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Cairns has well over 7 Dive Schools and 30 reef trip operators departing to various locations on the Great Barrier Reef daily, but which one is right for you and your friends and family?

All dive schools and reef trips are definitely not the same.  Our Dive Tour Specialist at Cairns Dive Schools will find about your needs, interests, and match them to right PADI dive course, or even a Liveaboard or Day trip to the Great Barrier Reef.

Having an unbiased, knowledgeable local, is the only way to book your once in a lifetime trip to Great Barrier Reef.  With thousands of logged dives and hundreds of kilometres snorkelling up and down the the Great Barrier Reef, we are the best resource for booking your Great Barrier Reef trip!

Why a Dive School to book your reef trip well we are even more than that! We are a group of naturalists that want to share our passion for the Great Barrier Reef by and showing the Reef to others to making Cairns Most Educational Reef Experience.

We believe that going to the reef is one of the most amazing experiences and we want to make sure you enjoy it as much as possible.

This is one of the great wonders of the world and the more you know about reef, the more you will appreciate it, enjoy it, and help conserve it.

We do this by making sure you learn as much exciting facts about the reef before your dive, making sure you get to the best dive site possible, and providing the best guides that love sharing and helping you see as much as you can.

There are many choices on boats and it can be overwhelming.  That’s why we guarantee your tour will include the best dive site at the outer reef with the best visibility of the day of the dive.

Finding Nemo on the reef is easy to do, but we want to make sure you don’t just get to see the obvious things on the reef, but offer tours that teach about the diversity of the ecosystem.  The more you know about the reef, the more you will see.  For example, knowing where to look for cleaning stations based on the reef’s structure.  For example, wouldn’t you like to know where to look for Cuttlefish or how to know if you are at a cleaning station?

We also are dedicated to making the experience something you will remember.  Many of our guests go on our trips multiple times so they can see, digest the information, then go out for another trip.

About the owner:

Michelle Barry – Owner and operator  –  A dive instructor and naturalist, Michelle is originally from New Hampshire who loves to teach and is passionate about sharing the experiences of the reef.


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