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2-Day, 1-Night Dive and Snorkel Adventure

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Amazing Must Do Reef Tour!
  • Unique, small group (max 12) liveaboard experience 
  • FREE Introductory "Try" Dive for first-time divers
  • Enjoy unlimited snorkelling and complimentary guided snorkel tours on request
  • 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 reef come alive with activity.

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 liveaboard snorkel and dive tour on Australia's Outer Great Barrier Reef brings you the best value liveaboard sailing and outstanding snorkel and dive sites, with access to 28 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 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.

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 liveaboard reef 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 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 reef 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 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 spawnign 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. 

Included In Price

  • 2-day, 1-night sailing trip
  • Your vessel has a selection of 28 exclusive moorings on 9 different reefs
  • 1 FREE introductory 10-minute "Try" dive for first-time divers
  • Lunch and dinner – homemade meals prepared by onboard cook
  • Morning and afternoon tea and fresh fruit snacks
  • Hot showers (shared)
  • Small group size (up to 12)
  • Fresh linen and bath towels
  • Wetsuits and lycra suits
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Prescription masks (must be pre-booked)
  • Guided snorkel tours on request
  • Quality dive gear maintained to commercial standards
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Check in: 7:45am
  • Departure: 8:00am
  • Arrives back in Cairns: 4:00pm the next day
Departure Instructions

Please make your way to the boat located at berth 2, A Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Transfers are an additional cost and must be arranged at time of booking.
Destinations
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Moore Reef
  • Michaelmas Reef
  • Milne Reef
  • Hastings Reef
  • Thetford Reef
  • Flynn Reef
  • Upolu Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Duration

2 Days, 1 Night
Departs at 8.00am and returns at 4.00pm the next day

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Introductory and certified dives (single dives or dive packages)
  • Night dives
  • Guided dive (certified divers only)
  • Return accommodation bus transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches, please pre-book
  • Advanced dive course, specialties and Referred Open Water (upon request)
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • This is wholly a water activity tour, and some fitness is required to partake in unlimited snorkelling and numerous dives
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
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.

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (charged)
  • Swimming costume
  • Beach towel
  • Long pants and jumper during cooler months
  • Small overnight bag
  • BYO Alcohol (no glass)
  • Certification Card / Log book for Certified divers
  • Spare cash or credit card for extra dives and purchases

  • Child price applies to children aged 4 to 14 years
  • Not suitable for infants under the age of 4

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.

  • Cancellations more than 28 days prior to departure – 20% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation from 7 days to 28 days prior to departure – 35% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations less than 7 days prior to departure and no shows – 100% cancellation fee

Great Barrier Reef tours, Cairns 2 Day 1 Night Sail, Snorkel & Dive

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Amazing Must Do Reef Tour!

From

au$480.00

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

Child: au$480.00
Family: au$1,920.00

Tour Code: 228

From

au$480.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

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

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