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CAIRNS DIVE CENTRE


will take you to EXCLUSIVE dive and snorkel sites on the Great Barrier Reef 

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CAIRNS DIVE CENTRE


will take you to EXCLUSIVE dive and snorkel sites on the Great Barrier Reef 

CAIRNS DIVE CENTRE

Cairns Dive Centre is a locally owned and operated company, helping tourists and locals alike to experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. CDC was established in 1983 and still dives everyday on the Great Barrier Reef. We take both snorkelers and divers to some of our 19 pristine mooring locations off the shores of Cairns each day. Spend the day on one of the wonders of the world with one of our two day trips; cruising between reefs and dive spots on the MV Reefkist or snorkeling, hiking and relaxing on idyllic Fitzroy Island with the MV Sunkist.  But for the full reef experience, why not come and stay on our overnight reef boat, the MV Kangaroo Explorer. Sleep on the waves and cruise between reef moorings, as you soak in all that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.  

Not a certified diver? Has it been a while since you last got wet? No problems! We conduct learn to dive, refresher and specialty dive courses almost every day from our conveniently located dive school and purpose built dive school and pool in Cairns CBD. These courses can be adjusted to suit your needs, with options available to incorporate your training into a day trip or over night stay on Kangaroo Explorer. Dive and Snorkel with the most established Dive business in Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. 


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Day Trips


Cairns Dive Centre have three options for day trips to the Great Barrier Reef

Day Trips


Cairns Dive Centre have three options for day trips to the Great Barrier Reef

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                      ISLAND DIVER AT THE EXCLUSIVE SAND CAY - SUDBURY CAY

                      ISLAND DIVER AT THE EXCLUSIVE SAND CAY - SUDBURY CAY


REEFKIST aka - Island Diver carries only 50 passengers to the Great Barrier Reef

MV REEFKIST - aka ISLAND DIVER departs daily to the outer Great Barrier Reef, and is one of the most popular reef trips in Cairns. Travelling at 20 knots, our speedy catamaran, with a comfortable 50 passengers, will take you to some of the most pristine locations on the reef. Your first stop will be at the stunning Briggs Reef, a mooring exclusive to Cairns Dive Centre. This stunning 90 hectare round reef system is a Planar Reef, with a centre sandy feature that we like to call " The Fish Bowl".  From here, the next system we journey to is the beautiful reefs and soft sands of Sudbury Cay. While the reef here is truly breathtaking, the cay itself is only the size of a cricket pitch!

Our reef systems are teeming with life, ranging from sea turtles to manta rays, colourful corals and plenty of giant clams. Search for tiny and beautiful creatures playing amongst the coral and anemone, all while diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the reef. The reef system features a shallow cay facing the centre, surrounded by many different types of corals just 3-5 metres deep. Snorkel above a colourful field of stunning plate, brain and elephant ear corals filled with hundreds of different and intricate types of fish. You may even get to meet the resident Mauri Wrasse "Wally" - a large, inquisitive and friendly sea creature that welcomes everybody to his home. Further immerse yourself in the wonders of the reef by going for a dive off the drop off, where you can discover even more beautiful creatures at depths of 20-30 metres.

Lunch is served between Briggs Reef and Sudbury Cay with a cold buffet selection of meats, salads and tropical fruits. Spaces are limited, so we strongly advise to BOOK NOW to avoid missing out!

 

Island Diver Sudbury Cay - Everybody onboard Island Diver is a snorkeler

Island Diver Sudbury Cay - Everybody onboard Island Diver is a snorkeler

Introductory Dive $230 or Certified Dive $230 - Includes snorkel trip

Introductory Dive $230 or Certified Dive $230 - Includes snorkel trip

Island Diver visits two EXCLUSIVE and PRISTINE reef sites

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MV SUNKIST

MV SUNKIST


Sunkist carries only 40 passengers to the Great Barrier Reef

MV SUNKIST departs daily to the outer Great Barrier Reef. A single hull vessel with open rear deck, MV Sunkist will take you via the beautiful Fitzroy Island to our liveaboard boat, the MV Kangaroo Explorer. There we will remain alongside Kangaroo Explorer all day, which will be located as far south as Sudbury Cay, Sudbury Reef, Elford Reef, Channel Reef, Moore Reef, Thetford Reef or Milne Reef. It ventures up and down the CDC Reef sites daily, finding the most comfortable and best reef site for us to meet and spend the day

With 19 pristine reef systems, we optimize your day's experience by considering the ocean's best conditions and taking you to the reefs that will offer the highest visibility. Being on the reef 24/7, our knowledgeable crew are the best in Cairns in ensuring that you can see the best of what the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. You can enjoy lunch on the sea with a cold buffet selection of meats, salads and tropical fruits provided.

