Scuba Diving Cairns

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Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a whole new level when you scuba dive on the outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns with Down Under Cruise and Dive.

Catering for both beginners and experienced certified divers, our full-day reef trip is one of the top things to do in Cairns!

Departs: Check availability here
Check-in: 7.15am - 7.45am, Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
Departs: 8.00am
Returns: 4.30pm

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Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns:

$265 Adults  |  $180 Child  (min. age intro dive 12yrs and cert dive 10yrs)

Scuba diving in the outer Great Barrier Reef is one of the top things to do in Cairns. Discover the marine wonderland of the outer reef, with colourful fish, turtles, an array of coral and more!

Catering to both dive beginners and certified divers, our scuba diving package includes our full day reef cruise, snorkelling, up to 3 introductory or certified scuba dives, full dive & safety briefing, specialised top-rated dive gear, and a fully qualified dive instructor.

Day Tour Itinerary:

7:15 - 7:45am: Check-in, Reef Fleet Terminal
8.00am:
Evolution departs Cairns
9.45am: Arrive at reef location 1
11:30am: Enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard
1:00pm:
Evolution arrives at reef location 2
3:00pm:
Evolution departs for Cairns
4:30pm:
Evolution arrives back in Cairns

 

Introductory Diving:

Introductory dives are for those who are not certified and want to experience scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. After an in-depth briefing from our expert dive staff, we gear you up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as we guide you through this amazing wonderland.

During your introductory scuba dive, you will learn the basic skills required to dive down to a depth of up to 12 metres while accompanied by one of our experienced PADI qualified dive instructors. The scuba dive experience lasts up to 20 minutes giving you time to feel comfortable and begin to enjoy your first dive on the Great Barrier Reef. The minimum age for introductory diving is 12 years old.

Certified Diving:

Certified Diving means you hold a certified diving qualification and are competent to dive in a group guided by a Dive Master. Certified Scuba Divers can either buddy up with a friend for the scuba dive or upgrade to include a PADI dive guide as we plunge into the abundance of marine life and check out the amazing ecology of the reef. The minimum age for certified diving is 10 years old.

How many scuba dives can I do?

Three scuba dives can be completed during our Full Day Reef Cruise. Pre-book your first dive for a discount. Your second scuba dive and third scuba dive can be purchased onboard, however, we highly recommend pre-booking during busy seasons to avoid any disappointment.

Important Diving Information and FAQs:

All guests must review the Introductory and Certified Diver Medical Declaration and Terms & Conditions prior to booking. You will be required to complete the medical declaration on the day will be provided this at check-in to review.

In our commitment to the safety of our guests, divers over 65 years (or 45 years for PADI dive courses) must have a medical clearance with a physician the confirms they are Fit To Dive. This can be provided by your own GP before you leave for your holiday.

Please be aware that certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. If you have a certain medical condition or are taking prescription medication it is imperative to review our Introductory and Certified Diver Medical Declaration prior to travel and to seek advice from your physician.

Scuba diving can be strenuous under certain conditions. Your respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good health. All body spaces must be normal and healthy.

In the interests of safety, we recommend no flying within 24hours of the last dive. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.

Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.

Minimum age for Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years and Certified divers: 10+ years.

 

What's included?

  • Full Day Cruise onboard luxury 35-metre superyacht
  • 5 hours reef time at 2 outer reef sites
  • Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive includes 1 dive (add up to 3 dives in total)
  • Start-of-the-art dive and snorkel equipment
  • Floatation devices and safety briefings
  • Delicious hot and cold BBQ lunch including fresh fish, prawns, steak, vegetarian option and a variety of fresh salads. (special dietary catered for - contact reservations prior to travel)
  • Glass of wine and a light snack on return
  • Experienced, professional dive instructors
  • Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire and wet suit hire for all scuba divers

Add optional extras:

  • Add an extra 2 Introductory or Certified Scuba Dives
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight over the reef
  • Snorkelling tour with our Marine Biologist
  • Semi-Submersible Tour
  • Return transfers

What to bring

  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Travel Voucher
  • Spare Clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for bar and souvenir purchases
  • Australian Standard Dive medical (if required)

Important information:

Helicopter: 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.

Diving: All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card. Minimum age for Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years and Certified divers: 10+ years. Please read the important diving safety information prior to booking.



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