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Premium Reef Trip - Outer Reef Snorkel - Cairns (Excludes $20pp Levy)

Experience this fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations.

Highlights

  • Five hours of snorkeling or diving at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Exclusive, protected, sheltered reef locations
  • The best snorkeling at the best reefs
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Free snorkel guides are available all day long to guide you through the natural maze of beautiful coral and fishes
  • One-on-one snorkelling tuition for the beginners

The large modern vessel provides a superior ride in all weather conditions, exclusive protected Reef locations and no big crowds. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience.

Evolution has exclusive moorings at several outer reef locations. Location decisions are made on the day based on weather conditions and water clarity so as to ensure the best experience for all activities.

The true outer reef locations, Norman Reef or Saxon Reef, are usually visited in the morning, before making our way to North Hastings Reef in the afternoon to conduct Helicopter Flights and our Glass Bottom Boat tour.

Down Under Dive have selected their outer reef locations based on variety and bottom contours, so to provide the best experience for experienced snorkelers, beginners and children of all ages.

Snorkel supervisors are all experienced Divemasters and provide in-depth briefings on safety procedures and site orientation, so you know where to find all the 'cool stuff'. Staff will keep a constant watch over the snorkelling sites to ensure safety.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Scuba Diving - Both Introductory and certified Diving available on board - You can dive up to 3 times - 1st dive $70, 2nd dive: $45, 3rd dive: $20, Please be aware at peak times dive availability can sell out due to pre bookings

Introductory Diving - No experience necessary! Give scuba diving a go with no previous experience or training necessary! If you have never dived before you can arrange an introductory dive with friendly and professional staff (medical restrictions and age limits apply)

Certified Diving Certified divers can enjoy 1 dive and still have plenty of time for snorkelling and relaxing. Additional dives can be purchased onboard on the day. All equipment is provided (medical restrictions and age limits apply)

Semi-Submersible tour Experience the reef formations and the masses of sea life without getting wet! Full Great Barrier Reef commentary and fish feeding are provided. A fantastic option for non-swimmers. $20 per person. Please understand this is a weather dependent activity

Departure Location: Reef Fleet Terminal Building at the Down Under Dive check-in counter.

Pick up available: Please arrange with the operator after booking - $15 per person from Cairns City and $22 per person from Outer City and Northern Beaches

****Scuba Diving - Book a Dive package and save!****

Price: $255 +$20 Pay On Board Levy not included in prices below

Includes - the regular trip with snorkelling and your choice of either an Introductory Dive or a Certified Dive

Adult $185.00
Child $95.00
Scuba Dive Per Person $255.00

What's included

  • Five hours of snorkeling or diving at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • FREE guided snorkeling tours
  • FREE short scuba diving lesson so you can try it first
  • State of the art snorkel and dive equipment and flotation devices
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas

Notes

  • Child: 4 - 16 years. Infants (Under 4 years): Free

    All Tours are subject to the effect of weather or unforeseen circumstances. All dives are weather permitting and Captains discretion. No refund for in-complete dives. Should a cruise not operate for any such reason passengers will be offered an alternative day or refund for days lost only. The operator reserves the right to cancel any tour, change vessel type or arrange an alternate carrier if the numbers in a group, or tour are insufficient.

  • EXCLUSIONS Prices above do not include Pay On Board Reef Levy, this is still required to be paid on day of travel direct with the operator.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Phyllis Prescott from United States wrote on 01 March 2020

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The weather was beautiful, the water was warm and clear, marine life was captivating and colorful. Daniel our dive master did an excellent job in his instructional teaching, and helping us and guiding us in our dive. Thanks Danielle you made it so worth it! I recommend you buy the pictures at the end of the trip, something you will always want to remember!

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Justin Hernandez from United States wrote on 19 January 2020

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Wish we had more days in CAIRNS

Our family had an experienced and introductory scuba excursion along with snorkelers. The staff was very organized and accommodating to everyone on board.  The great barrier reef is definitely one to tick on your bucket list but even better if you have a guide because they are very familiar with the part of the reef they are taking you to. For example we saw octopus in a crevice and a turtle resting in a niche which we would have not spotted on our own with the allotted time. We also saw several cuttlefish and an area that had many garden eels.  My daughter (14) had an introductory dive and was exhilarated so now she'll be getting certified.  My wife and sons (12 and 9) talked about the large schools of colorful fish, coral, clams, jellyfish and even spotted sharks (nurse and white tip). We all received lycra suits to protect against the jellyfish that even covered your hands so the boys told me that they held some (boys will be boys). Overall ... wish we had more time to explore more parts of the reef.

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Soraya Amate from Spain wrote on 25 November 2019

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Amazing experience

I had fantastic time, the staff are so friendly, helpful and funny, I really enjoyed the experience in the Great Barrier Reef, I will definitely recommend it!

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Carla Turpie from United Kingdom wrote on 07 November 2019

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Only thing I would suggest is to remind clients to put extra suncream on back and bottom....we got a little bit sunburnt. Trip was fantastic

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Pau MG from New Zealand wrote on 14 October 2019

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Even on a rainy day

The Team were professional and looked out for everyone in our group, from beginner to skilled divers. Weather didn't co-operate much that day but we still saw lots of marine life, and had a great day out on the GBR. Would recommend.

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