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FROM: $190

Departure Times

Departs: 8:30AM - Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Returns: 4:30PM - Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Pricing Options

RRP $130 $120 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 yrs) (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $200 $190 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $270 $260 AUD / Person - Adult + 1 Intro dive (14+) (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $320 $310 AUD / Person - Adult + 2 Intro dives (14+) (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $270 $260 AUD / Person - Adult + 2 Certified dives (12+) (all equipment) (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)

Dive and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef with AquaQuest!

  • Fully equipped dive vessel that offers snorkelling, introductory diving and certified diving!
  • Guests will get to visit two different sites on Norman, Saxon or Hastings Reefs
  • We have everything you need to enjoy the day including a delicious buffet lunch
  • Great way to spend the day, departing from Cairns

AquaQuest is a purpose built dive and snorkel vessel that explores the Great Barrier Reef, visiting amazing dive sites and offering an unforgettable experience. Departing from Cairns, AquaQuest visits two exclusive dive sites during her one day trip, where both scuba divers and snorkellers can explore the reef at length.

AquaQuest is one of the newest vessels departing from Cairns, providing guests with unrivalled comfort and experience. Operating for more than 40 years in the region, guests can rest assured they are in safe and experienced hands while exploring the Great Barrier Reef during this full day trip. With Norman, Saxon and Hastings reef on the agenda, divers and snorkellers can expect to experience superb diving, amazing snorkelling and overall unforgettable experience.


  • 5 hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit two exclusive dive locations
  • Up to three scuba dives can be done throughout the day
  • Hot freshwater showers
  • Free guided snorkelling tour
  • Free professional certified diver guides
  • Detailed snorkel and dive briefings
  • Dive and snorkel equipment provided
  • Wet and stinger suits
  • Prescription masks available
  • Nitrox fills and courses available
  • Ideal for introductory and certified divers
  • Morning tea including pastries with choice of tea or coffee
  • Brand new purpose built vessel launched in 2017
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch selection with fresh prawns

Sample Itinerary

  • 8:00am: Check in at Cairns Marina
  • 8.30am: Departure for Outer Reef, enjoying the scenery
  • 10am: Arrive at the first location for a dive or snorkel
  • 12.45pm: Move to second site and enjoy lunch
  • 1.30pm: Continue diving and snorkelling
  • 3pm: Depart reef site
  • 4.30pm: Arrive back in Cairns

Guests who want to enjoy snorkelling during their time on AquaQuest will be shown the best places to snorkel and what they can find there by their knowledgeable crew. With 3 opportunities to jump in the water to explore, there is much to be seen on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, including tropical fish, colourful corals, stingrays, sea stars and more!

Girl Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

Scuba Diving
AquaQuest offers diving to both introductory and certified divers, visiting 2 different reef sites during the day for up to 3 dives. Introductory divers require no experience as long as they can swim, and will be given a thorough briefing before taking to the water. Diving up to 12m alongside your guide, you will get to see the abundance of marine life that waits below, including thousands of species of fish, shy reef sharks, amazing plant life and so much more. Certified divers can dive with a buddy or ask one of the friendly crew to dive with them on a shared guided dive at no extra cost. Nitrox fills and courses also available.

Scuba Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

Reef Sites
During your day with AquaQuest you will get to visit two different sites. We have exclusive moorings meaning you get to stay away from the crowds and enjoy the reef alongside your trip mates! Each reef has something different to offer with unique seascapes and diverse marine life at each and every site and all are great for both snorkelling and scuba diving! Your captain will choose from sites within:

Aquaquest sitting out at the Great Barrier Reef

Book now for your chance to explore two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef for a day or snorkelling, diving and exploring.

Important Information

  • Please note divers must be 12 years old. Divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.
  • Itinerary subject to change


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What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Certified Divers please bring Cert-Card and logbook
  • Money for onboard purchases VISA and Mastercard accepted

What's Included

  • 5 hours on the outer reef
  • Visit two exclusive dive locations
  • Morning tea including pastries with choice of tea or coffee
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch selection with fresh prawns
  • Hot fresh water showers
  • Detailed snorkel and dive briefings
  • Free guided snorkelling tour and safety spotters
  • Free use of dive/snorkel equipment (including masks, snorkel, fins and flotation devices)
  • Free use of wet and stinger suits
  • Free prescription mask (deposit required)

What's Extra

Please note that ALL trips aboard our vessel are subject to taxes and levies of $20 per person upon boarding the vessel (subject to change without notice). Fee includes: EMC $3.50, Fuel Levy, Port and Administration Charges $16.50.

  • CERTIFIED DIVERS - Please remember to bring your dive card. If you do not you may be required to sign a 'Statutory Declaration' and dive with an Instructor on your first dive which will cost an extra $15.00
  • Transfers from the Northern Beaches $20.00, payable on day of travel.
  • Seasickness preventative remedies (Ginger) $1
  • T-shirts, hats, snacks, soft drink and alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase on board.
  • Upgrade to Nitrox $10 per dive
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Videos and photos

Please note: Divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.

Terms and Conditions

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Fraser Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

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 the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. We highly 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 departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel Adventure Group. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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