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Outer Reef Day Trip Including Seawalker Helmet Dive or Introductory Dive

It’s time to tick off diving at the Great Barrier Reef on your bucket list with this epic day trip from Cairns!

Highlights

  • Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional guides
  • A delicious BBQ buffet lunch are included
  • Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome!
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Marine Expert included
  • Panoramic underwater views, choose scuba diving or helmet diving
  • Large pontoon for comfort and activities
  • Underwater observatory included
  • 3 ½ hours reef time

Your day begins with a high-speed catamaran trip departing Cairns.

Your friendly and experienced guide will provide commentary on the plethora of marine life that call this reef home.

Once we arrive at the pontoon, you will get to embark on your underwater adventure.

There’s a multitude of activities that the whole family will enjoy, including; fish feeding, touch tank, glass bottom boat tour, snorkeling (incl. free gear hire), enclosed kids ocean pool, underwater observatory, and more!

The pontoon is equipped with WiFi, changing rooms and showers. It will also be the base for your full BBQ buffet lunch.

There is a fully stocked onboard bar where you can purchase soft drinks or alcoholic beverages.

This excursion includes one of these two options for you to see the gorgeous tropical marine life in these clear waters.

Helmet Diving

Experience all the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting your hair wet!

Unlike traditional scuba diving, Seawalker helmet diving enables you to breathe through your nose and mouth as you would above water.

Experience panoramic views of the spectacular reef, see fish including Giant Trevally and Maori Wrasse on our spacious underwater platform.

Ideal for non-swimmers, this fully guided experience takes guests to 5 metres below sea-level for up to 20 minutes.

Introduction to Scuba Diving

For people who want to learn to dive, an introductory diving course is available.

This is the perfect chance to scuba dive at one of the world’s most exquisite diving sites!

Allow our friendly PADI qualified instructors teach you how to use our professional dive equipment and then enjoy a dive of up to 10 metres for up to an hour experience.

Discover the colourful coral reefs and beautiful marine life of this fascinating underwater world on a helmet dive or scuba dive excursion today!

Want to add snorkel only passengers also? Click here:

Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Day Trip

Check in Location: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns

*** Check-in starts at 9am and closes at 9:45am, we depart the marina at 10am, returning 4:30pm ***

Adult $329.00
Child $253.00 (12-15 years)

What's included

  • Travel to the Reef on air-conditioned catamaran
  • Underwater Observatory, Glass-bottom Boat Tour with Marine Expert, Fish-Feeding Presentation, Touch-Tank Presentation with Marine Expert
  • Enclosed Kids Pool for the little ones
  • BBQ Buffet Lunch + Tea & Coffee (while docked)
  • All Inclusive price - Reef Tax is included in the price
  • Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional guides
  • Either a Seawalker Helmet Dive OR Introductory Scuba Dive

Duration

  • Allow approximately 7 hours for the whole experience

Location

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 12

Notes

  • All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration on-board. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit scuba diving. If medical is failed onboard no refund will be given for Seawalker or dive options. Guests are advised to review medical checklists/requirements with their booking agent prior to booking.
  • Children age range 12 to 15 years

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Franca from Australia wrote on 09 December 2019

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Reef day with Sunlover

Great day spent snorkelling on Moore reef with Sunlover cruises. They have a great pontoon with lots of activities on board very spacious and clean and very organised. Lunch was a buffet served on the catamaran and there was plenty of food for all including seafood. There were also snacks, drinks and icecream which you could purchase. We spent from 11am to 3.30pm at the reef and returned to Cairns by 5.15pm. There is a quick stop a Fitzroy island on the way to pick up and drop off guests. Staff were great very helpful and caring. Many spoke both English and Chinese and Japanese! The pontoon also had a second level where you could lay in the sun with quite a few lounges and bean bags to rest after snorkelling or diving. They also had a water slide that kept the kids amused for ages. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and spent a good 90 mins (2 sessions) snorkelling)! We will be back another time! Thanks Sunlover for for a wonderful day.

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Jake from United Kingdom wrote on 18 November 2019

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Great experience

We did the introductory dive which was a fantastic experience, however it felt very staged, we weren’t allowed to use our own underwater camera to take pictures, and there were input metal poles in the sand for us to hold and make us take pictures with a Nemo plush toy and cairns number plate. But the instructor was very patient and made things very easy for us. The whole day tour was fantastic with a free lunch, and a bar to buy drinks at and enjoy them on the pontoon. Biggest downfall definitely not taking your own pictures, then having to purchase at ridiculous prices if you wanted a Nice picture of your dive.

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Holly from United Kingdom wrote on 03 October 2019

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A great experience

A great experience, different things to do and the option to book extra things when on board, i paid extra and got an under water camera and you get to keep the memory card. Very happy, definitely recommend.

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From Outer Reef Day Trip Including Seawalker Helmet Dive or Introductory Dive

Hi Holly, We think our Arlington Reef day tour is a great experience too. There are definitely lots of activities to enjoy whist out at the reef and having an underwater camera is a wonderful way to capture the amazing marine life. Jane Harris - Sales Manager Sunlover Reef Cruises

Ghazala Wahab from Australia wrote on 28 August 2019

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Beautiful experience!

Excellent experience!

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From Outer Reef Day Trip Including Seawalker Helmet Dive or Introductory Dive

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience. We are so glad that you had such a fantastic time and hope you see you again soon. Jane Harris - Sales Manager Sunlover Reef Cruises

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