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Cairns Liveaboard Dive Trips | 2 Day 1 Night | Cairns Liveaboard Dive & Snorkel

Tour Code: 228

Departing: Cairns

Amazing Must Do Reef Tour!
  • Our Cairns based dive boat offers a unique, small group (max 12) liveaboard scuba dive experience on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 
  • We have permits to scuba dive 29 exclusive dive and snorkel sites over nine different coral reefs on the outer Great Barrier Reef off Cairns in Queensland Australia.
  • On all of our dive trips from Cairns we offer snorkelers a FREE Introductory "Try" Dive for first-time divers to see if the experience interests you to do some introductory scuba diving and a dive course.
  • If you are not a scuba diver you may enjoy unlimited snorkelling and complimentary guided snorkel tours on request
  • Our liveaboard dive trips from Cairns are great for beginner and advanced divers, with one-on-one instruction, flexible schedules, longer dives and unlimited tank refills
  • Try a night dive (optional activity), and see the Great Barrier Reef come alive with activity.

Included In Price

  • Selection of 30 exclusive moorings on 9 different reefs
  • Small group: maximum 12 guests
  • All snorkeling & quality dive equipment (wetsuits/stinger suits)
  • 1 x FREE (10min) TRY dive offered to all first time divers: includes introductory dive brief, equipment and in-water skills up to 5m depth. All dives away from the vessel & around the reef become a paid introductory dive
  • Delicious Homemade meals prepared onboard
  • Morning/afternoon tea & snacks
  • Accommodation in cozy cabins with fresh linen & bath towels
  • Hot shower and 2 toilets - SHARED
  • Unlimited snorkeling
  • Bar facilities on board (no BYO)

From Cairns, one of our most popular two-day, one-night liveaboard dive boats in Cairns. Travel with no more than 12 guests, scuba dive, try a night dive, or indulge in unlimited snorkeling. Experience an amazing sunset on the Reef and sleep under a sky full of stars like you've never seen before.

This popular Cairns dive tour is a liveaboard snorkel and dive tour that sails on Australia's Outer Great Barrier Reef brings you the best value liveaboard sailing and outstanding snorkel and dive sites, with access to 30 exclusive moorings at nine different reefs including two new moorings. Bonus FREE Introductory "Try" Dive offered to all guests.

Ideal for families, couples or singles wanting a unique Great Barrier Reef experience with lots of flexibility. Enjoy a small group of just 12 passengers with a high level of customer service from three professional crew members.

There is ample room to spread out onboard, relax in the hammock on the forward deck or downstairs in the saloon’s social area, or chat with the Skipper in the undercover seating area at the rear of the vessel. You can even get some hands-on sailing experience.

Our comfortable yacht has 3 double cabins and 6 single bunk style berths.

Enjoy mouth-watering meals prepared by an onboard chef, as well as morning and afternoon teas and fresh fruit snacks. 

In water activities:

Snorkel and dive amongst exotic marine life and brilliant corals without the crowds. This Cairns liveaboard dive trip offers exclusive priority access to the most famous sites out of Cairns including Three Sisters, The Whale, Pinnacles, 5-Ways, Little Tracey, Michaelmas Cay – Coral Bay and many more (weather dependent).  

Snorkelling

Enjoy easy access to the water from the rear platform and unlimited snorkelling in beautiful shallow clear lagoons teeming with marine life and colourful corals. We thoroughly recommend a sunrise snorkel when the marine life on the reef is most active. Complimentary guided snorkel tours are available on request. 

Scuba diving

Our boat is great for both beginner and experienced divers, our Great Barrier Reef dive sites offer something special for everyone – without the crowds, and small group numbers mean you’ll enjoy longer dives and individual instruction.

You’ll meet diverse marine life including reef sharks, stunning tropical fish and friendly sea turtles as they glide amongst the colourful coral and swim beside you.

Whale season during the months of June to September are especially entertaining.

A flexible schedule is provided and onboard compressor for unlimited tank refills so you can maximise your in-water dive time. 

  • Enjoy one-on-one instruction on an introductory "TRY" scuba dive
  • Certified scuba diving for experienced divers
  • Experience a brilliant night dive, when the Reef is buzzing with life if you are brave enough
Join us for the greatest spectacle on the Great Barrier Reef 

Over several nights each year, around the full moon in November (exact timing varies), the Great Barrier Reef 'explodes' as corals spawn in a mass synchronised event like no other!

