Great Barrier Reef Overnight | 5 Night Coral Sea & Cod Hole | MB

Tour Code: 1016

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Dive The Cod Hole
  • Five amazing nights on a livaboard dive tour of the Great Barrier reef.  
  • Diving with Giant Potato cod, see incredible reefs, Sharks, Barracuda, Manta Rays, white tip reef sharks, silver tip sharks and an abundance of amazing reef life  
  • Dive over nine different locations during your 5 night Liveaboard Great Barrier Reef experience 

Included In Price

  • 5 nights accommodation in twin/double cabins
  • 18 Scuba Dives
  • Delicious meals & snacks, wine and soft drink are included with the evening meal
  • Tanks, air fills and weight belt
  • Daily cabin service
  • Reef ecology programme
  • Dive computer workshop
  • Unlimited snorkeling
  • Transfer to the airport or Cairns hotel after your dive expedition

A new Cod Hole dive tour has been created for our 5 night liveaboard dive trips exploring the brilliant corals and marine life in this world re-known Coral Sea dive spot in Australia on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

Based in Cairns in Far North Queensland we are the pioneers of liveaboard diving trips on the Great Barrier Reef with our expert dive crew you are guaranteed of a dive tour like no other specially created for the serious scuba divers, underwater photographers and marine explorers.

Our dive boat is Australia's most awarded liveaboard dive boat and offers all the comforts you would expect of a high level dive company. . 

 Book your cabin on our 5 night dive the Coral Sea & Cod Hole famous liveaboard dive tour that departs each Thursdays evening.

Our liveaboard dive trips are scheduled in January February and March.

Departure Dates (current as of 02/07/2024):

  • 2024 Departure dates:  8 August (4 spots left), 22, 29 August (10+ spots left) | 7 November (1 spot left) | 19 December (10+ spots left)
  • 2025 Departure dates: 30 January | 27 March | 3 April | 31 July | 7, 21, 28 August | 6 November | 18 December (10+ spots left)
  • 2026 Departure dates: 29 January | 26 March (10+ spots left)

Highlights of the 5 Night Coral Sea & Cod Hole Dive Expedition 

  • Coral Sea: The azure and fathomless water of the Coral Sea is the playground for sharks and big fish action in exceptional visibility. Huge soft coral trees and sea fans will impress.
  • Ribbon Reefs: The potato cod grouper at the Cod Hole are a highlight, however it is the rich biodiversity of fish species and coral that make this section of the Great Barrier Reef so incredible.
  • The liveaboard dive boat: She has recently undergone a major re-fit and is still the only luxury dive boat servicing dive trips to the Cod Hole and the Coral Sea
  • Crew: The boat has a dedicated crew of 12 persons to ensure your dive holiday is at the top end of luxury
  • Our guest cabins are a combination of double and twin share and fully air-conditioned and serviced daily on our floating boatel 
  • Chef: Our masterchef prepares delicious meals catering to all dietary requirements and they even bake afternoon tea fresh each day. Snacks are available all day such as biscuits and fruits. 5 star boatel cuisine
  • Dive site guarantee: Our dive boats outstanding stability minimizes disruption to your itinerary and your scuba diving experience. If weather forces an itinerary change we divert to the best, ‘safe, accessible sites’ to ensure you get the best scuba diving available. The Coral Sea may not be accessible in strong winds. All itinerary details are subject to change, specific marine life cannot be guaranteed.

View more of our liveaboard dive trips from Cairns here

Read all about swimming with minke whales on the Great Barrier Reef.

Departs From


Departure Time
  • Check in Thursdays 8.30am to 4.00pm - Cairns Office
  • Departs Thursdays 6.00pm - Trinity Wharf Cairns
  • Disembarks 8.00am Tuesdays - Trinity Wharf Cairns
Pickup Locations


  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Cod Hole
  • Coral Sea
Months of Operation

August, November - April

Days of Operation


2024 Departure dates: 8, 22, 29 August | 7 November (5spots left) | 19 December
2025 Departure dates: 30 January | 27 March | 3 April | 31 July | 7, 21, 28 August | 6 November | 18 December
2026 Departure dates: 29 January | 26 March


5 Nights

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Nitrox
  • Gear Hire
  • Photo Services
  • Dive Courses
  • Bar Bill - Please note that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority requires us to collect an Environmental Management Charge of $7.00 per day spent on the Great Barrier Reef. This amount will be added to your bar bill at the end of your expedition.
Fitness Level Required


Additional Information
  • Experience: Advanced, or 15 logged ocean dives inc. 5 in last 12 months.
  • Extras available are dive courses, photo services, gear hire, and nitrox.
  • Due to current social distancing regulations (subject to change)
  • Twin share: Only available to guests in travel bubble (travelling together)
  • Solo travellers: Mandatory sole occupancy surcharge of 20% applies (Sole occupancy normally 70%)
  • If twin shared is preferred please advise at time of booking, sole occupancy will be refunded if restrictions are lifted before departure.
  • We recommend that you allow 24 hours between your last dive and your onward flight
  • 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. 
  • Carry all personal gear in a soft bag for easy storage   
  • Dive gear (it is possible to hire dive gear on board)
  • Certification card and log book
  • 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

Not suitable for children

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

Payment Schedule:
  • 30% of trip fee per passenger as deposit to confirm the booking.
  • Remaining balance 30 days prior to departure date.

Cancellations by Client:

  • Cancellations must be advised 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.

Cancellations by MBDE:

  • Due to weather: 85% refunded to client. 
  • Refunds are issued to client via Agent, not MBDE.


  • Minimum child age is 8 years. Those travelling with children are responsible for childminding.
  • Minimum age of diver is 12 years.
  • Allocation of one family with children per expedition.


  • 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.

Great Barrier Reef Overnight | 5 Night Coral Sea & Cod Hole | MB

Tour Code: 1016

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Dive The Cod Hole



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

Child: au$3,111.00
Family: au$12,444.00

Tour Code: 1016



1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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