The $120 snorkeler day trip is a great option for experiencing the beauty of the reef, with all of the latest gear supplied and lunch provided. But for the full reef experience, we have tours available for either the first time diver wanting to experience a small taste of diving, or the adventurous certified diver. At $170 for 1 dive - it's your best choice for a quality and price-conscious Great Barrier Reef Trip!

Meet the locals on the Great Barrier Reef - Hawks Beak Sea Turtle

Meet the locals on the Great Barrier Reef - Hawks Beak Sea Turtle

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Fitzroy Island - Welcome Bay

Fitzroy Island - Welcome Bay

Transfer to Fitzroy Island and return $75 per person

MV SUNKIST will take you from Cairns to Fitzroy Island, where you can explore a wonderful tropical island with rainforests, nature walks, famous beaches, a modern resort and the best dive shop located off Cairns - Fitzroy Island Dive Centre. Here we can help you to arrange snorkel gear hire, glass bottom boat tours, diving (introductory or certified), paddle board (hire, tours or lessons ) and kayak hire (single or double). 

Fitzroy Island Day Trip plus ACTIVITIES is a way to book NOW and SAVE. CDC offers many choices of activities for you to do whilst you stay and play on Fitzroy Island. 

  • Snorkel Hire
  • Glass Bottom Boat - WET or DRY
  • Paddle Skis
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards
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OverNight Reef Trips


Cairns Dive Centre staying overnight on the Great Barrier Reef

OverNight Reef Trips


Cairns Dive Centre staying overnight on the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef - live aboard - Over Night Reef Trips 

Staying overnight on the Great Barrier Reef is a unique experience for both the snorkeler or the diver, one that you absolutely won't forget. The night-time marine life gives the adventurous snorkeler or diver a completely new perspective on the reef. Start your day right with an early morning dive amongst the most beautiful reef that the world has to offer. You'll awake to the sounds of waves lapping up against the boat  and watch the breathtaking sights of the sun rising and setting along the horizon from the spacious decks of the Kangaroo Explorer.


KANGAROO EXPLORER


Overnight snorkelling

Cairns Dive Centre's overnight vessel Kangaroo Explorer is a 36 person floating hotel. CDC prides itself on the pristine conditions of the 19 reef moorings that we have cared for since 1983. We enjoy showing all our travelers the best ways to explore the Great Barrier Reef whilst staying on-board Kangaroo Explorer.

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OVERNIGHT INTRO DIVE

CDC offer INTRODUCTORY DIVING for the first time diver wanting a brief experience of how to dive. The packages are for 3 INTRO DIVES - you can book in more once on board. Click the link and the bookings page will direct you towards the options available.

Would you like extra days and nights snorkeling on Kangaroo Explorer ? All meals are provided by our on-board chefs with assistance from our friendly dive crew. You won't want to leave and when booking in advance you save! 

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Would you like extra days and nights diving on Kangaroo Explorer ? The more nights you stay, the less it becomes per night. All meals are provided by our on-board chefs with assistance from our friendly dive crew. You won't want to leave and when booking in advance you save. Plus the night diving is a MUST for all divers wanting to see which marine life are alert at during your night dive.

Cairns Dive Centre also offer INTRODUCTORY DIVING. Experience the world of diving with no experience necessary. If you are able to swim, medically fit (see T&C) and have a keen sense of adventure - we can take you below the surface to see the Great Barrier Reef up close and personal. CDC offer many options of introductory diving, click the book now button to see the options available. 

Would you like to continue your DIVE qualifications whilst staying on board Kangaroo Explorer ? We offer Adventure Dive courses and Advanced Dive courses that you can be either pre-booked NOW or pay on board. The BEST way to learn more about DIVING is whilst staying on the Great Barrier Reef. 

