Cairns Dive Trips Fly Dive Cod Hole | 3 Nights/12 Dives

Tour Code: 231

Prices From

au$1,939

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

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

Spend 3 spectacular nights on board our dive boat out in the Coral Sea at the famous Cod Hole diving with man sized fish called the Potato Cod and spend time with the puppy like Maori Wrasse. 3 nights and 12 dives simply amazing

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Highlights

  • Scuba diving with the Potato Cod fish
  • Seeing the playful Maori Wrasse with the scuba divers 
  • The low level scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef to Lizard Island
  • Potentially seeing Whales during July and August

Perfect Selfie

  • Selfie with the Potato Cod and Maori Wrasse 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Dive Boat Itinerary

Great Barrier Reef - Liveaboard Dive Tour

Beginning with a meet and greet get to know us at 7.00am we then  take everyone to the Cairns General Aviation Airport to catch our flight to Lizard Island.

The plane which will transport you on a specially designed low level flight path over the reef where Captain Cook ran aground, across the massive wreck of the Emily, and along the impressive Continental Shelf of Australia. 

The plane will fly at a low 180m (600ft) , so you will have a wonderful view all along your 150 mile journey as you will soar over the most amazing flora and fauna in the world.  See how two World Heritage sites collide in an explosion of colour underneath you.

As we head to the famous Lizard Island resort runway you will see the brilliant Blue Lagoon. Lizard island is a popular hideway from the paparazzi and honeymoon destination for the wealthy and famous folks

A high outcrop on Lizard Island was the place that James Cook climbed way back in 1770 to try and find his way out of the labyrinth of reefs (Lizard Island lies of off the aptly named Cape Tribulation).  The naturalist Joseph Banks, after being holed up there due to navigational problems, lamented that he still didn’t have enough time to record the wealth of creatures that he found in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

The biodiversity of the area was amazing then and still is now.  Sir David Attenborough is not shy in promoting the area as one of his most favourite places in the world, saying that not enough people come her to witness it for themselves.

The 88km long chain of reef stretching from Lizard Island to Cooktown is among the most prized and pristine diving sites in the world. You will have the opportunity to see more species here than at any other sites, as the currents that run between the reefs attract a huge diversity of life. Pygmy seahorses, manta rays, whales and 6 of the world’s 7 sea turtle species are known to frequent the area.  

Your liveaboard dive boat will greet you at Lizard Island ready for your scuba diving adventure.

Your home for the next 3 nights is Australia’s most awarded dive liveaboard vessel.  It was designed by divers for divers, allowing passengers to move with ease whether their diving equipment is on or off. 

Extra care has been taken to ensure that photographers and divers every needs are taken into consideration and there are plenty of ‘charge’ points to re ‘juice’ dive lights, camera equipment, computers etc.

To make the journey as smooth as possible we have twin hulls for extra stability – something that those prone to seasickness will be relieved to know.

There is also plenty of room for guests and for the 12 staff that will be travelling and looking after all your needs. The crew on board are a highly professional, very experienced team that includes chefs, dive masters and hosts and of course, the boat Captain.

Guest cabins come in a variety of configurations from Double with Queen bed to Twin share. All are air-conditioned and are cleaned and serviced daily just like a floating hotel.

For lounging around, literally, this dive boat is like no other liveaboard. There is a spacious lounge with bar inside where you can unwind and relax.  There is plenty of room upstairs that leads out to a spacious sun deck, where there is a full view of the Coral Sea and sunbeds if you just want to relax and chill under the tropical sun with a good book (remember the sun cream!).

The Scuba Diving

You will have the opportunity to take 12 dives in one of the most famous dive destinations in the world and explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef along with all of its 1,500 fish species and 400 coral species. 

The varying currents between the Ribbon Reefs in the area also attract many different types of pelagic animals and large fish populations.

Biodiversity is what The Great Barrier Reef excels in, from the small critters of pygmy seahorses and nudibranches (1001 species!) to the large pelagics such as manta rays and whales there is something for everybody. 

