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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…

December Diving X-Mass Availability 2019

GBR Helicopter Reef Flight

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…

Dive Conditions Visibility & Sightings Cairns

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

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…

Minke Whales have returned to Cairns!

Snorkeling with Dwarf Minke Whale on the Great Barrier Reef

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.

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

Scuba Diver with Pink Seafan at Osprey Reef Australia

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.

Cairns Diving Conditions September 2017

Sea Turtle Swimming at Moore Reef Cairns

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.

Cairns Scuba Diving News update APRIL 2017

Scuba Diving at Norman Reef from Cairns Australia.

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.

Cairns Christmas Day & Boxing Day Reef Tours

As predicted, Cairns’ Christmas and Boxing Day tours to the Great Barrier Reef are almost completely sold out. Cairns Dive Adventures has managed to secure a few final seats on Reef Magic II these are sure to sell fast, so call today to secure your place (07) 4041 1628.

Great Barrier Reef Coral Spawning 2016

Cairns Great Barrier Reef Coral Spawning 2016

The Great Barrier Reef’s coral spawning for 2016 is predicted to occur in mid-November, around the 17-18-19th of the month. To provide people with the opportunity to witness this amazing natural phenomena first hand, there’s a range of liveaboard as well as dedicated coral spawning trips operating out of Cairns. Tickets are now on sale…

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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 6:00pm.