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Introductory Dives



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No experience necessary! Try your first scuba dive on the outer Great Barrier Reef onboard the newest, fastest, and most luxurious reef vessel in Cairns. The best value introductory dive package in Queensland!

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That’s right, if you have never dived before, and have always wished to experience first-hand the beauty of the underwater world you can arrange an Introductory dive with one of our friendly and professional Instructors.

Through the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, you will be taught all the basic skills required to dive down to a depth of up to 12 metres while accompanied by one of our experienced PADI qualified instructors. 

Divers are broken up into small groups of 4 people, are always guided and the experience lasts up to 20 minutes giving you time to feel comfortable and begin to enjoy your first dive on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Evolution's massive back deck, combined with specially designed fold-out 'Wings' which to provide more space, comfort, and safety for our guests as they enter the water.

Lycra suits are included free of charge. Wet Suits are available for hire at $10 per person.

Our Reef Locations:

We choose two unique outer reef locations on the day based on water clarity and weather conditions to give you the best great barrier reef trip! All of our reef sites are a haven of marine life, turtles, colourful fish, and thriving coral colonies, offering an abundance of diverse areas to explore for both snorkelers and scuba divers.

Customer Feedback:

"We had the most fantastic day on the reef! The crew were amazing, so friendly and helpful! My daughter scuba dived for the first time, which she loved so much she went back a second time! They take you to 2 different reefs, both of them were beautiful. Can highly recommend this cruise, excellent value for money" - yololovetotravel via TripAdvisor

Important Information for Diving:

Participants must be at least 12 years of age. All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Download it here: Divers waiver.pdf Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. Divers over 65 years old and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.

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Our professional and friendly instructors will provide attentive expert tuition on all Open Water dive courses.

  • Day 1 - Medical Checks, Paperwork, Classroom Training & Pool Sessions
  • Day 2 - Classroom Sessions, Exam
  • Day 3 - 2 Dive Sites on The Great Barrier Reef testing open water skills
  • Day 4 - Course completion at 2 Outer Reef locations



EVOLUTION travels to 2 of our 12 exclusive outer reef dive locations every day. With over 5 hours at the reef, there's plenty of time between dives for snorkelling and relaxation. Our certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives per day, either guided with one of our professional Divemasters or with your own dive buddy or one we can provide for you. ​ Our experienced, environmentally conscious Divemasters know all the best areas at our sites, and know how to find and interact with all the amazing marine life.



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