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Diving Australia – Specials & Last Minute Deals

Looking for all the latest deals on diving in Australia – advance booking offers, special prices and last minute rates on Cairns liveaboards to the Great Barrier Reef? Well, you’re in the right place.

Here’s where to find the latest deals, special offers and last minute prices:

  • Many current special offers, including those for dive courses, are featured in the blog posts below.
  • Otherwise, check the discounted liveaboard trips highlighted in yellow in our:
    calendar of departures or,
    individual boat schedules
    as seen in the example screenshot shown here.
    An example of a typical liveaboard departure schedule with special offers highlighted in yellow

To see all the liveaboards and courses that we recommend in Australia check the “AUSTRALIA OPTIONS” box above. Have a look around and let Dive The World find you the best deal available!

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Latest Deals & Special Offers

  • Turtle Spectacular Special Expedition with Spoilsport
  • Mark your calendars now for your awesome annual liveaboard trip to the far northern Great Barrier Reef. Due to popular demand, this annual trip is now available for two departure dates in 2018 & 2019. Bookmark these dates for your 7 night, 26 dive, not to be missed expedition:

  • 2018: 12 - 19 November & 26 November - 03 December
  • 2019: 11 - 18 November & 25 November - 02 December
  • Confirm your cabin now by emailing our sales team today. Spoilsport is Australia's most awarded liveaboard, its accolades include 11 Rodales Readers Choice Awards. You know you are in good hands with a team that has received awards that include "Best liveaboard". Not only is the liveaboard and team highly thought of, so is the Turtle Specatular trip. Feedback from the 2016 expedition - “Absolutely mind blowing!” – Andrew Hunter, Australia - “The coral is the healthiest I’ve seen in 25 years of diving” – Aimee Dorfman, USA and “Turtles, turtles, turtles!” – Victoria Oswell, Canada. 2018 Trip cabin prices per person: Budget twin bed cabin: USD 2 879 (AUD 3 815) Club twin bed cabin: USD 3 377 (AUD 4 476) Standard twin bed cabin: USD 3 866 (AUD 5 124) Premium double bed cabin: USD 4 209 (AUD 5 578) (Contact our sales team for 2019 prices) Trip highlights: Return low-level flight over the reef from Cairns to Lizard Island, diving sites that are rarely visited including the wreck of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' fame, witness the world's biggest green turtle nesting phenomenon together with tiger sharks that are attracted to the area. Itinerary: Cod Hole, TMO (Three Mile Opening), Tijou / Cat Reefs, Small Detached Reefs, Great Detached Reef, Pandora Wreck and Raine Island. Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), in-water observation dives, tanks, weights and weight belts, Nautilus LifeLine GPS. Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive equipment (USD 33 per day), dive insurance, Cairns to Lizard Island flight levy USD 113 (AUD 150), reef tax (USD 14) per person and fuel levy (USD 33) per trip. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card). Optional extras: Transfers from Cairns City hotels, soft drinks (soft drinks with evening meals are complimentary), alcoholic drinks (wine with your evening meal is complimentary), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (USD 115 per trip), torches (USD 8) per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. All prices quoted are per diver sharing and subject to currency fluctuations.
    Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)94 582 7973 / (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


  • Spoilsport Special 7 Night Expedition Hosted By Mike Ball
  • This amazing itinerary is only scheduled once each year! Ensure that you confirm your place for the Spoilsport liveaboard 2018 and 2019 departure now by emailing our sales team right away.

    This not to be missed 8 day / 7 night liveaboard cruise departs on 12 July 2018.

    Trip cabin prices per person: Budget twin bed cabin: USD 2 875 (AUD 3 815) Club twin bed cabin: USD 3 375 (AUD 4 476) Standard twin bed cabin: USD 3 863 (AUD 5 124) Premium double bed cabin: USD 4 205 (AUD 5 578)

    Hurry as these trips fill up fast!

    Contact our team for your 11 July 2019 booking and departure rates.

    This 26 dive trip is suitable for both novice and advanced divers. Your itinerary will include the best of the Great Barrier Reef's Ribbon Reefs with the plummeting walls of the Coral Sea. Not only will you get to dive with Australia's legendary Mike Ball, this trip has had a very high success rate (98% since 1996) of divers having encounters with minke whales. The expedition highlights are diver size fish at Cod Hole, exciting shark action in the Coral Sea, catch and release dives with ancient nautili, dedicated time to encounter minke whales as well as partake in minke whale behaviour monitoring and research.

    Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), in-water observation divers, tanks, weights and weight belts, Nautilus LifeLine GPS.

    Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive equipment per day (USD 33 / AUD 44), dive insurance, reef tax (approx. USD 14 per person per day), evening meal on the first day of the cruise. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

    Optional extras: Transfers from Cairns City hotels, soft drinks (soft drinks with evening meals are complimentary), alcoholic drinks (wine with your evening meal is complimentary), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (USD 115 per trip), torches (USD 8 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. All prices quoted are per diver sharing and subject to currency fluctuations.

    Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)94 582 7973 / (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


  • Ocean Quest Barrier Reef Minke Whale Expeditions in 2018!
  • If you are a novice diver or are short on time or budget then you can get a little flavour of the GBR by joining a short OceanQuest itinerary to the Outer Barrier Reef. If you want to experience something unique, then you should definitely join one of its Minke Whale Expedition trips where you can experience close encounters with Dwarf Minke whales. These fantastic trips depart on Fridays, during June and July 2018. Swim with minke whales from Great Barrier Reef scuba liveaboard OceanQuest

    • 01 June – 05 June
    • 08 June – 12 June
    • 15 June – 19 June
    • 22 June – 26 June
    • 13 July – 17 July
    • 20 July – 24 July
    • 27 July – 31 July
    5 Day/4 Night - 16 dives Trip cabin prices per person (certified diver): Double bed cabin US$ 1,532 (AU$ 1,935) Twin bed cabin US$ 1,470 (AU$ 1,855) Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, hot drinks, Cairns city transfers to the boat (excluding from northern beaches), dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights and weightbelts. Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive insurance, dive equipment (US$ 120 per person per trip), reef and port authority fee US$ 15 per person per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, towels (bring your own), snacks, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. So if you are in the area and want to get wet on the mother of all barrier reefs then make it happen, now! Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)94 582 7973 / (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


  • See Dwarf Minke Whales from Spoilsport
  • Do you want to dive with dwarf minke whales? Choose Spoilsport and your diving in the Ribbon Reefs is guaranteed! Dive into Mike Ball's video tour, then read on to book your diving holiday with dwarf minke whales ... As you snorkel and dive with dwarf minke whales you will experience a sense of peace and calm as these gentle giants transport you to another world, leaving your worries far behind you. Dive The World brings you 3, 4 and 7 night Spoilsport Minke Whale Expeditions Spoilsport Fly Dive Minke Whale Expeditions: 4 days, 3 nights including 10 dives 2018: 11 - 14 June / 18 - 21 June / 25 - 28 June / 02 - 05 July / 09 - 12 July Trip cabin prices per person: Budget twin bed cabin: USD 1 462 (AUD 1 939) Club twin bed cabin: USD 1 695 (AUD 2 249) Standard twin bed cabin: USD 1 914 (AUD 2 539) Premium double bed cabin: USD 2 955 (AUD 2 780) 2019: 10-13 June / 17-20 June / 24-27 June / 01-04 July / 08-11 July (email our sales team now to confirm 2019 prices) Spoilsport Fly Dive Minke Whale Expeditions: 5 Days, 4 Nights including 12 Dives 2018: 07 - 11 June / 14 - 18 June / 21 - 25 June / 28 June - 02 July / 05 - 09 July Trip cabin prices per person: Budget twin bed cabin: USD 1 658 (AUD 2 199) Club twin bed cabin: USD 1 907 (AUD 2 529) Standard twin bed cabin: USD 2 113 (AUD 2 802) Premium double bed cabin: USD 2 317 (AUD 3 073) 2019: 06 - 10 June / 13 - 17 June / 20 - 24 June / 27 June - 01 July / 04 - 08 July (email our sales team now to confirm 2019 prices) The Ultimate Minke Whale Expedition: 8 days, 7 nights including 22 dives 2018: 07 - 14 June / 14 - 21 June / 21 - 28 June / 28 June - 05 July / 05 - 12 July Trip cabin prices per person: Budget twin bed cabin: USD 2 876 (AUD 3 815) Club twin bed cabin: USD 3 375 (AUD 4 476) Standard twin bed cabin: USD 3 863 (AUD 5 124) Premium double bed cabin: USD 4 205 (AUD 5 578) 2019: 06 - 13 June / 13 - 20 June / 20 - 27 June / 27 June- 04 July / 04 - 11 July (email our sales team now to confirm 2019 prices) Cruise price per person includes: Low-level scenic flight to or from Lizard Island (for 3 and 4 night trips), cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), in-water observation divers, tanks, weights and weight belts, Nautilus Lifeline GPS. Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive equipment (USD 33 per day), dive insurance, reef tax (approx. USD 14 per day) per person per trip. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card). Optional extras: Transfers from Cairns City hotels, soft drinks (soft drinks with evening meals are complimentary), alcoholic drinks (wine with your evening meal is complimentary), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (USD 8 per fill), torches (USD 8 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. All prices quoted are per diver sharing and subject to currency fluctuations.

    Do you want to dive with minke whales in the Ribbon Reefs?
    Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)94 582 7973 / (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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