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Update Cairns GBR diving resuming

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Aquapro Dive Services, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Aquapro Dive Services

    Aquapro Dive Services Dive Travel Professional

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    Like everywhere else we have been doing it tough here in Cairns and just thought I would post a quick update to show a bit of optimism :) We really want to show support for the operators and their crews, and show them a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Obviously travel restrictions still apply and the first wave of visitors will more likely be domestic. Whilst some operators have behaved quite badly to customers unable to make their trips (see other threads) there are those who have been fantastic and its them we want to help.

    You can now tentatively book for after July assuming the state borders are open. July we still feel its a little soon, but later in the year is looking a lot more positive.

    You can still book and a deposit will be taken to confirm and hold your places. However if you cannot make the trip due to travel or Covid related restrictions then the deposit will be fully refunded as long as you cancel outside of that 30 day window. If you cancel within the 30 day window there my be a partial charge if the operator is running as normal - best to PM or email me for clarification. You may not get a reply from the operator if you contact them directly, but we will, so if you dont have any luck then let me know and I will try to follow up for you.

    Right now these trips are taking tentative bookings:

    Spirit of Freedom (Ribbon Reef and a Coral Sea)
    Ocean Quest (overnight trip to Outer Reef)
    Reef Quest and Tusa (day trips)

    As more start to try and rebuild we will update this thread or check our Facebook page. Check with us for prices too as there may be some freezes or specials on offer a start up etc
     
    Yawana-Dive, Paul M, Mike1967 and 3 others like this.
  2. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

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  3. Aquapro Dive Services

    Aquapro Dive Services Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Cairns, Australia
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    Just replied to you via messenger
     
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  4. Aquapro Dive Services

    Aquapro Dive Services Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Cairns, Australia
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  5. FishCity

    FishCity Nassau Grouper

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    Good luck with bookings! Someday I will get back there, once a vaccine. I am high risk in ways that don't affect me usually except for covid.
     
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  6. Aquapro Dive Services

    Aquapro Dive Services Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Cairns, Australia
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    Thanks FishCity and hope to see you up here soon too :

    For everyone else - Yongala trips now up and running from 12th June so drop me a line if needed!! :)
     
    Fibonacci likes this.
  7. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

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    Location: Victoria, Australia
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  8. Aquapro Dive Services

    Aquapro Dive Services Dive Travel Professional

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    Location: Cairns, Australia
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    Look forward to it Mike ha ha!

    Latest updates:
    Coral Sea Dreaming running from September 1st (this leads the way for the rest of the over night boats which are still talking about August, possibly mid July).
    Day boats starting to get together and run alternate days between them, starting this week (see our FB page for the news article)
     
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  9. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

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    Still keen to do the 7 night SOF trip
     
  10. Aquapro Dive Services

    Aquapro Dive Services Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Cairns, Australia
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    @Mike1967 at this stage they are looking about August but TBC
     

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