Cairns Dive Trip - Fly - Dive - 4 Nights -14 Dives - Coral Sea

Tour Code: 230

Departing: Cairns

Scuba Dive with Sharks
  • Our Cairns dive trip is the ultimate 4 day dive trip to the Coral Sea to see some of the most amazing reef sites and marine life in the world
  • The marine life interactions on our 4 day Coral Sea liveaboard dive trip are spectacular to say the least. Hammer Head sharks, Gardens Eels, Barracuda, Stingrays, huge Maori Wrasse and giant Potato Cod, Olive Sea snakes, reef sharks and so much more
  • Seeing some of the largest coral bommies in the world, massive plate corals, wall dives, cave dives and massive drop offs from the edge of the famous World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef 
  • Another bonus on our 4 day Cairns dive tour is the low level scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef from Lizard Island back to Cairns
  • Dive with packs of Sharks and take selfies with the palyful Maori Wrasse and giant Potato Cod
  • We have the world famous shark feeding dive where divers sit with backs to a coral wall as sharks of all kinds circle above in a feeding frenzy

Included In Price

  • All dives are a minimum of 160kms from Cairns 
  • Superior vessel stability 
  • Spectacular shark feed  
  • Pay a visit to some man-sized Potato Cod 
  • Experience the remoteness of Coral Sea dive sites  with sea walls and amazing coral formations
  • Delicious chef-prepared meals with vegetarian and vegan options available 
  • Finish up your trip with a low-level flight over the Great Barrier Reef from Lizard Island 
  • Nautilus Life Line GPS on each dive
  • Accommodation in twin/double cabins
  • Daily cabin service
  • Delicious meals & snacks, wine and soft drink are included with the evening meal
  • Tanks, air fills and weight belt
  • Reef ecology programme
  • Dive computer workshop
  • Vivid Pix digital photo editing software workshop
  • Transfer to the airport or Cairns hotel after your expedition

Cairns premier liveaboard 4 night dive trip to the Coral Sea, Dive with packs of Sharks, Scuba along with giant Potato Cod fish that are the same size as you, see the playful Maori Wrasse

This is a true bucket list live aboard dive trip for the dedicated scuba diving adventurer. Fulfill your dream of a lifetime and experience diving on the Great Barrier Reef on our Fly & Dive Coral Sea expedition that departs weekly from Cairns.

Spend 4 nights on board one of the best and most awarded liveaboard scuba diving vessels in Australia and take 14 amazing dives with the huge amount of marine life in the Coral Sea off the coastline of northern Australia.

Bring the whole family and dive together to have an amazing Great Barrier Reef dive adventure you will never forget.  All certified divers are able to dive if over 12 years old and children over 8 years old are accepted onto the dive boat under adult surpervision.  

You will board your liveaboard dive boat at the Cairns Marina in the late afternoon (after 4pm) where you will be greeted by the staff and shown your allocated rooms. 

All cabins have ensuite bathrooms and you can choose from Queen size, to Double and Twins according to budget and preference when booking your dive trip. 

Around 6pm we will leave Cairns as the sun sets behind the mountains as you cruise northwards towards the beautiful Osprey Reef and surrounding Ribbon Reefs on the Great Barrier Reef.

Our custom designed liveaboard dive boat has been built to meet divers specialised needs.  For photographers there are multi-level camera tables, dedicated rinse tanks and photo stations with air guns.  There is no shortage of charging sockets for equipment in the boat cabins and in the main area.

For extra safety and for longer dives our boat has nitrox (bring your certification card) or there is also a nitrox course and certification offered whilst on the trip.  If you are a re-breather diver then they have equipment and support for your re-breathing diving.

We just need to be pre-notified on booking of these extra dive requirements.

If anyone in your party is a non-diver and prefers to snorkel and take it easy – there is plenty of room to relax in the large lounge area with its 2 large TV screens. Or if you prefer to soak up the tropical lifestyle outside, there is a large upper deck area with sun loungers to soak up the sun and to read a book or have a drink. 

All catering on board is of the finest quality and is prepared by our experienced chefs.

Expect gin clear water, huge coral walls and our signature exciting and terrifying Shark Dives to make this dive trip one you cannot miss nor ever forget.

You will be diving in famous places on the Great Barrier Reef that you would have read such as the Cod Hole and the Snake Pit (named for good reason), before moving on to the pristine North Coral Sea dive sites for some great shark action and amazing diversity.

Your dive guides are all highly experienced and have dived these parts of the reef for many years and know the dive sites topography and depths very well. 

Our Cairns based liveaboard dive company is well known for our high standard on diver safety and first class service and have achieved many awards of recognition 

Depending on winds, currents and season will determine which dive sites are dived on the trip. These are a sample of some of the amazing sites you will literally have on your doorstep (or giant side step!).

Our Great Barrier Reef Dive Locations

Cod Hole

Here, you will begin your first experience, diving with the giant Potato Cod at this world-renowned dive site Cod Hole. Dive with fish as almost as big as the scuba divers.  The puppy friendly Maori Wrasse and the curious Potato Cod will be your dive buddies of a different kind.

Snake Pit

Olive Sea snakes are the draw card for your next site, the Snake Pit. These gentle creatures will investigate you as you enjoy the beautiful coral formations. Don’t worry, they aren’t dangerous and there is no known fatalities of any divers being bitten by these gentle creatures, they aren’t aggressive and you can just watch them going about their everyday business. 