 


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DIVE COURSES


DIVE COURSES


Cairns Dive Centre (CDC) teaching divers in Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef since 1983. CDC is recognised as a PADI 5-star learning facility, with elearning or traditional in-class methods for learning theory available. Some wish to experience dive courses on-board one of our 3 dive boats, or on Cairns' only dive resort on the magnificent Fitzroy Island. CDC also offer different options for you to complete the open water course; learn to dive in the crystalline waters off Fitzroy Island, spend the day travelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef or an unforgettable overnight (2 day/ 1 night) experience on the Great Barrier Reef. CDC currently offers Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Dive Master and Dive Instructor courses. We also offer TRY DIVES and refresher courses, and our knowledgeable team can provide training in a variety of languages ( given notice ), please contact our team for more information. We run Open Water courses every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Advanced Open Water courses every day, Rescue Diving every second weekend starting Sundays, a Dive Master course every second month and a Dive Instructor Course every three months. 


PADI OPEN WATER DIVE COURSE

CDC conduct 4 and 5 day Open Water Dive Courses - starting every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. The Open Water Dive Courses involves day 1 and day 2 in our air conditioned dive school and training sessions in the speciality designed DIVE pool.  After this, you can decide how you would like to complete the course on days 3, 4 or 5.

We have three PADI Open Water Course options available;

  • ISLAND & REEF - Day 3 travel and dive on a one-day trip to Fitzroy Island and day 4 travel and dive on Sunkist at the outer Great Barrier Reef
  • REEF & REEF - Day 3 travel to the outer Great Barrier Reef on Sunkist and day 4 travel and dive on Sunkist at the outer Great Barrier Reef
  • KANGAROO EXPLORER - Day 3 travel to our live-aboard boat Kangaroo Explorer. During the dive courses we can collect you from your accommodation and bring you to class, and drop you back to your accommodation at the end of the day.

COMING SOON - OVER NIGHT on FITZROY ISLAND staying at the purpose built REEF BUNGALOWS

OPEN WATER DIVE COURSES

REEF AND REEF

PADI 4 Day Open Water Course $610

4 DIVES

The Reef and Reef Open Water Course is a unique CDC DIVE course, offering the learn to dive student 4 outer Great Barrier Reef dives. On days 3 and 4 your Lunch will be provided. 

DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool

DAY 2 - 8:00am Pool and School

DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, returning to Cairns.

DAY 4 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, returning to Cairns.

ISLAND AND REEF

PADI 4 day Open Water Course $520

4 DIVES

The Island and Reef Open Water Course is an exclusive CDC DIVE package that gives the learn to dive student 2 Island based Open Water dives along with 2 Outer Great Barrier Reef dives. Lunch is provided on Day 4.

DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool

DAY 2 - 8:00am Pool and School

DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel to Fitzroy Island, returning to Cairns.

DAY 4 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, returning to Cairns.

 

 

OVERNIGHT on THE

GREAT BARRIER REEF

PADI 4 day Open Water Course $740

5 DIVES

The OVERNIGHT GBR Open Water Course is the most popular way to learn to DIVE with CDC. The dive student will experience an overnight stay on KANGAROO EXPLORER a purpose built large dive boat giving the diver a truely memorable way to learn all about diving. The student will achieve an additional 5th dive on the Great Barrier Reef. On days 3 and 4 your meals are included, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. 

DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool

DAY 2 - 8:00am Pool and School

DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, staying onboard KANGAROO EXPLORER

DAY 4 - 6:00am Start your day early with a refreshing morning dive, followed by a mid morning dive, then travel back to Cairns.

 

 

 

OVERNIGHT ON THE

GREAT BARRIER REEF

PADI 5 day Open Water Course $880

9 DIVES

The OVERNIGHT GBR Open Water Course is the most popular way to learn to DIVE with CDC. The dive student will experience an overnight stay on KANGAROO EXPLORER a purpose built large dive boat giving the diver a truely memorable way to learn all about diving. The student will achieve an additional 5th dive on the Great Barrier Reef. On days 3, 4 and 5 your meals are included, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. 

DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool

DAY 2 - 8:00am Pool and School

DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, staying onboard KANGAROO EXPLORER

DAY 4 - 6:00am Start your day early with a refreshing morning dive, followed by a mid morning dive, then an afternoon and NIGHT DIVE.

DAY 5 - 6:00am Start your day early with a refreshing morning dive, followed by a mid morning dive, then travel back to Cairns

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OPEN WATER with advanced DIVE COURSE

OVERNIGHT ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

PADI 5 day Open Water with Advanced Course combined $1180

13 DIVES

The OVERNIGHT GBR Open Water with Advanced Course is the most popular way to learn to DIVE with CDC. The dive student will complete their PADI Open Water Course and continue their learning with their PADI Advanced Course. The Advanced Course component involves, navigational, deep and night dives. The student will experience an overnight stay on KANGAROO EXPLORER a purpose built large dive boat giving the diver a truely memorable way to learn all about diving. The student will achieve an additional 5th dive on the Great Barrier Reef. On days 3, 4, 5 and 6 your meals are included, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. 

DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool

DAY 2 - 8:00am Pool and School

DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, staying onboard KANGAROO EXPLORER

DAY 4 - 6:00am Start your day early with a refreshing morning dive, followed by a mid morning dive, then an afternoon and NIGHT DIVE.

DAY 5 - 6:00am Start your day early and commence the Advanced Open Water Course, followed by a mid morning dive, then an afternoon and NIGHT DIVE.

DAY 6 - 6:00am Start your day early with a refreshing morning dive, followed by a mid morning dive, then travel back to Cairns


advanced OPEN WATER DIVE COURSES

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PADI 2 day Advanced Open Water Dive Course $710

6 DIVES

Cairns Dive Centre can teach the Advanced Open Water Dive Course when you start with no experience and want to become an Advanced Open Water diver. This course is like a burger with the lot, you get both the Open Water Dive Course PLUS the Advanced Dive Course combined. 

  • DAY 1
    • 6:45am Bus pick up from your accommodation
    • 7:30 Depart Cairns onboard MV Sunkist
    • Travel to Kangaroo Explorer
    • Commence Advanced Course
  • DAY 2
    • 6:00am continue Advanced Course
    • 2:30pm depart Kangaroo Explorer 
    • 4:30pm return to Cairns

PADI ADVANCED DIVE COURSE 

PADI 3 day Advanced Open Water Dive  Course $855

9 DIVES

Cairns Dive Centre teach Advanced Dive Courses every day. If you want to extend your diving abilities, the Advanced Open Water Course will take you to greater depths, navigational dives, technical dives and / or night dives. The Advanced Open Water Course is taught on-board Kangaroo Explorer for 2 days and 1 night and includes your accommodation with all meals provided, as well as pick up from your accommodation.  

  • DAY 1 
    • 6:45am Bus pick up from your accommodation
    • 7:30 Depart Cairns onboard MV Sunkist
    • Travel to Kangaroo Explorer
    • Commence Advanced Course
  • DAY 2
    • 6:00am continue Advanced Course
  • DAY 3 
    • 6:00am continue Advanced Course
    • 2:30pm depart Kangaroo Explorer 
    • 4:30pm return to Cairns

RE-ACTIVATE

Haven't DIVED in a while ? No problem, CDC offer REFRESHER CLASSES. We understand people may hang up their fins for awhile and not dive, but when you decide to return you may feel like you've forgotten a few things. CDC can refresh your learning with either a short 1 to 2 hour class ( 6 months + ) or a 3 to 4 hour class ( 12 Months + ), with a brief knowledge review and pool skills. You have 2 choices depending on how long between your last dive and now.

Classes start at 12:00 - must be pre-booked.

Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 

 

 


PADI DIVE Courses via eLearning 

Cairns Dive Centre offer dive courses via eLearning. If you have either a laptop or tablet, you can pre-learn via the PADI eLearning method. This will allow you to jump the queue, learn at home at your own pace, complete a brief quiz on day 1 of your course and produce your e-certificate when arriving to the pool or boat. This is a popular way for those with time constraints or those that like learning at their own pace.

The Open Water eLearning student arrives at 121 Abbot Street at 8am on Day 2 ( Tue, Thu or Sat ), to complete the practical skill requirements of the course.  

Click the elearning link to book NOW.

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The RESCUE elearning student arrives at the school at 12pm on DAY 1, complete a brief quiz and produce your ecertificate when arriving to the pool.

The DIVE MASTER elearning student will complete their on line course and produce your ecertificate when arriving at DIVE shop. 

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padi rescue dive course

PADI 3 Day RESCUE DIVER Course $920 

Cairns Dive Centre teach RESCUE DIVE Courses every second Sunday, check our availability via the below link for the next Rescue Dive Course. The PADI Rescue Dive Course is amongst the MOST fun way to learn the skills in Rescue Diving. If you've been considering to take your diving further the Rescue Course is the best course around with real life rescue senarios, learn all about the safety of your dive gear and the most important part is its FUN. The Rescue Dive Course with CDC is ;

  • DAY 1 - 8:00am School and Pool
  • DAY 2 - 7:00am Travel to Outer Great Barrier Reef, staying on-board KANGAROO EXPLORER
  • DAY 3 - 7:00am Travel back to Cairns

PADI DIVE MASTER DIVE COURSE

Cairns Dive Centre teach over 100 dive masters each year. The Dive Master Course is an intense 2 week training program including theory and practical skills. Dive Master's complete their theory training via eLearning, with the practical components completed at both Fitzroy Island and the Outer Barrier Reef. Sessions run daily over this period, with day trips, over-night journeys and pool sessions included.

