About Us

If you’re looking for a world-class snorkel and dive adventure from Cairns 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.

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Dive Centre

All our diving training facilities are housed at our purpose-built diving training centre in Cairns. We are proud to hold PADI 5-Star Instructor Development and PADI 5-Star Career Development status. These are the highest ratings awarded to any dive centre in recognition of our continued excellence in diver training.

Our Facilities

  • ​Covered, heated training pool built specifically for SCUBA lessons, with two shallow water areas to allow for multiple groups and a 3m “deep” section
  • Four air-conditioned classrooms, including a dedicated classroom area for our Instructor Development Courses and our regularly scheduled Japanese training courses
  • Separate male and female changing facilities, with hot water showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen facilities, coffee, tea and fresh water
  • Onsite workshop with gear servicing available
  • Gear storage available
  • Large vessels with hot fresh water showers

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Dive Shop

Our Divers Den dive shop 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 Dive Shop Cairns: 319 Draper St, Cairns
Open 7.30am – 5pm daily

Dive equipment servicing

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 workshop@diversden.com.au or phone +61 7 4047 9109 for details.

Environmental Responsibility

Our tours are accredited under Ecotourism Australia’s Advanced Ecotourism Certificate. This is the highest possible certification, reserved for innovative ecotourism operators committed to:

  • minimising environmental impact
  • providing opportunities to learn about the environment
  • using resources wisely
  • contributing to conservation initiatives
  • helping local communities

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.

  • 100% AWARE is a partner giving program, meaning we make a regular donation that helps protect our oceans
  • All student divers who complete a course at our dive centre receive a Project AWARE limited edition card

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.

Work with Divers Den

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 training@diversden.com.au.

Any questions? Get in touch!

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!