Cairns Outer Reef Scuba Diving

Cairns QLD, Australia

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Cairns Outer Reef Scuba Diving
Cairns QLD, Australia

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Cairns Outer Reef Scuba Diving is an active day all about being in the water for your dive or snorkel adventure of a lifetime!

You’ll explore Cairns most spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures as you visit three different outer reef sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs. Locations vary with the day’s conditions however each site is chosen for visual impact, ecological diversity and the challenge of discovery!.

With the most extensive range of dive sites to visit daily, divers of all levels from novice to experienced, will be excited by the range of experiences our magnificent sites present including drift and wall dives, bommie and pinnacle, coral gardens and swim throughs.


  • Spend over 5 hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit 3 unique & exclusive reef sites
  • Choice of 19 dive permits across Thetford, Milln, Flynn and Pellowe Reefs
  • Up to 3 scuba dives
  • Unlimited adventure snorkelling
  • Guided snorkel tours


  • Morning/Afternoon Tea
  • Breads, cakes, cheese & biscuits
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Scuba Divers: Full Gear
  • Experienced Dive Guides
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Lycra suits
  • Prescription masks
  • Reef Interpretations
  • Hot freshwater showers


  • Government reef levy (+$6.50pp)
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks and snacks

Available Packages

Certified Scuba Diver Package

Full day cruise with up to 3 certified dives at 3 different reef locations.

All dives are guided by experienced dive guides.

There is also time to snorkel.

Introductory Diver Package

Full day cruise including 1 introductory dive for those wanting to experience a real scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional dives can be booked onboard.

This also includes unlimited adventure snorkelling at 3 different reef locations.

All dives are with an experienced and fully qualified PADI instructor.

Snorkel Only Package


Full Tour Description
Typical daily itinerary
  • 7.30am: check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal at the Silverswift Counter collecting your boarding passes.
    Vessel boarding commences at 8.15am with complimentary morning tea/breakfast served. Enjoy breads and muffins.
  • 8.30am: we depart the marina heading to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
    On the outward journey, certified and introductory dive briefings begin.
  • 9.50am: we arrive at first reef location. Divers gear up, while snorkellers’ site briefing begins.
    Get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder!
  • 11.15am: Departs for second reef location.
    There is an option for introductory divers and certified divers to do a second dive.
    Snorkellers site briefing.
  • 12.30pm: Lunch Time. A tropical hot and cold buffet lunch served in the air conditioned cabin.
  • 1.40pm: Departs for third reef location.
    Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel.
    Guided Snorkel Tour
    Option for certified divers to do a third dive or second introductory dive.
  • 2.15pm: Afternoon tea served.
  • 3.00pm: All passengers board vessel for final passenger count and we commences return journey to Cairns arriving at the Cairns marina approximately 4.30pm.

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