Reef Experience Snorkel & Dive Tour

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Reef Experience is in licensed to take 155 people to the Great Barrier Reef we cap those number at 100 for greater customer comfort. With the COVID Business plan in place, the passengers numbers have been reduced to 60 people maximum a day.

What’s Included in your day trip

  • All snorkel and scuba dive equipment hire is included in your trip along with one free scuba dive!*
  • Unlimited morning and afternoon snorkelling at two reef locations. Non-swimmer snorkel tours are also included throughout the day for those who require assistance in the water.
  • Glass bottom boat tours are a great way to witness life beneath the waves. (Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting).
  • Breakfast bacon & egg rolls, lunch and afternoon tea, wine and biscuits are served. Dietary requirements will be met; please advise upon booking. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our onboard chef.
  • The interactive Marine Biology Presentation is a great way to learn about the marine life from our resident, onboard expert as you journey to your first reef destination.

For those staying in the Cairns Business District area, bus transfers to and from your accommodation to the boat are included in your day trip.

Unlike other operators we include mandatory reef tax and fuel levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the trip cost, so there won’t be extra hidden charges on the day.

Tea & coffee served throughout the day except during journey times.
Sun cream is provided onboard free of charge.

What to bring:

Cash or credit card for purchases of snacks from the bar / souvenirs for sale onboard, underwater camera hire or additional scuba dives.Towel, sun hat, swimming clothes, sunscreen. Wetsuits are available onboard free of charge. Proof of certification if you are a certified scuba diver.

Optional extras

  • 2nd Intro dive ($65)
  • 2nd Certified dive ($55)
  • Guided dives ($15)
  • Marine bio guided snorkel tour ($25)
  • Prescription masks ($10)


'Silverswift' Barrier Reef Cruise + 1 Intro Dive

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Departing daily from Cairns, Silverswift is ready to whisk you away for a day of fun and adventure on this Great Barrier Reef Cruise. This is an active day all about being in the water for your dive or snorkel adventure of a lifetime!

You’ll explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures as you visit three different outer reef sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs. Locations vary with the day’s conditions however each site is chosen for visual impact, ecological diversity and the challenge of discovery!

  • Introductory Divers: First time divers can take the plunge in complete confidence with an experienced dive instructor by your side. Enjoy up to 2 dives.
  • Certified Divers: Enjoy up to 3 dives. All dives are guided to maximise your experience.
  • Unlimited adventure snorkelling: Including a guided snorkel tour.

Onboard, our friendly crew will encourage you to relax and enjoy Silverswift’s comforts and in between water activities there’s a delicious lunch for hungry adventurers. The spacious deck areas are great to bask in some sunshine or share a refreshing drink from the licenced bar and tales of your adventures.

INCLUDED IN YOUR DAY

  • Return Silverswift cruise from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Scrumptious morning tea including focaccias and muffin cakes on boarding, Afternoon tea cakes, cheese & biscuits.
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch.
  • Reef Interpretation.
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins).
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Snorkel brief at each site.
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision.
  • Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit.
  • Hot freshwater showers.
  • Prescription masks available at no additional cost.
  • Lycra suits included
  • Free Unlimited Wifi
  • Hot & Cold Tropical Buffet Lunch


'Silverswift' Barrier Reef Cruise + 1 Certified Dive

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Departing daily from Cairns, Silverswift is ready to whisk you away for a day of fun and adventure on this Great Barrier Reef Cruise. This is an active day all about being in the water for your dive or snorkel adventure of a lifetime!

You’ll explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures as you visit three different outer reef sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs. Locations vary with the day’s conditions however each site is chosen for visual impact, ecological diversity and the challenge of discovery!

  • Introductory Divers: First time divers can take the plunge in complete confidence with an experienced dive instructor by your side. Enjoy up to 2 dives.
  • Certified Divers: Enjoy up to 3 dives. All dives are guided to maximise your experience.
  • Unlimited adventure snorkelling: Including a guided snorkel tour.

