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Passions of Paradise

FROM: $220

Departure Times

Departs: 7.30 AM - Daily
Returns: 5:00 PM - Daily

Pricing Options

$220 AUD per Person - Adult + 1 Dive (Between: 01 Apr 2019 and 31 Mar 2021)
$110 AUD per Person - Child (Between: 01 Apr 2019 and 31 Mar 2021)
$175 AUD per Person - Adult (Between: 01 Apr 2019 and 31 Mar 2021)

Make the Great Barrier Reef a passion of yours with a Passions of Paradise day trip!

  • See the beautiful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Opportunity to scuba dive and snorkel among colourful fish at two Outer Reef locations!
  • See the beautiful underwater world up close and enjoy plenty of time in the water!
  • Fast, modern catamaran

Ariel view of Passions of Paradise Cairns

Passions of Paradise offers guests the chance and dive or snorkel on an amazing day trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef! You'll get a chance to see unique marine life at two different locations, visiting with the marine life and enjoying all the beautiful sights! The high-performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns giving you the chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef, where you can enjoy the opportunity to snorkel or scuba dive! With Passions of Paradise you can look forward to a fun day of exploring, whether you choose to dive, snorkel or want to do both!


  • A fast and modern catamaran
  • See the best reefs on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Air-conditioned saloon
  • 10 minute free scuba diving demonstration
  • A dedicated snorkelling instructor and free tuition for those who want to learn
  • A tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including prawns and fresh tropical fruit
  • Highest quality masks, snorkels, fins and scuba diving equipment
  • Free floatation vests to aid non-swimmers
  • Free guided snorkel tour
  • Exclusive mooring at Paradise Reef to beat the crowds 
  • Morning tea including fresh brewed coffee and muffins
  • Afternoon tea with cheese platter
  • Onboard marine naturalist presentation on coral and bird life
  • Staff trained to Advanced ECO Certification Standard
  • EXTRA TO PAY $20 pp EMC tax to pay on check in

Enjoy a quality day trip at the amazing Great Barrier Reef at an affordable price. Book your friends and family it today. 

Sample Itinerary

Snorkel at two different dive sites and explore the world that awaits you! With intricate corals, colourful fish and playful marine life to look forward to, you will have a snorkel experience unlike any other! All of your gear is provided as well as free tuition for those who want to learn. We'll make sure you feel safe and comfortable in the water so you can enjoy yourself to the fullest. 

Aft View of Passions of Paradise vessel in Cairns

Introductory Diving
Introductory divers can partake in the free "try before you dive" policy which means you are welcome to join the briefings, get into the water and use apparatus for 5 minutes before deciding to continue with your dive. This is a great way to see if you're into diving or not before taking the plunge and going in for real! No experience is necessary, all you need to do is full out a questionnaire and bring along your sense of adventure. 

Scuba Instructor teaching students to dive

Certified Diving
Certified divers will love the day trip on board Passions of Paradise! This tour offers a great way for you to explore the Great Barrier Reef and all it has to offer! Certified divers must bring along their dives cards and prepare themselves for the dive of a lifetime! All equipment is provided for all divers including fins, suits, masks and tanks. 

Scuba Diver and Clown Fish

Reef Sites

During your day tour, you can look forward to visiting two unique sites! You'll stop at two different locations based on the weather conditions, with your captain choosing from 1770 Reef, Split Bommie, Coral Gardens, Paradise Reef, Long Bommie, Pretty Patches and Turtle Bommie. Sea turtles are common and you are also likely to see giant trevally, small black tip reef sharks, bat fish and hundreds of species of colourful reef fish, while Paradise Reef is an exclusive mooring just for Passions so there are no crowds as you snorkel or dive on the outer Great Barrier Reef. It is a hard coral reef featuring a ribbon of small reefs. With depths of up to 25 metres along the edge, water clarity is good and the area is host to many exciting fish species including Wally, our resident Maori wrasse.

Cairns Reef Sites

Optional Extras

  • Introductory and certified scuba diving
  • Underwater digital camera hire
  • Prescription masks
  • T-shirts, assorted quality beers, wine and soft drinks for purchase
  • Transfer Costs to Marina: City $18pp, North Beaches $25pp 

Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.

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What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Spending money

What's Included

All of the snorkelling equipment you will require is supplied as part of your trip, including a wetsuit or stinger suit and prescription masks are also available upon request. Lunch is a tropical buffet style of cold cuts, salads and fruit, complimentary tea, coffee and chilled water are available throughout the day. Hot showers are available for those who wish to warm up and wash the salt off them after diving! 

What's Extra

$20 per person reef levy is payable at check in. 
City transfers $18pp & Northern Beaches transfers $25pp

Optional extras are available on board

  • 1st scuba dive $70
  • 2nd scuba dive $55
  • Underwater camera hire: prices start from $60
  • Snacks and souvenirs priced individually on board

Cash and Credit are accepted on board

All scuba diving is subject to the completion of a medical questionnaire on board. Some medical conditions and/or prescription medication may preclude you from diving. Please call us in advance to discuss any concerns you might have. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.



Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. 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 departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX card purchases.


All cancellations made result in 25% cancellation fee of the total price. Any cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel will result in a 50% cancellation fee and any cancellations made inside of 30 days to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's 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 note 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.

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

"My partner and I went on Passions of Paradise for the day and had the best time. It was my partners first time diving, and we both did two dives each. We spotted rays, turtles, reef sharks, an abundance of fish and some beautiful coral. The boat was perfect for relaxing, with so much deck space up the front. They also had a bar on board, and the buffet lunch was delicious!"
Emily Plummer
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