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Cairns Liveaboard Dive Tours | Fly Dive Coral Sea | 4 Nights/14 Dives | Shark Dives | MB

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

  • Low level scenic flight from Cairns to Lizard Island
  • All 14 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 
  • 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
  • Nautilus Lifeline GPS
  • 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

 

Shark Diving

This expedition offers two shark attraction dives: a shark observation dive with around 10 sharks; an exhilarating shark feed with up to 40 sharks.

North Horn - Osprey Reef - Coral Sea

Welcome to shark central!  Watch a controlled shark feed with 10-30 grey reef, white-tip reef, silver tip sharks.  Considered a highlight of the expedition.

Fairy Grotto - Osprey Reef - Coral Sea

A ‘mountain range’ of big coral bommies flanked by a steep wall dropping to over a 1000 meters. The many small caverns and swim throughs at this site give it its name, the largest of which is spacious enough to fit several divers.

Admiralty Anchor - Osprey Reef - Coral Sea

Named after an anchor lodged midway through a tunnel that makes for an exciting swim through. A maze of huge towering bommies are home to plenty of fish and a delight to explore. Below them a sheer wall attracts sharks and occasionally manta rays.

False Entrance - Osprey Reef - Coral Sea

This site never disappoints with exciting fish action alongside  colourful gorgonian fans, whips and soft corals. Resident barracuda and schooling big eye trevally make for great photo opportunities, and keep an eye out for cruising hammerheads out in the blue.

Western Wall - Osprey Reef - Coral Sea

Drift along a sheer wall plummeting over 1000m, cut with overhangs and grottos lined with soft corals and fans.  Surgeon fish and fusiliers flow up and down the wall like waterfalls. Search for dogtooth tuna, grey reef sharks, barracuda and other pelagics out in the blue.

MV Antonio Tarabocchia - Bougainville Reef - Coral Sea

This cargo ship struck the Reef in 1961. The scattered remains include a huge engine block and propeller which now lie on the gentle sloping terraces of the reef. The clear water, strewn wreckage and abundant fish life, including resident potato cod, make fantastic diving.

Crystal Plateau - Bougainville Reef - Coral Sea

The reef top descends to a spectacular terrace of hard corals at 20-30m before edging over into an abyss hundreds of metres deep. Sea fans and soft corals adorn the reef wall where sharks also patrol.

Dungeons & Dragons - Bougainville - Coral Sea

The reef top here is cut with an incredible maze of caves, tunnels and swim throughs – great to poke around to discover fish and other critters.  Or venture beyond the shallows to a wall descending to around 1000m, where you can find sharks and barracuda.

Dungeons & Dragons - Bougainville - Coral Sea

The reef top here is cut with an incredible maze of caves, tunnels and swim throughs – great to poke around to discover fish and other critters.  Or venture beyond the shallows to a wall descending to around 1000m, where you can find sharks and barracuda.

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

Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

6.30pm

Departure Instructions
  • Check in from 8.30am to 4.00pm at our Cairns office and then board to boat at Trinity Wharf
  • Disembarks Mondays 11.45am in Cairns
Destinations
  • Lizard Island
  • Ribbon Reef dive sites: Snake Pit, Cod Hole, Lighthouse Bommie, Goggle Gardens, Steve's Bommie
Months of Operation

June, October - January

Days of Operation

Thursday

2022 Departure dates: 2 June | 6 October | 24 November | 8, 15, December
2023 Departure dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 January | 2, 16 February | 25 May | 1 June | 27 July | 10, 17, 24 August | 7, 14, 28 September | 12, 26 October | 9, 16 November | 14 December

Duration

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

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 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
  • Experience: Advanced, or 15 logged ocean dives inc. 5 in last 12 months
  • 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
  • The nearest hyperbaric chamber is based in Townsville
  • All staff and crew are all trained in Emergency First Aid and Boat Safety.
  • Ensure that all your equipment has been recently serviced. 
  • Guest Dining: enjoy a sumptuous variety of meals that has earned Spoilsport an enviable reputation for catering excellence. Vegetarian, vegan and special dietary/allergy requirements are catered for with Australian and International menus using fresh local produce. Please advise if you have special dietary needs.
  • menus using fresh local produce. Please advise if you have special dietary needs.
  • Dive gear (it is possible to hire dive gear on board)
  • Certification card and log book
  • A luggage allowance applies to the flight from Cairns to Lizard Island: 25kg / 55lb per person plus 3kg / 6.5lb – carry on plus an additional 10kg/22lb is allowed for professional photo/video housed systems
  • Excess luggage may be left at dive company office. We take care but not liability
  • You should bring your own personal toiletries, hair dryer, travel adaptor and plugs, batteries, personal medication, swimming costume, rash vest, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, foot wear (sandals or tennis shoes), T-shirts, shorts, sweater and sweat pants – light weight pants and tops for the evening are a good idea. Also your wildest “loud” shirt/dress for the BBQ evening

  • 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

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.

Operator’s Cancellation Policy:

  • 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 Liveaboard Dive Tours | Fly Dive Coral Sea | 4 Nights/14 Dives | Shark Dives | MB

Tour Code: 230

Departing: Cairns

Scuba Dive with Sharks

From

au$2,426.00

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

Tour Code: 230

From

au$2,426.00

16 yrs & over

8 - 15 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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