The Dive Master prerequisites are ;

  • PADI ADVANCED DIVER
  • 40 logged dives
  • a professional dive medical - AS2299
  • a current First Aid certificate with advanced resuscitation. HTL003 and HLT007

If you don't have the pre-requisites, contact CDC today and we can provide you with direction to meet these requirements. The Dive Master Course is the first step towards the Professional Entry Diver, and we also give extra dive industry knowledge to each Dive Master in training. 

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SPECIALITY DIVE COURSES

CDC is a 5 STAR PADI Dive Centre. CDC offer to conduct many specialty courses, if you don't see what you want please make an inquiry and we can discuss the next specialty course we are running. 

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Fitzroy Island


A great day out on Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island


A great day out on Fitzroy Island

Cairns Dive Centre can take you to the lovely Fitzroy Island. CDC departs daily at 7:30 and 9:30 from E finger Cairns Marina. The journey from Cairns to Fitzroy Island is a short 45 minute experience taking you along the head lands past the magnificent granite boulders, small sandy coves and past Kings point. Fitzroy Island is a National Park featuring small rainforest patches, summit and light house hikes, plus Secret Garden and Nudey Beach walks. CDC can arrange other journeys to Hidden Beach, Shark Fin Bay or Little Fitzroy Island via our dive shop - Fitzroy Island Dive Centre. FIDC will also arrange your Glass Bottom Boat tours, offering a WET morning tour or a DRY afternoon tour. FIDC also hires Snorkeling gear, Stand Up Paddle Board - Hire, Tours or Lessons, Kayak Hire - Single or Double and dives. FIDC along with CDC can arrange either an introductory dive, a certified dive or your learn to dive - as The PADI Open Water Dive Course. CDC has dived, snorkeled and operated on Fiztroy Island since 1983, we have many experienced crew that can assist with recommendations for how to best experience what Fiztroy Island has to offer.

FITZROY ISLAND ACTIVITIES

The activities on Fitzroy Island with Cairns Dive Centre will make the experience of the Island even more pleasurable. The DIVE shop is located right next to the resort pool. Once on the island make your way to the DIVE shop and either book your activity or redeem your BOOKED activity. 

Transfer to FITZROY ISLAND

  • Boarding 7:00am E Finger Cairns Marina - onboard MV SUNKIST
  • Departs 7:30 to Fitzroy Island
  • Returns 4:30 to Cairns
    • Travel time approx - 1 hour 

ADD AN ACTIVITY NOW AND SAVE


CDC Snorkel Hire

  • Mask and snorkel
  • Fins 

Explore the wonders of Fitzroy Islands fringing reefs, all within Welcome Bay or Nudey Beach.

Wet suit and stinger suit HIRE also available

Snorkeling in Welcome Bay

Snorkeling in Welcome Bay


Glass Bottom Boat Tour - DRY

  • Check in with FIDC
  • Departs 3pm - visits either
    • Welcome Bay
    • Shark Fin Bay
    • Little Fitzroy Island Bay
Coral Viewer DRY Tour at 3pm

Coral Viewer DRY Tour at 3pm


Glass Bottom Tour - WET 

  • Check in with FIDC
  • Departs 10:3am - visits either
    • Welcome Bay
    • Shark Fin Bay
    • Little Fitzroy Island Bay

 

Coral Viewer WET Tour at 10:30am

Coral Viewer WET Tour at 10:30am


CDC Introductory DIVE 

- Adventurous people, with a desire to go below the water. CDC will book you in with FIDC to introduce you to diving. FIDC is a PADI resort facility with qualified PADI dive instructors that can show you the skills and introduces into the world of diving. The INTRO dive on Fitzroy Island will include a pool session and open water session. 

CDC and FIDC are 5 star PADI training facilities

CDC and FIDC are 5 star PADI training facilities

A medical release form need to be completed before diving. 


CDC Certified DIVE 

Have a certification to DIVE ? FIDC can set you up for a certified DIVE. FIDC offer shore dives, boat dives and night dives. A certified dive includes all equipment & taxes. 

