There are a lot of boats and tours (good & bad) to choose from when looking at this area - save yourself and start with Michelle at Cairns Dive School. She's a professional who knows the area and the boats/tours available and will guide you to the best experience personalized to your needs and expectations. She was great at communicating, understood our expectations and exceeded them!
I'm certified and this was my companion's first time. We visited Michelle at her very nice facility in Cairns (we arrived via cruise ship and walked to her place from the dock). She spent a lot of time in the pool with training so my companion could do a Discovery dive the next day. She was very patient and went over everything so he would be comfortable and safe. (all our equipment was provided, and it was nice equipment, including prescription masks and an underwater camera so we could save memories of the day--all of which she had on the boat for us, we didn't need to bring anything except towels). At the last minute, 2 friends wanted to join just for snorkeling - no problem, Michelle took care of everything.
She recommended the Tusa6 which turned out to be one of the best boats I've used; large, very comfortable, organized, professionally staffed, attentive (they even put our flippers on and off! we felt very pampered) great food and 4 clean bathrooms with showers!
The dive...not as expected, my friend on his first dive ever experienced some problems with clearing, fortunately we were with Michelle who recognized and worked with him patiently to try to sort it out - very happy he had personal and professional attention to make this the best possible experience. We had time for 3 great dives all at different locations.
I've been diving for 20 years, and this is the first time a turtle has followed us and eaten from my hand :) Diving with Michelle was great, she noticed everything and pointed it out which really made the day!
Thank you very much Michelle!
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