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State Of The Art Vessel Dives into Port Douglas

July 7, 2017 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Cairns’ longest established dive operator, Divers Den is writing a new chapter in its history spanning more than 40 years with the arrival of AquaQuest – a brand new, purpose built vessel that this week commences its daily dive and snorkel service from Port Douglas to the pristine Agincourt, St. Crispins and Opal Reefs.

The 25-metre catamaran AquaQuest arrived in Port Douglas over the weekend after a 12-day journey from Thailand where it was commissioned and built under the close eye of Divers Den owner and director, Tony Physick.

Divers Den’s latest investment and expansion (valued at $5 million), which adds Port Douglas to its dive market, is part of a five-year strategy aimed at repositioning the company with state-of-the-art vessels and operations catering to the needs of a more sophisticated and discerning dive market.

Divers Den General Manager, Sonjha Forbes said the company has been committed to refreshing and redefining the operation with a view to sustainability and continued success.

“We are still very committed to diver education and the market serviced by our Cairns operation with daily departures from the Cairns Marlin Marina aboard vessels ReefQuest and SeaQuest as well as our liveaboard vessel Ocean Quest.

“And yet, there has been a concerted effort by the company to revitalise and raise the bar for greater choice, flexibility and range of experiences.”

AquaQuest is the only day trip vessel operating in Far North Queensland that has its own on-board nitrox filling facilities and buddy diving for a more carefree diving experience.

Added to the Port Douglas service and vessel is a booking office and retail shop in Macrossan Street along with daily return transfers servicing visitors staying in Cairns and the Northern Beaches.

Along with this latest development it has been a busy 18 months for Divers Den having a daily dive and snorkel service to Saxon, Hasting and Norman reefs on their new vessel Reef Quest while refurbishing its liveaboard boat, Ocean Quest at a cost of more than half a million dollars.

“For the Divers Den team, today’s launch of AquaQuest is a real cause for celebration and caps off a few very busy years paving the way for exciting times ahead,” Ms Forbes said.

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