Water activity

From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Tour

Activity provider: Divers Den

From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Tour

Activity provider: Divers Den
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 136.24 per person

An award-winning, luxury vessel with up to 80 passengers only will whisk you out to the reef. Visit 2 pristine outer Great Barrier Reef locations and go snorkeling, enjoy a tasty picnic lunch, and learn from a friendly and multi-lingual crew.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Instructor
Spanish, Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a comfortable day on the reef on a modern vessel
  • Dive or snorkel at 2 exclusive outer reef locations
  • Enjoy a delicious pre-packed picnic lunch
Full description

Explore the stunning biodiversity of the outer Great Barrier Reef on this diving and snorkeling tour from Cairns. Sail on s boat 3 sun decks, 2 air-conditioned indoor saloons, a spacious dive deck, and a sunken platform for easy water access. Have drinks and a packed lunch.

Depart Cairns in the morning for the outer reef on this 8-hour tour. Whether you are a snorkeler, first-time SCUBA diver, or already certified diver, join a once in a lifetime adventure aboard a luxury day trip to the great barrier reef. Enjoy a light morning tea and a delicious pre-packed picnic lunch. Complimentary tea, coffee, and chilled water are served throughout the day (snacks, soft and alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase).

Discover the Great Barrier Reef in the easiest way possible: with a snorkel - 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 and use the snorkeling gear. The private reef locations are approximately 70 kilometers (about 43 miles) offshore, these unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life including inquisitive Nemos, Turtles, Stingrays and Wally the friendly Maori Wrasse. Visit 2 different reef locations daily, these are chosen en-route considering weather and sea conditions to ensure the best in-water experience. Visit either Normank, Saxon or Hastings Reef.

Includes
  • Cruise on a luxury catamaran
  • 4 hours on the outer reef at 2 exclusive snorkel and dive locations
  • Morning tea or coffee
  • Fresh pre-packed picnic lunch
  • Hot freshwater showers
  • Detailed snorkel and dive briefings
  • Guided snorkeling tours
  • Use of dive/snorkel equipment, including masks, snorkels, fins and flotation devices
  • Use of wet and stinger suits
  • Prescription mask (optional)
  • Environmental Management Charge and levies ($20 per person, to be paid on board)
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Scuba diving (depending on option selected)
  • Certified diver guides
  • Photos
  • Digital camera hire
  • Souvenirs
  • Return transfers from the Northern Beaches (can be purchased for $20 per person: please advise if required)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • If under 18 years and travelling alone, you will need a signed form by a parent/guardian. Only ages 16 and up are permitted to travel without a guardian (but must have a signed form).
  • Please bring your Environmental Management Charge and levies of $20 per person, to be paid on board the vessel
  • Certified divers: please bring cert-card and logbook. You will also be asked to fill out and sign an Advice to Divers Form. Medical Standards differ from country to country, and certain medication / medical conditions may preclude you from diving in Australia.
  • If you are doing an introductory dive on AquaQuest, you will be asked to fill out and sign a medical declaration form and this can be found on the Divers Den website
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 239 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Overall this experience was great. The snorkeling was breathtaking and an experience I will cherish for many years to come. The staff were really nice and welcoming making the experience more comfortable. A downside was inside the vessel as the air conditioning was set way too cold and was an unpleasant experience inside.

April 28, 2022

it was a beautiful get away with my partner, i really enjoyed the relaxing and time in the water. The staff were phenomenal, one even spent the whole time in the water with us helping find really cool things in the ocean and even get a picture with nemo! shoutout to him, awesome bloke and very knowledgeable, it made the experience that much more memorable knowing more about the coral and animals we were seeing in the ocean.

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October 25, 2020

The crew were amazing as were the dive sites. Only criticism is that GYG didn't mention that having a guide on the dive costs extra ($15 per dive) - when you add that to the levy it gets a bit more expensive than I first thought. Still definitely worth it though.

February 20, 2020

Product ID: 133161