Quicksilver Purchases Remaining Shares of Pro Dive Cairns
With a continued commitment to the region’s tourism industry, Quicksilver is pleased to announce the purchase of the remaining 30% of the shares in Pro Dive Cairns, of which Quicksilver had been the majority shareholder since 2005.
Managing Director of the Quicksilver Group, Tony Baker said “Pro Dive Cairns is one of Cairns premier dive operators and a renown market leader in the Australian dive industry. We are delighted to acquire the remaining shares. Quicksilver is a leader in the field of marine tourism and Pro Dive Cairns, as a leading Outer Barrier Reef liveaboard dive operator and dive school complements our range of products.
Mr Baker was pleased that Pro Dive Cairns Managing Director, Rod Punshon, has agreed to remain for a further 12 months as General Manager to ensure a smooth transition.”
Rod Punshon said “After 27 years and from very humble beginnings, Pro Dive Cairns has grown in stature to now own and operate three 24 metre liveaboard dive vessels, a state-of-the-art diver training centre which recently underwent a $1.5 million upgrade as well as a thriving retail outlet located in the heart of Cairns. I am confident that Pro Dive Cairns will continue to deliver the quality product that we have become known for over the years. The last 27 years have been a great experience and I’ve learned a lot along the way as well as accumulated many memories. I know when I leave in 12 months time it will be with the knowledge Pro Dive Cairns is in good hands and will continue to go from strength to strength.”