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Great Barrier Reef Diving Day Trip Packages

Best Daily Dive Tours from Cairns

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We offer the best value diving and snorkelling on one-day trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. See spectacular coral gardens, great drop-offs, exciting swim-throughs, all teaming with a vast array of marine life. Day tours are available from Cairns, all year around as follows:

Option 1. Norman, Saxon and Hastings reefs

3 dives AUD 339 (for certified divers)
Introductory: 1 /2 /3 dives - AUD 319 / 369 /399 per person
Snorkelling only - AUD 239 per person

How your day unfolds:

Trips run Wednesday-Sunday, meet at 'B' Finger/Gate, Marlin Marina at 8 am. Departing at 8:30 am, the Aqua Quest boat travels first to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, about 1.5 hours, (approximately 40 nautical miles (70 kilometres)) off the coast of Cairns. The first dive takes place at 10 am, the second dive at starts at 12 pm, whilst a generous buffet lunch is served at 1 pm, with a range of hot and cold foods, salads, rolls and tropical fruit to refuel for the afternoon. The third dive is at 2 pm, then the boat leaves the reef at 3 pm, returning back to the marina at 4:30 pm.

What makes this day trip unique?

Your day trip is aboard the Aqua Quest, a purpose-built dive vessel, with a large sun decks, air conditioned indoor lounge, hot fresh water showers, and state of the art diving equipment. Of course, it complies with the stringent Australian nautical safety standards. Their experienced reef team - selected for their local knowledge and love of the Cairns region and the ocean - will help you discover the best snorkel and dive sites available from Cairns. You'll spend a full 5 hours on the Great Barrier Reef and see a variety of marine animals, such as clownfish, surgeonfish, stingrays, even Maori wrasse, reef sharks and turtles.

Daytrip prices normally include: dives, use of all required scuba equipment (including dive computer), lunch, coffee/tea, drinking water, and taxes.
Prices exclude (mandatory, unless customer provides own): none.
Optional extras: dive guide (AUD 15 per person per dive) , dive insurance, drinks from the bar. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

You might enjoy viewing our video library which shows some of the marine life you will encounter when diving on tours of the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Your Additional Needs: through our partners we can also help you with hotel bookings and travel packages & diving insurance.

Why is Dive The World the best way for you to book your holiday?

  • We are the best price you will find. Dive The World's Lowest Price Guarantee - If you can book the same package elsewhere online, at the same time, then we will beat that price.
  • Free dive insurance for first time customers - you are covered for diving accidents on your trip.
  • Book now, pay later - You book, we hold the spaces and you confirm with a payment later.
  • Only pay when you are ready - We won't demand your credit card right away. You pay only when you are comfortable.
  • 24 hour cancellation window - After confirmation you have 24 hours to book flights. Any problems you can cancel.
  • Loyalty Bonuses:
    - Once you complete a simple QA form, as a returning guest, you are entitled to a 5% discount in any of our worldwide destinations!
    - Make 5 dive bookings with us and receive 10% off the price of your 5th booking from Dive The World's Gold Range.
    - Free booking amendments.
  • Refer a friend - recommend us to your friends and claim a discount voucher of up to US$ 100.
  • Quick personal communications with our independent agents - we will get back to you right away with full details of our recommendations based on our experience.
  • Charitable donations - By booking with Dive The World you are helping us to contribute to our chosen charities that help protect the marine environment.
  • You have a bigger choice - we match your requirements against hundreds of options before making the recommendations that suit you.
  • You're not being used to fill our boats - Your satisfaction is our priority. We want you to get what you expect at the best price. Also if things go wrong with the operator they will want to keep us happy more than a customer they will never see again. So we will represent you.
  • See our Terms & Conditions including Cancellation Policy page for more details on these benefits.

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