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Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise

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  • 5 hours reef time
  • Visit 2 stunning reef sites
  • Delicious hot BBQ Aussie lunch
  • FREE guided snorkelling tours
  • Cairns most luxurious vessel
  • BONUS semi-sub tour
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Explore the best of the Great Barrier Reef both in & above the water with this great value full day cruise package from Cairns, visiting several great Outer Reef sites throughout the course of the day! Featuring a comprehensive tour itinerary, you'll get to see all the vivid, colourful, World Heritage beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, and have the chance to view it up close for yourself with included use of all the state-of-the-art snorkel and scuba equipment included in the price. Join your friendly crew aboard a comfortable, modern and spacious craft for an adventure that's as beautiful as it is educational - take in all the marine life, coral, fish and stunning colours at several exclusive mooring locations hand-picked for their beauty.

Relax on board the vessel in these amazing surroundings and enjoy a freshly prepared, Aussie-style barbecue lunch with fresh steak and seafood, snack on tasty cheese platters, enjoy a drink and much more. Featuring 5 hours' worth of snorkelling or diving, it's a full-fledged Great Barrier Reef extravaganza all for a single great price. If you're wanting to see the reef in a day, then book this Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel package from Cairns online today!

Inclusions

  • Over 5 hours at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • Snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian and a variety of salads
  • Onboard entertainment on the return journey
  • Fruit platter, cheese and a glass of wine on the return journey

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick ups and drop offs
  • $20 per person Environmental Management Charge which is payable on the day of travel

Optional Upgrades

  • Discounted Introductory Diving Package - includes all the features of the snorkelling cruise PLUS 1 Introductory Dive (Duration: 20 - 25 minutes)
  • Discounted Certified Diving Package - includes all the features of the snorkelling cruise PLUS 1 Certified Dive (Duration: 20 - 25 minutes)

Highlights

  • Visit 2 outer reef locations
  • Locations vary depending on the day, however, they generally travel to one of the two outer reef locations in the morning (Norman Reef or Saxon Reef) then make their way to North Hastings Reef in the afternoon
  • 5 hours of snorkelling
  • Semi submersible boat tour (optional extra)
  • FREE guided snorkelling tours
  • Hot BBQ lunch
  • State of the art high speed vessel
  • Spacious sundecks for sunbathing
  • Large modern lounges to relax on
  • Onboard entertainment on the return journey
  • Fully licensed bar onboard

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen, hat, change of clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases (Soft Drinks, Chocolates, Underwater Cameras, T-shirts etc.)
  • $20 per person Environmental Management Charge

Tour Times

  • Tours depart daily from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.15am and return at 4.45pm. Check-in commences from 7.30am and closes at 8am. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour and the tour departure point

Important Information

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may exclude some people from scuba diving. If you are concerned about any medical conditions, please consult your doctor
  • A person with heart trouble, a current cold or congestion, epilepsy, asthma, a severe medical problem, or who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, should not dive
  • Divers 65yrs and over must provide a current AS4005-1 dive medical prior to travel
  • All divers will need to fill in a Medical Questionnaire prior to scuba diving

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Vessel Subject to change without notice
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Hang Mei Kyomi Kwok 1 week ago I joined the introductory scuba diving tour. It was my first time diving and I had a great experience. The information session before the dive was very detailed and it made me feel safe and comfortable. Wetsuit needs extra costs but others are free of charge. The ratio of divers and instructor was 4:1. There were metal bars under the sea for us to hold on and I felt very safe. We dived for 25 mins. There was also some diving practices underwater to ensure our safety. We held on the instructor's arm by arm to ensure we won't get lost. I saw many marine creatures like cuttlefish. Will definitely be back!
I joined the introductory scuba diving tour
Hang Mei Kyomi Kwok 1 week ago

I joined the introductory scuba diving tour. It was my first time diving and I had a great experience. The information session before the dive was very detailed and it made me feel safe and comfortable. Wetsuit needs extra costs but others are free of charge. The ratio of divers and instructor was 4:1. There were metal bars under the sea for us to hold on and I felt very safe. We dived for 25 mins. There was also some diving practices underwater to ensure our safety. We held on the instructor's arm by arm to ensure we won't get lost. I saw many marine creatures like cuttlefish. Will definitely be back!

