3 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Snorkel and Dive Trip


    Take some time to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef with 3 days on this live aboard dive trip from Cairns, Australia. Eat, sleep, and dive or snorkel – no need to worry about anything else.

    Eat, sleep, and dive repeat on our epic Great Barrier Reef 3 day cruise from Cairns. Sleep overnight on the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and spend your days snorkeling or diving. Living our best superyacht lifestyle of the rich and famous!

    Wake up on Australia’s magnificent Great Barrier Reef aboard this 16-meter ketch that has been designed specifically for overnight live-aboard voyages to explore the outer reef locations from Cairns in Queensland Australia.

    Enjoy 3 full days and 2 nights of sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll be sure to experience the best coral and marine life locations Cairns has to offer on your liveaboard dive adventure.

    Our Great Barrier Reef 3 day cruise is suitable for snorkellers, first-time intro divers or experienced divers. At night, relax in the lounge and bar. Or if you’re keen for more undersea adventures, try a unique night dive experience like Sharks in the Dark or Fluoro Diving.

    Make your time on our floating reef hotel truly unforgettable!

    'OceanQuest' Liveaboard

    Adult( 15 - 99 ) $745
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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Cairns to the Reef

      Pick up from your city accommodation at 7.45 am to board our fast modern transfer boat which takes only 90 minutes to get out to the reef. Select your equipment and start your diving experience with a choice of 17 different dive sites. Join two dives before transferring to your live aboard boat around 2.30pm. In the afternoon join another dive followed by dinner and a night dive. Overnight aboard our specialist liveaboard vessel, Ocean Quest. (L,D)

      Day 2: The Great Barrier Reef

      Today continue your diving adventure with three dives before our two day guests return back to Cairns, arriving back by 5pm. Creatures you are likely to see today include White Tipped and Grey Reef Sharks, Grouper, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Garden Eels, Barracuda, Coral Trout, Triggerfish, Humphead Parrotfish, Moorish Idols, Pink Soft Corals, a range of hardcorals and much more. For our three day guests you will enjoy an additional night dive and a second night on Ocean Quest. (B,L,D)

      Day 3: The Reef back to Cairns

      Today continue your diving adventure with three dives, before the return back to Cairns at 3pm, arriving back by 5pm. (B,L)

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info
      FAQs
      • Stay in our spacious and comfortable ‘home away from home’ on The Great Barrier Reef
      • Explore the pristine underwater playground of the Great Barrier Reef

      Essential things to pack

      • Hat
      • Sunscreen
      • Swimming gear
      • Sunglasses
      • Towel
      • C-cards and log books for certified divers

      Important Booking Info

      • Introductory diver minimum age 12, certified diver minimum age 10, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
      • Dive passengers are required to complete a Student Diver Medical Declaration and hold a Dive Medical Certificate.
      • Live booking on this tour page is for Liveaboard (2 Nights) 2022/23 – Snorkel/Twin Cabin (price per person) If you would like to book our 3 days 2 night 5 dive Intro Diver package or our 3 days 2 night Certified diver package please fill out the enquiry form and we will book you in over email.
      Are your trips suitable for children?

      Child snorkel age is 4-14. Please see below for learn to dive age restrictions. There is no minimum age restriction for travelling on vessels when accompanied by a parent or guardian, but children must remain supervised at all times if they are not undertaking a course.

      Do I need to be able to swim?

      As long as you’re comfortable in the water, you should be able to snorkel or even do an intro dive. Before you enter the water you will fill out a form that includes information on your level of competence in the water and any medical conditions. Depending on your response, we may require that you use a flotation device while snorkelling.

      Our friendly instructors will talk you through using all the equipment. If you’re unsure, feel free to contact us to discuss.

      Can I go on board and not snorkel or dive?

      Yes, we can accommodate people who don’t wish to snorkel or dive. Each of our vessels has outdoor viewing decks and air-conditioned spaces indoors.

      Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

      Meals on board OceanQuest are chef-prepared. As long as we are advised at time of booking we can cater to most dietary requests. Please contact us for further queries.

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