If you’re looking for a world-class snorkel and dive adventure from Cairns or Port Douglas to the Great Barrier Reef, or a place to learn to dive in a five star training centre or online, choose the local experts Divers Den.
We’ll make sure your day trip or overnight (liveaboard) expedition suits you perfectly, whether you want to snorkel, try diving for the first time, or add amazing outer reef sites to the list of places you’ve dived around the world.
We’re one of the largest and longest-established Great Barrier Reef dive companies, established in 1974 and now part of Entrada Travel Group. Whether you’re out on one of our vessels or learning to dive in the classroom or pool, you’ll be guided to a safe and enjoyable experience by our friendly, expert crew.
All our diving training facilities are housed at our purpose-built diving training centre in Cairns – it’s earned PADI 5 star instructor development and PADI 5 star career development status, the highest ratings awarded to any dive centre in recognition of our continued excellence in diver training.
We have four classrooms including a dedicated classroom area for our Instructor Development Courses, and also our regularly scheduled Japanese training courses.
Our covered, heated training pool has been built specifically for SCUBA lessons, with two shallow water areas to allow for multiple groups and a 3m “deep” section. There are separate male and female changing facilities, with hot water showers.
Our Divers Den dive shops proudly offers the world’s best dive and snorkel gear. We have an extensive range of snorkelling and diving equipment for all levels of expertise, to suit everyone from first-time snorkelers to experienced divers.
Our range includes masks, snorkels, fins, lycra suits, wetsuits, BCDs (buoyancy control devices), regulators, dive computers, dive accessories, action cameras, diving harnesses, accessories, and quality souvenirs. All diving and snorkelling equipment you buy from us comes with a worldwide warranty. We also take equipment orders for brands including Cressi, Tusa, Scubapro, Hollis, Oceanic and OceanPro.
Divers Den Cairns: 319 Draper St, Cairns
Open 7.30am – 5pm daily
Divers Den Port Douglas: Shop 6/18-20 Macrossan St, Port Douglas
Open 9am – 5.30pm daily
Our expert workshop technicians can service and maintain all your equipment, including dive tanks and cylinders. We also offer tank fills, hydrostatic tank testing and inspection. Email email@example.com or phone +61 7 4047 9109 for details.
Our tours are accredited under Ecotourism Australia’s Advanced Ecotourism Certificate. This is the highest possible certification, reserved for innovative ecotourism operators committed to:
We also support the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Eye on the Reef program. This is a monitoring and assessment program enabling anyone who visits the Great Barrier Reef to contribute to its long term protection by collecting valuable information about reef health, marine animals and incidents.
Divers Den has a long history with Project AWARE, a global non-profit movement of scuba divers focusing on marine conservation.
Having maintained Project AWARE’s ‘GO Eco Operator’ status since 2006, we are now proudly 100% Project AWARE Certified.
We’re also proud to be members of the reef conservation organisation Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.
The sunscreen we provide on board our vessels is free of oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals known to be harmful to the reef.
And if you’re visiting the reef on board AquaQuest, we’re thrilled to offer locally brewed Hemingways 7th Heaven Tropical Ale on board. 50% of the profits from each can sold goes to Great Barrier Reef Legacy to fund their work ensuring the survival of coral reefs through scientific research, marine expeditions and education.
If you’re a qualified PADI Divemaster or you’ve completed your Instructor examinations, working with us as a diving instructor or trainer could be your dream job.
The Great Barrier Reef is known around the world as a snorkelling and diving paradise, and this is where you can spend your day sharing your passion for underwater adventure by guiding and training others.
Working with us means joining a friendly and professional team, from our instructor development course interns to our instructors, vessel crew, management and leadership. If you’re looking for a diving career opportunity, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friendly reservations team is available 24 hours to answer any questions you may have – but check our frequently asked questions first to see if your question is there!