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Cairns Dive Centre

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121 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 0294
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One of the most genuinely amazing experiences of my life!

I've just completed a 4 day Open water course with CDC and it was incredible. I've always wanted to... read more

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curtissharpe2018
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Cairns, Australia
Best Dive Experience in Cairns

We chose CDC because of the attractive pricing, and they delivered worth every penny and more... read more

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As one of Cairns' pioneering reef operators we are to this day visiting dive & snorkel sites that were hand-picked decades ago from the best outer reef sites available in the Cairns region. Wherever we take you you'll find calm, clear waters with a vast array of corals and an abundance of marine life just waiting for you to discover. Our crew, from bus driver to skipper is here to ensure that you leave Cairns with the best memories of the reef and your time with us. Join one of our outstanding trips with our professional and friendly Reef Team to see why Cairns Dive Centre is an icon of the Far North Adventure Tourism industry. Cairns Dive Centre also offers PADI training for those wanting to learn how to dive or become a professional diver,plus of course everything in-between
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  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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121 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

I've just completed a 4 day Open water course with CDC and it was incredible. I've always wanted to do my open water course so I was really excited when I finally booked it but even if I hated diving I would have loved it...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We chose CDC because of the attractive pricing, and they delivered worth every penny and more. There was a super energetic guy on the boat that kept us laughing the whole time, lunch was pretty decent, the skipper Andy was a wealth of knowledge, the...More

Thank Sarah E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I are advanced divers and were keen to do some outer barrier reef dives. CDC has really reasonable prices so we decided to go with them and are really glad that we did! The crew were all lovely and kept us laughing...More

Thank Catherine T
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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for your fantastic review!! We hope to see you on one of our trips again soon :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ticked snorkelling and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef off the bucket list, all made possible by the friendly and expert CDC team. You really feel reassured by the members of crew, who are confident, relaxed and savvy. (Also up for a laugh and...More

1  Thank BethanyCornelius
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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for your 5 Star review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our snorkelling day trip to the Barrier Reef - being winter the seas were rough but the skipper was a real wave master - a few folks were queasy but the staff did a terrific job of looking after them - if...More

Thank Pj F
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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for your wonderful review

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a one day snorkeling trip and it was ok. Nothing over the top, but acceptable. If I were to go again, I would probably pick a longer trip or faster boat in order to get further out into the reefs.

Thank Robert M
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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your review

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing diving even if it was a rainy day! Please note that the Great Barrier Reef is not dying! I saw lots of fishes and colorful corals! And I saw a turtle also!

Thank Roy S
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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your 5 Star Review. It is always great to hear other people confirming the reef is not dying. We look forward to you traveling with again in the future!!

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended with very friendly & accomodation staff who make the day extra special & fun. Lunch is provided & although I have numerous food allergies they catered for me with no fus at all plating me a ‘special’ lunch up seperatly. It was rather...More

1  Thank tpryce2018
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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thankyou for your fantastic review. We pride ourselves on the professionalism of our crew. They manage to both create a safe and exciting environment on our vessels.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend went on the snorkling day trip on Island Diver - Reefkist yesterday and although the crew on the boat could not have been more friendly and helpful, the day itself was extremely disappointing. Due to the winds, the trip out to...More

1  Thank MeghanH130
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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

We are sorry to hear your disappointment on our trip. Unfortunately the weather can be unpredictable. Please contact us if you would like to travel with us again on a better weather day.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Undertook the PADI open water dive course with CDC. Good instruction overall, however instructor was more interested in talking than actually answering questions that the group might have had. When asked a question sometimes ignored the question completely. Went to Fitzroy island and had different...More

Thank crossy90
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CairnsDiveCentre, Front Office Manager at Cairns Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Welcome to the world of bubbles. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your course.

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Response from Jackie B | Reviewed this property |
So sorry just saw this question! Hope you had a good trip!
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IssacLohan
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Response from joachimdugong |
After each dive the crew prepares for you the gear for the next dive. Anyway, if youre feeling that you might need a refreshing of your knowledge there are some special courses for that. I just did the openwatercourse with... More
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