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Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Palm Cove

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    What to Expect
    This full-day excursion from Cairns is ideal for nature lovers. Michaelmas Cay is a protected sanctuary for 27,000 migratory seabirds, and one of the most important nesting sites in the Southern Hemisphere. The surrounding Outer Reef is a breathtaking garden of exotic marine life, magnificent coral and giant clams. There are more varieties of fish here than in the entire Atlantic Ocean. The Cay is a protected seabird sanctuary playing host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds, one of the most important nesting sights in the Southern Hemisphere.

    The tour includes semi-submersible coral-viewing tours for those who want to see the underwater world without getting wet. If you would like to dive the Great Barrier Reef, introductory dives for novices and certified dives for experienced divers are also available.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Palm Cove and Northern Beaches hotels
    Departure Time
    7:30am Check-in at the Ocean Spirit counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal for 8:30am departure
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Roundtrip cruise from Cairns to Michaelmas Cay
    • Morning and afternoon tea
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Use of snorkel equipment and lyra suit
    • Coral viewing in air-conditioned semi-submersible
    • Ecological presentations by qualified marine biologists
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Palm Cove and northern beaches accommodation
    • Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
    • Diving within 48 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 age for all diving activities is 12 years
    • All diving activities for children 14 years and under must be booked directly on the day of travel. Prices listed are cruise only
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great day on our Ocean Spirit cruise. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, safety was stressed, quality snorkeling gear, and the food better than expected. The staff made the trip enjoyable as they seemed totruly enjoy their work. No shortage of food and snacks.
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    Two reasons for the trip for us were to land on the islands to see the birds and snorkel to see the Barrier Reef one of the Worlds 7 wonders. Be aware that neither could be possible like happened to us In Feb 2019. This was due to adverse weather conditions which I realise you
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    My long time friend and myself love snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef and have experienced different reef spots together. Michaelmas Cay wasn't as nice as some of the spots I have been to, however it was a good, fun and different experience. The Catamaran/Sail ship was semi
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    Make sure you swim out from the beach for about 5-10 minutes to find the coral, I would recommend snorkelling even if you have reservations about doing it! Probably not the trip for you if you don’t fancy snorkelling or diving, but as first time snorkelling we loved it! Staff
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