A Dive Guide is $15 per person per dive


CDC - Kayak hire

Single Kayak or Double Kayak - available by the hour. The kayaks are a great way to experience Welcome Bay at Fitzroy Island.

 


CDC - Paddle Boards

Paddle Boards available by the hour. The paddle boards are a great way experience Welcome Bay at Fitzroy Island. 


Paddle Board Tour

  • Return transfers to the island
  • 2-3 hour paddle board tour with full instruction
  • Snorkelling
  • Snack

You have a full day to spend on the island after your paddle board tour where you can relax, swim, check out the walking trails or enjoy a beverage at the bar. 

Available days;

  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday

- Paddle Board Lessons

We now have a dedicated SUP School that is staffed by professional instructors. Our focus is to teach all aspects of SUP skills needed to safely and efficiently become a confident paddler. Our lessons focus on practical exposure to on land and water instruction for enclosed waters with progression through to open water paddling. Even if you have experience we can assist in technique correction to maximise your paddling efficiency.

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Available days;

  • Saturday
  • Sunday 
  • Monday 
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday

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Would you like a Sea Change ? ...

Cairns Dive Centre has many options to help you start your career in Professional diving. However, if you're already qualified see below and apply on line to join our friendly crew.


Dive Master Traineeship

Cairns Dive Centre offer a PADI Dive Master Traineeship - the DMT Program. CDC accepts applications for divers wanting to start their career in professional diving from beginner to advanced diver.

The pre-requites are ;

  • Professional Dive Medical AS2299
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation 
  • PADI Rescue Dive Certificate
  • 40 Logged Dives

If you don't have the pre-requites we can direct you in the right direction. The DMT program involves purchasing the PADI elearning Dive Master Course and Kit before you commence the training, along with holding a current Queensland Professional Dive medical ( AS2299 ) and Queensland First Aid courses ( HLTAID003 and HLTAID007 ). The diver is required to hold a dive log with up to a minimum of 40 logged dives, if you don't we have a program called the VOLUNTEER on KE program ( see below ). 

If you do not have the PADI Rescue Dive Certificate we offer you 2 different options.

  • Purchase the complete 3 day PADI Rescue Course, which includes elearning. To purchase the PADI Rescue Course click the below link.
  • or purchase the PADI elearning Rescue Course component only and complete a 20 day work off program with CDC for the PADI Rescue Course

The Dive Master Traineeship commences when the student has purchased the DMT KIT via the below link. 

The pre-requistes are ;

  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • First Aid ( HLTAID003 and HLTAID007 )
  • Professional Dive Medical ( AS2299 )
  • 40 logged dives

The TWO choices for completing a Dive Master Program are either ;

  • A 40 day work off
    • $550 DMT Kit
    • $210 payable at end of program to register your qualification with PADI
  • Purchase the PADI DIVE MASTER COURSE
  • CDC conduct a Dive Master information session every Friday at 11am at 121 Abbott Street Cairns. We can give you quality time to explain the program and answer questions, bookings not necassary. 

PADI DIVE INSTRUCTOR or dive master

PADI Dive Instructors or PADI Dive Masters. CDC regularly accept PADI Dive Instructor / Master applicants. To apply please click on the below link with a details to the following ;

Do you hold a ;

  • Professional Dive Medical AS2299
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation 
  • Current PADI Dive Instructor License
  • Dive Log
  • Own Dive equipment
  • Contact details of previous DIVE employer
  • Available for a FREE ONE day onboard famil, invloving skills tests in swimming, rescue, look out, WPHS, ship board skills and customer service
  • A valid Australian Work Visa, Tax File number, Superannuation and Australian Banking details

The suitable and qualified applicant with the above items addressed needs to apply via this link


VOLUNTEER ON KE

Cairns Dive Centre conduct an 8 day volunteer program. This is living and working onboard Kangaroo Explorer for 8 days. The volunteer must complete an application, be prepared to work and live onboard for 8 consecutive days. Duties include helping housekeeping and kitchen duties. The reward is 8 days and 7 nights accomodation with 3 meals a day and upto 4 dives per day. The Volunteer must be a certified diver and hard working. This is a popular program and bookings must be made well in advance. 

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.

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CONTACT US


CONTACT US


Do you have any questions or queries ? Please get in touch and give us feed back. 

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Prefer to call ? 1800 642 591 or 4080 9000

Prefer to talk in person ? - 121 Abbott Street Cairns Qld 4870