Cairns Liveaboard Volunteer Programme

Cairns QLD, Australia

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Cairns Liveaboard Volunteer Programme
Cairns QLD, Australia

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Perfect for Certified Divers!

This is the ideal trip for certified scuba divers looking for a longer stay to really experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Spend 4 days and 3 nights on the boutique floating hotel Reef Encounter. Enjoy the opportunity of a first class guest experience before becoming part of the crew for a taste of living and working on the world’s largest coral reef system.

Not a scuba diver? Don’t worry, this experience offers something for everyone, whether it be to enjoy the majestic sunsets, sleeping on the reef, snorkelling to your hearts content or simply to immerse yourself into the unique beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the marine life that lives there.

*Discounted fare for snorkel only bookings – ask us


  • Luxury 35m small ship
  • Spacious en-suite staterooms with ocean views
  • Your “Boutique Floating Hotel” will cruise between 3 stunning coral reefs
  • Dive and snorkel at Hastings, Saxon and Norman Reefs
  • Night diving with sharks (certified divers)
  • 2 day guest experience + 2 night volunteer experience
  • Enjoy at least 10 dives in 4 days
  • 3 delicious chef prepared meals per day and snacks
  • Snorkelling to your hearts content
  • Sunsets, sunrises and stunning clear starry nights


  • 2 day 1 night guest experience
  • Twin or double ensuite stateroom
  • 5 day dives + 1 night dive (guest)
  • 2 nights volunteer experience
  • min. 2 dives per day (volunteer)
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling gear
  • All scuba tank refills
  • Coral Safe Sunscreen
  • Dive orientations and briefings
  • Marine biologist talk (day 1 transfer)
  • All meals chef prepared onboard
  • Light breakfast on day 1 transfer
  • Tea, coffee and fresh fruit onboard
  • Hot outdoor shower on deck
  • Sundeck with sun loungers
  • Heated spa with ocean views


  • Barista style coffee
  • Drinks from licensed bar
  • Wet suit hire $5 per day (optional)
  • Guided dives $15 per dive (optional)
  • Volunteer staff t-shirt $15
  • Government reef levy (+$30pp)


How it works
The Cairns Liveaboard Volunteer Programme

This experience can be longer than the 4 days and 3 nights if you wish. The longer you stay as a guest the longer you can add on to stay as a volunteer.

For the 4 day 3 night Cairns Liveaboard Volunteer Programme experience you must be a paying guest for at least 1 night (2 day 1 night package including 6 certified dives).

If you wish to experience a longer stay then you simply book a longer guest experience.

For example, if you book a 3 day 2 night guest package (includes 10 certified dives) you can stay on as a volunteer for an additional 3 nights. Your total stay would be 6 days and 5 nights.

If you book a 4 day 3 night guest package (includes 14 certified dives) you can stay on as a volunteer for an additional 4 nights. Your total stay would be 8 days and 7 nights.

Please ask us about prices and any more information you would like.

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