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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive Full-Day Adventure

Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive Full-Day Adventure

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From US$ 174.11 per person

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Cruise to vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life at the Outer Great Barrier Reef on board the Silverswift catamaran. Sail to 3 different reef sites and snorkel among colorful coral reefs and reef fish.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 5 - 8 hours
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Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
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Instructor
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Dive in pristine coral gardens at 3 different dive sites of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens
  • Take a guided snorkel tour with expert guides and learn more about the reef and its inhabitants
  • Feast on a hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Visit the outer reef sites of Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs
Full description
Climb aboard the Silverswift luxury catamaran, custom-designed for the thrill of diving and snorkeling, and enjoy a day of fun and adventure on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Perfect for adventure-minded people, you’ll enjoy 5 hours of aquatic fun for unlimited snorkeling, up to 3 certified dives, and introductory diving. This is the fastest dive trip from Cairns to the outer reef, giving you more time to play. It is also the only day dive trip from Cairns that visits 3 sites in one day. Explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly colored marine creatures, as you visit the outer reef sites of Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs. Snorkel briefs are conducted at each site and a guided snorkel tour is included in your day. Introductory diving is available for those with no prior experience, and you’ll have an expert dive instructor by your side to guide you through an unforgettable adventure. Certified divers can experience up to 3 dives at 3 different sites, with all dives guided to maximize your experience. On board, your friendly crew will encourage you to relax and enjoy the vessel’s comforts, including a delicious hot and cold tropical buffet lunch. Silverswift also features spacious sundeck areas, hot freshwater showers, change rooms and a licensed bar. The large dive and snorkel platform provides easy water access for all water activities. With a state-of-the-art ride control system, a smooth journey is ensured, even when travelling at up to 32 knots.
Includes
  • Return Silverswift cruise from Cairns
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment, mask, snorkel and fins
  • Snorkel brief at each site
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Prescription masks available at no additional cost
  • Scuba diving is optional at an additional cost
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland · Arrive 30 minutes before cruise departure · You must exchange your voucher at the ticket counter inside the Terminal before boarding the boat

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Coach transfers are available from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodations at an additional cost
  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving. For advice, contact Great Adventures office
  • The minimum age for scuba diving in Queensland Australia is 12 years
  • Silverswift departs daily from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 08:30, returning at 16:30. Coach transfers are available from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodations
  • For travel until the 30th of June 22 the Additional Government Environment Charge of AUD 7.00 per person is waived
  • Anyone traveling from 1 July 22-31 March 2023 the AUD 7.00 Government Environmental Charge is included in the cruise price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Its hard to say our trip to the outer reef was EXCELLENT, unfortunately the weather was against us. We experienced a really rough ride which included nausea tablets, sick bags and staff indicating they might fall over for the first time ever. However apart from this and the wait for food being a little long, the day was still wonderful. The staff were friendly and helpful in really rough conditions. I can't imagine many work environments where you have to hold and then dispose of peoples FULL sick bags, all whilst trying to stay upright yourself. We will be back to try again, hopefully in better conditions, I would still recommend the experience but if asked again prior if I wanted to reconsider and change my booking due to rough weather conditions I would rebook for sure.

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July 5, 2022

fantastic

Extraordinary experience! The intact coral banks with the diverse flora and fauna in exceptionally clear water and correspondingly wide visibility were overwhelming. The fact that the tour was otherwise well organized only plays a minor role. A must! But it should definitely be the outer ring. We did another similar tour with the Whitesunneys. If the visibility is only 5-10m, the magic is lost !!

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January 18, 2018

Pleasant day

Although I found the coral reef very dull compared to 25 years ago when I made my first dives, I have to say that I enjoyed this excursion a lot compared to the previous days. The only thing is that they tell you that they take you to three points of the coral reef in reality the atoll is always the only one they go around it.

January 5, 2018

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