Join us to experience this magical coral spawning event for yourselves. Contact us to ask about coral spawning timings and bookings. 

Liveaboard dive boat accommodation and facilities

A maximum of only 12 guests and a high level of customer service from three professional crew members guarantees you will enjoy an exclusive and boutique experience on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

On check-in, your friendly crew will assist you to your assigned cabin.

3 x Private Cabins with Double beds
1 x Shared Cabin with 4 Single Bunk beds
1 x Shared Cabin with 2 Single Bunks

There are two toilets and a separate hot water shower and an additional shower on the aft of the boat.

Fresh linen and bath towels are included during your stay.  

There is ample room to spread out onboard, relax in the hammock on the forward deck or downstairs in the saloon’s social area, or chat with the Captain in the undercover seating area at the rear of the vessel. You can even get some hands-on sailing instruction from the Captain.

Enjoy four mouth-watering main meals prepared by an onboard chef, as well as morning and afternoon teas and fresh fruit snacks.  Dietary requirements are met but must be requested on booking. The vessel has a pay on consumption bar facility so if you’d like to enjoy an alcoholic beverage in the evening be sure to bring along a few extra dollars.

Please note there is to be no alcohol consumed until all in-water activities have ceased and no glass is permitted on the boat.

Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

Enjoy unlimited snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef in calm, shallow depths located close to our moorings and teeming with colourful fish and marine life including: 

  • rainbow mandarin fish and blue and yellow parrotfish
  • sea turtles
  • silvery stingrays
  • giant lavender-hued clams
  • dolphins
  • humpback whales (during winter months).

Guided snorkel tours are available throughout the day on request, and comprehensive snorkelling instructions and floatation vests are available for beginners.  

Wetsuits are provided during the winter months free of charge, and full-length sunsuits are provided during summer. Prescription masks are also available – must be pre-booked. 

Scuba diving (optional activity – not included in tour price)

Our liveaboard dive boat has access to 28 moorings at 9 different reef systems and exclusive priority access to the most famous sites out of Cairns, so beginner and advanced divers are guaranteed to enjoy amazing variety and uncrowded dives at some of the best sites on the Reef.

These include:

  • Three Sisters
  • The Whale
  • Pinnacles
  • 5-Ways
  • Little Tracey
  • Michaelmas Cay  
Introductory scuba diving

There’s no better place than the Great Barrier Reef to "TRY" diving for the first time. Enjoy one-on-one instruction from a skilled instructor on a "TRY" dive to see if you would be keen to book a full introductory scuba dive. It’s really fun and very easy and simply the best way to see the wonders of the Reef up close.

You’ll receive a thorough briefing and plenty of time to practise with the dive gear until you feel ready to head under the water. Whichever site is chosen to explore, you’re guaranteed to encounter stunning coral formations and colourful marine life. Be on the lookout for sea turtles and damsels (fish that change colour before your eyes), our resident friendly Maori Wrasse and Nemo (clownfish).  

Certified scuba diving

Whether you are newly certified or have lots of diving experience, our sites offer something special for everyone and without the crowds! Experience great water visibility on the Outer Reef as you explore swim-throughs, caves and vast coral gardens at some of the best dive sites on the Reef.

You’ll receive a thorough briefing at each site and have the flexibility to choose to dive with or without a guide.    

Night diving

Night diving is one of our specialities and we have a number of anchorages which are perfect for night dives.

A night dive is one of the best ways to see some of the Reef’s more exclusive creatures that only come out to play in the dark of night. Spot turtles sleeping in large coral bommies and parrotfish napping inside a huge bubble, as well as some fascinating nocturnal wildlife.

One little fellow you’ll only see at night is the decorator crab – a delightful creature who darts around trying on coral as if he's getting dressed! And don't be surprised if you pick up a few extra members on the tour; amazing coloured fusiliers, red bass, and snapper love the light and will follow to better find their own dinner.

Early morning dives are also spectacular. This is feeding time for many fish and a great time to see them cruising by and nibbling on plankton.

The liveaboard dive boat itinerary generally allows for:

  • 5 - 6 certified day dives
  • 1 certified night dive
  • 4 - 5 introductory daytime scuba dives
Diving courses

If you are interested in upgrading your ticket to an advanced certification this can be arranged at the time of booking. 

