 

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 5:30pm.


Please Remember there is no other way to collect our cameras! All passengers must come into our shop the day before departure day before 5:30 pm.