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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns provided by Silverswift Dive & Snorkel

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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the iconic Great Barrier Reef aboard a 95-foot (29-meter) catamaran. Choose to snorkel, try an introductory dive, or join other certified divers—perfect for groups with a mixture of divers and non-divers. Visit three separate sites, such as Flynn Reef, Thetford Reef, and Milln Reef, with the chance to snorkel or dive at every stop. Your day includes guiding, gear (excluding wetsuits), buffet lunch, plus morning and afternoon tea.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
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    Silverswift Dive & Snorkel
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    Snorkel or dive at some of the best known dive sites off Cairns such as Flynn, Milln and Thetford reefs for their abundance of marine life. The sites offer excellent wall dives, swim-throughs and overhangs, great for both novice and experienced divers. you can expect to see an abundance of fish species, hard corals such as staghorn, table, plate and boulder coral, and many species of soft corals. Your day begins as you board the boat at Marlin Wharf. The ultra modern 29 meter catamaran will be your base for the day. Throughout the day you'll visit three different locations which may include Thetford, Milln and Flynn Reef. Each stop showcases a different aspect of the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. At each site you have the choice to snorkel, dive or a combination of both. If you have never tried scuba diving you can choose to do one or two introductory dives, or you may prefer to stick to snorkeling and explore all three sites from the surface. A crew member will take those interested on a guided snorkel tour at one of the reef locations. Certified divers can choose to partake in up to three certified dives. Whatever you choose, your Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise includes up to five hours in the water. The friendly crew will be happy to answer any questions you have throughout the day. The boat features full bar facilities, fresh water showers and expansive sun-decks overlooking the Coral Sea. A tropical buffet lunch will be served between sites, along with morning and afternoon tea. We recommend you book this reef trip on your first full available day. You then have the opportunity to be flexible and change your travel date if you wish. Your booking can be changed at no additional cost directly with the operator once you are in Cairns. Prebook and secure your booking, but relax in knowing you can make amendments at no charge.
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  • You'll end at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
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Highlights
  • Dive and/or snorkel three Great Barrier Reef sites on a 1-day cruise
  • See coral, anemones, tropical fish—and maybe even sea turtles
  • Soak up the rays on a spacious boat with bathrooms and freshwater showers
  • Stay fueled and hydrated with a hearty lunch plus morning and afternoon tea
Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of dive equipment (if option selected)
  • Snorkel tour with reef guide
  • Use of Prescription masks
  • Choice of snorkeling, introductory or certified diving (option selected at time of booking)
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
  • Entry/Admission - Silverswift Dive & Snorkel
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Wet suit hire for snorkelers (approximately AUD $12.00)
  • Optional activities (if options not selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years however some people may require a doctor’s certificate
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • After a single scuba dive a wait of 12 hours is recommended before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater. If doing multiple dives an interval of 24 hours is suggested.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Toby Richards wrote a review Sep 2020
Perth, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
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Prepare yourself for a big day. if you want to see the great barrier reef, this is probably the best way. staff were friendly, and helped you even when you get sea sick! and the Marine Biologist on board was very insightful and explained an interesting about the reef to help you
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Claire F wrote a review Aug 2020
Taunton, United Kingdom1,404 contribution60 helpful votes
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We visited Australia in March and wanted to go to the Great Barrier Reef. I was unable to dive due to perforating both my ear drums however my partner did 3 dives. I snorkelled on all 3 stops and the views were amazing. Unfortunately the iPhone in a protective case doesn’t
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Adéla S wrote a review Jul 2020
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I have been diving the reef for more than a year and this trip and reef was the best one I have ever been to! Highly recommend! So beautiful! Nice crew and great food! Nori was an AMAZING dive instructor 🐢🐠✌️
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Lucy T wrote a review Jul 2020
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Was lucky enough to do the three dives on the reefs with master diver Jan. Was such a magical day and enjoyed three relaxing dives at three different reefs. Also lucky enough to see a grey reef shark and several turtles. All the gear is set up for you and everything is
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Rory P wrote a review Jul 2020
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I've Had Two great days of Diving with Silver Swift in the last couple of weeks. Amazing crew that really look after you, would highly recommend them.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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crockery
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Certified diver day tour
You pay a basic price for the day trip, and then add the price for one, two or three dives, depending upon how many
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hvent123
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Excellent diving on Flynn Reef!
Had a great day doing 3 certified dives with our dive master DJ on the Silverswift. The reef had an abundance of fi
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maocsek
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All the time Underwater
Very great day out as certified divers. Wasn’t too crowded and the groups were very well organized into different s
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stuartd308
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One of the Great Wonders of the world!
My wife and I did this trip in early December and had an absolute great day. We chose the snorkelling option but wo
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Jennycwitt
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Professional Excellent
My husband and I had a 5* day with Ty and the team. They were the height of professionalism, I felt very safe and w
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fw93
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Very well organised day
From check in, to snorkel/dive briefings, to lunch and subsequently the ride back home, it was a great trip. We had
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cyt0813
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Had a good day at the sea!
With friends for the day. I did 3 certified dives and my friends 2 intro dives Great day and very intense but organ
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malcolmb963
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Amazing
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Silverswift. Admittedly we had pristine weather and that will not always be the
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AbbieR2512
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The BEST day diving
From the minute we booked the trip the customer service as amazing. With a food allergy we emailed them and were se
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Soycape
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Great day in the reef
We booked the discovery dive trip with my husband as none had done diving before. In the first hour sailing they do
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Linda R
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Fantastic time
Loved this tour. We went to 3 different Great Barrier Reef sites. No shortage of crew members for help and instruct
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fran389
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A great day's diving
From the minute we arrived at the marina the crew were helpful, and very friendly. The dive set up is excellent, th
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KarenL511
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Decent Trip to the Outer Reef
We took the trip with Silverswift after researching best trips out of Cairns. The crew was great, very funny and w
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CarolM157
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Great snorkeling experience
Just returned from an excellent day out on the reef. The staff were friendly, helpful and informative. We had Mex l
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654kevink
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great dive experience
My wife is a PADI-certified diver and we chose Silverswift for a day of Great Barrier Reef dives, which was a big b
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  • Duration: 10h
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