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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!

Cairns Dive Tour Updates JUNE 2020

Clear Blue Water with Soft & Hard Corals

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.

Cairns Reef Tour Updates MAY 2020!

Cairns Esplanade Board Walk in front of Riley Hotel

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!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dive Tour Operations Cairns Update

Staghorn Coral

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.

What is the condition of the Great Barrier Reef 2020

Great Barrier Reef Hard Corals

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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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 5:30pm.