We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve Now & Pay Later

ReefQuest Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

Save
Share
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$120.97
Date
2 travellers
Options
Overview
ReefQuest is a brand new luxury vessel that was introduced to The Great Barrier Reef for the 2016 season and is fully equipped with modern state of the art facilities. As a passengers you will be provided with unrivaled comfort as you visit some of the best dive and snorkel locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reefs. These reefs are approximately 45 miles (70 kilometers) offshore. These unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life! Come on board and visit two different reef locations, where you'll have the opportunity to swim amongst the underwater locals, including inquisitive Nemos, Turtles, Stingrays and Wally the friendly Maori Wrasse. ReefQuest allows over four hours to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef, offering quality diving and snorkelling experiences, value for money, and most importantly incredible memories that will last a lifetime!
Highlights
  • 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
  • Enjoy included lunch while learning about the Great Barrier Reef’s ecology
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.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Snorkel tuition
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Wetsuit / Stinger suit
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Fresh chilled water
  • Tea & coffee
  • 2 of 17 reef locations daily
  • Prescription masks (deposit required)
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Snacks (choc, chips etc)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • SCUBA Guide ($15 per dive)
  • Introductory SCUBA
  • Photo purchases
  • Digital camera hire
  • Souvenirs
  • Northern Beaches transfers AU$20 per person
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Please bring hat, towel, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses and AU$20 per person to pay for the Reef Tax on checkin
  • Certified Divers please bring Cert-Card & Logbook
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
919Reviews13Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 709
  • 114
  • 41
  • 27
  • 27
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
This was such a well run operation with a friendly, professional team making sure everyone had a great day. I did two excellent certified dives and had plenty of time for snorkelling as well. I saw a lot of marine life and was also very pleased to see quite a few outcrops of
Read more
Friendly and professional crew; lots of them to ensure safety at all times. All equipment provided and the boat never felt overcrowded. Food and drinks were very good. Relaxed atmosphere so suitable for everyone. Saw a sea turtle, ray and lots of fish. Would definitely
Read more
Amazing to be able to snorkle and do an intro scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Paulo B (naturalist and scuba guide) was great. For an intro dive, you go down in a group of 4 guests, 1 guide and hold on to the guide's arms (2 on each). After practicing some scuba skills, you
Read more
I did the dive at Tusa boat but I'm really disappointed. We waisted too much time taking picture and I couldn't enjoy anything under the water. When I thought we were starting the swimming it was time to go back. The snorkelling time was 10x better.
Read more
+1
I had the chance to spend 4 nights in their live a board. Cosy rooms, great food, and outstanding dive spots. Beautiful water in the GBR, lots of animals, and the night dives are definitely a "must do" thing.
Read more
Previous
About the operator
By: Divers Den
AnonWilts
Kirtlington, United Kingdom
5428
A great team
Three of us (2 divers and one snorkeller) had a wonderful time with the Divers Den team. The whole day ran
Read more
Lady_Mergon
Cairns, Australia
69100
Excellent trip to the Great Barrier Reef
This was such a well run operation with a friendly, professional team making sure everyone had a great day. I did
Read more
TiggerPooh2000
82
Would Recommend
Friendly and professional crew; lots of them to ensure safety at all times. All equipment provided and the boat
Read more
SnapDragonfly
10580
Awesome!!
We participated in the Barrier Reef dive today and had the best time! This was on my husband and my bucket list
Read more
Jacqueline B
Ingleton, United Kingdom
86
Mind-blowing experience
Today (February 16th) was amazing. The staff are fantastic, very friendly,gave excellent briefings and were
Read more
Zingnguyen
60
Great snorkeling trip
This was part of the About Australia tour package. The crew from Divers Den was great. They all made the
Read more
ReviewsADG
Ann Arbor, Michigan
80
Great Experience in the GBR
Amazing to be able to snorkle and do an intro scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Paulo B (naturalist and scuba
Read more
Yvonne K
32
This was a perfect day on the Reef!
Adam, Coco, Peleg, Michael and the others were awesome! They were very helpful and patience in teaching how to
Read more
Kartini D
10
Amazing experience
Fantastic course with Mak! I was really anxious in the beginning, but he was super patient and encouraging
Read more
Jacqueline G
10
Disapointed
I did the dive at Tusa boat but I'm really disappointed. We waisted too much time taking picture and I couldn't
Read more
Key Details
  • Norman Reef Divers Den
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071
Travellers Also Viewed
Great Barrier Reef Adventure from...
4 Reviews
from US$168.01*
Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef...
97 Reviews
from US$156.59*
Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and...
468 Reviews
from US$147.85*
Likely To Sell Out
Full-Day Great Barrier Reef Sailing...
34 Reviews
from US$100.14*
Frequently bought together
Likely To Sell Out
Great Barrier Reef Diving and...
1,065 Reviews
from US$110.89*
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from...
555 Reviews
from US$112.23*
Likely To Sell Out
Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour...
743 Reviews
from US$74.25*
Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
248 Reviews
from US$56.45*
Likely To Sell Out
Passions of Paradise Great Barrier...
755 Reviews
from US$131.05*
Likely To Sell Out
Great Barrier Reef Diving and...
1,065 Reviews
from US$110.89*
Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and...
468 Reviews
from US$143.48*
Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from...
548 Reviews
from US$160.62*