This is run like a well oiled machine
Robyn Lock 4 months ago

This is run like a well oiled machine. They have it all covered and they cater to most. Whether it's food types, swimming abilities or even language. They are really knowledgeable about the Reef and they are happy to share their passion with you. They look after you so well when you are in the water there really is nothing to worry about. Lunch is great and the timing worked out well with time for snorkelling and time to eat. Definitely glad we did it.

An absolutely amazing experience
Daryl 10 months ago

An absolutely amazing experience. The boat was very new and had the latest features. There was plenty of opportunities for snorkelling and proper training is provided for scuba diving. Excellent and friendly staff on board. Great experience and would highly recommend to anyone that is visiting Cairns.

Particularly for dive experience
Tammy 10 months ago

Particularly for dive experience, the boat is large so more comfortable than a usual dive party boat most are snorkelers so it can be busy but dive centre staff are great at supporting divers alongside so many snorkellers going in out. They were most supportive. I have dived many locations globally and this centre is top quality. There were first time divers struggling diving staff seem very patient with them so trying diving is a must for anyone snorkelling only they said it’s possible to just book a trial first for less so lots of options. Great boat plus staff. On arriving you will feel as though it’s the best boat then on leaving they are supporting with anyone sea sick if wavy. The sessions for all the groups so this helps the travel to sight go faster you are allowed everywhere on the desk outside front is great. As there are so many groups it’s busy for a dive trip but worked better for us as I was able to snorkel with my children first before my dive. They also have a guide to swimming out with non-swimmers as mention all the staff are great helpful and the dive centre is very experienced. By the second dive site snorkelling was easy for children plus you are able to pay for up to 2 more dives at $45. A package that allows up to 3 dives plus snorkelling is great. Food was fine although think there’s improvement to be made there. The journey home was great boat is fast so wind at the front desk is like a hair clothes dryer able to suntan plus enjoy views they also have some live music that was great. Well worth booking.

Except for the sea sickness suffered by majority of the passengers on the outbound journey
Suresh Nair 1 year ago

Except for the sea sickness suffered by majority of the passengers on the outbound journey, the experience was wonderful. The team on board were extremely helpful and professional. WELL DONE!

Excellent and efficient organisation
Wayne Thorpe 1 year ago

Excellent and efficient organisation. Polite courteous and helpful crew. Excellent equipment and amenities. Dive instructor Stephen D was absolutely outstanding. His pre dive briefing and diving lessons were faultless with the right amount of humour, information and perfect delivery. Eddie was the perfect helpful and happy host. Both employees should be commended, they are an asset to your business. I would recommend your company without hesitation.

The cruise was luxury
Sadie 2 years ago

The cruise was luxury, fancy and the crew was nice and funny. I couldn't have a food because I got sea sick teribly, but they provided really nice lunch, mornig tea, cheese and fruits by the time we needed it. However, the site was not good. most part of the reefs that we visit (2 reefs)was kinda dead and so grey. but still, good cruise for refreshing, sunbed enyoing nature.

We had an incredible experience
Karen Ramirez 2 years ago

We had an incredible experience. My friends and I did snorkelling in two different barrier reef. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

We had a great day with down under crews at Great Barrier Reef
Wei Yan 2 years ago

We had a great day with down under crews at Great Barrier Reef . There are wonderful hot Aussie Buffet Lunch and Fruit Platter. Also, the crews are very helpful and enthusiastic. We do really had a wonderful time for snorkelling. The view is great. But just one thing needs to improve, the meal is not enough for so many people, almost half people did not have fruit and prawn.

This was an amazing experience right from when we checked in all of the staff were incredible
Justine Harrington 2 years ago

This was an amazing experience right from when we checked in all of the staff were incredible. We felt very sure that our 3 children (11,13,16) would be well supervised snorkeling if we became separated. The lunch and snacks made it even better value too. Highly recommend!!

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Shikeera Down Under Cruise and Dive

Welcome aboard Evolution, Cairns most luxurious outer Great Barrier Reef cruise! Join us for snorkelling, scuba diving and so much more. Big enough to take you to the edge, small enough to make it personal!.

If you have never tried diving, take advantage of the discounted diving package options. You will be able to experience scuba diving for not much more than the standard tour price.
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