Onboard, our friendly crew will encourage you to relax and enjoy Silverswift’s comforts and in between water activities there’s a delicious lunch for hungry adventurers. The spacious deck areas are great to bask in some sunshine or share a refreshing drink from the licenced bar and tales of your adventures.

INCLUDED IN YOUR DAY

  • Return Silverswift cruise from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Scrumptious morning tea including focaccias and muffin cakes on boarding, Afternoon tea cakes, cheese & biscuits.
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch.
  • Reef Interpretation.
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins).
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Snorkel brief at each site.
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision.
  • Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit.
  • Hot freshwater showers.
  • Prescription masks available at no additional cost.
  • Lycra suits included
  • Free Unlimited Wifi
  • Hot & Cold Tropical Buffet Lunch


'Silversonic' Certified Diving Adventure ex Port Douglas

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Visit and go diving at 3 different Agincourt ribbon reef sites, departing daily from Port Douglas.

  • 5 hours on the Reef
  • Departs Port Douglas 8.30am
  • Returns Port Douglas 4.30pm

When you step aboard the ultramodern Silversonic, you are set for an exhilarating day of fun, discovery and adventure in the natural wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef.

You’ll have access to explore three stunning and exclusive reef sites at the renowned Agincourt ribbon reefs, each chosen for visual and ecological diversity for your dive and snorkel adventures.

Introductory Divers:

First time divers can take the plunge in complete confidence with an experienced dive instructor by your side. Enjoy up to 2 diving experiences.

Certified Divers:

Enjoy up to 3 dives. All dives are guided to maximise your experience.

Unlimited adventure snorkelling

Including a guided snorkel tour.

And you’ll be doing it in comfort and style! With our friendly and knowledgeable crew, Silversonic has everything you’ll need to experience an underwater world of colourful marine life in safety. Access to the water is so easy with the large submerged platform, relax on the spacious deck areas, there’s hot freshwater showers, change rooms and even a licensed bar to share tales of your adventure on the homeward journey.

As an added bonus during the whale season, Silversonic has one of the few permits available from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority that allows our guests to go diving with dwarf minke whales if encountered – a truly unforgettable experience!


'Pro Dive' 19-Day Divemaster Course

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The PADI Divemaster Course is the first level of the PADI Professional rating. As a PADI Divemaster, you will hold the minimum rating for professional employment in the diving industry. Your qualification will allow you to supervise recreational diving activities (either boat or land-based), work as an instructional assistant on all PADI courses and is just one step away from a PADI Instructor rating.

Inclusions

PADI Instructor manual

PADI Divemaster manual

RDPML and embroided carry bag

Passport photos

Polo style t-shirt

Name badge

Accommodation transfers (Cairns city & northern beaches)

20 dives

All dive & snorkelling equipment, including dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch

Twin share bunk bed cabin accommodation onboard

Bed linen and meals onboard

Prescription masks if needed

Our 19-day course is a combination of theoretical classroom sessions along with practical application sessions, covering a variety of pool and open water PADI courses. Your course includes two, three-day liveaboard trips on board Pro Dive Cairns, where you will complete up to 20 dives (a mix of compulsory and recreational).


'Pro Dive' 5 Day PADI Open Water Learn to Dive

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2 Days of classroom and pool and training and then a 3 day 2 night 9 dive liveaboard dive trip to some of the best Outer Reef dive sites available.

There is no better place to Learn to Dive than Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The adventure of learning to dive as well as staying out on the reef for 3 days and 2 nights on one of our premium live aboard vessels is quite unique.

Your course includes 9 dives on some of the best dive sites the Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer as well as plenty of time to snorkel, relax and really enjoy the reef experience. All this makes this course unmatched for experience and value.

Your 5 Day PADI Learn to Dive Course is broken down into two components – 2 Days of classroom and pool and training and then a 3 day 2 night 9 dive liveaboard dive trip to some of the best Outer Reef dive sites available.

