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Old 05-15-2011, 03:42 AM   #1
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Shore dives around Cairns

Hi Guys,

Iíll be in Cairns around end of May and plan to bring by gears with me. At this stage it looks like I will not be able to take a full day boat trips. Is it possible and productive to do shore dives? Here in Auckland, boat trips are usually more productive, as we venture to quite remote places. How about shore dives near Cairns? A quick look at the marine charts does give a simple answer: not much rocks or pinnacles, quite shallow and marine parks almost everywhere.
Please suggest where to start or perhaps a local spearfishing shop to contact.

Thanks and safe diving.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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Re: Shore dives around Cairns

Since no one has jumped in yet, I'll give it a go....when I was in Cairns in 1996, we dove off the GBR, way offshore....nice, clear water...but when we walked along the beach in Cairns though, seemed to be a fear of box jellyfish along the shore areas....the "stinger" nets were out for swimmer's protection, plus the water seemed dirty and no viz...don't know if it was just that particular day, or that way a lot of the time....hopefully, someone from that area will chime in and give more accurate accounts of the area....we were there in April, I think and it was HOT!

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Old 05-21-2011, 09:32 PM   #3
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Re: Shore dives around Cairns

Thanks for that. I will post a report if I go there. I am now thinking towards other place. May be Fraser. Not going alone so have to make a balanced decision.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:40 PM   #4
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Re: Shore dives around Cairns

Heya,

Shorediving up north can be okay but off shore on the reef is much better. I 've done a fair bit of shore diving up townsville way (south of cairns) and its not nearly as good as on the reef. find a boat / get onto spearoz to see who is around.

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