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Oceanquest Cairns 2 Day 1 Night Liveaboard Tour

FROM: $650
5.0 (8 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 8:00 AM - Daily
Returns: 4:30 PM - Daily

Pricing Options

RRP $595 $575 AUD / Person - Snorkel - Twin Cabin with Ensuite (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
RRP $625 $605 AUD / Person - Snorkel - Double Cabin with Ensuite (Requires 2) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
RRP $670 $650 AUD / Person - Certified Diver- Twin Cabin with Ensuite (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
RRP $700 $680 AUD / Person - Certified Diver- Double Cabin with Ensuite (Requires 2) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-3yrs) (Between: 01 Nov 2022 and 31 Mar 2024)

Explore the beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef on an immersive and exciting liveaboard trip!

  • Snorkel and scuba dive at unique Outer Reef locations
  • Perfectly suited for both introductory and certified divers
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned liveaboard accommodation with ensuite bathrooms 
  • Ideal for those short on time yet wanting to dive the Great Barrier Reef!

Ideal for avid snorkellers and divers, the 2 Day OceanQuest Liveaboard Trip visits unique locations around the Great Barrier Reef, providing ample opportunities for guests to dive deep into the vivid underwater sanctuaries of the Outer Reef. As part of one of the oldest diving companies in Cairns, OceanQuest is the perfect liveaboard tour to expand your diving techniques, complete a PADI scuba course or scuba refreshers, and relax amongst some of the most pristine reef systems in the world. With staff highly trained to help even the wariest diver feel comfortable in the water, an unforgettable Outer Great Barrier Reef experience is guaranteed for everyone!

Diving, Oceanquest Cairns 2 Day 1 Night Liveaboard Tour

Combing days filled with reef adventure and ample onboard space to relax under the sun, OceanQuest is the perfect trip for those seeking an-inclusive Great Barrier Reef experience within 2 days of fun! Hosting spacious rooms with private ensuites, an onboard bar, large sundecks and delicious meals prepared fresh onboard, OceanQuest has something for every type of traveller. The liveaboard offers three types of rooms; a double share, a twin share, and a quad share, all with stellar views of the surrounding Outer Reef horizons!


  • Choose to snorkel or scuba dive at unparalleled Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Ample time in the water to explore biodiverse coral reefs and spot local marine life
  • All quality diving and snorkelling equipment* including wetsuits and dive computer
  • Large rooms with private ensuite bathrooms and reef views
  • Onboard fully licensed bar
  • Spacious lounging area and sun chairs with the perfect vantage point
  • Delicious, freshly prepared meals all included
  • Fresh bed linen provided
  • Complete PADI course on board
  • Air fills included
  • Shark in the Dark experience for certified divers
  • 2 cell torch hire for night dive
  • Cairns city hotel and hostel pick-ups included
  • EXTRA: Transfers from the Northern Beaches $20.00 - payable on the day of travel

Accomodation, Oceanquest Cairns 2 Day 1 Night Liveaboard Tour

Sample Itinerary

Scuba Diving 

Guests can take advantage of up to six exhilarating dives during their 2 day, 1 night stay onboard OceanQuest. Explore the Outer Reef as an introductory or certified diver, and take the opportunity to complete your PADI course whilst onboard. With high-quality equipment and knowledgeable instructors to guide you through every step, numerous coral reef adventures await!

Day 1: Four dives

Start your day early with a pick-up from your city accommodation at 7:30 am. From here, board our fast, modern transfer boat at 8:30 am for a 90-minute transfer to Outer Great Barrier Reef, where you’ll be fitted for equipment and briefed. Whilst cruising aboard the transfer vessel, guests will enjoy 2 dives or snorkels before transferring to our liveaboard vessel at 2:30 pm. Once aboard OceanQuest, fill your afternoon with another dive and a night dive if you’re certified!

Day 2: Two dives

Wake up early for a sunrise Great Barrier Reef dive before enjoying a delicious breakfast. You'll enjoy 1 more dive in the early morning at around 10:00 am, followed by lunch and time to relax onboard. Guest will cruise back to the transfer vessel at 3:00 pm to reach their mainland accommodation by 5:00 pm.

Oceanquest Cairns 2 Day 1 Night Liveaboard Tour


OceanQuest is a snorkellers haven, with shallow reefs and bommies sprawling across the ocean floor, you’ll be able to spot colourful marine life and vibrant hard and soft coral formations! Guests have the opportunity to spend two full days snorkelling at several renowned reef destinations. Make sure to keep an eye out for clownfish, reef sharks, and stingrays as you glide above!

Sharks in the Dark

Ready to tick off night diving from your bucket list? OceanQuest offers the opportunity for certified divers to dive with reef sharks by the moonlight, a once-in-a-lifetime Great Barrier Reef experience. For the intro divers and snorkellers on board, you can join in on the fun by hanging out on the back deck with your face submerged to see the shark activity without getting in the water.

Fluoro dive

For an additional cost, certified divers can see the reef as they never have before - glowing and completely alight! Special masks and lights are used for you to see the underwater world in a whole new ‘light’. Please note guests must have previously completed a night dive elsewhere or with OceanQuest previously in order to participate in a fluro dive.

Oceanquest Cairns 2 Day 1 Night Liveaboard Tour

Important Information

  • 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.
  • Introductory diving: 12 years or over
  • Children: The child snorkel age is 4-14. There is no minimum age restriction for travelling on vessels when accompanied by a parent or guardian, but children must remain supervised at all times if they are not undertaking a course. 

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What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (polarised are best)

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

What's Included

  • Cairns city transfers from hostels and hotels (Transfers from the Northern Beaches $20.00)
  • All quality diving and snorkelling equipment (BC...

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What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (polarised are best)

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

What's Included

  • Cairns city transfers from hostels and hotels (Transfers from the Northern Beaches $20.00)
  • All quality diving and snorkelling equipment (BCD, regulator, dive computer, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, 5mm Short arm/leg wetsuit)
  • 2 cell torch hire for night dive
  • All meals whilst on board
  • Tea, coffee and chilled water all-day
  • Bed linen and showers

What's Extra

  • Digital camera hire
  • bar purchase (snacks, beverages)
  • dive guide ($15 per person, per dive)
  • prescription masks
  • nitrox fills
  • Fluoro Night dive (available upgrade onboard only, cannot be rebooked).
  • Dive Add Ons

Please click 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 Cairns 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.

STERCARD and AMEX card purchases.

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.


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 trip. If the company has to cancel the trip (prior to 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.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Overall Rating

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 8 reviews

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Reviews by our Cairns Tours customers

Ruth Breuer, 26 May 22
I had a very nice time on the boat. Beds are comfortable and staff are friendly. SCUBA diving is very good. Great locations with lots of wildlife. The night dive is a great way to see lots of sharks.
Gwen Burrows, 05 Mar 22
What an amazing time! I saw so much, only wish I had more time to do a 3rd day and a 2nd night dive! Amazing!
Emma Filion, 04 Feb 22
Absolutely wonderful! Some of my best diving times ever, especially the night dive! Always exciting to see sharks!
Alex Frenette, 05 Oct 21
The best thing I did in Cairns, absolutely loved the night dive. The boat is nice and well maintained, the food is nice, and the crew are excellent. Most importantly, the diving is really good with lots of fish and coral, and loads of little nudibranchs.
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