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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
From $131.95
3 Certified Dives
3 Dives for Certified Divers
From $197.93
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.

Reviews (192)
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Reviewed yesterday
Open water certificate with amazing guide

I did 5-day open water certification. 2 days in pool and 3 days liveaboard. Our guide Anthony was so great. Patient, empathic and made the activities fun. It's really one of the best experiences I've had!!! We were taken great care of on the boat...More

1  Thank Josefine1234567
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Unbelievable experience thanks to an unbelievable staff

I don’t ordinarily leave reviews. However, I actually created this TripAdvisor account because I so strongly wanted to leave this review. I did the OceanQuest with Divers Den, and I was absolutely unbelievable. From start to finish, I felt secure that I was in the...More

1  Thank henrygg98
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great experience with professional staff

One of the most competitively priced live aboard packages! However, the experience was nothing but great. Rooms were comfy and sufficient for night rests. Everything was well-organised and planned. The staff were friendly and professional and even remembered your name especially if you stayed for...More

1  Thank Kennyandbears
Reviewed 1 week ago
Divers Den is very best!

This was my first experience of my first trip to Australia from America. It was also my first time snorkeling in open ocean instead of a bay. We swam with sea turtles and played around with clown fish. Yet what made the day incredible was...More

1  Thank LorynL2018
Reviewed 1 week ago
Day trip to Reef amazing

Thanks to the fantastic staff the day was fab. even had my own personal snorkel guide. Boat is well equipped for snorkeling or diving. Lunch great and the staff made it very memorable with a lot of fun. Big thanks to all on board we...More

Thank Kaye M
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November 5, 2018|
Response from Charlie C | Reviewed this property |
If you are going on the Reef Quest day boat from Cairns just for the day you will receive a buffet style lunch on board. I dont recall being a big variety but there was fruit slices, salad. and plenty of Tea / Coffee. If... More
November 2, 2018|
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Response from BDC-CityTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I would say largest age group was 20-35 though.
Pratik K
July 29, 2018|
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Response from yknotsail | Reviewed this property |
You should ALWAYS wait 24 hours to fly after scuba diving.