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Scuba Divers' Resources
Great Barrier Reef Information
Transportation
Local Arts and Entertainment
Australian History and Humor
Ocean and Rainforest Conservation

Information about Outlying areas
Photo Resources
Weather and Climate
Tropical Rainforest Information
Local Sports and Recreation
Australian News Media

Aboriginal Resources
Useful Travelers' Tools
Web and Graphic Design
Dive Operators Worldwide
Worldwide Adventure Travel

Scuba Divers' Resources

Divers Alert Network Great source of dive safety information and evacuation insurance.
Diving Medicine Online Excellent online dive medicine resource
Athletic Optics Custom source of prescription dive masks.
NAUI Scuba Dive Education and Certification
PADI Scuba Dive Education and Certification
SSI Australia Scuba Dive Education and Certification
MyLife Internet Health Record Card New method of keeping/accessing your health records.
DiveWise International scuba diving resource, with extensive dive destinations and dive center info

Weather and Climate

Cairns Weather Radar Shows current rainfall.
North Coast Marine Forecast Local marine forecast.
Tropical North Queensland Forecast Summary of regional forecasts.
National Tidal Foundation Tidal predictions
Weather Underground, Holmes Reef Current Weather at Holmes Reef
Australian Bureau of Meteorology Archive of weather and climate information.

Great Barrier Reef Information

Australian Institute of Marine Sciences Archive of Reef Research
CRC Center for Reef Research Great guide to animals found on the Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Marine Park Authority Govt. Organization, supervises the Great Barrier Reef.
Reef Base Extensive worldwide database of coral reef information.
WWF Great Barrier Reef Campaign International campaign to protect the Great Barrier reef.
CSIRO Marine Research Archive of Australian marine biology research.
Reef Teach Excellent local educator, take one of his evening courses!

Tropical Rainforest Information

Wet Tropics Management Authority Manages Australian rainforests, excellent information here.
Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre Research archive for Australian Rainforests.
Flecker Botanic Garden Local botanic garden, be sure to visit!
Rainforest Action Network Environmental organization, goal is protecting rainforests.
World Rainforest Information Portal Portal for rainforest information,

Transportation

Sugarland Car Rentals Excellent local car rental company.
Four Wheel Drive Hire Service Excellent 4WD rental company.
NQ Campervans Excellent campervan rental company.
CairnsCars.com Local used car dealership.
Coral Coaches Regional bus line, routes to most local and remote towns.
Black and White Taxis Cairns taxi service.
Sun Palm Express Shuttle/Limo service between Cairns and Port Douglas.
Sunbus Cairns municipal bus lines.
McCafferty's Bus Lines Long distance bus lines.
Queensland Rail Statewide train services.
Qantas Airline, international and regional
Air New Zealand Airline, international service
Australian Airlines Airline, international service
Macair Airlines Airline, routes to many small towns.
Virgin Blue Airline, international and within Australia
Flight Centre Online airline ticket purchase center.

Local Sports and Recreation

Adventure Equipment Outdoor gear shop, especially camping climbing and kayaking
Adventure Racing Australia Local adventure racing club.
Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club Active local triathlon club and calendar of triathlons
Cairns Mountainbike Club Active local mountain bike club, and race calendar
Cairns Roadrunners Active local running club and calendar of runs
Cairns Taipans Australian Professional Team, based in Cairns
FNQ Beach Volleyball Club Cairns Local Beach Volleyball Club: Tourneys, Leagues, Open Play
Fishing Cairns The complete local resource guide to fishing .
It's Extreme Outdoor gear, especially footwear, eyewear, and kite surfing.
Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club Local Surf Lifesaving Club
Pump 'n Pedals Bike Shop Great starting point for road cycling.
Trinity Aquatics Centre Local Aquatics Centre

Local Arts and Entertainment

Barfly Weekly Magazine Local news and entertainment guide.
Birch & Carroll Theaters Local movie theater, click "Cairns" for schedule.
Cairns Regional Art Gallery Excellent regional art gallery.
Tanks Arts Centre Center and sponsor for many local arts events.

Australian News Media

NEWS.com.au index of all online Australian Newspapers,
The Australian Australia's Largest Newspaper.
SBS Online Online edition of this independent television station.
ABC Online Online edition of television news.

Australian History and Humor

Australian Slang Dictionary Learn how to speak 'stralian before you go!
Henry Lawson Archive Archive of writings of one of Australia's bush poets.
Banjo Patterson Archive Archive of writings of one of Australia's bush poets.
Big Things An index of giant roadside architecture: pineapples, worms, cows, etc.
Sir Joseph Banks Archive Journals of early scientist exploring Australia.

Aboriginal Resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Commission
Govt. Organization working with Aboriginal affairs.
ATSIC Radio Archive of Aboriginal news radio programs.
ATSIC Video Archive of Aboriginal news video programs.
Laura Aboriginal Festival Outstanding local Aboriginal cultural festival.
Vibe Ezine Aboriginal Ezine.
The Indigenous Australian News Online Aboriginal news source.
Hope Vale Aboriginal Community Local Aboriginal community.
Aboriginal Languages of Australia Archive of information on Aboriginal languages.
Aboriginal Art Online Aboriginal art resource.
Aboriginal Tourism Australia Aboriginal tourism resource.

Ocean and Rainforest Conservation

World Wildlife Fund
Great Barrier Reef Campaign
International campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
Ocean.com Comprehensive ocean information index.
Eco-wise Seafood Buyers Guide Informative consumer guide to environmental seafood buying.
Waterkeepers Alliance International network of river, channel, and coast keepers.
Australian Koala Foundation Foundation with goal of protecting Koalas.
Ecotourism Association of Australia Ecotourism guide.
Cairns and Far North Environmental Centre Active local environmental organization.
Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland Active local environmental organization.
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network International network of reef researchers/observations
Rainforest Action Network Leads international campaign to protect rainforests.
Earth Sanctuaries Ltd. Company with goal of creating network of nature reserves.
Cairns Frog Hospital Local environmental group, goal is protecting frog species.

Useful Travelers' Tools

Australian Govt. Visitor's Guide Govt. guide to visas and other information for visitors.
CairnsHostels.com Comprehensive guide to Cairns Backpackers Hostels
Ledanet Local Internet Service Provider.
Telstra Nationwide Internet Service Provider.
Netbored Tools Metric Conversion.
Worldtimezone.com World Time zones Map.
Westpac Foreign Exchange Center

Currency Conversion Calculator.

Information about outlying areas

Atherton Tablelands Online guide to the Atherton Tablelands
Gulf and Savannah Development Assn. Excellent online guide to the Gulf and Savannah regions.
Tropical Savannas CRC  

Web and Graphic Design

Planet Chicken Web design and marketing
Moni Design Specialist in online map construction
Montecito Media Web design and marketing
Create Design Outstanding graphic design and printing

Photo Resources

Your Shot Photography Custom bulk image scanning service.
Great Barrier Reef Enterprises Resource for excellent underwater photography.

Pine Creek Pictures

Local photography, portrait and landscape.

Dive Operators Worldwide

Manta Scuba Dive Dive Cabo San Lucas., Mexico
Go Deep Sea New Zealand Diving and Fishing Expeditions
Diving Ventures Wreck, whale sharks, and diving in Western Australia
NauticFriend Scuba and other Watersports directory

Worldwide Adventure Travel

 
GoToAfrica.com Comprehensive African index for Adventure Travellers

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Scuba Diving Directory Directory of worldwide scuba diving resources.
   

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