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Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day 1 Night Great Barrier Reef Trip (Excludes $40pp Levy)

Explore the outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns on this 2-day overnight snorkel, dive & sail trip with Coral Sea Dreaming

PLEASE NOTE YOUR BOOKING DATE IS NOT YET CONFIRMED. We are currently running on a limited schedule due to COVID19 travel restrictions in place.

We are endeavoring to offer at least one departure weekly until travel restrictions are eased.

We will contact you upon receiving your booking to advise if we do have a confirmed trip for your booking and if not, offer alternative dates close to your preferred tour date.

If you are looking for an adventure, you've found it! Coral Sea Dreaming offers a unique Great Barrier Reef experience with only 12 guests you will enjoy a very personal trip making friends with the crew and other guests as well as no crowds when snorkelling and diving. Watch the sunset from deck side, be awestruck by the night sky galaxy and enjoy the sunrise over the Coral Sea.

We proudly offer a selection of 30 moorings at 9 different reefs so we can guarantee you will go to the best location for the conditions on the day.

We also offer a FREE 10 min TRY dive to first time divers including theory lesson, equipment, instruction and some basic skills in the water at 5m on the moorings line. If you love this experience and then want to explore the reef (which you will for sure!) then pay for a full introductory dive.

Accommodation is in shared bunks. {Please email us directly if you wish to upgrade to a private double cabin at just $20 extra per person.


  • ONLY 12 passengers
  • Experienced crew providing 2 to 1 introductory dive ratios and free dive guiding with instructors
  • Hot showers
  • We have the BEST and most locations out of Cairns – 30 moorings at 9 different reefs
  • Homemade meals and snacks with our onboard cook
  • All equipment included - new dive & snorkel gear and 5mm wetsuits or full stinger suits
  • 6 bunk beds and 3 private cabins - upgrade to private cabin available
  • Vessel fully refurbished in 2020
  • Trip includes:

  • FREE 10min introductory TRY dive
  • All equipment
  • All meals & snacks
  • Fresh linen and bath towel
  • Dive prices:

  • Certified 4 x day dive package (day dives) $220
  • Night certified dive $75
  • Introductory dives $80 for first dive, 2nd dive $60 & 3rd dive $30
  • 3 x Introductory day dive package $170
  • Night introductory dive $75*
  • Optional extras:

  • Advanced dive course $395
  • Camera Hire (NEW TG4 Panasonic cameras in Housings) $40 for the first day and $60 for 2 x days plus $10 for a take-home SD card
  • *Conditions apply for night intro dive -

    Due to small trip numbers, on occasions spots can become overbooked at short notice, we will be in contact immediately on the slight chance this happens.

    All Divers must complete a QLD Medical Questionnaire onboard. Certain medical conditions (ex: asthma, heart disease among others) may preclude a person from diving. Please check the medical questionnaire on the booking confirmation to see if you need to complete a Recreational Dive Medical AS 4005.1 before participating in any diving.

    Per Person $480.00


    • Departs Berth 2, A Finger - Marlin Marina, Cairns (the first boat on the left)


    • Full price doesn't include $40pp levy payable on-board.

      Cancellation Policy Bookings are non-transferrable, travel must be on the departure date booked. Cancellation Policy Cancellations made with more than 28 days prior to departure incur a 20% cancellation fee. Cancellations made from 28 to 7 days prior to departure incur a 35% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to departure (and no-show) No refund.
    • There is a $10 dietary Surcharge if you are gluten/ dairy-free/ vegan payable on-board.

      Conditions: Trip is weather dependent, Coral Sea Dreaming reserves the right to alter trip locations, cancel or reschedule due to mechanical, weather or any other unforeseen circumstances - safety first!

    Available Bookings from October 23 to October 29

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    3spaces priced from:

    • Per Person$480.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Per Person$280.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Per Person$280.00

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    Michal Maleta from Poland wrote on 22 September 2019

    We couldn't choose better!

    Awesome experience, the crew is very professional and friendly. They looked after us so well. Two days trip is awesome. Hips of snorkeling and diving. This guys are great teachers. If you would like to try scuba diving for first time they are perfect for you. The spots on the reef are unforgettable. They take max 12 people on board, so it make a nice, cosy atmosphere. Thanks a lot guys!! All the best from Michal and Olivia.

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    Tammy Weckert from Australia wrote on 18 September 2020

    Always say yes

    I loved it. The crew was amazing. The set up, the boat and the places we visited all great.

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    Thanks for your fabulous feedback Tammy, we are really fortunate to have over 30 different moorings on 9 reef systems to select from and we pride ourselves on our great crew! Thanks for joining us ><> ><>

    Ka Long HUNG from Hong Kong wrote on 14 September 2020

    Awesome experience

    Nice staff

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    Thanks so much for your great feedback! It was our pleasure to have you on board with us and show you our fabulous backyard - The Great Barrier Reef, on Coral Sea Dreaming Dive and Sail. We hope to see you again! Best wishes, The Dream Team ><> <><

    Jenny Huynh from Australia wrote on 30 March 2019


    It was great to see the sunrise doing the overnight trip. The boat was small but was cozy enough to fit 12 passengers plus three staff members. As the boat was small, it was easier to feel seasick and the travel out to the great barrier reef took longer than larger boats. The food was great, mainly Coles branded food/ingredients. Cleanliness was just okay. The staff would frequently check up with you to see if you're okay. I received great assistance with my first time snorkelling. My only real complaint would be the excessive smoking by staff members on the boat. Most of us were uncomfortable with it but felt bad to say anything. Please be aware of customers who have asthma. The type of customer service you get is different. The staff are friendly and very casual. Similar to the service you would get at a back packers hostel. If you would like the five star type of service, this is not for you. If you would like to see the sunrise on the great barrier reef, I would reccomend coral sea dreaming. However, if you are strict on time and cleanliness/ customer service is an issue, I would suggest booking a larger vessel such as silverswift (I joined silverswift two days after my coral sea dreaming trip finished). Overall, I think it is a good experience for first time divers at the great barrier reef as you do get a lot of personal attention there.

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    Hi Jenny, Thanks for your great review we are glad to hear the staff took good care of you and that you had a wonderful time snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. I note your comments here regarding smoking/ cleanliness and will discuss this with the crew thanks for bringing this to my attention :) Claire

    yiping from Australia wrote on 13 October 2020

    Amazing, thanks for making my dream come true

    Amazing !

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    So pleased to hear! Was our absolute pleasure to have you on board with Coral Sea Dreaming for your GBR Adventure! Hope you can join us again soon! ><><><


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