Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tour - Free Dive

Tour Code: 456

Prices From

au$205

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

Child: au$125.00
Family: au$535.00

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

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

FREE scuba diving, FREE glass bottom boat, FREE city shuttle bus, great lunch and great value! This day tour will take you out to two magnificent sites on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

Read More

Highlights

  • The highlight is the Great Barrier Reef itself!  Whether discovering the joys of scuba diving or snorkelling, you’ll never forget swimming with a turtle or swimming past corals and giant clams. 
  • It’s great that this tour includes a free scuba dive at your first destination.  What’s even better is that if you loved it at the first one – you can do it all again at the second destination (extra cost)! 
  • Free glass bottom boat tour, free city shuttle bus pick up, and a free scuba dive and bacon and egg rolls for breakfast

Perfect Selfie

  • With so much water activity, why not hire an underwater digital camera (available on this tour) then you can take a selfie underwater.  You might even be lucky enough to take one with you and a passing turtle! Share your selfie to our Facebook page or tag your best photos of the Great Barrier Reef on our Instagram page. 

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

Itinerary

Marine Biology Presentation

On your journey out to this amazing environment and stunning World Heritage site, a marine biologist will give an informative and entertaining presentation on the marine life you will see whilst on your trip.

This is truly a marine life wonderland you are visiting. The area contains the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem with over 2900 separate reef corals, 133 varieties of sharks and rays and 1625 types of fish. 

You will find out the quirky characteristics of the fish life, why parrotfish are named after parrots, how Nemo (clown fish) survive amongst the poisonous tentacles of their anemone home and how marine organisms work together to survive.

Understanding the amazing life that inhabits the Great Barrier Reef will enhance your whole experience and make it a fun and immersive learning experience for people of all ages. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Cairns city transfers ex hotel in Cairns to Reef Experience
  • Unlimited Snorkeling
  • Introductory dive or certified dive
  • Marine Biologist Presentation
  • Glass bottom boat tour & commentary (weather permitting)
  • BBQ breakfast roll & tropical BBQ smorgasbord lunch & Fresh Fruit Platters
  • Morning tea & coffee, wine & cheese platter on return
  • Wetsuit hire, lycra suit and flotation devices
  • Up to 5 ½ hours on the Great Barrier Reef at 2 Outer Reef locations (weather permitting)
  • Reef tax/fuel levy/administration fees
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

8:00 am

Departure Instructions
  • Boarding at 7.20am for an 8.00am departure
  • Arrive back in Cairns at 4.30pm
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Port Douglas
  • Complimentary transfers from Cairns CBD properties
  • Transfers from Outer Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas available at additional cost
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Hastings Reef
  • Breaking Patches
  • Saxon Reef
  • Norman Reef
  • Jorgensen Patch
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Surcharge applies to Christmas Day departures

Duration

8.5 hours

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Rash Vest for sun protection
  • Dive certification (for certified divers)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases
  • Camera (charged)
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Return transfers from Outer Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas - need to be prebooked
  • 2nd Introductory or certified dive (minimum age 12) - bookable on the day of travel direct on the boat
  • Guided private dive - bookable on the day of travel direct on the boat
  • Marine Biologist guided snorkel tour - bookable on the day of travel direct on the boat
  • Professional photos - purchase direct on the boat
  • Underwater cameras are available to purchase or hire - purchase direct on the boat
  • Prescription Mask - bookable on the day of travel direct on the boat
  • Drinks, cameras, souvenirs, T-Shirts etc - purchase direct on the boat
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • Dive medical form to be completed prior to all dives.
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 under the age of 4 travel free of charge
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (4-11 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.

 

  • 48 hour notice is required to make any changes to your booking
  • 20% cancellation fee 30 days or more prior to departure
  • 50% cancellation fee if within 30 days prior to departure
  • 100% cancellation fee within 14 days prior to departure
  • Tour cannot be rescheduled within 48 hours of departure
  • There is no refund or compensation given for any prepaid courses, equipment or guides if you are unable to complete the tour in its entirety
  • There will be no refund of any part of your tour costs should you fail to load on your scheduled tour
Additional Information

Please note, from 3rd May 2018 to early June this tour operates from a substitute vessel.

