Cairns Dive & Snorkel 2 Reefs

Tour Code: 109

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Best Seller, Double the Fun, Double The Experience
  • Quality diving at 2 unique Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • In the winter months, you may very well see a Dwarf Minke whale, or bottlenose dolphin break the surface

Included In Price

  • 2 Outer Reef sites, chosen on the day from our selection of 16 sites
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • All snorkelling and diving equipment including wetsuits, lycra suits, dive computers, rescription masks
  • Morning tea
  • Buffet style lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Reef talk and presentation
  • Guided snorkel tour (snorkellers)

The most brilliant of reef tours begins with the very height of modern luxury. From Cairns Marlin Marina to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the reef’s newest and most sophisticated vessels will soar the waves to your Marine and venture.

Our Cairns based reef boat will visit 2 different coral reef sites each day guaranteeing regular passengers that you will not dive or snorkel the same reefs in 5 days.

We actually choose new locations for our guests todive and snorkel each day from our allocation of private mooring licences.   

This is the perfect Cairns dive tour for Nitrox divers.

With the fun and factual reef snorkel and dive presentation provided on the voyage to the Great Barrier Reef, you can munch on delicious Danishes and muffins as you learn about your Outer Reef destination.

The skipper will moor at a pristine Reef, and with a choice of 16 coral reef sites, he'll choose one based on the conditions on the day.

Some snorkelling tips will be provided before you step directly from the boat into the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkel or scuba dive among the coral formations and reef fish. Never mind if you have not dived before - this is the ideal place to try an introducotry scuba dive for the first time.

A dive instructor is always on hand to teach a new enthusiast, and to buddy up with certified divers as well. And for those feeling a little waterlogged, or in need of some R and R, treat the boat as your own and stretch out lazily and enjoy the sun.

Journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on a Modern Luxury Vessel

Travel to the Outer Barrier Reef on one of Cairns’ most popular dive and snorkel boats.

 At the beginning of your day out on the Great Barrier Reef, the welcoming crew will offer a delicious morning tea. Treat yourself  as you listen to a reef presentation about the corals and marine life you’ll encounter, and learn a few snorkelling tips too.

With a roaming permit, this Great Barrier Reef tour boat holds licences or permits to moor at 16 different coral reefs.

All equally impressive, and chosen to provide the best reef site regardless of tides and conditions. 

Onboard guests are given the option to try an introductory scuba dive as an extra.

Lunch is a healthy tropical buffet, before the opportunity for more in-water activity.

Sun lovers are more than welcome to soak up the rays on the boats deck.

Snorkel Tour Great Barrier Reef

Step straight from the deck into the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkel among a variety of corals including Stag Corals, Plate Corals, and the large boulder corals.

Within the anemones you will see colonies of clownfish (Nemo).

Common on these Outer Reef sites are sea turtles, giant clams, Parrotfish, Wrasse, starfish and sea feathers. 

Listen in to the on board presentation on your way to the reef to be sure you are more able to identify the amazing variety of creatures on the Great Barrier Reef.

Guided Snorkelling Tour

Whether it is your first ever snorkelling experience or  you just want to know more about the thrilling marine life at your feet, a guided snorkelling tour provides both skills and insight from a friendly and experienced marine instructor.

On this remarkable activity, some of the usual suspects you can be guaranteed to meet are yellow Butterflyfish, and giant clams among an array of coral gardens. 

A guided snorkel tour is a fantastic way to increase your knowledge and your enjoyment of your day exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Optional Introductory Scuba Diving

This Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns is renowned for its diving expertise, and a helpful dive instructor will teach you all the skills needed for this unforgettable underwater experience.

Likewise, certified scuba divers travel the globe to view the very reef you'll discover, such is its extraordinary reputation!

In small groups of 4 with a dive instructor, your session will begin on board the boat with skills and basic communication signals. 

Gear up on board before entering the water.  Take your time to descend approx. 12 m and there on the sea floor your will practice your skills underwater. 

Once you are safe and ready to go, your instrucotr will lead you on your Introductory diving experience.

Optional Certified Scuba Diving

Visit legendary dive sites such as the Turtle and Banana Bommie at Michaelmas Reef, or Twin Peaks at Hastings. 

Certified divers have the option of up to 3 dives on the day.  Explore the vast caverns, walls and isolated pinnacles of the Outer Reef. 

This vessel offers you the freedom to head off with your buddy or join a guided dive with a divemaster.

If it's been some time between dives, or you’re just not feeling overly confident, the certified guided dive is the perfect way to explore the reef. 

Bring your own gear and make use of the tanks and weights on board or travel light and enjoy the use of all equipment including wetsuitsl. 

Nitrox refills are available for Nitrox Certified divers.

See more Cairns dive and snorkel tours on the Great Barrier Reef.  

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From


Departure Time


Departure Instructions
  • Check-in is at 7:30am at the Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Boarding is at 7:40am
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Return transfers are an additional cost and need to be arranged at time of booking.
  • Please note transfers are payable on day of travel.
  • Cairns
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Departs Cairns Marlin Marina at 8.00am
Returns to Cairns Marlin Marina at 4.00pm


Total time on reef is between 4 and 5 hours at 2 reef sites

Available for Purchase / Hire

Return transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation, please pre-book

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium


Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional Information
  • Operator recommends a minimum of 24 hours from the last dive before flying or ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.
  • This is a non-smoking vessel.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Innovator
Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+ water resistant)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash ($AUD) or Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard) for any onboard purchases.

  • Child price applies to children 4 to 16.
  • Infants 0 to 3 years travel free.
  • Children must remain under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Divers aged under 18 must dive with guardian.
  • Minimum age for introductory diving is 12.
  • Minimum age for Certified diving is 10.

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

100% fee will apply for less than 24 hours notice of cancellation.

Cairns Dive & Snorkel 2 Reefs

Tour Code: 109

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Best Seller, Double the Fun, Double The Experience



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$165.00
Family: au$810.00

Tour Code: 109



17 yrs & over

4 - 16 yrs

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1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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