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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
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 5 days ago
7 Dive, AOW course, a bit hit and miss

First of all, diving at the Great Barrier Reef was a lifetime experience and no matter what it was worth it to us. To describe this 2 days 1 night boat diving, I’ll say there was half good luck and half bad luck. The wonderful...More

1  Thank Melissa V
Reviewed 5 days ago
3 Dive, Certified Diver, Excellent

The crew on this ship are professional, courteous, and safe. They have dive gear in very good condition and have no trouble accommodating snorkelers and the different levels of divers all at once. The crew could not do enough to make everyone feel comfortable. The...More

Thank jeffreysadler
Reviewed 6 days ago
Professional, safe and not too crowded.

My husband and I are open water divers and did the liveaboard overnight dive trip on the Ocean Quest. They took us out on the SeaQuest boat, and on the way did two dives from that boat. Our third dive for the day was from...More

Thank 0800amy
Katherine C, Director of Sales at Divers Den, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your high recommendations, we are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Congratulations to you and your husband on completing your Padi open water course. Our liveaboard OceanQuest really is the home away from home! We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic PADI course

We took the PADI open water course with Diver's Den, combined with two nights on the Livaboard. We could not fault the level of training and service offered by the team. Everything is extremely professional and runs like clockwork.The boat is very comfortable and the...More

Thank rf6588
Katherine C, Director of Sales at Divers Den, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We love to read 5 reviews about our tours and appreciate you taking the time to write this review.We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your PADI learn to dive course with us at Divers Den! We will be sure to pass on your positive...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful experience at Ocean Quest

I spent a 4 days 3 nights LOB trip with Divers Den last week. The crew was funny, friendly, knowledgable and super helpful. It's one of the best LOB crew I have ever met. The food was good for all 3 meals. Room was clean...More

Thank Isa C
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Pratik K
30 July 2018|
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Response from yknotsail | Reviewed this property |
You should ALWAYS wait 24 hours to fly after scuba diving.
Pratik K
30 July 2018|
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Response from BDC-CityTraveller | Reviewed this property |
The dive company I went with, would not allow any dives, exploratory or otherwise, within 24 hours of flying. The rules are there for a reason.
2 June 2018|
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Response from charlie o | Reviewed this property |
There were around 45 on our trip. It's a big boat, plenty of room for everyone. There were 3 groups- snorkeling, certified divers and non certified divers. Certified diver can dive alone or with a guide, extra charge.