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Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns provided by Coral Sea Dreaming

Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns

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With a maximum capacity of 12 passengers on board the “Coral Sea Dreaming,” this is an intimate 2-day tour from Cairns. Combine scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing led by highly skilled instructors; no prior experience is necessary. Both certified and introductory diving is on offer, with access to stunning snorkeling sites on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 2-day live-aboard boat tour with snorkeling and scuba
  • Owner of introductory night diving license
  • Shared and private accommodation available
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light refreshments
Important Information
Departure Point
Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Restroom on board
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • EMC payable on board (AU$40 per person)
  • Diving. Single and packages available to purchase on board for both introductory and certified divers
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Minimum 4 years of age for guests
  • Minimum 12 years of age for introductory day diving activities
  • Introductory night divers must complete at least one day dive to show competency to on board certified instructor before being able to partake in any night diving activities
  • All guests must complete an on board medical form prior to completing in water activities. Ticking yes to any of the questions may prevent participation.
  • The skipper will decide on the best reef locations visited during the tour dependent on tidal and weather conditions
  • Private cabins are priced as per twin share. Sole use is available at quoted price
  • $40 per person EMC is payable on board for the tour. This covers all reef taxes, port and fuel levies
  • 3% surcharge incurred for all card transactions on board the vessel
  • Merchandise also available to purchase on board
  • Coral Sea Dreaming cancellation policy applies
  • You can book and pay for diving on our website or on-board the boat, so no need to decide now what dives you would like to do. No experience is required however a medical must be completed by all snorkelers and divers before participating in these activities. This will be sent through to you with your booking confirmation (Certain medical conditions eg asthma and diabetes may preclude a person from diving only – please book a recreational dive medical for clearance of these conditions prior to boarding at Cairns 24 hour Medical Centre) See medical questionnaire below, to be completed on-board. If you answer yes to any items here (excluding 22 & 24) and intend to scuba dive please complete a recreational dive medical. Item Condition Yes No 1 Asthma or wheezing 2 Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder 3 Chest surgery 4 Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint 5 Chronic sinus conditions 6 Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) 7 Ear surgery 8 Epilepsy 9 Fainting, seizures or blackouts 10 Heart disease of any kind 11 Collapsed lung 12 Recurrent ear problem when flying 13 Tuberculosis or another long-term lung disease 14 Breathlessness 15 Chronic ear discharge or infection 16 High blood pressure 17 Other illness or major operation in the last 12 months 18 Perforated eardrum 19 Are you currently taking any prescribed medicine or drug (excluding oral contraceptive) 20 Have you ingested any alcohol within 8 hours prior to diving? 21 Are you pregnant? 22 Do you wear contact lenses? 23 Are you flying within 12 hours? 24 Do you understand that concealment of any condition incompatible with safe diving might put your life or health at risk? Snorkeling is unlimited and all our sites are close to the reef and safe with minimal currents. All dive and snorkel equipment is included in the tour cost as well as all meals, snacks, linen etc. This tour is not suitable for people with mobility issues or non-swimmers or children under the age of 4 years.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Amanda D wrote a review 5 Oct
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
How lucky I feel that Coral Sea Dreaming took my teenagers (13 &15) on their 1st trip to the reef. It was everything & more that a trip to the reef should be! The crew were professional but fun. Both knowledgeable and passionate about the reef. The dive instructors really
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from ClaireZ175, Owner at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi again Amanda, WOW - thanks so much for your rave review! We are so pleased you chose our little company for your families GBR adventure. It was our pleasure to have you and the kids on board with us and we loved showing you guys our awesome backyard. We'd love to have you back someday! In the meantime, keep diving and best wishes from The Dream Team ><> <><
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Craig F wrote a review Sep 2020
Clifton Beach, Australia1 contribution
Beautiful boat, professional friendly crew, overall brilliant trip. Would definitely love to go again
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from ClaireZ175, Owner at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hey Craig, thanks for your fantastic comments and taking the time to post on T.A. We loved having you both on board with us and being Cairns local's, fantastic to hear you had a brilliant time on Coral Sea Dreaming and hope you can spread the good vibe with your Cairns mates! Best wishes, The Dream Team ><> <><
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Christian wrote a review Aug 2020
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Best trip ever! All crew are extremely nice, foods are super delicious, and no sea sick! We saw lots of wildlife, beautiful reefs, stunning sunset and sunrise. Never forget the dolphins they swam with our boat. 100 % recommended for everyone!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Response from ClaireZ175, Owner at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 24 Aug 2020
Hi Christian, thanks for your awesome feedback! So pleased you joined us on that particular trip as you really scored with the amazing glass out conditions and beautiful dolphins chasing the bow, along with the rest of the magnificent marine life on offer. Thanks so much for choosing Coral Sea Dreaming Dive and Sail for your GBR adventure, it was our pleasure to have you & Karin on board with us! Best wishes, The Dream Team ><> ><>
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jakesnake3 wrote a review Aug 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand5 contributions3 helpful votes
Me and 4 friends booked this trip on 2 perfect weather days which meant we had the best experience we could of asked for! On the way there we saw dolphins and whales and the diving itself was top tier! Highlight was night dive then checking out the stars afterward as it was so
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Response from ClaireZ175, Owner at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Thanks a million for your awesome review Jake! It was most certainly a radical trip with the glass out conditions, dolphins on the bow, whales breaching, amazing star gazing and of course some incredible diving! Thanks to you and your crew for joining us on Coral Sea Dreaming - we'd have you all back in a heartbeat!
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Peter wrote a review Aug 2020
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
We had a ball, beautiful boat, great crew and the majestic Barrier Reef. This trip is a great alternative to the day reef trips on offer. You get 2 days sailing plus 5 different sites on which to dive or snorkel. The crew were very safety focused whilst being fun and helpful.
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Response from ClaireZ175, Owner at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 10 Aug 2020
Thanks so much for a cracking review Peter! You've really nailed the essence of our trip in your feedback - It was our absolute pleasure to have you guys on board and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes The Dream Team ><> ><> ><>
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About the operator

