New dive vessel adds to region’s tourism arsenal
PORT Douglas is home to a brand new diving vessel the AquaQuest, owned by Cairns’ longest established operators, Divers Den.
The $5 million investment and expansion adds to Port Douglas’s dive market and is part of a five-year strategy aimed at catering for the needs of a more sophisticated and discerning dive market.
Divers Den general manager Sonjha Forbes says the vessel opens new doors in the region.
The 25-metre purpose-built catamaran starts its daily dive and snorkel service from Port Douglas to Agincourt, St Crispins and Opal reefs, this week.
The new vessel is complemented by a new booking desk and shopfront on Macrossan Street and offers daily return transfers for clients staying in Cairns and the Northern Beaches.
AquaQuest claims to be the only day-trip vessel in Far North Queensland that has its own on-board nitrox filling facilities and buddy diving.
Ms Forbes says the company has been committed to refreshing and redefining the operation with a view to sustainability and continued success.
“There has been a concerted effort by the company to revitalise and raise the bar for greater choice, flexibility and range of experiences,” she said.
Divers Den owners, from left Tony, Bobby and Daniel Physick.