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From Cairns: Luxury Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive

4.8 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: Divers Den

From Cairns: Luxury Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive

Activity provider: Divers Den

From US$ 137.58 per person

Spend a day on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy 5 hours in the water to snorkel and dive. Spot clownfish, turtles, stingrays, and even the occasional reef shark.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef with experienced and friendly crew
  • Experience two different Great Barrier Reef snorkel and dive locations
  • Spend the day in a brand new vessel designed for maximum comfort
  • See amazing coral and sea life at some of the best dive and snorkel locations on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a delicious pre-packed picnic lunch
Full description
Depart in the morning for your once in a lifetime adventure to the spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef aboard this modern, luxury vessel. The friendly crew will ensure you get the most out of your day on the reef, whether you’re a snorkeler, trying SCUBA diving for the first time, or you are an experienced diver.  Purpose built, the vessel boasts 3 large sun decks, 2 air-conditioned indoor saloons, a spacious dive deck, and a sunken platform for easy access in and out of the water. This new vessel has everything you need to experience the Great Barrier Reef in unrivaled comfort, and numbers are capped at 80 to ensure everybody has a great day.  You will have the opportunity to snorkel or dive at 2 exclusive reef locations across your day, allowing you to see an abundance of marine life that calls the Great Barrier Reef home. The reef sites are chosen on the day by the experienced skipper, depending on weather and sea conditions to ensure the best in-water experience.  If this is your first time snorkeling, don’t worry — it’s fun and safe for the whole family. You can see the best of the Great Barrier Reef just floating on the surface, including colorful coral, many fish species, and other wildlife. Free guided snorkeling tours are available, meaning you won’t miss a thing. These free tours are great for those who aren’t as comfortable in the water. All of the snorkeling equipment required is supplied as part of your trip, including a wetsuit or stinger suit.  If you would like to try diving but don’t have a diving licence, then why not try an introductory dive? You can see the underwater world in the care of an experienced instructor. If you are already certified, you can go guided or non-guided during your time on the reef — it's up to you.  You will enjoy a light morning tea, afternoon tea of fruits, cheese and crackers, and a delicious pre-packed picnic lunch. Complimentary tea, coffee, and chilled water are served throughout the day (snacks, soft and alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase). Whether you are a snorkeler, first-time SCUBA diver, or already certified diver, you will love this once in a lifetime adventure aboard a luxury day trip to the great barrier reef.
  • 5 hours of water time at two exclusive dive locations
  • Morning tea with tea or coffee
  • Pre-packed picnic lunch
  • Hot fresh showers
  • Detailed snorkel and dive briefings
  • Guided snorkeling tours
  • Use of dive/snorkel equipment, including masks, snorkels, fins and flotation devices
  • Use of wet and stinger suits
  • Prescription mask (optional)
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC) AU$6.50 per person - to be paid on board
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Scuba diving
  • Photo purchases
  • Digital camera hire
  • Souvenirs
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

The boat departs from the Cairns Marina. The boat is at the "B Finger" wharf location.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Know before you go

  • If you are a certified divers please remember to bring cert-card and logbook
  • Introductory Divers - If you are doing an introductory dive you will be asked to fill out and sign a medical declaration form
  • Certified Divers If you are a certified diver you will be asked to fill out and sign an Advice to Divers Form. Medical Standards differ from country to country, certain medication / medical conditions may preclude you from diving in Australia
  • The vessel offers multiple languages on certain days of the week:
  • English & German - Monday to Sunday
  • Spanish & Portuguese - Tuesday to Saturday
  • Chinese - Tuesday to Saturday
  • Japanese - Thursday to Monday
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

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It was amazing. I was diving for the first time in a year or so. I struggled on my first dive, but our guide, Roman gave me some useful advice, which helped a lot on my second dive. The dive locations are spectacular and the ability to go snorkeling after diving was really cool too. If you're confident, they can let you go diving on your own as long as you have a buddy. The entire crew is really chill and are awesome to talk to and are all really funny and enthusiastic. I would go again if I had the chance.

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January 6, 2020

Perfect for even young children. The crew was amazing, friendly, and accommodating. Our children are ages 5, 7 and 10 and they snorkeled and had a great experience. We were the only boat at both our snorkeling spots and the reef was alive and teaming with life and color. The food they provided was delicious and there was plenty. The tour was worth every dime spent. Great value for the money. I wouldn’t book with anyone else.

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December 4, 2019

The crew was very professional, and they could not arrange a Chinese group temporarily, and they were very careful to communicate early. On the same day, a Chinese crew member was on the scene to take special care of us. The instructor is relaxed and professional, which enables people to clearly learn the key points of diving, and also to be able to dive into the water with ease. After contacting the water, my contact lenses fell off. The captain borrowed my own diving goggles. The state of everyone's treatment is very similar to that of family members. My best journey to Cairns!

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October 15, 2019

Product ID: 126221