Challenger Bay

Located on the Ribbon Reefs north of Cairns this scenic sandy bay is a dotted with small bommies (coral outcrops) and stunning coral gardens.  Whilst diving you can marvel at the fish being cleaned at the plethora of cleaning stations dotted at this site. You’ll be amazed to see them all queuing in a line to be the next one. 

See Sweetlips, Triggerfish, Coral Cod, Coral Trout, Rock Cod and Angelfish all waiting their turn. At Challenger Bay you’ll see schooling fish congregating and it is common to see Barracuda, Humphead Parrotfish and Snappers. 

This is an amazing dive site where you can also see Stingrays, Reef Sharks, Cuttlefish, Maori Wrasse, Nudibranchs, moray eels and colonies of garden eels.

Fairy Grotto

This is indeed a magical experience as you dive the plummeting reef walls, small caverns and swim-throughs that are interspersed throughout this amazing dive located at the great Osprey Reef.  This is a dive site that will wow you with its topographical formations and is a true wonderland for divers.

Admiralty Anchor

Is a thrilling dive site located on the western point of Osprey Reef. It will thrill you with its large sea life. The site is known for its large coral bommies that intersperse this dive site.  The gaps between these make for some great diving as you can swim between them in the natural made gullies and canyons.

Giant black coral trees, feathery corals, golden fans and red whips are just some of the coral types inhabiting the area. Sharks and schooling fish like Barracudas, Trevally, Parrotfish and Dog-toothed Tuna will thrill you as you swim amongst them.  Watch the Garden Eels waving hypnotically on the sandy bottom.

False Entrance

A large divide in the reef is the gap that gives the dive site this name.  A large U-shaped gully descends to a depth of 30 m from the reef lagoon area.  From the gully floor there are a large selection of bommies that rise up, making this dive site topographically interesting and highly dramatic.

False Entrance creates great photo opportunities with its colourful coral fans and whips as well as schooling Big Eye Trevally and Barracudas. In the cooler months Hammerhead Sharks are known to cruise by.

North Horn - Dive With Sharks

Will be your final dive stops. North Horn creates a lasting memory to take home, as you scuba dive with Sharks, witnessing upwards of 30 Sharks milling around above your head in this well-known shark spotting place. This is a dive that will get your heart pumping! 

For more Great Barrier Reef liveaboard dive trips see here  and more shark diving tours and swim with whale tours 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time


Departure Instructions
  • Check in before 4.00pm at our Cairns office and then board to boat at Trinity Wharf at 6.00pm
  • We do not offer pickups, you must make your own way to our office for check in; however on our return to Cairns we will transfer you back to our office, the Cairns airport or an inner city central hotel
  • Ribbon Reefs: Goggle Gardens, Snake Pit, Cod Hole
  • Osprey Reef: Fairy Grotto, Admirality Anchor, False Entrance, North Horn
  • Holmes Reef: Nonki Bommie
  • Bouganville Reef: Dungeons & Dragons, Southern Wall, Silver Slope, Shipwreck
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



4 nights

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Beverages from the bar
  • Gear Hire: wetsuits, gloves, tanks, GPS, safety sausage, nitrox fills, tanks, weights, gauges, BCD, light/torch
  • Note: we recommend you bring your own wetsuit, mask snorkel and fins to ensure they fit well
  • Dive Courses are available on board, discuss options at time of booking
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Trip videos
  • Underwater photography course
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

  • This tour is recommended for confident snorkelers to advanced divers
  • We recommend that you allow 24 hours between your last dive and your onward flight (all diving is finished by 5:00pm Wednesday)
  • Passengers MUST understand English

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
  • The nearest hyperbaric chamber is based in Townsville.
  • The tour organisers recommend that dive insurance is taken out with DAN.
  • All staff and crew are all trained in Emergency First Aid
  • Ensure that all your equipment has been recently serviced. 
  • Dive gear (it is possible to hire dive gear on board)
  • Certification card
  • Travel plugs and adaptor (there are 110 v and 240 v sockets)
  • Log book
  • Polaroid sunglasses
  • Swimwear (bring more than one so can allow for drying time)
  • Warm clothes for post diving
  • Hat/cap/visor
  • Batteries
  • Rash vest

  • We seldom have children onboard however we do welcome ONE family per expedition with children minimum age 8 years
  • We are unable to supply dive gear in children’s sizes
  • Children must be over 12 years old and must be fully qualified

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.

  • All cancellations must be in writing.
  • Less than 60 days prior to departure - forfeit 30% of trip fee per person.
  • Less than 30 days prior to departure - forfeit 100% of trip fee per person.
  • Insurance should be taken to cover: weather problem; expedition cancellations; airline difficulties; medical problems and lost or damaged luggage.
  • Unforeseen weather or machinery problems may cause us to cancel or change an itinerary.
  • No refund is offered for time lost due to the medical evacuation of a guest or reduction of dives due to weather conditions.
  • No compensation is offered to guests to change flights or holiday plans.
  • DiveAssure offers cover for both Australian residents & non-residents traveling to Australia.

Cairns Dive Trip - Fly - Dive - 4 Nights -14 Dives - Coral Sea

Tour Code: 230

Departing: Cairns

Scuba Dive with Sharks



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

Child: au$2,342.00
Family: au$9,368.00

Tour Code: 230



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8 - 15 yrs

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

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