See more Cairns dive tours on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

Boarding 7:45am - Departure 8:00am - Return 4:00pm the next day

Departure Instructions

Boarding is directly on the vessel located A Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina

Destinations

Outer Great Barrier Reef Cairns Queensland Australia 

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Not operating on 24/12 and 25/12

Duration

2 days & 1 night

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Introductory & Certified dive packages - NEED TO BE PREBOOKED
  • A dietary Requirement concession of $10pp now applies upon request for Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy Intolerance which is to be paid on-board
  • Merchandise for sale onboard
  • Any purchase made on board such as extra diving, drinks, merchandise & reef levy paid with a credit card will incur a 3% bank credit card merchant fee
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

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

Please ensure you plan logistics for flying and diving as a minimum of 24 hours is required from the end of your last dive (multiple dives) before flying or 12 hours for single dives. The last dive is completed by 8:30pm on the first day and 12pm on the second day

1 small overnight bag (no backpack), sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, camera, swimwear, beach towel, warm clothing for the cooler months, dive certification card, diving log book and your travel voucher.

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:

In the event we are unable to confirm your travel date we will provide AN OPEN DATED credit in the form of a ‘FLEXI TICKET’ to be used at any time in the future whether this in a few months or a few years. This credit can also be TRANSFERRED to another family member or friend. Alternatively, we will source an alternate vessel for your chosen date or provide a 100% refund.  However, should you need to cancel your booking due to a change in your local COVID restrictions then the operator reserves the right to provide you with a ‘FLEXI TICKET’. Should you need to cancel your booking for any other reason then our standard cancellation policy will apply as follows;

Cancellations more than 28 days prior to departure – 20% cancellation fee
Cancellations from 7 to 28 days prior to departure – 35% cancellation fee. Cancellation 
Cancellation less than 7 days prior to departure, illness resulting in inability to travel and no shows – 100% cancellation fee.

Locations will be chosen subject to weather conditions with the safety and comfort of our passengers being a priority.
The operator reserves the right to cancel any trip or use a substitute vessel at any time if required.
There are to be no refunds when the itinerary is changed. We will endeavor to sail as much as we can during each voyage, however wind speed and direction determine for how long this occurs.  No refunds will be offered if little or no sailing occurs.

  • Cancellations from 7 to 28 days prior to departure – 35% cancellation fee. Cancellation
  • Cancellation less than 7 days prior to departure, illness resulting in inability to travel and no shows – 100% cancellation fee.
  • There are to be no refunds when the itinerary is changed. We will endeavor to sail as much as we can during each voyage, however wind speed and direction determine for how long this occurs. No refunds will be offered if little or no sailing occurs.
  • Diving is an additional cost to the tour cost. Free try dives do not include diving around the reef.
  • We recommend all guests have travel insurance prior to travel.
  • Other Important Information:
  • Locations will be chosen subject to weather conditions with the safety and comfort of our passengers being a priority.
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel any trip or use a substitute vessel at any time if required.
  • No refunds will be offered if little or no sailing occurs.
  • Should the trip be cancelled due to poor weather or mechanical breakdown, we will transfer your booking to an alternative vessel or provide a FLEXI TICKET or refund 100% of the trip price if you have booked direct or refer you back to your travel agency for your refund as per their terms and conditions.
  • No refund will be provided for dive packages not used at time of travel or not being permitted to dive by our staff if a guest has answered yes on our Dive QLD medical check form and not completing An AS 4005.1 recreational dive medical.
  • In the event we are unable to confirm your travel date we will provide AN OPEN DATED credit in the form of a ‘FLEXI TICKET’ to be used at any time in the future whether this in a few months or a few years. This credit can also be TRANSFERRED to another family member or friend. Alternatively, we will source an alternate vessel for your chosen date or provide a 100% refund. However, should you need to cancel your booking due to a change in your local COVID restrictions then the operator reserves the right to provide you with a ‘FLEXI TICKET’. Should you need to cancel your booking for any other reason then our standard cancellation policy will apply as follows;

Cairns Liveaboard Dive Trips | 2 Day 1 Night | Cairns Liveaboard Dive & Snorkel

Tour Code: 228

Departing: Cairns

Amazing Must Do Reef Tour!

From

au$500.00

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

Child: au$500.00
Family: au$2,000.00

Tour Code: 228

From

au$500.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

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

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