Boasting an amazing 43 types of butterfly fish and 6 out of the world’s 7 main turtle species – you are truly exploring an underwater mecca.

 

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Included In Price

  • A low-level flight to the spectacular Lizard Island 
  • All 12 dives are located over 160kms from Cairns 
  • Access to restricted dive sites guaranteed 
  • Spend less time travelling, with 50% reduced cruise times 
  • Visit the world famous Cod Hole 
  • Experience the best fish, coral and marine life biodiversity on prime Ribbon Reef sites 
  • Less dive disruptions with superior vessel stability 
  • June/July brings Dwarf Minke Whale spotting opportunities 
  • Chef prepared meals (Vegan and Vegetarian options available) 
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

Monday 7am

Departure Instructions

Flight to Lizard Island

Pickup Locations

Cairns

Destinations
  • Lizard Island
  • Ribbon Reef dive sites: Snake Pit, Cod Hole, Lighthouse Bommie, Goggle Gardens, Steve's Bommie
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Monday

Duration

3 Nights

What to Bring
  • Dive gear (it is possible to hire dive gear on board)
  • Certification card
  • Log book
  • Travel  plugs and adaptor
  • Batteries
  • Swimwear (bring more than one so can allow for drying time)
  • Rash vest
  • Log Book
  • Polaroid sunglasses
  • Hat/cap/visor
  • Warm tracksuit bottoms
  • Warm fleece
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • PADI Advanced Diver Course
  • PADI Nitrox Course
  • All Scuba Gear Available for Hire
  • Camera Hire
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

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 but preferably 24 hours, if doing 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.

Child Policy
  • Children planning to dive - over 12 years old.
  • Children not diving - over 8 years old. 
Cancellation Policy

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.

Additional Information
  • The nearest hyperbaric chamber is based in Townsville.
  • The tour organisers recommend that dive insurance is taken out with DAN for your trip
  • All staff and crew are all trained in Emergency First Aid and Boat Safety.
  • Ensure that all your equipment has been recently serviced. 
Spend 3 spectacular nights on board our dive boat out in the Coral Sea at the famous Cod Hole diving with man sized fish called the Potato Cod and spend time with the puppy like Maori Wrasse. 3 nights and 12 dives simply amazing

Read More

Highlights

  • Scuba diving with the Potato Cod fish
  • Seeing the playful Maori Wrasse with the scuba divers 
  • The low level scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef to Lizard Island
  • Potentially seeing Whales during July and August

Perfect Selfie

  • Selfie with the Potato Cod and Maori Wrasse 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Dive Boat Itinerary

Great Barrier Reef - Liveaboard Dive Tour

Beginning with a meet and greet get to know us at 7.00am we then  take everyone to the Cairns General Aviation Airport to catch our flight to Lizard Island.

The plane which will transport you on a specially designed low level flight path over the reef where Captain Cook ran aground, across the massive wreck of the Emily, and along the impressive Continental Shelf of Australia. 

The plane will fly at a low 180m (600ft) , so you will have a wonderful view all along your 150 mile journey as you will soar over the most amazing flora and fauna in the world.  See how two World Heritage sites collide in an explosion of colour underneath you.

As we head to the famous Lizard Island resort runway you will see the brilliant Blue Lagoon. Lizard island is a popular hideway from the paparazzi and honeymoon destination for the wealthy and famous folks

A high outcrop on Lizard Island was the place that James Cook climbed way back in 1770 to try and find his way out of the labyrinth of reefs (Lizard Island lies of off the aptly named Cape Tribulation).  The naturalist Joseph Banks, after being holed up there due to navigational problems, lamented that he still didn’t have enough time to record the wealth of creatures that he found in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

The biodiversity of the area was amazing then and still is now.  Sir David Attenborough is not shy in promoting the area as one of his most favourite places in the world, saying that not enough people come her to witness it for themselves.

