When I woke up the dive boat was only a couple hours out of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef was already behind us. The compressor was still shot so the dives had been cancelled. We were back on the dock in Cairns by eleven. We were much earlier than expected (due to the skipped dives), so we had to stand around for an hour waiting for a representative of the company to show up. We spent most of the time trying to figure out an approach for getting some money back since we'd missed four dives. We were prepared for a fight but when they showed up they offered us twenty percent back (A$ 100) - what we had hoped for. Just on principle we argued and got a T-shirt out of it as well.
Checked in to the same hostel (I was given a voucher for two free nights when I booked the dive trip through them), and took a wonderful, long shower. Then I met up with George, Abraham, Jenny, Rachel, and Becky (all from the dive trip) and drove out to some nearby falls to go for a swim. It turned out to be a beautiful hot day and the cool pool at the falls was wonderful. After checked email, did laundry, got a roll of film developed, had diner, and made some phone calls (one call, but it took about twenty attempts to get through).
Met up with most of the divers, the dive master, and the cook from the trip. Ended up being a pretty major night covering most of the bars in Cairns - at least the ones that would let us in. Was back in bed shortly after four.