FREE scuba diving, FREE glass bottom boat, FREE city shuttle bus, great lunch and great value! This day tour will take you out to two magnificent sites on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

Read More

Highlights

  • The highlight is the Great Barrier Reef itself!  Whether discovering the joys of scuba diving or snorkelling, you’ll never forget swimming with a turtle or swimming past corals and giant clams. 
  • It’s great that this tour includes a free scuba dive at your first destination.  What’s even better is that if you loved it at the first one – you can do it all again at the second destination (extra cost)! 
  • Free glass bottom boat tour, free city shuttle bus pick up, and a free scuba dive and bacon and egg rolls for breakfast

Perfect Selfie

  • With so much water activity, why not hire an underwater digital camera (available on this tour) then you can take a selfie underwater.  You might even be lucky enough to take one with you and a passing turtle! Share your selfie to our Facebook page or tag your best photos of the Great Barrier Reef on our Instagram page. 

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

Itinerary

Marine Biology Presentation

On your journey out to this amazing environment and stunning World Heritage site, a marine biologist will give an informative and entertaining presentation on the marine life you will see whilst on your trip.

This is truly a marine life wonderland you are visiting. The area contains the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem with over 2900 separate reef corals, 133 varieties of sharks and rays and 1625 types of fish. 

You will find out the quirky characteristics of the fish life, why parrotfish are named after parrots, how Nemo (clown fish) survive amongst the poisonous tentacles of their anemone home and how marine organisms work together to survive.

Understanding the amazing life that inhabits the Great Barrier Reef will enhance your whole experience and make it a fun and immersive learning experience for people of all ages. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Cairns city transfers ex hotel in Cairns to Reef Experience
  • Unlimited Snorkeling
  • Introductory dive or certified dive
  • Marine Biologist Presentation
  • Glass bottom boat tour & commentary (weather permitting)
  • BBQ breakfast roll & tropical BBQ smorgasbord lunch & Fresh Fruit Platters
  • Morning tea & coffee, wine & cheese platter on return
  • Wetsuit hire, lycra suit and flotation devices
  • Up to 5 ½ hours on the Great Barrier Reef at 2 Outer Reef locations (weather permitting)
  • Reef tax/fuel levy/administration fees
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

8:00 am

Departure Instructions
  • Boarding at 7.20am for an 8.00am departure
  • Arrive back in Cairns at 4.30pm
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Port Douglas
  • Complimentary transfers from Cairns CBD properties
  • Transfers from Outer Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas available at additional cost
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Hastings Reef
  • Breaking Patches
  • Saxon Reef
  • Norman Reef
  • Jorgensen Patch
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Surcharge applies to Christmas Day departures

Duration

8.5 hours

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Rash Vest for sun protection
  • Dive certification (for certified divers)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases
  • Camera (charged)
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Return transfers from Outer Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas - need to be prebooked
  • 2nd Introductory or certified dive (minimum age 12) - bookable on the day of travel direct on the boat
  • Guided private dive - bookable on the day of travel direct on the boat
  • Marine Biologist guided snorkel tour - bookable on the day of travel direct on the boat
  • Professional photos - purchase direct on the boat
  • Underwater cameras are available to purchase or hire - purchase direct on the boat
  • Prescription Mask - bookable on the day of travel direct on the boat
  • Drinks, cameras, souvenirs, T-Shirts etc - purchase direct on the boat
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • Dive medical form to be completed prior to all dives.
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 under the age of 4 travel free of charge
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (4-11 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.

 

  • 48 hour notice is required to make any changes to your booking
  • 20% cancellation fee 30 days or more prior to departure
  • 50% cancellation fee if within 30 days prior to departure
  • 100% cancellation fee within 14 days prior to departure
  • Tour cannot be rescheduled within 48 hours of departure
  • There is no refund or compensation given for any prepaid courses, equipment or guides if you are unable to complete the tour in its entirety
  • There will be no refund of any part of your tour costs should you fail to load on your scheduled tour
Additional Information

Please note, from 3rd May 2018 to early June this tour operates from a substitute vessel.

Tour Code: 456

Prices From

au$205

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

Child: au$125.00
Family: au$535.00

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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