The first two days of your course are spent at our modern training centre learning the theory and practical skills of scuba diving. At the end of day 2 we recommend the option of attending ‘Reef Teach’. ‘Reef Teach’ is a fun and informative marine biology presentation that will greatly enhance your reef experience. (Additional cost)

The next 3 days and 2 nights are spent living on board one of our premium live aboard dive vessels. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in 9 dives on a variety of our 16 exclusive dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your first 4 dives will complete your open water certification and then as certified diver you are able to undertake up to 5 more recreational or pleasure dives. One of these dives is a guided night dive! These extra dives will be a highlight of your course and a truly memorable experience.

On the night of your return to Cairns you have the option to join your fellow passengers and the crew for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Inclusions

  • 9 Dives (4 training dives and 5 pleasure dives – inc one night dive)
  • PADI Gold Open Water Certification
  • PADI Open Water manual
  • Dive Log Book
  • 2 Passport Photos
  • All dive & snorkelling equipment – includes dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch.
  • Dive Insurance
  • Corrective lens mask (if required)
  • Accommodation transfers (Cairns city & northern beaches)
  • All accommodation, meals and bed linen (on board the boat)

Extras

Important Information For Learn to Dive Course Participants continuing on with their dive education. Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training.

To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor).

Important Note: Student Diver Medical Declaration and Dive Medical (if required) must be completed within 90 days of commencement of your learn to dive course.

Important Information

The minimum age to learn to dive in Queensland is 12. There is no maximum age. It is a dive course requirement that you be able to swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres and tread water/float for 10 minutes. We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. This means that the earliest you should fly is 12 pm (midday) on the day after your dive course concludes This course is a nationally recognised training program and is delivered under partnership arrangements with PADI RTO (RTO ID 6729)

The first two days of your course are spent at our modern training centre learning the theory and practical skills of scuba diving. At the end of day 2 we recommend the option of attending ‘Reef Teach’. ‘Reef Teach’ is a fun and informative marine biology presentation that will greatly enhance your reef experience. (Additional cost)

The next 3 days and 2 nights are spent living on board one of our premium live aboard dive vessels. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in 9 dives on a variety of our 16 exclusive dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your first 4 dives will complete your open water certification and then as certified diver you are able to undertake up to 5 more recreational or pleasure dives. One of these dives is a guided night dive! These extra dives will be a highlight of your course and a truly memorable experience.

On the night of your return to Cairns you have the option to join your fellow passengers and the crew for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.


'Pro Dive' 4 Day PADI Open Water Learn to Dive

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The four-day course consists of three parts:

After you book, you will receive login instructions for the online PADI eLearning Open Water Course theory. These modules and quizzes must be completed before you arrive in Cairns and start your practical training. One day of practical training at the Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre. Three-days and two-nights on an Outer Great Barrier Reef liveaboard trip.

Your practical training is completed at the Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre. Centrally located in Cairns city, the training centre features two heated four-metre deep diver training pools. You’ll be learning in comfort and safety with our qualified PADI instructors. After your day at the training centre, it’s time to head out to The Great Barrier Reef for a three-day, two-night liveaboard adventure to become a certified diver!


'Pro Dive' 3-Day PADI Advanced Open Water + Nitrox Liveaboard

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In the combo course we combine the enriched air training dives with the Advanced Open water training dives.

Enriched Air (also known as Nitrox) is a nitrogen/oxygen mix that has a greater percentage of oxygen and a lesser percentage of nitrogen in it than normal air which means safer diving and potentially longer bottom times due to reduced nitrogen absorption. Enriched Air diving is ideal when doing multiple dives over multiple days like on our 3 day dive trip.

The Advanced Open Water course is the important first step in continuing your dive education. It is designed to give the newly certified or not so experienced diver added confidence and enjoyment in their diving through additional skills and training. The pre-requisite for this course is a PADI Open Water certificate or equivalent with another training agency.

The combo is run in conjunction with our 3 day 2 night dive trip and consists of theory and training dives. It can all be easily completed onboard as there are no formal classroom or pool training sessions involved with either course. The required theory involves reading the PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course and the Advanced Open Water manuals and completing the relevant knowledge reviews before the five training dives. You will have plenty of free time to work on your knowledge reviews on the initial trip out to the reef.