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By: Coral Sea Dreaming
Great crew = Great memories
We had a great experience on the Coral sea dreaming sail boat and with the crew. Our trip was for 2 days and 1 nigh
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Had such a great time from the beginning to the end. Amazing crew, amazing views and amazing dives! Will defiently
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great adventure!
Had the most amazing experience with them back in November 2019! it was worth the money and I highly recommend them
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Icing on the Cake
I’m down to my last few days in Australia and what could be better than an adventure from Cairns to the Great Barri
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Amazing experience
I had an incredible experience on the coral sea dreaming even though I couldn’t dive. I was still very happy and we
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Excellent two day excursion
My partner and I chose to do this as part of our three week holiday in Australia and it certainly was the highlight
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Fantastic 2-day dive tour
Everything perfect. Wonderful captain, crew, and boat. Smoothly accommodated a wide range of skills and activities.
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Sleeping on the reef = magic memories!
This was such a fantastic trip; we’ll never forget it. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it if you
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Unforgettable experience
We had a fantastic 2 days at sea with our captain Christian and helpers Audrey, Pierre, & Leo. As imagined, snorkel
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Great dives and great team
Loved the trip. Very good diving instructors and amazing dive spots at the edge of the barrier reef.. closer to the
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Sean M
Great way to dive the reef and make a few friends
Awesome trip out on the Great Barrier Reef! Bit windy so we got to sail, and definitely recommend bringing a few se
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Wonderful 2 day live aboard with scuba and snorkelling
My friends and I did a 2 day/1 night live aboard. What a wonderful experience! We visited 4 places on the Great Bar
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Simon R
I recommend this company!
Went out with 10 people plus Levy, V and Teddy. Great vibes, good atmosphere and a really nice crew. Good and cozy
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Belinda B
Fun & friendly, & great for kids!
My son & I made some incredible memories in the two days we stayed on this boat- the atmosphere was so warm & inclu
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Nikki L
What an experience!
This reef trip is different from any other i have experienced. It was my first live-aboard encounter and the overni
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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