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- 2 Day / 1 Night Dive & Snorkel Adventure
- Ages 4+
- Private or shared cabins
- Small group
- Unlimited tank refills!
- Diving / extras payable on board
At 8am we set sail as we make way to Cairns outermost reefs. Along the way we conduct snorkeling, introductory and certified dive briefings and a vessel familiarization. There is plenty of time for passengers to mingle, relax, and get to know each other.
Travel time from Cairns to the Reef varies from 2.5 to 4 hours depending on the locations chosen for the voyage.
Around mid day we arrive at our first location with the vessel mooring close to the reef where there are shallow coral gardens, reef walls and deeper coral bombie fields to explore. Depending on timing lunch may be served or in-water activities will begin. Guests are provided a reef brief at the arrival of each site identifying the features and key species to look out for.
Our attentive staff will assist all guests into the water and back on deck upon return from their adventures. There is a crew member stationed on watch at all times guests are in the water with a safety tender deployed for immediate emergency assistance. For first time snorkelers we have plenty of flotation aids and a guided snorkel can be organised upon request.
The vessel moves to a second location around 3pm. Where guests are again briefed and the pool is opened for action.
As the sunsets over the Great Barrier Reef, guests are invited to enjoy a cheese and dip platter washed down with a refreshing sun-downer on the foredeck. At this time our adventurous divers are briefed for the thrilling night dive soon to come.
The night dive is commenced just after sunset and is an absolute must do on an overnight trip. Night time brings out a whole other world underwater from sharks and hunting red bass to sleeping turtles, dazzling luminescence and crazy glowing corals under the UV torches.
Unwind after the night dive and share some tall tales from the sea with our crew and a cold drink. Then take in the unabated galaxy of stars with all lights dimmed for a truly speechless view. Later be rocked to sleep with the romance of our yacht floating on the Great Barrier Reef.
Awake to the dawn and watch the sun rise over the Coral Sea. Throw yourself into the warm tropical water and wake yourself up! This is the perfect time to snorkel or scuba dive as early morning brings magical shards of light through the water and the reef fish are waking up hungry for breakfast.
A continental breakfast is served at 6am, followed by in water action around 7 am. then its dive and snorkel the day away until lunch time with snacks served at the helm in between. This gives plenty of time for guests to enjoy a mix of both activities, try to get that perfect selfie with a turtle, read a book in the hammock or work on that tropical tan.
Lunch is usually served between 11 – 12pm before leaving the reef but on super calm days its possible to enjoy more in-water time and then feast on lunch once the vessel makes way. Lunch is a hearty spread of salads, cold meats breads and spreads.
On average we return to Cairns between 3 – 5pm, please advise us if you need a specific return time.
Government reef levies per customer apply - levies are priced per person, per day
Coral Sea Dreaming is a small boat off-shore experience. Weather can vary and the Outer Reef is up to 50 kilometers from Cairns. Coral Sea Dreaming is an adventure tour suitable for those who can swim, snorkel, dive or wish to dive.
While we always try to do some sailing, due to the prevailing South Easterly winds, this usually occurs on the return part of the trip.
We like to think that a small sailboat is always a more intimate experience than a motorboat but it is important to note, there are no activities on the boat that will suit the non-swimmer or very young children.
WHAT TO BRING
- Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen & camera
- Swimwear & beach towel (bath towel supplied)
- Long pants & jumper during cool months
- Small overnight bag (additional luggage can be stored)
- Cert card/logbook for certified divers