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Dive Centre, Adventure & Tourism Business For Sale #3285


  • Dive Centre, Adventure & Tourism Business For Sale #3285

Business Description

This unique Adventure tourism business, (assets - property, vessels, and vehicles plus the unique permits and licenses) is being offered for sale.

Established for 30 years, the Business is one of the largest diver certification agencies in the world, certifying divers from all around the world.

* The business is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) 5 star accredited with the highest PADI Discover Scuba Di¬ve numbers in Cairns and Queensland for 2016. Courses vary from 1 day referrals to 2 week Dive Instructor IDC courses
* 2 snorkel / dive day trip options,
* 1 live-aboard (on the Great Barrier Reef with snorkeling and diving. In addition to day and overnight trips
* Offer daily learn-to-dive courses through all levels, from Bub¬ble Maker (10 years of age), Scuba Diver, Open Water, Adventure, Advanced, Rescue, Dive Master and Dive Instructor.

Four vessels:
Vessel 1 - CDC Catamaran. ‘- Aluminum 18 meter catamaran, with twin motors, cruising speed of 18 knots. It is licensed to carry up to 75 passengers
Vessel 2 - CDC mono hull - Aluminum 16 meter with a powerful single engine, cruising speed of 15 knots. It is licensed to carry up to 50 passengers
Vessel 3 - 25 meter catamaran specifically designed to live aboard, snorkel and dive - includes 16 cabins, configured to include doubles, twin and four berth sleeping arrangements. Main deck has a functional saloon complete with bar, dining and commercial galley; whilst the top deck has an open and shaded sun deck towards the aft, complimented with an air-conditioned library and lounge.
Vessel 4 - Glass bottom boat with seating and viewing for 40 guests,

Dive-related equipment

19GBRMPA mooring permits
2 operating tourism permits


The Marine Permits issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. These include permit G15/34162.1 (a 15 year permit due for renewal in September 2022, subject to CDC remaining Eco Accredited). The permit allows CDC to conduct tourism operations across 19 moorings, including exclusive rights over Elford Reef (1), Channel Reef (2) and Briggs Reef (4); as well as permission by the Authority for two vessels to conduct a tourism program across this scope.

The options (negotiable) are for the original owner to remain as a consultant for a period of time to help assist in the transition. The General Manager has interests in the business and wishes to remain along with some key staff.

This business would be a great avenue to enter into the Nth Qld Marine Tourism market as new permits are no longer available with any more than 50 days so ideal for new players in the area and or industry.

Asking $6,000,000

To find out more information about this business, please complete the confidentiality agreement quoting reference number: 3285

Broker: Simone Simpson| E: simone@absbrisbane.com| P: 0429 988 104
Head Office | P: 07 3368 4010| E: reception@absbrisbane.com

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Price: $6,000,000Trial: no

Your Business Broker

Simone Simpson

Business Location

Cairns City, Queensland 4870