Swim with Minke Whales Great Barrier Reef | 3 Nights | Fly/Dive

Tour Code: 670

Prices From

au$2,007

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

Child: au$2,006.50
Family: au$8,026.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

Our 3 night swim with Dwarf Minke Whale tours will be one of those memorable lifetime experiences that will be relived in your mind over and over again. Forever you will have that transcendental memory of looking at back at that moment, eye to eye with one of these gentle mammals.

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Highlights

  • 250km low level scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Swimming with man size Potato Cod at the world famous Cod Hole
  • Swimming eye to eye with the Dwarf Minke Whales 

Perfect Selfie

  • An underwater selfie with a Minke Whale
  • A selfie with a Potato Cod

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Start With A Reef Scenic Flight To Lizard Island

From Cairns we take an early morning low level 250km scenic flight over the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Rainforests to meet our liveaboard dive boat on the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef for our 3 night Dwarf Minke Whale dive and snorkel expedition.

Our scenic flight lands on Lizard Island and we are met by our boat and dive crew there.

Over the next 3 nights our swim with Dwarf Minke Whale tour boat will cover a distance of 150 nautical miles inside the barrier protection of the Great Barrier Reef looking for the whales and diving and snorkelling some other amazing reef sites to see the spectacular underwater world that the Great Barrier Reef is world re-known for.

These liveaboard tours are fine for both confident snorkelers and advanced scuba divers.

We have a passenger average of 22 with a maximum of 28 and onboard boat crew of 12.

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Included In Price

  • Accommodation in twin/double cabins
  • 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
  • Transfer to the airport or Cairns hotel after your expedition
  • Low level scenic flight from Cairns to Lizard Island
  • Vivid Pix digital photo editing software workshop
  • Nautilus Lifeline GPS
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

7:00am

Departure Instructions

Check in at the dive office at 6:30am for a 7:00am flight departure

Destinations

Where the Dwarf Minke Whales hang out, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Pinnacle, Steve’s Bommie, The Cod Hole, Gotham City, Ribbon Reefs, Dynamite Pass, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Wall, Coral Kingdom, Flare Point, Blue Lagoon, Vertical Gardens

Months of Operation

June - July

Days of Operation

Monday

2019 departure dates: 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July and 8th July

Duration

3 nights

What to Bring
  • A luggage allowance applies to the flight from Cairns to Lizard Island: 25kg / 55lb per person plus 3kg / 6.5lb – carry on plus an additional 10kg/22lb is allowed for professional photo/video housed systems.
  • Excess luggage may be left at dive company office. We take care but not liability.
  • You should bring your own personal toiletries, hair dryer, personal medication, swimming costume, 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.
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Beverages from the bar
  • Gear Hire: wetsuits, gloves, tanks, GPS, safety sausage, nitrox fills, tanks, weights, gauges, BCD, light/torch
  • Note: we recommend you bring your own wetsuit, mask snorkel and fins to ensure they fit well.
  • Dive Courses are available on board, discuss options at time of booking
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Trip videos
  • Underwater photography course
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions
  • This tour is recommended for confident snorkelers to advanced divers
  • We recommend that you allow 24 hours between your last dive and your onward flight (all diving is finished by 5:00pm Wednesday)
  • Passengers MUST understand English
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.

Child Policy
  • We seldom have children onboard however we do welcome ONE family per expedition with children minimum age 8 years.
  • We are unable to supply dive gear in children’s sizes
  • Children must be over 12 years old and must be fully qualified.
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • All cancellations must be 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.
  • 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.
Our 3 night swim with Dwarf Minke Whale tours will be one of those memorable lifetime experiences that will be relived in your mind over and over again. Forever you will have that transcendental memory of looking at back at that moment, eye to eye with one of these gentle mammals.

Read More

Highlights

  • 250km low level scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Swimming with man size Potato Cod at the world famous Cod Hole
  • Swimming eye to eye with the Dwarf Minke Whales 

Perfect Selfie

  • An underwater selfie with a Minke Whale
  • A selfie with a Potato Cod

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Start With A Reef Scenic Flight To Lizard Island

From Cairns we take an early morning low level 250km scenic flight over the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Rainforests to meet our liveaboard dive boat on the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef for our 3 night Dwarf Minke Whale dive and snorkel expedition.

Our scenic flight lands on Lizard Island and we are met by our boat and dive crew there.

Over the next 3 nights our swim with Dwarf Minke Whale tour boat will cover a distance of 150 nautical miles inside the barrier protection of the Great Barrier Reef looking for the whales and diving and snorkelling some other amazing reef sites to see the spectacular underwater world that the Great Barrier Reef is world re-known for.

These liveaboard tours are fine for both confident snorkelers and advanced scuba divers.

We have a passenger average of 22 with a maximum of 28 and onboard boat crew of 12.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Accommodation in twin/double cabins
  • 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
  • Transfer to the airport or Cairns hotel after your expedition
  • Low level scenic flight from Cairns to Lizard Island
  • Vivid Pix digital photo editing software workshop
  • Nautilus Lifeline GPS
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

7:00am

Departure Instructions

Check in at the dive office at 6:30am for a 7:00am flight departure

Destinations

Where the Dwarf Minke Whales hang out, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Pinnacle, Steve’s Bommie, The Cod Hole, Gotham City, Ribbon Reefs, Dynamite Pass, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Wall, Coral Kingdom, Flare Point, Blue Lagoon, Vertical Gardens

Months of Operation

June - July

Days of Operation

Monday

2019 departure dates: 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July and 8th July

Duration

3 nights

What to Bring
  • A luggage allowance applies to the flight from Cairns to Lizard Island: 25kg / 55lb per person plus 3kg / 6.5lb – carry on plus an additional 10kg/22lb is allowed for professional photo/video housed systems.
  • Excess luggage may be left at dive company office. We take care but not liability.
  • You should bring your own personal toiletries, hair dryer, personal medication, swimming costume, 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.
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Beverages from the bar
  • Gear Hire: wetsuits, gloves, tanks, GPS, safety sausage, nitrox fills, tanks, weights, gauges, BCD, light/torch
  • Note: we recommend you bring your own wetsuit, mask snorkel and fins to ensure they fit well.
  • Dive Courses are available on board, discuss options at time of booking
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Trip videos
  • Underwater photography course
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions
  • This tour is recommended for confident snorkelers to advanced divers
  • We recommend that you allow 24 hours between your last dive and your onward flight (all diving is finished by 5:00pm Wednesday)
  • Passengers MUST understand English
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.

Child Policy
  • We seldom have children onboard however we do welcome ONE family per expedition with children minimum age 8 years.
  • We are unable to supply dive gear in children’s sizes
  • Children must be over 12 years old and must be fully qualified.
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • All cancellations must be 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.
  • 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.

Tour Code: 670

Prices From

au$2,007

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

Child: au$2,006.50
Family: au$8,026.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

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