The 88km long chain of reef stretching from Lizard Island to Cooktown is among the most prized and pristine diving sites in the world. You will have the opportunity to see more species here than at any other sites, as the currents that run between the reefs attract a huge diversity of life. Pygmy seahorses, manta rays, whales and 6 of the world’s 7 sea turtle species are known to frequent the area.  

Your liveaboard dive boat will greet you at Lizard Island ready for your scuba diving adventure.

Your home for the next 3 nights is Australia’s most awarded dive liveaboard vessel.  It was designed by divers for divers, allowing passengers to move with ease whether their diving equipment is on or off. 

Extra care has been taken to ensure that photographers and divers every needs are taken into consideration and there are plenty of ‘charge’ points to re ‘juice’ dive lights, camera equipment, computers etc.

To make the journey as smooth as possible we have twin hulls for extra stability – something that those prone to seasickness will be relieved to know.

There is also plenty of room for guests and for the 12 staff that will be travelling and looking after all your needs. The crew on board are a highly professional, very experienced team that includes chefs, dive masters and hosts and of course, the boat Captain.

Guest cabins come in a variety of configurations from Double with Queen bed to Twin share. All are air-conditioned and are cleaned and serviced daily just like a floating hotel.

For lounging around, literally, this dive boat is like no other liveaboard. There is a spacious lounge with bar inside where you can unwind and relax.  There is plenty of room upstairs that leads out to a spacious sun deck, where there is a full view of the Coral Sea and sunbeds if you just want to relax and chill under the tropical sun with a good book (remember the sun cream!).

The Scuba Diving

You will have the opportunity to take 12 dives in one of the most famous dive destinations in the world and explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef along with all of its 1,500 fish species and 400 coral species. 

The varying currents between the Ribbon Reefs in the area also attract many different types of pelagic animals and large fish populations.

Biodiversity is what The Great Barrier Reef excels in, from the small critters of pygmy seahorses and nudibranches (1001 species!) to the large pelagics such as manta rays and whales there is something for everybody. 

Boasting an amazing 43 types of butterfly fish and 6 out of the world’s 7 main turtle species – you are truly exploring an underwater mecca.

 

Read More

Included In Price

  • A low-level flight to the spectacular Lizard Island 
  • All 12 dives are located over 160kms from Cairns 
  • Access to restricted dive sites guaranteed 
  • Spend less time travelling, with 50% reduced cruise times 
  • Visit the world famous Cod Hole 
  • Experience the best fish, coral and marine life biodiversity on prime Ribbon Reef sites 
  • Less dive disruptions with superior vessel stability 
  • June/July brings Dwarf Minke Whale spotting opportunities 
  • Chef prepared meals (Vegan and Vegetarian options available) 
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

Monday 7am

Departure Instructions

Flight to Lizard Island

Pickup Locations

Cairns

Destinations
  • Lizard Island
  • Ribbon Reef dive sites: Snake Pit, Cod Hole, Lighthouse Bommie, Goggle Gardens, Steve's Bommie
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Monday

Duration

3 Nights

What to Bring
  • Dive gear (it is possible to hire dive gear on board)
  • Certification card
  • Log book
  • Travel  plugs and adaptor
  • Batteries
  • Swimwear (bring more than one so can allow for drying time)
  • Rash vest
  • Log Book
  • Polaroid sunglasses
  • Hat/cap/visor
  • Warm tracksuit bottoms
  • Warm fleece
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • PADI Advanced Diver Course
  • PADI Nitrox Course
  • All Scuba Gear Available for Hire
  • Camera Hire
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

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 but preferably 24 hours, if doing 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.

Child Policy
  • Children planning to dive - over 12 years old.
  • Children not diving - over 8 years old. 
Cancellation Policy

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.

Additional Information
  • The nearest hyperbaric chamber is based in Townsville.
  • The tour organisers recommend that dive insurance is taken out with DAN for your trip
  • All staff and crew are all trained in Emergency First Aid and Boat Safety.
  • Ensure that all your equipment has been recently serviced. 

Tour Code: 231

Prices From

au$1,939

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

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

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