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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

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
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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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3 Certified Dives
3 Dives for Certified Divers
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1 Introductory Dive
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Overview
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.

Reviews (177)
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Reviewed yesterday
Best crew ever !

What could go wrong ? Super enthousiastic crew, best divesides, 5 dives a day, friendly and helpful staff, best price / quality. We were on the 4 day cruise. Thanks for the good times. Dirk

Thank FarAway04001378180
Reviewed 3 days ago
Absolutely Amazing

I chose a 2-dive package, though you can opt for a 3-dive and/or snorkel. All equipment can be provided, and a wet suit is not required, nice warm water. You start the day at 8:00, though it’s better to get there a little earlier to...More

2  Thank Dale S
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fantastic, amazing, wonderful we loved it!

My partner and I had a fantastic 3 day, 2 night stay on board with Diver’s Den, magic on the Great Barrier Reef. Starting on the day boat, where the staff were welcoming and organised, we set sail for the dive site. The safety video...More

Thank jackief410
Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful Great Barrier Reef Trip

Had a wonderful experience on our GBR trip. We went for 4 days - 3 nights and had a great time. The crew was fabulous, they remembered everyone and were very informative and helpful. I want to thank Arthur our coordinator on Ocean Quest who...More

Thank LindyT49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Wonderful experience. The staff is incredibly caring to every detail of safety and to the inexperienced snorkelers.

Shout out to chip ,jess, and morgan. Spectacular snorkeling guides. They made sure we saw as much as possible. All of them patient and concerned for my (middle aged) wellbeing. Life vests and noodles available for snorkeling. Meals were good. Coffee and tea available all...More

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Climber4762
5 November 2018|
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Response from Charlie C | Reviewed this property |
If you are going on the Reef Quest day boat from Cairns just for the day you will receive a buffet style lunch on board. I dont recall being a big variety but there was fruit slices, salad. and plenty of Tea / Coffee. If... More
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Response from Charlie C | Reviewed this property |
Hi the age variety is very broad as there are check in's and departures every day. not like other liveaboards where they have weekly departures and you are with the same group for the whole time. I am in my early 50's and... More
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Pratik K
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You should ALWAYS wait 24 hours to fly after scuba diving.
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