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Oceanquest Cairns 2 Day 1 Night Liveaboard Tour

FROM: $575
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 Share with Ensuite (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
RRP $625 $605 AUD / Person - Snorkel - Double Cabin with Ensuite (Requires 2) ($1210 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
RRP $670 $650 AUD / Person - Certified Diver- Twin Share with Ensuite (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
RRP $700 $680 AUD / Person - Certified Diver- Double Cabin with Ensuite (Requires 2) ($1360 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$70 AUD / Person - 1 Introductory Dive (add on) (Between: 01 Jan 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$120 AUD / Person - 2 Introductory Dives (add on) (Between: 01 Jan 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$15 AUD / Person - 1 Guided Dive (add-on) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$845 AUD / Person - PADI Open Water Referral (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

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

  • Overnight soft bag
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm pullover for the nights and cooler months

CERTIFIED DIVERS - Please remember to bring your dive card. If booking a dive guide onboard, this is an additional $20

What's Included

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

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What To Bring

  • Overnight soft bag
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm pullover for the nights and cooler months

CERTIFIED DIVERS - Please remember to bring your dive card. If booking a dive guide onboard, this is an additional $20

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 if pre-booked)
  • Dive guide is $20 if booked on board the boat
  • Prescription masks
  • Nitrox fills
  • Fluoro night dive (available upgrade onboard only, cannot be pre-booked).
  • Dive add-ons

Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. For more diving information please read this sample Scuba Diving Medical Questionnaire.

Terms and Conditions

Open Water Courses

DAY 1: Failed Medicals will receive a full refund. Cancellation for any other reason incurs an AUD$180 cancellation fee. If a student drops out of the course for any reason a charge of $150 will apply to cover the PADI fees.

DAY 2 – AUD$250 cancellation fee. If a student drops out of the course for any reason a charge of $150 will apply to cover the PADI fees.

AFTER DAY 2 – No refund will be given.

All information provided at any time by Cairns Tours and our affiliates is subject to these Terms & Conditions. This includes but is not limited to tour information, pricing, blog posts, travel advice, itinerary information and availability.

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 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. Please refer to the specific tour page for full check-in instructions.

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. 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. 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. 


It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Cairns Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.

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.


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.

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 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Group Bookings (6 or more people)

  • Cancellation between 60 and 31 days prior to departure: 25% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation within 30 days prior to departure: 100% cancellation

Cairns Tours is required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

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. A $40 per person transfer fee applies to all name or date changes.

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.

All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

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 Travel Shop retail outlet located in Cairns, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Cairns Tours/Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/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.

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

Information & Advice:

All information, advice or pricing provided by Cairns Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Cairns Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Cairns Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.

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


Overall Rating

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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!
Danielle Otten, 05 Oct 21
Really a very good time. I saw much sea life like 4 turtles and more than 20 sharks at night. It is a very good boat. It has nice staff and good food. The diving is very good.
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