Join our 3 day liveaboard Minke whales expedition. Travel the Great Barrier Reef waters for the opportunity of a lifetime to dive or swim with Minke whales.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef with a high chance of a Minke encounter!
For a limited time only (everyTuesday from 30th May with last trip Tuesday 01 August 2023) we are offering a special three-day, three-night Minke encounter liveaboards to the Great Barrier Reef.
Traveling to the Minke hotspots on the ribbon reefs off Port Douglas and Cooktown, this liveaboard trip is perfect for the diver looking for that next level of marine life encounter.
While Minke's operate on their own schedule and no encounter can ever be guaranteed, the liveaboard format allows for multiple sites popular with migrating Minkes, so encounters are highly likely.
If Minkes are encountered at a dive site, divers will have the option to complete one of their up to 10 dives or snorkel with the Minke whales.
All this while still visiting a variety of outer Great Barrier Reef dive locations, giving you the chance to explore the very best of this Natural Wonder of the World. Along with Minke hotspots, you will visit a variety of outer Great Barrier Reef locations, all selected for their extravagance of marine life and excellent visibility.
Between dives, relax in comfort onboard one of our three premium Scubapro dive boats; these purpose-built liveaboard dive vessels; these feature air-conditioned twin or double cabins, spacious decks, WiFi, catered meals, and the comforts of home.
With small passenger numbers and close crew-to-guest ratios, a high-quality, personalised experience from our dedicated staff is ensured at all times.
Departing Cairns every Tuesday from 30 May until 1 August 2023, this three-day, three-night liveaboard trip offers a truly memorable and exciting way to fully immerse yourself and experience our magnificent World Heritage Great Barrier Reef environment.
Why travel with us?
Optional Upgrades and Additional Courses
PADI Advanced Open Water Course: offered in conjunction with the liveaboard trip, this course is the next step in your dive training; designed to expand your diving skills, knowledge and to give the inexperienced certified diver added confidence in their diving.
The PADI Enriched Air Course add on available.
PADI Enriched Air Course (Nitrox): Enriched air (nitrox) is a nitrogen/oxygen mix that extends your allowable bottom time and reduces your nitrogen loading over multiple dives
Enriched Air Package (Nittrox): Only available for divers with enriched air (nitrox) certification. 10 dives with enriched air (nitrox) provided.
Please note we recommend you visit our dive centre the day before to arrange the diving/snorkelling equipment, ensure the necessary paperwork is in order and to ensure your certification details are correct.
Day #1 - Cairns to Agincourt ribbon reefs - 2 dives
Complimentary accommodation transfer - available from Cairns city and Northern Beaches accommodation.
7:00am Depart Cairns
Enjoy two dives at exclusive Agincourt reef sites
8:00pm Depart Agincourt for overnight steam to Ribbon Reef 10
Day #2 - Ribbon reef 10 - 4 dives including 1 night dive
6:00am (approx) Arrive Ribbon Reef 10
4 Dives through the day, including one night dive
8:00pm (approx) Depart Ribbon 10 for overnight steam to Ribbon 3
Day #3 - Ribbon reef 3 - 4 dives including 1 night dive
6:00am (approx) Arrive at Ribbon 3
8:00pm (approx) Depart Ribbon 3 for overnight steam to Cairns
Day #4 - Arrive Cairns
Mid Morning (approx) Arrival in Cairns - weather dependant.
Health & Safety
Your safety and comfort is our number one priority. Please let our experienced instructors know if you are worried, stressed or not feeling well at any point.
Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. If you answer 'yes' to any of the questions below you will need to consult a doctor and provide us with a medical certificate stating you are “fit to dive” prior to your dive trip:
We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. The earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your trip concludes.
Check in 6.00am
May - August
Depart every Tuesday from 30 May - 1 August 2023
3 Day 3 Night
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.
Operator’s Cancellation Policy:
You can cancel your dive trip for any reason at any time up to 7 days before commencement and receive a full refund of all money paid to Pro Dive Cairns. There is no refund for any reason after this time. If you plan to book through a travel agent, please ask if they have any cancellation fees. We recommend that all customers have travel insurance.
The number of dives and sites visited may vary subject to weather and/or other unforeseen circumstances.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 1100
1300 231 118 Intl +61 7 4059 59 59
Office Hours:8:30am - 5:30pm AEST
Barrier Reef Time: 23:06