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!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
January - December
Scuba Diving Restrictions
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.