Coral Sea Dreaming is a 'dream come true' underwater adventure!
This 2 day reef tour allows you to take the path less travelled and see the best of the Great Barrier Reef! With plenty to see and much to experience, Coral Sea Dreaming offers guests a unique experience full of stunning marine life, clear waters and beautiful corals on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef's Continental Shelf.
Coral Sea Dreaming is the ultimate experience where guests get to enjoy the best of the best on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef! This two day tour is an intimate trip with just 12 guests, suited for those who crave an authentic reef experience. During their two days, guests will get to spend their days diving and snorkelling the fringes of the beautiful reefs, where they will get to experience close encounters with the marine life that lives there, possibly including reef sharks, sea turtles, barracuda or the giant Maori Wrasse!
Coral Sea Dreaming Features:
- Choose to dive or snorkel, or both
- Morning and afternoon teas including fresh fruit and snacks
- Close encounters with the marine life
- Wetsuits and lycra suits and quality dive gear with paid dives
- Guided snorkel tours
- Return City Transfers for $15.00
- EXTRA $15pp levy to pay each day
- Try one introductory dive for free!
- A/C and fans through out the vessel
- Variety of accommodation
Take the path less travelled with Coral Sea Dreaming!
Board Coral Sea Dreaming at 7:45am, Berth 2, A Finger, Marlin Marina in Cairns. Enjoy morning tea and meet the crew and fellow guests.
Afterwards set sail and make your way out to Cairns' outermost reefs, where you will get to snorkel, dive and see the beautiful Great Barrier Reef Marine Park up close. During the cruise out, your crew will conduct introductory and certified dive briefings and a marine naturalist brief, so everybody is ready to go upon arrival. There is plenty of time for passengers to mingle and relax, and get to know each other as the excitement builds on the way to the reef!
After arriving at your first Outer Reef location, you will get to dive in and enjoy the water! Depths range from 5 - 28 metres, ensuring they are great for both snorkellers and scuba divers. Guests will get to see the extensive coral gardens up close and at their own pace, checking out all the amazing marine life below! The Outer Reef is full of large coral bommies that are full of marine life, creating the perfect place for both snorkelling and scuba diving. After a morning of enjoying the water, guests will hop back on board for afternoon lunch and tea.
Afterwards, you will make your way to your second location of the day for more snorkelling and diving, where a guided snorkel tour is offered.
For the last dives and snorkels of the day, you'l head to your third location, usually at Milne Reef, home to 'Three Sisters' and 'The Whale,' two amazing dive sites! Three Sisters is one of Cairns' most famous dives sites and is ideal for night and early morning dives.
Rise early on day two to take advantage of an early morning snorkel or scuba dive. This is a great time to see reef sharks, turtles and cruising pelagic fish, as the reef wakes up and the sun rises over the Coral Sea. After time in the water breakfast is served before setting off for your next destination.
Experienced divers will usually get to enjoy a great drift dive at the next location, usually at The Edge or Pinnacles. If not, you can expect to hear to the large bommies and coral gardens at Hastings of Michaelmas Reef, where there is an abundance of marine life and underwater landscapes.
After mid-morning, depending on weather, the boat will move to another site or reef. If the weather is nice, we commonly go to 5 Ways at Moore Reef, known for housing the best swim through dive in Cairns! If to the north, we may visit Pretty Patches or Upolu where the protection from stronger winds makes it easier to dive and snorkel. These are shallower reefs with lots of soft coral and isolated bommies. Lunch is served before departure.
Upon leaving our anchorage we hoist the sails. It is very common to have dolphins surf the bow wave and during the winter months, see humpback whales. The emphasis on the journey home is to relax and enjoy the company of new found friends. Finally, as we leave behind the wonders of the reef, passengers are treated to a spectacular view as we approach one of Australiaâ€™s most scenic harbours â€“ mountains on the left and right rising high above a beautiful tropical city skyline.
Please note the itinerary is subject to change. The general itinerary allows for 4 day certified and 1 night dive, and 3 day intro dives with an optional night intro (conditions apply) or 4th day intro. Snorkelling is available at all times except at night.
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What To Bring
- A small overnight bag only (soft backpacks or similar and without wheels are best- if possible)
- Hat and swimwear
- Long pants and jumper for colder months
- Cert card/logbook for certified divers
- Alcohol is BYO - no glass bottles, please (i.e. cans of beer and/or small casks of wine).
We are limited for extra storage & refrigerator space, so limited quantities is appreciated.
- Specially prepared meals onboard (special diets catered for with advance notice)
- Morning and afternoon teas
- Hot showers
- Fresh linen and towels
- Wetsuits and lycra suits
- Quality dive gear with paid dives
- Snorkelling equipment
- Prescription masks
- Guided snorkel tours on request
Extra costs: Reef Levy of $15 pp per day is payable on board.
BYO Alcohol (no glass) is permitted, soft drinks and water can be purchased on board.
- 1 x Certified Day Dive $50
- 4 x Certified Dive Package $180
- Night Dive $65
- Guided Dive (per dive) $10
- Introductory Dives - First Day Dive $80
- 2nd Intro Day Dives $60
- 3 x Introductory Day Dive Package $150
- Advanced Courses $345
Terms and Conditions
All bookings MUST reconfirm 24hrs in advance. Ph.: 07 40 411 600 or from outside AU: +61 7 4041 1600.
All divers and snorkellers must complete a medical questionnaire on-board. Certain medical conditions (eg. asthma, heart disease among others) may exclude a person from diving.
It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of booking. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX card purchases.
Shoes are not worn while on the boat, so it is not necessary to bring any special type of deck shoes.
We accept Visa, MasterCard &/or Cash onboard for any charges, including any trip balances owed, EMC (reef tax) and fees, diving, and/or any other onboard purchases. This trip is suitable for ages 4 and up.
All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the tour or package. If the tour operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season. Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip.
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