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Great Barrier Reef Liveaboards - Premium Dive Trips

These Great Barrier Reef liveaboards from Cairns are perfect for certified divers, introductory divers, and avid snorkellers who want more time on the reef. Whether you want a quick overnight reef trip or 3, 4, or 7 nights on the Great Barrier Reef, these Cairns liveaboards offer an immersive experience at sea. Visit dive sites like Pellowe Reef, Cod Hole and the stunning Ribbon Reef systems on an adventurous multiday reef trip from Cairns!

Find your fins under the expert guidance of professional divers on Reef Encounter’s comprehensive learn-to-dive liveaboard!

  • Learn to dive and get an internationally recognised certificate with some of the best divers in the game
  • Get a crash course on all things reefy with a presentation by an expert marine biologist
  • Glass bottom boat tours offered
  • Scuba and snorkel at the best dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy the solitude and bliss of the Outer Reef's endless cobalt waters

This incredible 3 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Dive Trip is a diver's paradise!

  • Ideal for introductory divers, certified divers and snorkellers
  • Visit 11 different sites on 4 different reefs
  • Certified divers get to do 2 night dives and see marine life after dark
  • Comfortable accommodation on a purpose built dive boat
  • Explore the stunning Great Barrier Reef at length over 3 days


See the amazing Great Barrier Reef on the 3 day Ocean Quest Liveaboard Trip!

  • Spend 3 days exploring the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel, swim, scuba dive and see the reef to the fullest extent
  • Spacious rooms with ensuite bathrooms and the best in privacy
  • Everything included for a carefree trip to the Great Barrier Reef

Combine pristine Great Barrier Reef adventures with sun-soaked relaxation!

  • Five blissful days to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Perfect for snorkellers, intro divers, and certified divers
  • Indulge in stylish accommodation, air-conditioning, and onboard features
  • Join the Top Deck Club for the next step in exclusive luxury
  • Flexibility to stay and play for as little or long as you desire

Explore the iconic underwater playgrounds of the Great Barrier Reef aboard Reef Encounter!

  • Four unforgettable days of adventure on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Avid snorkellers, intro divers, and certified divers welcome
  • Relax in air-conditioned comfort and stylish accommodation
  • Join the Top Deck Club for the next step in exclusive luxury
  • Flexibility to stay for as little or long as you desire!

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!

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Spirit of Freedom is a must-see and a must-do in Cairns

  • Join an adventure to Australia's Great Barrier Reef and other remote reefs!
  • Visit Ribbon Reefs and the famous Cod Hole - home to a family of giant potato cod 
  • Up to 11 dives included and encounter stunning corals and vibrant tropical fish!
  • Ideal tour for experienced divers - even includes a night dive

DIVE LEVEL RECOMMENDATION: Open Water to Experienced


Spirit of Freedom's 4 day, 4 night Coral Sea getaway is a diver's dream come true!

  • Explore the Coral Sea for four days and nights!
  • Up to 15 dives included, at diverse coral reefs
  • Unique reefs around the Ribbon Reefs and Coral Sea
  • All gear included, and rooms serviced daily for relaxing and laid-back downtime
  • Dive at famous reefs such as Cod Hole, Steve's Bommie and Osprey Reef



Enjoy one action-packed week of scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef with Spirit of Freedom!

  • 7 Days and 7 Nights on board Spirit of Freedom
  • Visit rare and stunning reef sites such as Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs
  • World-class scuba diving with occasional snorkeling options
  • Take on up to 24 dives throughout the week, including night dives
  • The diving adventure of a lifetime!



Explore the Great Barrier Reef with Mike Ball 3 day, 3 night diving trip to Cod Hole

  • Enjoy 11 dives over 3 days
  •  Start with a low level reef flight where you can see the reef from above before diving in and exploring from below!
  • Novice divers, advanced divers and snorkellers will get to explore Cod Hole and the Ribbon Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef for the ultimate underwater experience
  • Visit beautiful reef sites including Dynamite Pass, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Wall, Pixie Pinnacle, Trolly Shoal, Coral Kingdom, Flare Point, Blue Lagoon and Steve's Bommie

Fly and dive on the Coral Sea during this 4 day diving expedition!

  • Take to the waters of the coral sea for amazing diving and exploring!
  • Advanced divers can enjoy 4 days at sea and dive up to 14 times, including 2 night dives
  • Finish off your trip with a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef for a breathtaking end to an amazing journey
  • Amazing trip for experienced divers who want to take it to the next level

Join OceanQuest on a liveaboard trip to the Great Barrier Reef with all the conveniences of a home away from home.

  • Enjoy creature comforts with spacious rooms, ensuites and air conditioning.
  • Dive or snorkel surrounded by vibrant corals on the stunning Great Barrier Reef!
  • Refuel an empty tank with all meals included for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All dive and snorkel gear provided. 

Join the trip of a lifetime to Holmes Reef and dive on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef!

  • See stunning wildlife up close, including an impressive array of sharks
  • Dive in one of Australia's most remote reef - Holmes Reef!
  • BYO diving gear tour - great for those who want to save some money by bringing their own gear
  • Option to hire your own gear and snorkellers also welcome!
  • Up to 10 dives possible!
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