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The ultimate way to see the best of the Great Barrier Reef is to spend time on a live aboard dive vessel.
Trips range from 2 day 1 night, to full 7 day safaris. You get to see a wide variety of reefs, and all acomodation, food and equipment is supplied.
Dive trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, including the world famous Cod Hole and spectacular Coral Sea and remote Far Northern Reefs.
Live aboard (overnight trips) as well as day trips offering certified dives, introductory diving for the beginner (also called Discover Scuba Diving) and snorkelling are listed below.
 

Outer Barrier Reef Trips

Some beautiful dive sites are accessible just a few hours from Cairns itself. These sites are ideal for those wanting a shorter trip as well as beginner divers.

 

Ocean Quest

Ocean Quest

This beautiful floating hotel, is 36m long, has 3 decks, and carries 48 passengers.

Daily departures from a transfer vessel.

Ocean Quest caters for Snorkellers, Certified and Introductory divers.

14 permanent moorings on the Outer Barrier Reef (including Norman and Saxon reefs) that ensure minimal damage to the pristine coral formations. The dive sites are frequented by myriads of tropical fish and include the ever popular large Maori Wrasse, who are always diver friendly. The swim through, wall and drift dives will appeal to every level of diver experience.

>> 3 Day/2 Night GBR

>> 2 Day/1 Night GBR

 

Scubapro

Scubapro

3 purpose built dive vessels depart evert day except Tuesdays. 3 day 2 night trips.
25m long, 2 decks, and carries 32 passengers. 14 twin and double cabins.
16 permanent moorings offering 11 dives per trip.

A small difference that sets Pro Dive apart from other outer reef liveaboard vessels is that their vessels are not permanently moored on the reef and they do not use day vessels to transfer different people on and off each day.
The vessel that you board on the morning of your trip is the same boat, with the same passengers & crew for the duration of your trip

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Coral Sea Dreaming

Coral Sea Dreaming

18m long, maximum of 12 passengers. Join in and help sail the boat or just 'supervise' from the sundeck. 2 day 1 night trips to Outer Reef sites.

Coral Sea Dreaming is a modern charter yacht with a beautiful wooden interior and cabin options to please the most discerning traveller. Her luxurious amenities make Coral Sea Dreaming the perfect boat for your Australian Great Barrier Reef escap

Departs Marlin Marina Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

>> More details

 

Kangaroo Explorer

kangaroo explorer

Budget overnight vessel offering a variety of dive sites.

25m vessel with 16 cabins. All with ensuite. Quad, twin and doubles. Carries 38 passengers plus crew.

Daily departures from a transfer vessel MV Sunkist

 

Transfer to Kangaroo Explorer via MV Sunkist. 2 or 3 night options. Visit a variety of beautiful reef sites about an hour and a half off the coast of Cairns. These sites include Moore, Milne, Briggs, Elford and Thetford reefs.

>> 3 Day/2 Night GBR

>> 2 Day/1 Night GBR

 

Cod Hole, Ribbon Reef and Coral Sea Trips

The ultimate tour and experience of a lifetime. To see the best of the Great Barrier Reef and beyond - the Coral Sea. Wildlife includes various Nudibranchs, Manta Rays, Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Loggerhead and Green Turtles, Moray Eels, Red Flame File Shell, Lionfish and the best Marine life the Great Barrier Reef has to offer

Just like you see on the TV documentaries - pinnacle dives, huge schools of pelagic fish, minke whales (July - Dept), massive Potato Cod, wall and drift dives....the list goes on and on.

The Coral Sea boasts 30m + vizability and its here that you can see the famous shark feeds where you can see anywhere from 10 to 70 sharks at a time. Frequent visitors include: Grey reef sharks (AKA Grey Whalers), Black tip reef sharks, White tip reef sharks, Wobbegong sharks, Epaulette sharks and the larger Oceanic Silver Tip sharks. Hammerhead sharks can sometimes been seen at North Horn in late winter and into spring of each year.

 

Spirit of Freedom

Spirit of Freedom

The ultimate luxury in dive travel. Fly in light aircraft one leg of the trip, and take your time sailing back. Less travel time, and more dive time.

40m vessel carrying 26 passengers and 10 crew. Quad share to Stateroom luxury cabins. Bar-B-Que nights on the top deck, plasma screen TV to watch the days underwater filming, or the vast DVD collection.

She features three decks of spacious comfort including sun deck, lounge and bar, dining saloon, and huge dive deck. Equipped with electronic stabilisers, silent generators, and fully air-conditioned throughout, the Spirit offers smooth and comfortable cruising.

>> More information about Spirit of Freedom

>> 5 day 4 night Cod Hole and Coral Sea Live aboard dive trip
departs every Thursday at 08.00am (FLY up), returns every Monday at 07.00am

>> 4 day 3 night Cod Hole Live aboard dive trip
departs every Monday at 12.00 noon, returns every Thursday at 11.00am (FLY back)

 

Mike Ball

Mike Ball

One of the longest running, and probably the most recognised dive vessels on the Reef today. Open gate diving, and very relaxed, MV "Spoil Sport" lives up to its name.

30m catamaran, 29 passengers, 10 crew.

4 star rating. Fly one leg of the trip and motor back the other. 3 day Cod Hole trips depart Mondays, 4 day Coral Sea and Cod Hole trips depart

>> More details of Mike Ball and "Spoilsport"

>> 3, 4, and 7 day trip details Cod Hole and Coral Sea Live aboard dive trips

 

Ocean Quest NEW TRIP JUST ADDED FOR MINKE WHALE MIGRATION!!

Ocean Quest

This beautiful floating hotel, is 36m long, has 3 decks, and carries 48 passengers. Only 36 passengers on this trip.

Special trip just for the Minke Whale migration. Visit the Ribbon Reef areas and dive with the whales.

Ocean Quest will run a dedicated trip to The Cod Hole for the Minke Season from June until the end of July most Friday’s!
Total of 16 dives on The Outer Barrier Reef & Ribbon Reefs.

>> 4 Day/4 Night GBR

 
 

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Scubapro
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OceanQuest and Kangaroo Explorer transfer vessels departs every day.
 
  • We are glad to offer discounts off the normal RRP prices for all bookings on-line.
  • The full discount will be given at the time of booking and prices are shown on our booking forms.
  • A deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance paid between 30 days prior to departure (for some live aboard operators) or day of departure, depending on the operators terms and conditions.
  • Please check availability with us before booking.
Aquapro Dive Services, PO Box 4842, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia