Certified Dives



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Evolution has perfectly designed 'outer wing' platforms, providing you with unequalled access to explore an underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef 10,000 years in the making. As a certified diver, you can buddy up and dive at your own pace. Evolution visits two reef sites during the reef tour. Book up to 3 scuba dives during the day!

There is also the opportunity to book a guided dive with one of our friendly and knowledgeable PADI Qualified Dive Instructors who will take you on a guided dive trail to see all the best spots.

All Certified Divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.

All guests must review the Introductory and Certified Diver Medical Declaration prior to booking

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Cairns Great Barrier Reef Diving:

Evolution travels to 2 of our 12 exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef dive locations every day. Our certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives per day, either guided by one of our professional Dive Masters or with your own dive buddy or one we can provide for you.

Each certified scuba dive takes up to 40 minutes and to a depth of up to 18 metres. Our experienced, environmentally conscious PADI-qualified divemasters know all the best areas at our sites and know how to find and interact with all the amazing marine life.

All snorkel & scuba equipment is provided for you on the day but you are welcome to use your own equipment if you have it with you.

With over 5 hours at the reef, there's plenty of time between dives for snorkelling and relaxation.

Lycra suits and wet suits are included free of charge for divers.

Add up to 3 Certified Dives:

  • 1st Dive: $80 (prebook and save. Onboard price: $120)
  • 2nd Dive: $60
  • 3rd Dive: $45

Important Diving Information:

  • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.
  • Minimum age for certified divers: 10+ years.
  • Scuba diving can be strenuous under certain conditions. Your respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good health. 
  • Certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and ANY prescription medications will require a letter or email from a doctor clearing you to dive. This clearance must state your full name, the doctors name and practice and the clearance to dive for the specific medications/condition. Please review our Medical Questionnaire and Terms & Conditions prior to travel. 

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Ride on EVOLUTION to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling, sun bathing and your choice of either an Introductory dive or Certified dive. Then Get high with a 10 minutes scenic helicopter ride from our exclusive helicopter pontoon. 

  • 1 x Full Day Reef Cruise
  • 1 x 10 min Scenic Flight
  • Free hot and cold buffet lunch



Full-Day Reef Cruise from Cairns - Snorkelling

Ride onboard EVOLUTION Cairns fastest and most luxurious vessel enjoying the best value Outer Great Barrier Reef tour. Snorkel at two outer reef sites over 5 hours reef time. Lunch and a complimentary glass of wine is included.

  • 1 x Full Day Reef Cruise
  • Snorkel at 2 unique outer reef locations
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Hot BBQ lunch
  • Tea & coffee provided
  • Glass of wine and a light snack on return

Optional add ons at check-out: up to 3 Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive and Helicopter Scenic Flight.



On board Evolution, our team of professional photographers will take a series of images throughout the day of each guest, whether they are snorkeling or diving. Images can be viewed and purchased on the return journey to Cairns. The team will assist you. Choose from having select images emailed to you via Air Drop service, or taking a USB stick with all the images of you downloaded. 



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