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Pro Dive 3 Day 3 Night Minke Encounter Liveaboard

FROM: $1770

Departure Times

Departs: 6:00 am - Tuesday
Returns: 10:00 am - Friday

Departure Point: Pro Dive Cairns retail shop.

Pricing Options

$1770 AUD / Person - Certified Diver (15+) (Between: 04 Oct 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)

Dive premier Great Barrier Reef locations and search for Minke encounters!

  • Cruise to Minke hotspots on flourishing Agincourt and Ribbon Reefs
  • Enjoy up to 10 dives on the Outer Reef, including 2 exciting night dives
  • Relax in air-conditioned comfort aboard a premium liveaboard dive vessel
  • Perfect for certified divers searching for an unmatched marine life encounter!

Dive deep into unparalleled Ribbon Reefs off Port Douglas and Cooktown, relax in sun-soaked comfort aboard a premium dive vessel, and search for unique Minke whales with the Pro Dive 3 Day 3 Night Minke Encounter Liveaboard! Cruising to Agincourt and Ribbon Reefs over 3 immersive days, certified divers can enjoy up to 10 day dives, including 2 exciting night dives. Whilst a Minke encounter can never be guaranteed, the flexible liveaboard itinerary includes an abundance of sites popular with migrating Minkes, meaning encounters are highly likely. Exploring Outer Great Barrier Reef locations selected for their rich marine life and excellent visibility, this limited-time liveaboard cannot be missed!

Minke whale


  • Unique diving liveaboard visiting flourishing Agincourt and Ribbon Reefs
  • Search for and dive with migrating Minke whales
  • Enjoy up to 10 dives (including 2 night dives)
  • Guided orientation from highly experienced, fully qualified PADI instructors
  • All dive and snorkelling equipment provided, including dive computer, wetsuit, dive torch, corrective lens mask (if required)
  • Comfortable double or twin share accommodation 
  • Premium dive vessel with air-conditioned cabins and saloon
  • Spacious dive and sundeck for relaxation
  • Buffet style, freshly prepared meals
  • Free WiFi 
  • Return accommodation transfer from Cairns City and Northern Beaches
  • Dive insurance

Four people sitting on the edge of a boat where scuba diving gear

A Great Barrier Reef experience unlike any other, dive into the underwater world of the incredible Minke whale!

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 Check-in at the Pro Dive Cairns shop at 6:00 am, for a 7:00 am departure. Enjoy two dives at Agincourt reef sites.
Day 2 Arrive at Ribbon Reef 10 for three day dives and one night dive.
Day 3 Arrive at Ribbon Reef 3 for three day dives and one night dive.
Day 4 Return to Cairns by mid-morning (weather dependant).

Providing an unmatched, authentic liveaboard experience for a maximum of 32 passengers Pro Dive Cairns is a high-standard operator with Advanced Ecotourism Certification, committed to the long-term conservation of the Great Barrier Reef. Offering experienced, fully qualified PADI instructors, there is no safer place to dive in the world!

Certified Diving 

Cruising from Cairns to the renowned Outer Great Barrier Reef, the Pro Dive Cairns liveaboard visits multiple world-class dive spots at Agincourt and Ribbon Reefs. Offering maximum visibility and a plethora of coral and marine species, certified divers can partake in up to 10 dives over three days. Thrilling drop-offs, drift wall dives, and rich coral gardens await!

Small reef fish and colourful corals on the Great Barrier Reef

Minke Encounters

Whilst Minke’s travel on their own schedule and no encounter can ever be guaranteed, the Pro Dive Minke Liveaboard visits an abundance of sites popular with migrating Minke whales. Graceful creatures of the sea, Minke whales are known to be gentle and friendly towards divers and snorkelers. If Minkes are spotted at a dive site, divers will have the option to complete one of their 10 dives or snorkel with the Minke whales!

Minke whale

Reef Relaxation

Following unforgettable dives and snorkels, take time to relax in sunlit comfort aboard the scuba pro dive vessel. Featuring air-conditioned cabins, spacious decks, and delicious meals, guests can enjoy all the comforts of home during their reef trip. Nothing speaks solitude and serenity quite like the Outer Reef!

Two women wearing sunglasses, sunset in the background

Night Diving

Out of 10 dives, guests can choose to partake in two immersive night dives! Experience the wonder of the reef at night, a completely different scene from the day. All night gear is included, ensuring that guests feel safe and comfortable during their night dives. A world of nocturnal activity is calling to be explored!

Sea Turtle swimming amongst coral gardens

Dive sites visited will be determined by the day’s weather conditions.

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What To Bring

Please bring an overnight bag with:

  • Comfortable clothing and swimwear
  • Warm clothes for the evening
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, marine safe sunscreen)
  • 2 x towels (ocean/shower)
  • Toiletries
  • Dive medical if required (ask us if you are not sure)
  • Diving certification card 
  • Seasickness medication (if required)
  • Alcoholic beverages (for evening drinks if you wish)

What's Included

  • Premium diving liveaboard visiting multiple Outer Great Barrier Reef sites
  • Up to 10 dives (including 2 night dives)
  • Guided orientation from highly experienced, fully qualified PADI instructors
  • All dive and snorkelling equipment, including dive computer, wetsuit, dive torch, corrective lens mask (if required)
  • Comfortable double or twin share accommodation 
  • Twin 240v power outlets in each cabin
  • Air-conditioned interior, spacious dive and sundeck
  • Bed linens
  • Hot freshwater showers
  • Buffet style, freshly prepared meals
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and Milo
  • Free WiFi 
  • Return accommodation transfer from Cairns City and Northern Beaches
  • Dive insurance

What's Extra

  • Soft drinks, fruit juice and chocolate bars are available at additional cost (pay at Pro Dive Cairns shop afterwards)
  • BYO alcoholic beverages (if you wish)
  • We recommend gluten intolerant or vegan guests bring snacks that don’t require refrigeration

Optional Extras:

Advanced Open Water Course $195.00
Advanced Open Water / Nitrox Combo $365.00
Nitrox Course $220.00
Nitrox Fills $120.00

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

  • A limited range of different dietary requirements can be catered for; please enquire with our reservations team for specifics before your trip.
  • No bottled water is kept on board; personal drink bottles and filtered chilled water is available.
  • The number of dives and sites visited may vary subject to weather and/or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • 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.

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 14 days 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 / Cairns-Tours.com . If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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