The trip schedule allows for a total of 11 dives with 5 of these dedicated to training. The remaining 6 are recreational dives for divers to explore and enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. The 5 training dives consist of: Deep, Underwater Navigation & Night Dive. The remaining dives are a choice of Underwater Naturalist, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat Diving or Underwater Photography.


'Pro Dive' 3-Day Open Water Referral Liveaboard

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If you have completed PADI pool and theory training elsewhere, Pro Dive Cairns can help you complete your Open Water certification training onboard one of our three-day liveaboard trips; during which you will have the opportunity to participate in up to nine dives.

The first four are training dives, which will complete your PADI Open Water certification. Once certified, you can enjoy five more recreational dives, one of which is an exciting night dive guided by your dive instructor.

Pro Dive Cairns has access to 19 outer reef dive sites over four magnificent reefs: Flynn, Thetford, Milln and Pellowe Reef. Diving at different times throughout the day, you will be able to encounter an amazing diversity of marine life including giant clams, sea turtles, stingrays, reef sharks, an incredible variety of tropical fish, spectacular coral formations with consistent underwater visibility. Night diving will introduce a whole new dimension of nocturnal life.

Between dives, relax in comfort onboard one of our three premium Scubapro dive vessels. These purpose-built, liveaboard dive vessels feature air-conditioned twin bunk bed or double bed cabins, spacious decks, WiFi and catered meals. With small passenger numbers, we are able to offer a high-quality, personal experience with dedicated attention from our professional staff.

Departing Cairns every day except Tuesday, the three-day ocean referral course offers a truly memorable and exciting way to fully immerse yourself and experience our magnificent world heritage Great Barrier Reef environment.


'Pro Dive' 3-Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard (Diving)

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This 3 day liveaboard dive and snorkelling adventure is unmatched for experience and value and will show you the very best the Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

This 3 day liveaboard dive and snorkelling adventure is unmatched for experience and value and will show you the very best the Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

There is no doubt that the best way to really experience the Great Barrier Reef is to stay out there for a few days. You get much more time to relax and really enjoy yourself and ultimately more time for diving and snorkelling.

It is also much better value than day trips or other liveaboard options. You’ll get to participate in up to 11 dives, 9 day and 2 night, or as a snorkeller you’ll get to experience a large variety of fantastic outer reef locations.

We have 16 exclusive dive sites on 4 different outer reef locations and we visit a selection of these sites on every trip. These sites have been selected for their variety and quality of both coral and marine life as well as great visibility. We rarely dive the same site more than twice.

Our 3 premium, purpose built, multi million dollar dive vessels provide the ideal way to stay out and experience what the reef has to offer. These vessels are 25 metres (80 feet) in length and feature 14 twin share and 2 double cabins with shared amenities for every 2 cabins (8 shared bathrooms total). The vessels are centrally air-conditioned, light and airy. There are 2 large decks, one for gear and one strictly for sun tanning and relaxing. These vessels are the only purpose built outer reef liveaboards operating in the area.

Inclusions

  • 11 dives (includes 2 night dives)
  • All dive & snorkelling equipment – includes dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch.
  • Dive Insurance
  • Corrective lens mask (if required)
  • Accommodation transfers (Cairns city & northern beaches)
  • All meals & bed linen
  • Double or twin share accommodation
  • Guided orientation and night dives

Extras

  • Taxes And Charges: The additional fee of $80 per person includes a $18 Government Environmental Management Charge as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration costs.
  • Digital Underwater Camera’s are available for hire at a cost of A$35 per dive.
  • Introductory dives (for non-divers) – $50 per dive
  • The PADI Advanced Course can be conducted in conjunction with this trip for an additional charge of AU$160
  • PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course – A$200 (Includes all post certification dives on Nitrox)
  • PADI Advanced / Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course – A$305
  • 3 Day Nitrox package – A$100 (11 Dives)
  • Refresher Course – A$150