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Outer Barrier Reef Cruise with Diving - From Cairns

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Key Highlights

  • The cruise is conducted on a luxury reef craft and buffet lunch and afternoon tea will be provided
  • All equipment is included and the dives are led by expert instructors
  • Informative reef ecology presentation
  • Personal space is assured with guest numbers limited to 60, but seating provided for 120
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    8 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0800h (08:00am). Boarding commences 0740h (07:40am).
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your Cairns accommodation. Pick-ups commence 6:50am (confirmed upon booking).
    (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your Cairns accommodation.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Diving on the Great Barrier Reef is an experience not to be missed on any Australia holiday.

    With 2,600 kilometres of colourful coral cays, the spectacular beauty of this reef is awe-inspiring. Wall drop-offs, deep caverns and shoals of tropical fish will make this an exciting adventure in the depths of the ocean.

    This tour is perfect for those pushed on time or who are just looking for an introduction to the Great Barrier Reef. Choose an introductory dive which is perfect for those who have never dived before.


    You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cairns and will be taken A Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina, where you will board a high-tech dive vessel to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

    You will visit two magnificent sites chosen as the days best from a range of 21 moorings. At any one site you may explore vast coral gardens, walls drop-offs, caverns and isolated pinnacles with an array of colourful marine life.

    Enjoy 1 introductory dive which includes a safety briefing and a 30 minute dive.

    Enjoy a buffet lunch and continue to explore the reef.

    The tour ends at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Buffet lunch
    • Morning & afternoon tea
    • All snorkeling equipment
    • Wetsuits and/or lycra skins'
    • 1 introductory dive
    • Prescription masks if required
    • Reef Interpretation presentation


    • A fuel levy will be required on boarding. The levy payable will be approximately AUD5.00
    • An Environmental Management Charge of approximately AUD10.00 per person
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
    What to Bring - Towel, sunscreen, certification card (if certified diver), swimwear, hat, credit card/cash for drinks and optional activities, camera
    Our supplier recommends a break of minimum of 24 hours from the last dive before flying or ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater
    6 passengers are needed for this tour to operate. Should there not be 6 people booked for your chosen departure date every effort will be made to move you to an alternative date. If this is not possible we will offer you a full refund.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Great experience

      Very well run with an affable and competent crew. About 60 on the Tusa6 -- some snorkelers but mainly divers. First-timers had one-to-one instruction; divers traveling with...

      Penelope F Murphy
    • Premier contact avec le monde sous-marin !

      J'ai pour la première fois fait du snorkelling et j'avais peur. Un jeune moniteur m'a accompagné tout le temps que j'ai passé à admirer les fonds marins et les beaux poissons....

    • Excellent Adventure and Professional staff

      Your staff were exceptional and it was well organised. Each snorkelling session ran like clockwork and we got the most out of a wonderful day....

      Peter A White
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