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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

  • Snorkel or scuba dive on the UNESCO-listed outer Great Barrier Reef
  • See colorful corals, fish, and turtles from the surface while snorkeling
  • Go scuba diving if certified, or try an introductory dive if new to scuba
Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
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Snorkeling is the easiest way to discover the Great Barrier Reef, it is as simple as breathing. If you have never snorkeled before, don't worry, a briefing is held on board, explaining how to put an
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1 Introductory Dive
Book this if you are not certified and want to try a dive, Medical may be required
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Go snorkeling or diving at the remarkable outer Great Barrier Reef during this full-day tour from Cairns. Explore two different pristine locations and choose from several options suited to your experience level. Enjoy unlimited snorkeling, or certified scuba divers can do guided dives while first-timers take an introductory dive. Either way, spot marine life such as fish, stingrays, turtles, and corals at this UNESCO World Heritage–listed natural wonder.
What to Expect

Make your way to Cairns Marlin Marina to board your luxury vessel for your full-day Great Barrier Reef tour. Set sail for a section of the outer Great Barrier Reef that is approximately 45 miles (70 kilometers) offshore. There, the coral reef is located in shallow waters that allow snorkelers to  easily see the abundance of marine life at one of Australia's—if not the world’s—most famous natural sites. 

Beginning snorkelers can learn the basics from the trip guides and use the provided snorkeling gear. If you are interested in scuba diving, choose one of the dive options—introductory dive or a guided trip for experienced divers.

Your tour, which includes an onboard buffet lunch, is an excellent option for people who want a Great Barrier Reef tour with options for all members of their group.

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Reviewed yesterday
Openwater Liveaboard Course

I previously never imagined myself getting my dive certification, let alone doing it and then jumping in to the cold, dark ocean at night in search of sharks, but thanks to Divers Den I did, and loved it! I did the Openwater course with 3...More

Thank Caitlin S
Katherine C, Director of Sales at Divers Den, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Congratulations on completing your open water course! There is no where better to experience scuba with sharks and snorkelling with whales. Sounds like you had an awesome experience holidaying with us ta Divers Den! The crew go to great lengths to ensure your safety but...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ocean Quest and Reef Quest diving/snorkling and Liveaboard

The Reef Quest day trip to the reef was brilliant. The staff are amazing and their helpfulness and knowledge of the reef and getting people to dive and snorkel successfully is top class. All aspects of the trip were fantastic. We were then transferred to...More

Thank GraemeTheOaks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

Took my dad and brother out to scuba and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef and from the moment we stepped on the boat it could of been a better experience. The crew and especially supervisor Fabio were nothing less than amazing. They were extremely...More

Thank rachlilpend
Katherine C, Director of Sales at Divers Den, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the awesome review! Fabio and the team are professional, fun and extremely caring of all of guests on- board. We will be sure to past on your feedback and hope you and your family had a lovely holiday in FNQ!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
awesome liveaboard w/ minke whale

loved this trip 😊 the crew was amazing, the dives were fun, food was good, and the minkies! they get so close I feel like we made eye contact hah truly an experience I won’t forget. also got my AOW cert. on this trip yay...More

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Katherine C, Director of Sales at Divers Den, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Making eye contact with a Minke whale really is moving and an unforgettable moment. You have been blessed to have had the opportunity to encounter such gorgeous marine life, that visit us in the months of June and July. Congratulations on completing your advanced open...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
7 days and Dwarf Minke Whales

Amazing 7 days on board the Ocean Quest! 3 of those days with the Dwarf Minke Whales, awesome experience! Crew was just so amazing!!! I can’t say thank you enough for all their hard work and dedication to each and every passenger! Thank you!More

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Katherine C, Director of Sales at Divers Den, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

7 days of bliss on board OceanQuest! We are thrilled to read you swam with Minke Whales and enjoyed our trip to the world famous Ribbon Reefs. The crew are incredibly hard working and do love what they do, we will be sure to past...More

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Response from familyoffoursyd | Reviewed this property |
We had around 40 on the boat for both experiences. Went into water as 2 seperate groups. I did only snorkelling. Guess there were enough crew members to help around. Didn't count.